This game is rated PEGI 18
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Dismemberment, Gore, Horror, Killer and Wounds.
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Dead by Daylight Review
Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.
When you play as a Survivor you try and escape the map by repairing five Generators to power the two Exit Gates while avoiding the Killer. You can't use violence so must use tactics and stealth to avoid being caught. Crouching behind obstacles, hiding in tall grass, dark corners, or in lockers. The Killers proximity is signalled by an increasing heartbeat sound, you can also see which way the killer is looking with a red light indicator. Survivors work together to free each other from traps, and hinder the killer by blinding them. They can also heal each other from the injured or dying state.
The Killer's main objective is to kill other players which they do by catching and sacrificing them. They have advantages to offset the fact there is only one of them: track players via Scratch Marks they leave, track bloodstains left behind by injured players and get notifications of survivor location when they make loud noises. The killer character is also faster and can attack the survivor players.
Players are scored on performance which leads to their ranking for competitive matches, matchmaking, and ranking on leaderboards. There are 20 Ranks for each role, with Rank 1 being the best. Players go up and down the ladder based on their performance in various aspects of a Trial. A Season lasts for one month. As a new Season begins, the Ranks reset.
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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. You can purchase Auric Cells to spend in the game. You can also purchase themed chapters:
- Dead by Daylight: The Lullaby for the Dark Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Ghost Face Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: The Halloween Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: STRANGER THINGS Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Leatherface Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: A Nightmare on Elm Street Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: The SAW Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Cursed Legacy Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Chains of Hate Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Ash vs Evil Dead
- Dead by Daylight: Silent Hill Chapter
- Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us
- Dead by Daylight: Demise of the Faithful
- Dead by Daylight: Leatherface
Account RatingYou 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.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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.
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