There are precisely one billionty video games out there that ask you to imagine what it would be like to survive the zombie apocalypse. But it's rare to find one that makes the setting feel like anything more than just morbid fun or creepy explorations. It's hard to inspire genuine, adrenaline-rushing fear. The kind of fear where you're playing not for the multiplayer, the challenge or the completionist gamer in you, but to actually survive. And when I was rushing into the outstretched hands of some fellow survivors back at our base in Dying Light, zombies trailing behind me, I felt the kind of relief you can only know after a true rush of fear.
We already know a little bit about Dying Light. We know it sounds a lot like Dead Island with some elements of parkour in it. And we've been told that the day/night cycle makes a big impact on how you'll be playing the game, but we haven't seen too much of just how terrifying that can get.