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Deadlight Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Deadlight takes the monochrome running, jumping and shooting action in a more mature direction and with a deeper and coherent story. It draws on older (and equally excellent) platform games Another World and Flashback. You control Randall Wayne, a single character trying to survive the zombies to get to his family, which he does by running, jumping and solving puzzles.

It's high stakes and a violent world in which you are trying to survive, but this contributes to the exhilaration and at times moving plight of the protagonist. Often the game forces the player to use intelligence rather than violence to survive.

The game drops you into a no-win scenario. Although you have an objective this is not the usual saving the world narrative. It's about normal people and their encounter with these harsh situations. There are firearms and combat, but these are usually the worst point that you can make. Think and think fast about a non-violent approach to the game.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 10/07/2012, updated in 2016

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative and Platform

Developer: Tequila Works (@TequilaWorks)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Deadlight usually costs £11.99 to £12.99.
 

Deadlight: Director's Cut

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £12.99

Deadlight

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

PEGI 18 with occasional, strong violence. The game features instances of strong violence where through the use of an axe or shotgun characters can be dismembered.

Occasional use of the sexual expletive '*!@?*'. There are also instances of cannibalism, although this is seen at a distance.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Deadlight Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TequilaWorks) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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