Taking all of us by surprise from pretty much out of nowhere with its own unique take on action, Techland's Dying Light learnt from all the wrongs of Dead Island and delivered an incredible fusion of Mirror's Edge and Dead Rising. What helps Dying Light is how expertly it flips between empowering and crippling the player. Homemade weapons and brutal melee combat make the daytime a blood-spattered joy, while the onset of night time has players screaming across rooftops from the terrifying Volatiles.
Drop in / drop out co-op at its finest, this elevated Dying Light from standard open-word adventure to raucous gang-fight. There’s nothing quite like taking to the streets of Harran with three mates, ready to cause some carnage. Once terrifying foes become easy beatdowns as the chaos is multiplied fourfold. Be prepared for bizarre moments of introspection as you deliver a group kicking to a floor bound foe though; Dying Light is brutally fun.
By day Dying Light was a laugh a minute breeze. By night it's a terrifying sprint through pitch black streets as ultra-fast, extremely dangerous Volatiles hunt you down in packs. Few games devolve from stealthy shenanigans to flights of terror quite so effectively has Dying Light.