Dying Light is a first-person survival sim, where you find yourself in a world filled with horrific zombies. By day you scavenge for supplies and weapons – but as night falls the zombies grow in strength and you become their prey.
The game differs from most zombie survival games through its use of parkour, meaning that your character can jump from rooftop to rooftop and climb almost anything in their attempt to escape from the flesh hungry beasts. It also means that the game has huge amounts of detail and freedom as you explore the city.
If you’re easily scared then there’s also a four-player coop mode, meaning you’ll have someone with you to make you feel safe. Better still find a powerful gun – those gunshots surely won’t attract any attention, right?
The more you play the game, the more your character develops, meaning that they will adjust to your style of gameplay, improving their parkour skills if you love climbing drainpipes or your skill with a knife, if you love slashing zombie faces.
All-in-all Dying Light provides a great dynamic between hunting and being hunted, so the next time you chase after and attack a zombie you’ll be able to empathise with how he’s feeling.
An expansion, Dying Light: The Following, was released in February 2016. The expansion features a map twice as large as the one in the original game and a new storyline. A dune buggy is also introduced, meaning you can now happily drive round running over zombies until your heart’s content.