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Video GameDying Light 2 (Series) Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dying Light is a pair of role play survival games set in a zombie infested city. Following in the line of Dead Island and Call of Juarez, you explore a dynamic open city, scaling buildings and hunting for rescues. Combat is not only gory but punishing on equipment. You must use the environment paired with various weapon types and abilities to stay alive.

Dying Light 2 Stay Alive is set twenty years ago as the city falls. It's the last large human settlement but torn by conflict within and with the zombies. Your hope is to save the city, as you hone your skills and slowly start to defeat enemies and make allies. As you progress you are haunted by memories and dark secrets behind the wielders of power. Your choices have consequences, particularly which side you will fight for?

You play the game on your own or online in up to four-player teams. This can be on your own private city or one where other people can join and affect how things play out. As well as the combat and strategy, there's a huge world to explore. You can participate in the life of a city engulfed in a new dark era. Discover hidden passages as you explore its multiple levels and locations.

As day passes into night you need to decide the best time to venture into dark hideouts of the Infected. Sunlight keeps them at bay, but once it’s gone, monsters begin the hunt, leaving their lairs free to explore. Again, how you approach this will shape the future of The City and the balance of power.

There are other similar games from this developer:
  • Call of Juarex (2006) PC, Xbox 360
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger (2013) PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Updated for Switch.
  • Dead Island (2011) PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4.
  • Dead Island Riptide (2013) PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4.
  • Dying Light (2015) PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Switch
  • Dying Light 2 (2022) PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The result is a game that is not only shocking and violent but one that lets you experience the dramatic shift in the world, as you come to terms with your own past and hope to forge a less violent future.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/02/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play, Shooting, Stealth and Strategy

Developer: Techland Games (@TechlandGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 50 hours to complete. To see everything in the game can take close to 100 hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition is rated PEGI 18 due to frequent graphic violence and strong language. Strong, graphic violence is present throughout the game mainly in the form of your player fighting off the zombie attackers. Detailed blood and guts are shown and the player is able to decapitate and dismember the zombies with visibly gory results. Some scenes include defenceless humans being mutilated as punishment for their ‘crimes’. Strong language including the word ‘*!@?*’ is frequently heard throughout.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
 

CostsCosts

Dying Light 2 usually costs £54.99 to £89.99.
 

Dying Light 2

Steam Store PC £54.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

XBox Store Xbox One £59.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human PS4&PS5

PlayStation Store PS5 £54.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £54.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £74.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £73.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £73.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Deluxe Edition PS4&PS5

PlayStation Store PS4 £73.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £89.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £87.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £87.99

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Ultimate Edition PS4&PS5

PlayStation Store PS4 £87.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Dying Light 2 Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TechlandGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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