“Dead by Daylight” is a survival horror game that is available on the PC as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Following the format virtually every horror movie ever made, there are two sides and their goals are pretty straight forward.
The survivors band together in a group of four and attempt to survive the night by turning on five electric generators which power up a huge set of doors which lead to the map’s exit. If the survivors successfully turn on all the generators, they can escape the killer and win the match. On the other hand, the killer is a one man wolfpack who attempts to slash, trap, and hunt down the survivors. One-by-one the killer’s goal is to takedown the survivors and hang them on hooks that are spread throughout the map like pieces of meat to be sacrificed to the gods above.
Most of the horror games over to be released over the past few years have taken the same approach as their Hollywood counterparts – rely solely on jump scares and loud noises to create a pseudo sense of horror. Fortunately, “Dead by Daylight” does not follow that tactic and instead relies on suspenseful situations and tension to create genuine horror. Everyone who plays the game as a survivor inevitably knows that there will be a time in the match where the killer will chase them, it is just a matter of when that makes it so nerve-racking and effective. Survivors constantly have to be checking over their shoulder to see the killer is coming for them, especially when the terror radius (increasingly faster heartbeat that correlates to proximity of the killer to a survivor) begins to take effect. Spooky stuff. Continue reading “Dead By Daylight (Xbox One) Review”