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Review: Dying Light 2


Posted on February 17, 2022 by Rebecca

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  • 9.2/10
    Total Score - 9.2/10
9.2/10

Summary

Dying Light 2 great movement and deep story focus makes it a sequel worth losing a few nights of sleep over.

Developer – Techland

Publisher – Techland

Platforms – PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC

Dying Light 2, oh how you surprised me. For those of you who do not know, Dying Light was originally a new open world parkour zombie action RPG that came from the developers of the fun but incredibly flawed Dead Island.

Dying Light is based in a world where zombies have brought the world to a sunder. The GRE, a global governmental group failed to keep the virus under control and most of the world is left in shambles due to their hubris. Dying Light 2 picks up a couple decades after Kyle Crane and his failed mission to find a cure in Harran.

My initial thoughts coming into DL2 was it was just going to be a tough act to follow. After 7 long years of development and frequent delays, natural doubt and worry about a sequel to a beloved cult classic were rampant.

Dying Light 2 is revamped and has become a much more refined game, and I was mistaken about my worries for a sequel. DL 2 has been the only game I have played in months that I poured hours and hours in just playing because I didn’t care what else was going on.

The 100 hours flew by perfectly. Balance between side quest and primary workout nicely. The campaign is a must play, the amount of scares, creepy, and chilling moments that you experience will not let you down. The game has a perfect mixture of a RPG, horror, and adventure.

The game is a 1-4 Player CO-OP which makes the game much better. Playing alone is fun, playing it with friends is always better. More zombies, more firepower, and you and friends get to experience the thrills as one. The new branching dialogue is fantastic in a group. Friends can vote on dialogue options and the group can watch in horror as you kill a character or save one they may hate.

The difficulty of the game is based on what you prefer, you can play the game where you have it very difficult or on easy and breeze through. Accessibility is huge, as one major new addition make the game far more playable for dead players such as myself. In combat, nice visual indicators will keep you apprised of off-screen attacks. This made the original game very difficult to play as visual cues were few and far between.

In the end Dying Light 2 is a bigger and better game in every possible facet. The campaign is very good and has a lot of replay factor. I strongly believe they have a lot of potential to make another for years with their promise of content for years. Dying Light 2 great movement and deep story focus makes it a sequel worth losing a few nights of sleep over.

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Australian Single Momma. Freelance Video Editor/Gaming Journalist. They / Them Deaf, writing for disabled gamers whenever possible! Advocating for Female and Disabled Gamers LGBTQ PRIDE!

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Rebecca

Australian Single Momma. Freelance Video Editor/Gaming Journalist.
They / Them
Deaf, writing for disabled gamers whenever possible!
Advocating for Female and Disabled Gamers
LGBTQ PRIDE!