Dying Light 2 in the test: Thats why its not the masterpiece – now with video

Brutal action, role-playing elements, a harmonious OpenWorld and above all, tons of zombies. With these ingredients Techland proved a good nose eleven years ago, Dead Iceland emerged then as a real surprise hit. Since then, the Polish team clearly has more ambitious goals set, the announcement of Dying Light 2 made 2018 a stir. But the trend is not round, the zombie epic disappeared over the years literally into oblivion. Well, after a long silence, and several postponements, the action RPG is yet become ready and we clarify the test whether it can meet the high expectations.

(Buy now) Dying Light 2 builds significantly on the indexed predecessors and refines the formula rather instead to reinvent: You are back in an open city on the road that you are allowed to explore the FreeRunner style. Additionally, we are again hearty dogfighting against zombie hordes and brutal bandits. And then there are the RPG elements such as level rises, collect loot, crafting and so on – all this should be a household name Techland connoisseurs. The largest and most important innovation is but the story that wants to score with exciting choices and dramatic effects.

Table of Contents

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1.1. Villedor: Life in the City of the Dead

1.2. Light and shadow

1.3. Less is sometimes more

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2.1. Mirror’s Edge says hello

2.2. Cries at night

2.3. Man, anger not me!

2.4. Weapons: Was that all?

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3.1. Craft as a laborious task

3.2. Lame prey, good prey

3.3. German speaker, German censorship

3.4. Co-op for four players

3.5. Bugs, patches and performance

3.6. view in the future

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Advance the developers also had a whopping 500 hours playing time announced. And even if this value is utter nonsense, the zombie action RPG falls gratifying extensive. A co-op mode is also on board and Dying Light 2 seems to make matters worse in Germany even in a slightly cut version. For our tests were the lot of stumbling blocks, so we have played Dying Light 2 two times, different story decisions tried out, while more than 100 hours put into the game.

UPDATE: The test video is here !
Our test to Dying Light 2 is now also available with extra-large video review. On our YouTube channel you can watch the contribution in view 4K resolution. We also have on the third item page nor a video graphics comparison for you.

Villedor: Life in the City of the Dead

light and shade

By the end of the main quest, however, also significant criticisms show. Above all, an inappropriate villain, we have bought his motivation at any time properly. Also, the final act is rather disappointing, the finale we found to be unsatisfactory (in spite of several possible endings). From time to time we also had the impression as if actually more planned, the authors and had between cross out or evaporate together a few things. Although the main quest maintains despite everything still good, but just does not meet the high expectations that it arouses in its first hours of play.

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Dying Light 2 in the test (PC) [Source: PC Games]

Less is sometimes more

In addition to the approximately 25-hour long main quest’s even a huge load side quests that you solve at will or ignore can – in our season we had, in fact never get the impression that the side quests have any significant impact. Even here, though must always small decisions are made and know you learn dozens of different characters. So not bad! Unfortunately, there’s also some real studs but, for example, when a side quest revolves around two women who bicker around hair washing. Or if we deliver quite meaningful exempt food. Or if we need to raise for a painter rare zombie blood, just because he finds the color so pretty. This has simply inappropriate and bites with the rest of the game that is more serious topics.

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