Dead by Daylight is an FPP/TPP survival horror PC game developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Starbreeze. The game can be played exclusively as a 5 person multiplayer, with one of the players controlling a killer and others playing as the survivors and trying to avoid capture. The game is set in a series of 11 realms, where players engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
While not rich in new in-game content Dead by Daylight – Deluxe Edition includes some materials that the fans of the base game can be interested in. Aside from the game itself, Dead by Daylight – Deluxe Edition contains digital artbook, where players can find character and location designs, and see how they change throughout the development process. Deluxe Edition also includes the game’s soundtrack, which will certainly fit any horror themed party. Aside from Dead by Daylight-related content, the Deluxe Edition contains two unique masks for other Starbreeze Studio’s game – PAYDAY 2.
DbD features two different gameplay styles. As a survivor in the slaughter realm, the player must repair generators to power up doors, that will lead them out of the arena. The player controlling the killer will chase other players and try to sacrifice them to the Entity - “god” of the game. Survivors are able to use various objects on the arena to stall the killer, as well as hide in the lockers to evade capture.
The Entity, a malevolent deity, is awake again. The cruel monstrosity uses its dreadful powers to summon people into the dimension it created. The innocent become the prey of serial killers, who will do anything they can to sacrifice the survivors, thus quenching the Entity’s bloodlust. Can the trapped survive the night of slaughter and complete the Entity’s trials, or will they be dead by daylight?
Dead by Daylight received positive reviews from the critics. Many praised the game mechanics of the game, including the co-op system and different experience between playing as a survivor and the killer. Among the most praised aspects of the game were the atmosphere, created by the ambient sounds of the players’ surroundings, amplified by the horrific soundtrack and the gory design of the realms and killer characters.
Every fan of survival horror video games should consider buying Dead by Daylight. Behaviour Interactive’s product is far more than JUST a game, though. With it ambient music, chilling atmosphere and sense of dread seeping in from every corner, DbD can easily be called an experience.