Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is designed for fans of the horror genre, giving people a taste of what it’s like to be a part of a real horror movie.

Something only known as The Entity has taken 4 people who thought it would be a good idea to explore the forest. The poor souls have been sent to a new realm where The Entity rules. The Entity selects a killer to hunt down the survivors (4 people taken by The Entity) and places them on hooks where The Entity can devour them. The survivor’s goal is to activate 5 generators around the Realm in order to power 2 doors, one on each side of the realm. Once the doors are powered one of the survivors must hold down the switch for a certain amount of time for the door to open. When it’s opened the survivors can escape.

Each survivor and killer has their own perks. You can level up each character to unlock and use these perks in each match.

5 Totems are scattered around the map for survivors to cleanse. Each totem cleansed gives the survivor a bonus 6000 points. If the killer is using hex perks then for each hex perk a totem is replaced by a hex totem. It looks the same but has a torch in the bottom to let players know it’s a hex totem. Once a hex totem is cleansed one of the hex perks are removed from the killer, giving the survivors an advantage.

Killers all have their own abilities: Trapper – Bear Trap, The Wraith – Invisibility Bell, The Hillbilly – Chainsaw, The Nurse – Blinking, The Shape (Michael Myers) – Evil Within, The Hag – Blackened Catalyst, The Doctor – Carter’s Spark, The Huntress – Hatchets, The Cannibal (Leatherface) – Bubba’s Chainsaw, The Nightmare (Freddy Krueger) – Dream Demon, The Pig (Saw) – Jigsaw’s Baptism, The Clown – Gas Bombs, The Spirit – Yamaoka’s Haunting, The Legion – Frenzy, and The Plague – Vile Purge.

Once three survivors have either died or escaped, a hatch is opened and the last survivor can use the hatch to escape. If you bring a key to the realm or find a key in a chest you can use it to open the hatch and escape early. Other items you can find in a chest or bring to the realm are: Med-Kit, Camping-Aid kit, Torch, Tool-Box, Map and Key.

Located around the realm are pallets, windows and short ledges. The survivors can use these to increase distance from the killer. The wooden pallets are leaned up against a wall, the survivor can drop it when the killer gets close in order to stun the killer, giving the survivor time to get away. Survivors can sprint toward a short ledge or window to quickly vault over, the killer takes more time to vault over due to their large build.

This game is a great experience.  Obviously because of its dark content, it’s more suited to those over the age of 14.

I rate it 8/10.

Developed by Behaviour Interactive

Released 14th June 2016

Available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows