Parents' Guide to

Deadlight: Director's Cut

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Challenging, scary test of reflexes in a zombie wasteland.

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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

age 16+

Decent Limbo-esque game with some gore.

Cutscenes are watercolored(ish) yet contain some violent bloody imagery from time to time like how the hero shoots his zombified wife in the beggining and 2 soldiers taking axes to the head and neck (very bloody). Some gruesome mutilated bodies scene lying around environments, blood on walls. A few uses of F and S word. Atmosphere good. Gameplay solid if not particularly standout. Cutscene artwork is rather crude and lackluster (looks like rejected storyboards for The Walking Dead).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

By using a unique, visual style that casts you, the world, and your enemies in silhouette, this side-scrolling platformer set during a zombie apocalypse manages to be both scary and invigorating. In the game, you have to make your way through the zombie-filled streets of Seattle, which often means taking detours across rooftops, through abandoned buildings, and even into the underground. But while you do a lot of running, jumping, and climbing -- as well as some zombie killing -- what sets this apart from other virtual obstacle courses is that the game is all played in silhouette, which not only gives it a scary vibe but is also often used to great effect, such as when you jump onto the ledge of an apartment building only to have it revealed that there's a zombie inside. Unfortunately, the shadowy visuals can also sometimes be a problem, such as when you can't tell that you're supposed to climb through a fence that's been cut. The director's cut also adds a shallow and redundant mode called Survival where you use a variety of weapons to face off against waves and waves of zombies. Still, even with these minor issues, Deadlight: Director's Cut is still a scary good time.

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