Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 horror game where one player takes on the mantle of a savage killer, and the remaining four players work together as survivors to escape the killer. Whether or not the survivors can avoid being caught and killed is determined both by team work, and the cunning of the killer.
Over time, the game has been updated to include some of the most notorious monsters and killers from horror films and games, such as Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Pyramid Head from Silent Hill, as well as a host of unique characters. Many of the DLCs also come with new survivors, particularly those which take their threats from famous franchises.
Despite its bite-sized rounds, Dead by Daylight has a layered progression system allowing players to unlock new skills over the course of several rounds.