Dying Light Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dying Light RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Dying Light: Hellraid DLC Receives Brand New Story Mode https://www.gameskinny.com/c3uej/dying-light-hellraid-dlc-receives-brand-new-story-mode https://www.gameskinny.com/c3uej/dying-light-hellraid-dlc-receives-brand-new-story-mode Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:38:05 -0400 David Carcasole

Techland, the developer behind the Dying Light franchise, is currently busy making sure that Dying Light 2 will be ready to go for its launch date on December 7, but they haven't yet forgotten the first Dying Light one bit. 

The Polish developer announced an all-new expansion to Dying Light: Hellraid, bringing a whole new story mode into the DLC, along with new areas, weapons, and technical enhancements included in a free update. 

The Hellraid DLC is a unique Dying Light dungeon-slasher experience, which released in 2020 for $9.99 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.  

The story mode features three new quests, each of which can be played either solo or in co op. Also, for the first time, players will be able to make use of ranged weapons in Hellraid with a powerful bow called Corrupted Justice. There's also a new two-handed hammer called the Bonecruncher, which has many uses, such as the ability to, well, crunch bones. 

The new content is currently available to download for free on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Dying Light 2 Developers Update the Game's Release Window, Share New Footage https://www.gameskinny.com/dm1f8/dying-light-2-developers-update-the-games-release-window-share-new-footage https://www.gameskinny.com/dm1f8/dying-light-2-developers-update-the-games-release-window-share-new-footage Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:01:13 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Dying Light 2 seems to be back on track for a 2021 release, according to developers Techland. After a long period of silence regarding the anticipated sequel to Dying Light, the development team released a YouTube video addressing the state of the upcoming zombie survival game, reassuring fans that the game is not canceled.

The video, which can be seen below, starts with various developers reading community tweets (some quite expletive-laden) regarding the status of Dying Light 2. After the initial awkwardness gets out of the way, members of the dev team ask fans to stick with them just a bit longer and that more information is just around the corner. Their collective statement says:

Ok everyone, we got a message. We understand you are curious about the game because you want Dying Light 2 to be as good as you have imagined. And maybe you are even a little impatient because you have waited a long time for any news and updates. 

This is a huge and complex project, and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision. All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months. We'll be ready to start talking about Dying Light 2 very, very soon. 

The whole team needs your trust and support, as this is what motivates us, especially now when the circumstances are hard for everyone. We are proud of having such devoted fans as you, no matter how you express your feelings. And just for you, here's a small snippet of what's coming. Please stay with us just a bit longer, and stay safe. Thank you. 

While not much concrete info outside of the re-established release window is provided, Techland does share a brief snippet of new gameplay, starting at the 2:07 mark.  

Dying Light 2 was originally slated for release way back in spring 2020, but Techland delayed the game indefinitely in January last year. Since then, there hasn't been much of anything to go on. Despite a very few rumblings in the game's official Discord (thanks, Comicbook.com), the studio has remained mostly mum on the game while still supporting the original. 

Stay tuned for more on Dying Light 2. If the game does end up hitting its 2021 release window, there's sure to be more news just over the horizon. 

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Dying Light Hellraid DLC Conjures Hell's Minions This July https://www.gameskinny.com/ouxbi/dying-light-hellraid-dlc-conjures-hells-minions-this-july https://www.gameskinny.com/ouxbi/dying-light-hellraid-dlc-conjures-hells-minions-this-july Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:34:31 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Dying Light has seen its fair share of DLC since it launched in 2015. To date, it has received 23 various free and paid add-ons, including the season pass. Soon, it will receive perhaps its most unique DLC yet: Hellraid

Set to release on July 23 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Hellraid transports players to a hellish fortress overrun with the undead and full of brand-new weapons, including swords and maces. 

Techland, the game's developer, said: 

Each run through the dungeon will reward you with coins that you can spend to proudly wield Hellraid weapons in Harran. Every time you revisit the fortress, you'll have a choice to increase the prize by picking up bounties. Whether you choose to test your skills alone or in co-op (up to four people), you'll face a considerable challenge.

The DLC's "dark fantasy" setting is a bit different than what Dying Light players might be used to. That's because the Hellraid DLC is actually content from another Techland project of the same name.  

Hellraid was originally intended as a stand-alone game that began life as a mod for Dead Island before morphing into something more fantastical. It was eventually shelved and has sat in development limbo for the last five years. 

As of this writing, it's unclear if Hellraid will ever see release as an independent game, but Dying Light players can get a taste of the project with this latest DLC, which is set to retail for $9.99 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

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Dying Light 2 Won't Release in Spring 2020, Delayed Indefinitely https://www.gameskinny.com/m4ekb/dying-light-2-wont-release-in-spring-2020-delayed-indefinitely https://www.gameskinny.com/m4ekb/dying-light-2-wont-release-in-spring-2020-delayed-indefinitely Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:17:16 -0500 Calen Nakash

Dying Light 2, once scheduled for a spring 2020 release, has been officially delayed by Techland. Like Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Cyberpunk 2077, the open-world zombie game needs a bit more time to cook. As of writing, Techand has not provided a new release window for the game.

Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka said of the delay via the studio's official Twitter account: "We were initially aiming for a 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately, we need more development time."

From the sound of things, it appears that Dying Light 2 might not be ready for months, but it will (hopefully) be much better when it eventually drops.

For fans frustrated that many of 2020's tentpole games are getting delayed, it's important to remember that games are often delayed to make them better. Often, a rushed game is bad forever.

We'll have more information on Dying Light 2's release date when more is revealed in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned. 

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Green Man Gaming Friday the 13th Sale Slashes Prices on PC Games https://www.gameskinny.com/06kw3/green-man-gaming-friday-the-13th-sale-slashes-prices-on-pc-games https://www.gameskinny.com/06kw3/green-man-gaming-friday-the-13th-sale-slashes-prices-on-pc-games Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:38:55 -0400 GS_Staff

From big-budget horror titles to terrifying indie gems, Green Man Gaming is slashing prices on dozens of titles and DLC packs just in time for Friday the 13th. Some are even cut down by as much as 75%.  

Since all good things come in threes, those interested in taking advantage of the sale have three days to do so. Green Man's Friday the 13th horror deals end on September 16. 

While we'll go over the most notable games and DLC packs on sale in the table, alongside their sales prices, notable franchises include Dead Rising, Doom, Layers of Fear, OutlastResident Evil, and The Evil Within.   

Game/DLC Sales Price Original Price
Dead Rising  $5.40 $19.99
Dead Rising 2 $5.40 $19.99
Dead Rising 3 $8.10 $29.99
Dead Rising 4 $13.50 $29.99
Doom (2016) $13.49 $19.99
Doom (1993) $6.75 $14.99
Doom II $2.25 $4.99
Final Doom $2.25 $4.99
Doom 3 $9.00 $19.99
Doom VFR $20.24 $29.99
Dying Light $12.24 $39.99
Dying Light
The Borzak Horde
$6.02 $9.99
Dying Light
Season Pass
$9.18 $29.99
Dead by Daylight $9.00 $19.99
Dying Light
Shattered Bloodline
$3.77 $6.99
Dead by Daylight
Ash vs Evil Dead
$2.69 $4.99
Dead by Daylight
Halloween
$3.77 $6.99
Dead by Daylight
Saw
$3.77 $6.99
Dead by Daylight
A Nightmare on Elm Street
$3.77 $6.99
Dead by Daylight
Darkness Among Us
$3.77 $6.99
Dead by Daylight
Leatherface
$2.69 $4.99
Layers of Fear $3.60 $19.99
Little Nightmares
Complete Edition
$8.10 $29.99
Outlast $2.70 $19.99
Outlast 2 $6.75 $29.99
Outlast 
Whistleblower
$1.21 $8.99
Resident Evil 2 (2019) $31.31 $59.99
Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Deluxe Edition
$43.46 $69.99
Resident Evil 7 $13.50 $29.99
Resident Evil 7
Gold Edition
$18.90 $49.99
Resident Evil 6 $6.75 $29.99
Resident Evil 5 $4.50 $19.99
Resident Evil 5
Gold Edition
$6.75 $29.99
Resident Evil Revelations $6.21 $29.99
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Deluxe Edition
$13.50 $29.99
Resident Evil 4 $4.50 $19.99
Resident Evil 0 $7.20 $19.99
Resident Evil HD Remaster $7.20 $19.99
System Shock Enhanced $1.35 $9.99
System Shock 2 $2.25 $9.99
The Evil Within $9.00 $19.99
The Evil Within 2 $27.00 $59.99
The Evil Within
Season Pass
$42.20 $69.98

 

Those interested in grabbing these sales before they disappear like a promiscuous teenager in a slasher flick can find the full catalog of games over on the Green Man Gaming page here.  

As we get closer to the holiday season, as well as Halloween (which IS a holiday), there are sure to be more and more sales to be had, so be sure to check back at GameSkinny! 

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How to Unlock Hunted Outfit in Dying Light https://www.gameskinny.com/4q0xa/how-to-unlock-hunted-outfit-in-dying-light https://www.gameskinny.com/4q0xa/how-to-unlock-hunted-outfit-in-dying-light Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:36:07 -0400 Sergey_3847

Besides the new types of enemies and a brand new military rifle, the latest content drop for Dying Light introduced a new character outfit -- the Hunted Outfit. It is similar to the Urban Explorer Outfit, so if you like that style, then you should get this one as well.

However, getting the new outfit is not that easy. It will take you some time before you can put it on your character. But if you're having trouble, just follow the steps listed below, and you will have it for sure.

How to Get Hunted Outfit in Dying Light

Step 1: Collect Requisition Packs

First, you need to get to the Old Town from the slums using the sewers system. Then, head straight to the north-western part of the town where the Quartermaster is located. Go up the stairs and approach the bounty board.

Among all the bounties in the selector choose the special one -- Knowing Your Enemy. As a reward it will indicate the Hunted Outfit, which is the one you’re looking for. Accept the bounty and finish the given task of collecting 50 Requisition Packs.

The only way to get these packs is to kill and loot the bodies of the new type of human enemies that have been introduced in the latest DLC. They are extremely strong, so to defeat them you'll need a weapon like the Harran Rifle.

Step 2: Claim Your Hunted Outfit

Now your job is to find the enemies in the north-eastern part of the Old Town. You will see them on the roofs of the buildings and inside the buildings. They wear black outfits; they are well-armed and extremely dangerous.

Each enemy will drop one pack, so you need to kill 50 of them to get all the required packs. If you can’t find enough enemies, just return later and they will respawn. The whole thing should take you about three to four hours.

Finally, when you have all the packs on you, go back to the Quartermaster and claim your Hunted Outfit.

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That wraps up this guide! Enjoy your new outfit. If you need further help with the game, check out our other Dying Light guides at GameSkinny for even more tips and how-tos:

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How to Unlock Harran Rifle in Dying Light https://www.gameskinny.com/ykr7p/how-to-unlock-harran-rifle-in-dying-light https://www.gameskinny.com/ykr7p/how-to-unlock-harran-rifle-in-dying-light Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:11:22 -0400 Sergey_3847

The latest content drop for Dying Light comes in the form of its first free DLC -- "Reinforcements." It introduces new types of enemies and weapons. One such weapon is the brand new Harran Military Rifle that promises to be the best one in the game so far.

If you want to unlock this powerful weapon, then read this guide for a complete instruction. In the end you will have a weapon that can deal with all the enhanced zombies and human enemies.

How to Get Harran Rifle in Dying Light

Step 1: Redeem Your Steam Code
  1. Go to Gemly and choose Dying Light -- Harran Military Rifle (DLC).
  2. Press the “Add to Cart” button.
  3. The service will ask you to login with your Techland account, but if you don’t have one you will need to register.
  4. Check your e-mail for an activation code.
  5. Go back to the Gemly page and “Add to Cart” once again.
  6. The service will provide you with the Steam key for the Harran Rifle.
  7. Go to your Steam account and activate the key in your game library.

Step 2: Crafting the Harran Rifle

Now this part is more exciting, as it requires you to actually craft the new weapon. You will need to find a weapon shop in the game and purchase any military rifle. Then, go to your Blueprints menu and look for Harran Military Rifle. It should be indicated with the blue color.

The military rifle that you have just purchased will serve as the basis for your new weapon. Also, you will need 6x Metal Parts and 3x Duct Tape. When you have all the components ready, you can finally craft the Harran Rifle.

This new weapon is similar in stats to the Advanced Military Rifle with 959 points of damage and 100 rate of fire. However, the Harran Rifle has a better accuracy, so it’s a much better weapon overall.

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The Top 8 Open World Games So Far https://www.gameskinny.com/udwie/the-top-8-open-world-games-so-far https://www.gameskinny.com/udwie/the-top-8-open-world-games-so-far Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Stephen Brown

For many people, a big draw for playing video games is escapism. They allow you to break away from the monotony of real life for a few hours a day. And they give players tons of freedom -- freedom to choose how they play, freedom to be someone else, freedom to explore a huge and vivid world.

That's why open world games have become hugely popular over the last 10 years or so. In fact, they've become so popular that the genre is starting to feel oversaturated -- especially with lots of both sub-par indies and AAA games crowding the market. But in the myriad of open world games out there, there are several that really get their game worlds right.

Here are a few of my favorites. Let's see why they're the best of the bunch. 

8. Dying Light (2015)

From Dying Light: the Following

Big open spaces, slaying hordes of zombies, parkour, what more could you ask for in this undead recipe for incredible fun. Dying Light got so much right when it comes to freedom and exploration. The maps were huge (especially the map in the Following DLC), combat was extremely satisfying, particularly when you unlock new moves and upgrade your weapons allowing for more unique fighting situations.

The first person parkour system was a great design choice in allowing for greater immersion and heightens the scarier sections, more so at night when facing the fast and deadly volatile. Even though the main story is nothing to write home about, the rest of the game more than makes up for this plus, the DLC improves the game even more with the addition of having a vehicle to roam around in.

7. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

Being a huge fan of the Dragon Age franchise, I was cautiously optimistic when Dragon Age: Inquisition was announced to be open world. Although yes, it is not fully open world as the world is split up into sections, however those sections are so massive, I believe it still counts.

After the mixed reception of Dragon Age 2 (I personally liked the game despite its flaws), the move from linear corridors to open environments was a huge breath of fresh air. The locales are rich, vibrant, massive and greatly varied. I found the combat the best in the series, a good mix between the tactile Origins and action heavy second game. More importantly, the story and characters. Storywise it was better than 2 but not as good as Origins, I found the main villain to be a bit weak and not hugely threatening, however he does the job competently.

The characters on the the other hand is one of the game's standout aspects, Characters like Iron Bull, Dorian, Varric, Vivienne, and Cassandra are all very likeable and hilarious. They all share banter between each other adding to their personalities. Also, Morrigan makes a return who makes the game 10 times better by herself.

6. Red Dead Redemption (2010)

I've never been a fan of Grand Theft Auto but I appreciate their significance in the open world genre. Red Dead Redemption on the other hand I absolutely love, from its world, the wild west setting and its strong cast of characters to the gripping and ultimately sad ending.

The main character, John Marston, is a relatable and highly likeable anti-hero. A man wanting redemption for his past criminal actions in order to provide a better life for his family. With a wide range of side quests and activities to indulge your time in such as playing poker and bounty hunting, you'll be kept busy for a long time.

The online play was massively fun and only added greater value to this wild west masterpiece. Also having one of the best DLC's ever in Undead Nightmare, is just the icing on the cake as it allowed you to fight the undead horde on the back of a horse from hell.

5. Final Fantasy 15 (2016)

A game 10 years in the making. For gamers and fans of the series, 10 agonising years of delays and waiting. Well, Final Fantasy XV finally came out and luckily, it hardly suffered from the development cycle hell of those painfully long years.

It's visually stunning game with a massive open world that you can traverse by walking, by chocobo or by literally cruising in your car which is made better by the fact that you have a radio that allows you to listen to a huge selection of songs from the entire series. The strong cast of main characters are enjoyable to have on the adventure and the main villain is arguably one of the most complex and intriguing in the entire series, on par with the likes of Sephiroth and Kefka.

Having an action combat system similar to Kingdom Hearts is a much welcome change for the franchise, being tactical, fast paced and engaging. Having watched Kingsglaive and Brotherhood beforehand added to the story and together, make the overall narrative one of the best in the series.

4. Minecraft (2011)

One of the best selling games of all time, Minecraft captured the hearts of gamers worldwide with its simplistic art style and premise, complete freedom to create whatever you want.

Do you want to just build a small house to store things while you go off exploring, you can do that. How about turning to agriculture and slowly building the biggest farm you can think of, sure go ahead. Perhaps you want to go in creative mode with unlimited resources so you can design and build an explorable Hogwarts, by all means, if you have the time just do it.

Giving this much freedom of choice to the player is what makes Minecraft arguably one of the greatest open world games ever created. Just watch out for a faint hissing noise while building and near explosives as you might just see your entire creation destroyed by a creeper.

3. Fallout New Vegas (2010)

With this entry in the series, it is arguably the best in Bethesda's side of the franchise. Don't get me wrong, I like Fallout 3 but New Vegas improved so many aspects, making it stand out much more than the others. Furthermore, Fallout 4 was such a disappointment for me but I won't get into that in this list.

What made New Vegas so good was the focus on player choice leading to such diversity in its factions and endings, however my only major gripe with the game was that you could not continue after the final mission. You had to reload a previous save, but it wasn't a big enough deal, just a design choice.

The companion system was improved, allowing you to receive experience if your follower killed something making it a better plan to have a companion with you. Overall, I liked the setting of Nevada and the interesting story and side quests, the DLC wasn't as good as Fallout 3 but were still good additions.

2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)

What?! How do I think Oblivion is better than Skyrim. Well, frankly I genuinely feel that Oblivion added to and improved the Elder Scrolls series much more than Skyrim. It drastically improved the combat from Morrowind, however Bethesda, no matter what entry in the franchise still hasn't got a magic system that works very well.

This game feels more Elder Scrolls for me than Skyrim, it has more heart and soul. The plastic skinned characters actually spoke as if they were interested in what you had to say whereas most citizens of Skyrim sounded tired and depressed. The guilds were mostly better, offering truly unique side quests such as the murder house quests, where you're tasked with assassinating everyone in the mansion whilst watching them slowly go mad and accusing everyone else but you.

It was moments like this that made Oblivion stand out as my favourite Bethesda RPG. It also helps that it has one of the best pieces of add on content, the Shivering Isles, which was such an incredible adventure to experience.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)

Well, what can I already say about this masterpiece of an RPG that many others haven't already said. The Witcher 3 truly and drastically changed my expectations for what an open world game can achieve. Its main narrative kept me hooked throughout my total 90 hours in the main game.

This was only amplified by the diverse, interesting and multi-dimensional characters that inhabited the world. I felt so invested in these characters that when anything bad happened to them, it made me really emotional (even actually crying at some points). Its combat was addictively fun and strategic, where boss battles really tested your skill and reflexes, particularly on harder difficulties.

One of the most important positive aspects of this game is that it has arguably the best side quest design in an open world game, where I really wanted to find and complete side quests just for the story that accompanied them and not for the prospect of a reward.

The generous price for quality DLC, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine are some of if not the best DLC ever made, with the former really experimenting with the narrative, culminating in one of the most creepy and well design boss sections I've played. The latter added a massive and visually different region to the main game, which I spent roughly 30 hours exploring and finishing to completion.

I would love to go into greater detail about how much I love the Witcher 3, but I can't, so I will say this last thing. Long after the credits rolled and months after my second playthrough on the hardest difficulty, I'm longing to go back right to the beginning and start again. I want to see all the characters and experience the amazing side missions all over again.

My Final Thoughts

I definitely believe that open world games have that certain quality that makes it easy for us gamers to become hooked and invested in these games. But it is when these incredibly designed worlds are joined with impeccable storytelling and relatable and interesting characters that make the journey/experience all the more worthwhile and memorable.

When a game makes you think about its story, world and characters long after finishing is when you know that the developers have made something truly special. For me, The Witcher 3 did this with such ease and grace and that's why it is my favourite open world game ever so far. Thanks for reading.

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Zombies Ate My Story: Why Do So Many Horror Games Love the Zed? https://www.gameskinny.com/sr082/zombies-ate-my-story-why-do-so-many-horror-games-love-the-zed https://www.gameskinny.com/sr082/zombies-ate-my-story-why-do-so-many-horror-games-love-the-zed Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:09:53 -0500 StraightEdge434

Flesh-eating, groaning and moaning, limping, and of course coming in hoards -- zombies! Reanimated dead bodies that will do everything possible to kill the living and eat their insides. But, in how many games are these monstrosities present? The simple answer is, too many, particularly horror games since that is where zombies fit in the most!

Games like the Resident Evil (duh!) series, Call of Duty series, Dying Light, Dead Island series, and many more count on zombies to give gamers a good scare. But, are zombies ultimately being overused, and are they becoming a cliche?

With Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 3 coming out, let's look at why so many horror games use zombies for their scares, and what it might be that makes this particular kind of creature such common fodder for horror gaming.

The Beauty is in the Simplicity!

Zombies are like you and me...only "dead," really.

Sure, zombies were once humans, who under a spell/virus/another zombie bite turned into one, but humans nonetheless. Your character is basically fighting an enemy who used to be a human. In a way, that creates a psychological aspect. Can you pull the trigger on a fellow man in a horror game?

Fighting a zombie than any other creature is a completely different experience. With another creature, you're fighting...well, another creature! As a result of that, the design must be completely different, both, physical and the non-physical (by non physical, we are referring to the creature's other characteristics such as attacks, behavior, etc.). 

Sometimes, less is more, which can be a good thing. Having a non-complex design certainly benefits zombies since they still present the same threat, yet remain human (well, sort of...). So in a way, you are combating fellow humans who, though they don't have emotions and feelings anymore, are still trying to kill you.

If you were to fight a different creature like some sort of life-form with giant tentacles, claws, or multiple heads, where is the fear aspect? Instead, you'd be playing some sort of fantasy, or sci-fi game instead of a horror game.

Combat Matters 

Zombies are kinda tricky to kill!

Did you ever notice how, unlike when they were humans, their zombie versions are a bit more difficult to kill? For instance, they'll  take more bullets before they are officially dead. Of course, the classic rule of, "shoot 'em in the head" definitely applies here. Not only does shooting them in the head take less ammo, it'll also kill them faster. But, the most important aspect is that you'll get better at it! 

In an effort to conserve ammo, and get rid off the problem as soon as possible, most games with zombies in them advise you to shoot them in the head. However, the fact that zombies are slow also plays in your favor. In return, that allows you to carefully place your shots, and get the kill. Shooting zombies in the torso, stomach, or any other part of the body cripples your chances of survival (especially in horror games) because you are basically wasting ammo and ammo is often limited.

The best thing that you can also get out of the entire experience is the knowledge for future games. Who knows? Maybe your aim will improve for other games that don't necessarily have zombies in them. Or maybe, they will have zombies, and you'll be forced to shoot them only in the head. 

It's all in the Numbers...

By all means, go ahead and count all the zombies. Take your time.

 With zombies, you usually have hoards. That is a tremendous fear aspect in itself since you are facing many threats at the same time. If it was one or three zombies, fine -- you'd solve the problem with ease. But when you have roughly 30+ coming at you, all at once, it is best to reassess the situation. The situation can become even more grim if it's a horror game, and you have very little (or no) weapons to defend yourself. Simply put, that can be a scary situation.

What other horror creatures do you know attack in hoards? Not many. If you have some sort of weird sci-fi creatures, you can't put them in a hoard because they have to be different! And by different we mean, different from zombies: different attacks, different behavior patterns, different movement systems, and more aspects. With zombies, you can place as many as you want and become terrified since you're clearly outnumbered. 

Conclusion

Having zombies is perfectly normal!

The beauty of zombies lies in the simplicity. Ever since Romero's Night of the Living Dead, zombies have become a horror classic. They are scary, due to being ex-humans, terrifying, and have grizzly intentions. Their strength lies in numbers and in the ability to turn others into zombies through bites. However, they are slow, which causes them to become easy target practice. Nonetheless, they fit perfectly into horror games, because that is their kingdom.

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What do you think about zombies in horror games? Do they fit? Are they boring and outdated? Feel free to comment down below. 

 
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Grab Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition on sale this week! https://www.gameskinny.com/ajjca/grab-dying-light-the-following-enhanced-edition-on-sale-this-week https://www.gameskinny.com/ajjca/grab-dying-light-the-following-enhanced-edition-on-sale-this-week Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:30:08 -0400 Eric Levy

Dying Light:  The Following - Enhanced Edition is officially DRM-free and on sale at GOG.com.  For the next week, you can buy a copy of the game 17% off retail price, for $49.79.  

Dying Light, an open-world first person survival horror game, was originally released on January 27, 2015.  The game's focus on close-quarter melee combat and parkour traversal helped make it a critical and commercial success.  Not only was it the best-selling game of January 2015, but it also broke the record for first month sales of a new survival horror IP.  A Season Pass was announced, and all throughout 2015, we received new content for Dying Light -- including a gladiator-esque arena mode (co-op recommended, trust me) and challenge missions for dedicated players.  

The most recent DLC drop, The Following, is story-based, taking place after the ending of Dying Light.  The Following was released on February 9, 2016, alongside the Enhanced Edition of the game.  The Enhanced Edition includes the original game and ALL the DLC released up to this point, along with a host of improvements to the game itself --better graphics, improved gameplay mechanics, and enhanced enemy AI (to name just a few).   

You can buy the definitive version of this fantastic game and dropkick zombies off buildings at a discounted price on GOG.com.

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5 Pre-Emptive tips for surviving Dying Light: The Following https://www.gameskinny.com/re5ga/5-pre-emptive-tips-for-surviving-dying-light-the-following https://www.gameskinny.com/re5ga/5-pre-emptive-tips-for-surviving-dying-light-the-following Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:45:57 -0500 BlackTideTV

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There you have it! 5 tips for surviving Dying Light: The Following! Play co-op, use the crossbow, never trust the locals, get good at driving but don't forget your parkour roots! The DLC as well as the Enhanced Edition that includes the DLC hit store shelves - both digital and actual - tomorrow, February 9th, 2016. 

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Get out there are start lobbing heads, slugger!

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5. One word: Crossbow

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Last but certainly not least, the newest weapon in the Dying Light world introduces players to a whole new style of combat and gameplay in general. The crossbow provides players with the solution to, "How can I shoot that zombie without all of those other zombies noticing?" 

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Ranged stealth gameplay is something that has been missing from the game and a lot of players will certainly love this new feature. But be warned! In a close range engagement, the crossbow could prove less than useful as it can only fire one bolt at a time with an agonizingly slow reload speed.  

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4. Play Co-op

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Much like the original game, the entire expansion The Following is playable in 2-4 player co-op. If we've learned anything from pop culture zombie survival (The Walking DeadLeft 4 Dead, etc.) it's that strength comes in numbers.

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You're far less likely to become overrun when playing with a partner. You can watch each others' backs and divvy up the approaching horde - not to mention the buggy capabilities with partners. One player can drive while the other shoots, or two players can take separate buggies and work together to crush the zombie army. 

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3. Don't Trust the Locals

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From the moment you arrive in the Harran countryside, you'll notice that something isn't quite right. There are strange paintings of an otherworldly being, sacrificial pyres and other "religious" artifacts scattered throughout the world.

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We don't know for sure, but there's a good chance that these ritual sites have been constructed by the very locals we plan to interact with. Speaking of the locals, they are EXTREMELY reluctant to help the protagonist, and will require a great many deeds done for them before they'll even look you in the eye.

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There are some extremely shady characters in The Following, and although the player needs to earn the trust of the locals, trusting them back is something we do not condone. 

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2. Don't forget about Parkour

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Even with the addition of buggies, personal advanced movement is still your best friend in The Following. A staple of the series, this "advanced movement" in the form of parkour has always helped Kyle Crane to outrun the zombie hordes by giving him access to the rooftops. 

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Although the rooftops are less frequent, there are still plenty of objects to climb on - both for exploration, and the off-chance you find yourself surrounded by hungry, hungry humans!

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Radio towers, elevated pipelines, cliffs, canyons, and scattered farmhouses litter the horizon. Don't be afraid to explore during the day for the best chance at knowing where you can run at night. 

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1. Drive

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It's no coincidence that nearly every image you'll see of Dying Light: The Following has a buggy in it. An all new mechanic, driving vehicles is your ticket to traveling about the countryside - and staying alive while doing so.

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With the amount of driving featured in trailers and gameplay footage, I'm surprised this DLC hasn't landed the descriptor "racing." However, it only makes sense to drive in the country. Rather than running for miles on end in the extremely exposed grasslands - which happen to be filled with the undead - you can drive a dune-buggy absolutely outfitted for war. 

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Buggies can be used singlehandedly or as a pair in co-op situations with one driver and one gunner. Even better, if your co-op gunner gets tired, unleash hell on the fields of undead with equipped special weapons like an electrified battering ram. 

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One of the very first quests in The Following has players receiving their buggy, so there is no instance when you should leave home without it. 

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With Dying Light's first official DLC The Following releasing tomorrow, February 9th, we thought you'd like to know some general tips on how to survive the deadly countryside before diving in.

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This massive add-on sees our hero Kyle Crane enter the farmlands outside Harran, looking for people rumored to be immune to the deadly virus. What he finds is a local cult reluctant to help and tougher zombies than he's ever faced before. 

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In a recent interview/playthrough with IGNDying Light producer Tymon Smektala let it slip that The Following is not for the faint of heart. This expansion is made for players who were good at the original game. A true sequel to the original, simply smashed onto the same disc.

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With so many new mechanics in the game, it's high time someone told players which ones to look out for. Today, that's going to be me. 

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Be sure to keep your browsers glued to GameSkinny over the next couple weeks. In-depth guides on Dying Light: The Following will be issued following its release!

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Dying Light DLC, The Following, gets confirmed release date https://www.gameskinny.com/eyxej/dying-light-dlc-the-following-gets-confirmed-release-date https://www.gameskinny.com/eyxej/dying-light-dlc-the-following-gets-confirmed-release-date Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:35:03 -0500 Alec Pearce

The long awaited and anticipated Dying Light DLC, The Following, has finally a confirmed release date and it's right around the corner!

The launch date for The Following will depend on where you live in the world. The game will be accessible for everyone, except Japan, via Steam on 9th February, with North America, South America, and Poland will getting the DLC on PS4 and Xbox One on the same day. 

Australia, New Zealand, and all of Asia will get the console release a day later on 10th February, followed by France, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg on 11th Feb. 

The U.K and the rest of the world will be made to wait until 12th Feb for their release. Japan, however, must wait until 21st April...sorry guys.

Dying Light: The Following sees protagonist Kyle Crane leave the urban sprawl of Harran for a huge, wide open landscape that is, of course, infested with bloodthirsty zombies. The map is larger than that of the original game and players will be able to utilise vehicles for the first time to get around and mow down hordes of infected.

Watch Techland's most recent gameplay video:

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Dying Light: The Following 16 minute gameplay trailer + new info https://www.gameskinny.com/ujes7/dying-light-the-following-16-minute-gameplay-trailer-new-info https://www.gameskinny.com/ujes7/dying-light-the-following-16-minute-gameplay-trailer-new-info Tue, 12 Jan 2016 04:42:36 -0500 BlackTideTV

In an expansion for Dying Light coming out February 9th, players will get away from the big city and enter the beautiful countryside to face off against hordes of terrible zombies. 

In a recent YouTube video upload (as seen above), IGN posted the first 16 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming DLC: The Following. Along for the gameplay/commentary was Tymon Smektala, producer of the expansion. Luckily for us, Tymon is excited to divulge tons of new information during the video.

For more detail you can view the gameplay for yourselves, but the highlights are:

  • The new map is said to be just as large as the original game, adding around 20 hours of extra play time. 
  • Dying Light: The Following is for players who are good at the original game. This time around there will be more of a challenge. Zombies are "more aggressive" in The Following.
  • A new difficulty setting will be introduced: Nightmare mode.
  • The game is completely non-linear. Missions can be completed (or not) in any desired order.
  • The Following is still focused on natural movement and parkour. New ways to get around will be available.
  • The game can be played from beginning to end in four player co-op.
  • Crossbow. Enough said.

The expansion is available on your system's respective online retailer on February 9th, 2015.

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Dying Light Newest DLC, The Following https://www.gameskinny.com/43nta/dying-light-newest-dlc-the-following https://www.gameskinny.com/43nta/dying-light-newest-dlc-the-following Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:55:00 -0500 Benjamin Browning

 How long do you think a quarantine wall can keep an almost infinite amount of monsters that are hungry for your flesh at bay? Not forever...

Techland is soon to release a new DLC  that will bring more spine-chilling fun to the powerhouse game that, by August of 2015, sold 5 million copies.  With the newest addition to Dying Light’s universe—The Following—a player is able to go beyond the reaches of the concreted zone the Ministry hastily built to contain the outbreak.

On February 9th, The Following will be released, and gamers around the world will be able to explore a whole new world that is as large as the original game as their hero, Kyle Crane. Now the infected has broken through the barricades, and newer equipment is necessary to survive. For instance, with the larger terrain soon to be at our fingertips, one needs a pair of wheels to drive, explore, and scavenge the badlands. Good thing there is a crossbow that comes included to kill more zombies like Daryl from The Walking Dead

Along the newly added ability to drive a vehicle in a bigger valley, it all comes with an interesting plot that is quite spooky and jaw-dropping. The newest trailer that was released the other day on January 7th, starts off interestingly by a masculine, attention-getting voice preaching a motivational and religious speech, while flashy clips of a cult worshiping a female “Sun God” that will annihilate the diseased horde through a chosen one—none other than our man of the hour—that leaves us hungry for more.

There is a lot to come in just a few weeks, like the seemingly endless waves of biting ones that have redefined being afraid of the dark. Never trust the dark, because it only masks those that lurks within. Be wary, and be still. Good night, and good luck, my friends.

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Dying Light has a new custom map called Harran The Ride https://www.gameskinny.com/b5jle/dying-light-has-a-new-custom-map-called-harran-the-ride https://www.gameskinny.com/b5jle/dying-light-has-a-new-custom-map-called-harran-the-ride Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:09:30 -0500 Chan Moore

What do you get when you mix an abandoned theme park ride and tons of zombies looking to chew your face off? The heart-pounding experience of the Dying Light map known as Harran The Ride.

Steam user Cabozzl created this labor of love using the Dying Light Dev Tools, and it's getting rave reviews. So much so that Techland was even impressed by this guy's work.

The premise of the map is that Kyle Crane has to explore an unusual theme park, in search of a small group of survivors trapped inside. All of the would-be park visitors have been infected and are out of human jerky. On top of that, Rais's soldiers have taken the place over and are using it as a fort, taking out any runners who happen to stumble upon the location.

This map is a haven for loot and weapons...if you can survive the madness.

Some of the other features of the map include:

  • Customized weapons 
  • Trading Shops
  • Radio stations
  • Smarter zombies
  • Easter Eggs

There are more goodies, but I don't want to give it all away! One slight downside to this custom map is that in order to use the Bozak Bow, you must own the "Bozak Horde" DLC -- a small kink in an otherwise action-packed update. 

So can you save the survivors and live to tell the tale of a place that no one ever escapes from? Leave your war stories from this map in the comments below!

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Joseph Ocasio's favorite games of 2015 Part 1 https://www.gameskinny.com/tn1sr/joseph-ocasios-favorite-games-of-2015-part-1 https://www.gameskinny.com/tn1sr/joseph-ocasios-favorite-games-of-2015-part-1 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:50:23 -0500 Joseph Ocasio

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So, what are the remaining 5 best games of 2015? Find out at the end of the week to see who made the cut. We'll be seeing Bats, Aliens, and Super Mutants (oh my) in part 2, so stay tuned to see what made the cut. That's all for now.

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6. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

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After the disastrous launch of Assassin's Creed: Unity, many look at Syndicate with cynicism. It's easy to understand why, but I was still won over. With an improved story, two likable leads, and the addition of the grapple hook, Syndicate was able pull me back into the war between the Assassins and the Templars with one of the best installments of this now 8-year-old franchise. Hopefully, this trend will continue, and the next game (rumored to be skipping this year) will continue to grow and reclaim its mantle as the definitive open-world series.

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7. Rise of the Tomb Raider

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The 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider was a solid title -- even if somewhat lacking. The story was average, its characters throwaways, and it tired too hard to emulate the success of the Uncharted series. Rise of the Tomb Raider manages to fix most of its predecessor's problems, with an improved story, more varied locations, and new crafting mechanics. It mixes them with the same fantastic combat and set pieces that the reboot had.

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While it still feels like it's playing catch up with Sony's action franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider manages to surprise and overcome its shortcomings to prove that it's a force to be reckoned with. It's a shame PS4 and PC owners have to wait until later this year to play it.

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8. Forza Motorsport 6

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When I first got my Xbox One, I never had any interest in racing simulators. Playing only arcade racers like Mario Kart, Need for Speed, or Split/Second, I never had the time or patience to really get the hang of them. After receiving an Xbox One for Christmas, I decided to give racing sims another shot with Forza Motorsport 6...and fell in love immediately.

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Everything just started to click with me. The game is incredibly accessible, letting you take off the training wheels at your own pace. It also features the most varied and detailed selection of cars, tracks, and upgrades I've seen in any racing game. And it easily has the best car handling in game. 

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Add the Drivatar AI that learns from your races, plus the ability to increase the difficulty and aggression of your opponents, and you will have a fair challenge. It's one of the most fun experiences I've had with a racing game, and worth picking up if you have an Xbox One.

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9. Splatoon

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While Nintendo has a habit of relying on old standby franchises, the big N surprised the world with Splatoon. This original online shooter had simple, yet addictive gameplay. Shooting ink all over well-designed maps made for some of the most fun to be had online this year. And it's only been getting better as the months go on, with free DLC maps, weapons, updates and so much more.

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Now if only I didn't have to buy those darn amiibo figures to get some cool samurai outfits.

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10. Dying Light

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While zombie games aren't a new thing, Dying Light was able to remain fresh and unique. It borrowed elements from games like Assassin's Creed and Mirror's Edge, but did that so well that the lack of originality didn't hinder the overall experience. From its surprisingly well told story and characters, to its immensely addictive missions, Dying Light is more than just "a more polished version of Dead Island." It's a great game and an underrated gem.

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2015 was a great year for gaming. Full of new IPs and returning favorites, it was an improvement over 2014's year of unfinished, broken games and constant remastering of old titles. I felt that 2015 was a breath of fresh air -- a year to start anew and try to put the past behind us. So, that's why I decided to take a look back and see what games truly entertained and engaged me the most this year. 

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From AAA titles to indie darlings, there was something for everyone this year, making it one of the best years in gaming.

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This will be split into to two parts with Part 1 covering 10-6. With that said, let us begin.

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Dying Light's free Destiny-spoof-DLC details revealed - #DrinkForDLC https://www.gameskinny.com/0fr1u/dying-lights-free-destiny-spoof-dlc-details-revealed-drinkfordlc https://www.gameskinny.com/0fr1u/dying-lights-free-destiny-spoof-dlc-details-revealed-drinkfordlc Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:40:41 -0500 astik_anand

Techland, developers of Dying Light, has detailed the free DLC as promised in a joke they made earlier this year.

The joke was a spoof campaign mocking Destiny's Red Bull DLC campaign, which promised DLC to those North Americans who drank Red Bull. The mock Twitter hashtag campaign that Techland launched offered free DLC worldwide to players who drink water. The campaign named #DrinkForDLC required only a photo or video of you drinking water.

The campaign ended with over 15M Twitter followers and over 15K photos and videos tagged with the campaign. The company acknowledged this huge response and, as a result, has announced the three-part free DLC.

The DLC will come as part of Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition, which has been slated for release on February 9th of next year. It will include the following:

  • The Fountain of Youth - an all-new exploration-based quest available in the Old Town area.
  • Water 2.0 - the blueprint for a new throwable weapon that intensifies the electrocution effect of all other weapons.
  • Water Challenges - two brand-new parkour challenges designed around the theme of water.

Players with the original game will receive a free update for Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition along with the free DLC content. 

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The state of horror games in 2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/rv635/the-state-of-horror-games-in-2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/rv635/the-state-of-horror-games-in-2015 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:22:20 -0500 Ty Arthur

While other gaming genres are stagnating and in need of a serious shake-up, horror is innovating and finding new ways to be more effective. The recent pinnacle was probably last year as Among The Sleep and Alien: Isolation from 2014 showed how first person experiences can epitomize and legitimize terror.

Although not without flaws, those games made it clear that horror works best when you can't effectively fight back – a notion that's gone forward into 2015 with a bevy of absorbing titles, covering every platform and graphical style you can imagine. That's great for gamers in general, but can also be a problem for individual players, as many of the most intriguing titles didn't hit all platforms: if you want to experience them all, you'll need to bridge the divide between PC and multiple consoles.

Before checking out our look back on the state of the horror genre this year, don't forget to also read through our other articles analyzing the state of other genres in the 2015 gaming world:

Most Overhyped / Biggest Horror Disappointment Of 2015

There were a slew of high-quality and imminently frightening releases this year, but all is not well in the state of horror...

Silent Hills

Until the upcoming reboot of FF7 was announced to be an episodic release without turn-based combat, there wasn't a bigger outcry from gamers that reverberated across the entire web than when Silent Hills was canceled and PT was pulled from the PlayStation Store.

Hideo Kojima's messy breakup with Konami led to this collateral damage that still has people in shock. We're all desperately holding out hope that someday this Guillermo Del Toro / Norman Reedus collaboration will return, but the stark reality staring us in the face is as bleak and horrific as the game would have been.

Just looking at this makes me sad

Five Nights At Freddy's 3 And 4

The gaming community is definitely split as to whether the infamous Five Nights At Freddy's series is a boon or a low point for horror. With simplistic gameplay (honestly, these could be mobile tapfest games rather than PC titles) and a string of games coming out in rapid succession, FNAF catapulted into the public consciousness mostly from the reaction videos. Frankly, watching those reaction videos is more fun than actually playing the games.

Two separate entries came out this year in the series, which didn't really shake up the formula much beyond a change in scenery and adding in some pixelated mini-games. The first 15 minutes playing any given FNAF game is scary, exhilarating fun, but then you're left with the endless repetition. It isn't long before the annoying realization sets in that it isn't actually all that enjoyable to check camera 1, check camera 2, check camera 3, re-check camera 1, close door, open door, check camera 1, ad nauseum into infinity.

This is really only scary the 1st time.

Biggest And Best Horror Release Of 2015

Horror managed to sneak its way into plenty of major games solidly sitting in other genres, like the Lovecraftian influences in Bloodborne, while Black Ops III of course saw the return of zombie mode, this time going in an eldritch horror direction set in the 1940s.

For the full-fledged games that are meant to be horror through-and-through, there was no shortage of options in 2015, and some of them managed to reach the same heights of last year's crop. It should go without saying that these are games best experienced alone, with the lights out and headphones on, or you lose a lot of the impact.

Soma

Coming from the same folks responsible for the Penumbra and the Amnesia games, you know you're in for something really messed up and genuinely creepy with Soma. While there aren't as many direct scares this time around with monsters actively trying to kill you, there is an overall sense of dread – and some really disturbing psychological horror – that propels this one forward. It's also always nice to see horror take a sci-fi bend rather than another supernatural or modern day focus, and fans of System Shock will be right at home here.

The lines get seriously blurred in Soma, in more ways than one.

Dying Light

Really delivering on the promise of open-world style horror that was hinted with past zombie titles, Dying Light puts the emphasis more on the “game” aspect in the genre of “horror games,” and is a ton of fast-paced fun once you get the controls down. That all changes when the sun drops below the horizon, though, as everything turns deadly and you have to carefully sneak your way back to safety, with the horror of the situation hitting home a little harder. Much like Dead Island, there are some issues with the gameplay, but overall this is a much better experience.

Until Dawn

Going a very different direction from either Soma or Dying Light is the interactive movie Until Dawn. You've heard this one before: a bunch of attractive and horny 20-somethings are about to spend the weekend in a remote cabin when something starts picking them off one by one. You may have seen it a hundred times in a slew of movies with diminishing returns, but you've never played it quite like this. The choice system brings to mind Heavy Rain while the subject matter is classic slasher horror to the max.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

After a spate of games that keep going further and further away from their roots, we did get another Resident Evil title this year, and that's usually a good thing for horror fans. While it's not Resident Evil 4 (and the series is probably never going to be that good again), the episodic Revelations 2 is still being received better than the last couple of entries. It's still more action-focused than fully survival horror, but switching between characters to use each of their skills is a fun mechanic, and you can now try the 1st episode for free on consoles.

The Park

Although not a big release by any stretch of the imagination, there was one indie game well worth mentioning in horror that saw release in October just in time for Halloween. Short and sweet, The Park isn't a lengthy experience, but it's an all-encompassing one that really draws you in and hits the psychological horror notes hard. Amusement parks are already pretty creepy, but abandoned ones at night are even more so, and this game will make you never want to go near another one again.

Yeah, don't go on the Ferris Wheel.

Early Access

The advent of early access titles through platforms like Steam has made it difficult to classify what year a game is actually released. If a title has been available in early access for all of 2015 (and half of 2014 or earlier...) and has been played by thousands, but won't be feature complete until 2016, what year does the game actually come out? The issue becomes more complex when you consider that some developers are just leaving their games in early access mode indefinitely, using the money of new purchases to fund additional features over time.

There's some interesting ethical considerations in this style of funding, since fans are essentially paying for demos that may never get finished, and overall it's more dicey and prone to fail than straight crowdfunding. We'll avoid those titles that have been abandoned or look on the verge of failing and instead focus on three prominent games this year featuring fairly frequent updates that appear to be nearing completion.

The Forest

The Forest has been in early access since May of 2014, and it shows a ton of potential; hopefully, the full and complete game is actually on the horizon. This one puts you as the only survivor of a plane crash in a huge forested area filled with seriously creepy cannibalistic creatures. It's basically a survival sim – you have to build shelter and craft objects – but with a horror theme. This one has the possibility to become great, if only it ever makes it out of alpha.

Layers Of Fear

Only having been in early access since August of this year, Layers Of Fear is already feeling more like a complete game, and it delivers the fear in spades. Putting you in the role of a painter who has just totally lost his mind, there is an amazing atmosphere and aura of menace to this whole game that's both unique and leans on classic tropes. If there's an early access horror game that seems destined for success in the near future, this one is it.

Everything about this game is as unsettling as the painting suggests

Darkwood

Having used the early access feature of Steam for more than a year now, Darkwood offers a completely different style than what you'd typically get from a horror game: it's a top-down, procedurally generated game. It sounds odd, but it works, and there are some truly creepy moments on display in what Darkwood has offered up so far.

Horror On The Wii U In 2015

Fatal Frame 5

Frequently an afterthought in this latest console generation, lately there have been a few reasons to dust off the not-so-old machine (most notably with the RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X just arriving). Horror fans actually have one very solid incentive to go the Nintendo route: Fatal Frame 5 finally landed in North America on the Wii U this year under the title Maiden Of Black Water.

If you aren't familiar with the series, those early Fatal Frame entries were terrifying before games really figured out they could be terrifying, and they are still worth playing today. Unfortunately, this one isn't getting nearly the love from fans as the earlier games (the Metacritic score is currently a very disappointing 67), but for Wii U gamers it's still worth giving a shot. Unfortunately, this is a digital-only title in North America, so don't expect to find it sitting on store shelves.

Get ready to see dead people!

The Forecast For Horror In 2016

Horror isn't slowing down anytime soon, and in fact it's a good bet the genre is going to significantly ramp up as VR devices like the Oculus Rift finally arrive for large scale use. While that's still a ways off, the closer 2016 already has a ton of fright-based games that look amazing.

Games originally forecast to arrive this year – like the black and white, noir horror title Dollhouse or the Clocktower reboot Nightcry – are going to be coming early 2016 and should make some great early year material.

Asymmetrical or co-op is also getting a bigger focus coming up soon, with games like Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age or Friday the 13th covering the cooperative front. If you want something really unique, be on the lookout for Perception, a horror title along the lines of Outlast or Amnesia that changes the formula by making you play as a blind character.

Co-op monster hunting action is on the horizon.

For a full look at what's coming, check out our list of the 11 most anticipated horror titles slated to arrive in the coming months here, and be sure to let us know what you thought of 2015's scary offerings.

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Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition release date announced https://www.gameskinny.com/gvjin/dying-light-the-following-enhanced-edition-release-date-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/gvjin/dying-light-the-following-enhanced-edition-release-date-announced Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:02:09 -0500 cdiponzia

Techland announced the official release date for Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition. It will be releasing for PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 9, 2016. 

During the announcement, Techland made some comments about how this special edition is not your everyday GOTY edition. The special edition will include the original story as well as the expansion. This expansion introduces a variety of new game mechanics, challenges and environments. The Following expansion adds a whole new story to the game, as well. It allows players to follow the untold story of Kyle Crane.

For those who already own the game, feel at ease. You will be able to get the new additions of this expansion for free!  

This new edition will have everything that is Dying Light compressed into one awesome special edition. It will have a variety of game modes, like Bozak Horde mode and Be the Zombie mode. If you are looking for a new, thrilling zombie survival game, Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition is a game you should look forward to!

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Techland does Halloween differently with Dying Light video https://www.gameskinny.com/ifhsc/techland-does-halloween-differently-with-dying-light-video https://www.gameskinny.com/ifhsc/techland-does-halloween-differently-with-dying-light-video Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:25:46 -0400 Travis Shuman

Dying Light started off 2015 the right way with a zombie-killing experience gamers only wished Dead Island could have been. An excessive amount of blood, guts, weapons, and oh-crap-it's-right-behind-me scares that kept your heart racing made Dying Light a game that the consumer loved. With high scores across the board and over 5 million units sold within it's first six months, Dying Light started to see additional content that continued to keep the game fresh and exciting. Even now, almost a year later, it's the sort of game that's remained on our shelves and minds.

Video game developer Techland has always made sure to interact with their fans and often send out messages to the community on things they're working on. It's no surprise then that Techland has posted a Halloween greeting today that definitely has its own unique flare.

What starts as a haunting scene of a zombie with a pumpkin on his head shambling towards a small house soon turns into you spitting your drink onto your keyboard as the home turns out to be the site of a zombie Halloween party, complete with a zombie DJ.

What originally looks to be a frightful video quickly becomes something else entirely. Techland has announced that during the week of Halloween, Dying Light will be 50% discounted on Steam across the globe. 

Community Manager Michal Napora also teases fans with a contest as a Halloween treat.

In the evening, fire up the game on Hard Mode, turn off all the lights in your room, put on some headphones and see how long you can survive at night without entering the safe zones. Then share your stories on our official social media channels with #GoodNightGoodFright. We’ll give away some cool digital goodies to the best entries next week.

It looks like it's time to jump back into the world of Dying Light this Halloween.

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