Parents' Guide to

Dying Light Platinum Edition

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Overpriced bundle of violent zombie killing cult classic.

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The Best Zombie Experience

This game is an undisputable masterpiece. Debatably the best zombie game of all time. The story can be a bit wonky at times but other than that this game is near perfect. DLC's and community content that will seemingly never end. The DLC the following adds a CAR, a car in a first person parkour zombie game. You can upgrade your car throughout the DLC's story and speaking of the story, there is an ending where you set off a nuke and blow up the world. This is all you could ever ask for, Good Night, Good Luck

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As fans get ready for the upcoming release of Dying Light 2: Stay Human in late 2021, Techland is revisiting the original with an outrageous bundle that has an equally outrageous price. The Dying Light Platinum Edition has a platinum retail price tag of $100 and comes packed with the original version of the game, four expansions, and a total of 17 cosmetic additions that have all been previously released since the game's 2015 debut. While that might seem like a good value at first glance, that value drops considerably once you realize that the Dying Light Anniversary Edition, released six months earlier, includes the same base game and four expansion packs (as well as a couple of those cosmetic packs) for less than half the price.

When Dying Light was first released, it quickly gained a following by elevating itself above other survival horror games with a mix of first-person shooting, parkour movement, and a day/night cycle that amped up both the difficulty and the tension. The expansions added some more meat to the game's story, a couple of extra maps, and, in the case of the Hellraid expansion, a wholly different, fantasy-themed adventure. These are all fun additions to the base game and must-haves for fans. But that makes this Platinum Edition all the more mind-boggling. Fans of the game are likely to already own it on their platform of choice, along with any expansions and cosmetics that piqued their interest. Meanwhile, newcomers are still best served picking up the base game or even the Anniversary Edition to jump into the game and pocket a hefty savings in the process.

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