Dying Light

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Parkour Into The Dying Light Launch Trailer
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Parkour Into The Dying Light Launch Trailer

Humanity's survival rests on your free-running skills

Finally, the game proving that all that time in elementary school on the monkey bars was not a waste, is here. Dying Light hit store and virtual shelves today, and the good folks down at Deep Silver wanted us to revel in the austere tone of their four player co-op zombie slaughter fest with a launch trailer. 

The premise, summarized by Deep Silver themselves, is as follows: you take the reigns of Kyle Crane, an undercover agent sent on a totally bananas mission into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to recover a high-ranking military official. No word on how Kyle obtained his superhuman agility. Maybe he moonlighted teaching CrossFit lessons. Maybe he majored in Parkour at Mirror's Edge University.

I enjoyed the analogue melee combat in the original Dead Island game. Dying Light combes a terrible amount of things I like here: free running, open world, and a dynamic day/night cycle. That being said: is Dying Light going to stand triumphantly above the ocean of zombie games out there? Let's hope these things blend together in a gratifyingly unique experience in a genre bogged down with countless entries.