Deadlight Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 10/07/2012, updated in 2013

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Genres: Narrative and Platform.

 

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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

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 18 with occasional, strong violence. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: 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.

This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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