Dying Light 2 – Only you hold the power to change the city’s fate

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15 years have passed since humanity lost its battle with an unforgiving virus. Years of death and decay, of violence and gore.

You’ve been in the midst of it, living as an infected survivor in the last great human settlement. But now society is on the brink of collapse, and only you hold the power to change its fate.

Just another zombie game? I don’t think so.

This is the setting for Dying Light 2, a first-person, open-world action game developed by the same team that gave us Dead Island. It has first been announced at E3 in 2018, and the hype only grew larger ever since.

This year we’ve seen 30 minutes of gameplay and I must say: No, it’s definitely not another zombie game.

By day, the city is torn apart by the permanent conflict between peacekeepers and the rebels. By night, it’s the stage of a survival game against the abominations created by the virus.

You play as Aiden Caldwell, a man of humble beginnings who is given simple tasks, at first. Side with the peacekeepers or the rebels? Make your choice, act accordingly and see how the consequences literally change the city and the narrative.

There are hundreds of possible scenarios, each requiring your personal touch and hard sacrifices. But unlike any other zombie game, Dying Light 2 gives you complete freedom in your actions. You must face the horrors of the decaying society while trying to live with the consequences of your actions.

All in an amazingly designed open world, in which your extraordinary agility and brutal combat skills allow you to jump, climb on buildings, fight to the death and manage to survive. Sometimes.

Surviving is more fun when you’re not alone.

Dying Light 2 allows you to go through all the campaigns in an up to four-player co-op. You can either host your own games or join others. And given how every choice influences the world around you, this gives you the unique opportunity of seeing what the world could have been.

You bring your own experience in an entirely new perspective of the moulded society. You can then make choices along with the other players and see the world thrive or collapse.

When can we start making bad choices?

Right now in real life.

If you mean in-game, Dying Light 2 is expected to be released in the Spring of 2020 and it will be available for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. In the meantime, you can check out its trailer here and the first campaign here.

The first Dying Light was a masterpiece and right now things are looking amazing for Dying Light 2. It will be an instant purchase for horror games fans, but also for those who enjoy an impeccable story set in an ever-changing, open world.

The hype has been set, all we have to do is impatiently wait and see if Dying Light 2 delivers what it promised.

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