Review of Dying Light 2, As Told By Steam

Screenshot of a man from Dying Light standing in front of armed guards with a Steam review quote floating in the corner.

Screenshots: Techland / Kotaku

Dying Light 2 was released last week and quickly became one of the most popular games on Steam, at one point reached more than 240,000 concurrent players. The open world zombie RPG is a very successful sequel too Dying light, launched in 2016. And while the game’s critics had some mixed things to say about Dying Light 2it looks like it has largely won over Steam players, with the majority of reviews for the game trending positively.

Now then Dying Light 2 has been out in the wild for a week, what do players like, love, hate or just find fun in this latest AAA zombie adventure? We’ve been looking at all of the Steam reviews since February 7 to find out!

Dying Light 2 accumulated more than 27,000 reviews on Steam, about 81% of which are active, currently giving the game a “Very Active” status. That can be a tough thing to get these days on Steam, especially for huge games with so many reviews. The most common complaint from people at both the bright reviews and the negative ones is that the main story is a bit dull or forgettable. Others complained that nothing really happened in the core story. I had similar complaints about Dying Light 2 in my review. I just see the main quest as the equivalent of a story about a car, stuck in the mud, spinning a tire for 30 hours or so. And it seems many others on Steam agree.

The negative reviews mainly focused on two issues: the game’s poor performance and the last-minute inclusion of Denuvo DRM. Apparently, many fans were furious about this horrible DRM software being included in the game right before launch. that they are asking for a refund or delete it. Many people have long complained that Denuvo DRM (and other similar technologies) may cause the game to run poorly or lead to bugs and other problems. Some people even think that Dying Light 2Another big problem, poor performance on some PCs, can be related to the DRM technology implemented in the game.

As for game performance, I personally didn’t experience any major crashes or crashes, and I got decent frame rates, even without using any DLSS-like options. I mostly played with the settings turned to “high” and at 1080p. Players on older GPUs or those who want to play at higher resolutions are reporting performance issues, such as slowdowns and even crashes. It’s always frustrating and hopefully, Techland can fix these issues sooner, and while they’re working on the game, maybe get rid of Denuvo as well.

Interesting, I see a lot of reviews from Dying Light 1 fans, but they seem divided, with some loving the changes made in the sequel and others complaining about the tweaks to the melee combat systems and the parkour. It should be noted, however, that in almost every positive review (and many more negative ones too), the parkour system is considered the star of the show. Again, I agree with Steam! If you are looking for a great parkour game and have been playing for too many hours Dying light or edge of the mirror, you should probably check Dying Light 2.

Oh, and no one has hit 500 in-game hours yet, mainly because it hasn’t even been 500 hours since. Dying Light 2 has been released. So I guess no one really beat it yet, huh?

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's text review for the game Dying Light 2

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

Screenshot of a Steam user's textual review for the game Dying Light 2.

Screenshots: Valve / Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/dying-light-2-steam-reviews-techland-valve-user-ratings-1848496124 Review of Dying Light 2, As Told By Steam

James Brien

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