Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Techland
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2022

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11. 'Dying Light 2' (PS4/XOne/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2020 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Dying Light 2 is a novel vision of the post-apocalyptic experience will bring everything players would expect from a new, radically improved installment in the series.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: The original Dying Light was perhaps the ideal evolution of the zombie survival action genre that Dead Island started. Dying Light 2 looks to be a big step up. The game is set in a world that's truly overrun by zombies. You'll be tasked with finding the key to surviving in a world where humanity is no longer the top of the food chain. Balancing zombie-killing with civilization-building and tons of parkour, Dying Light 2 has the potential to stand out above the slavering hordes of zombie games.

Cody Medellin: The recent news of a delay into an unknown date places this as another Techland title that may stay on "Most Anticipated" lists for a few years. If this does get a solid release for this year, expect the parkour of the first game to be pushed with new vertical environments and an emphasis on makeshift weaponry. The focus on more human enemies might be jarring, but enough time has passed since the last glut of zombie games that the appearance of the undead may be welcome once more.

Andreas Salmen: While it's been delayed indefinitely, here's hoping that we'll see the Dying Light sequel this year. It looks to be an ambitious project that partially leaves behind its occasionally generic and repetitive roots to go for a branching, decision-driven narrative in a massive open world. If the finished product looks even remotely close to what we have seen so far, it could turn out to be one of the greater games of this generation. On the other hand, zombie games have gone way past their expiration date for me, so Dying Light 2 will have to offer something new and exciting to push past the usual tropes and repetitive open worlds we've seen. Let's hope that when it hits, it'll do exactly that.

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