Basically, extreme hind and seek. I love this game. People will complain about some killers being too OP or trolling survivors being trolls. That all adds to the fun for me. No games ever really the same because you don't know how each other player play, which is bloody important! It's a challenge as both killer and survivor and it kind of feels like two games for one, which is nice.
While I generally love this game, I have a few warnings to those who are interested in buying it. The community can be toxic as hell. There's three basic types of toxicity. New players who are uninformed (not your fault) who do things the community considers bad manners. Experienced perfectionists. People who enjoy other's suffering. Higher learning curve than some expect. Learning survivor and killer perks is important regardless of what you main. Common tactics to avoid getting downed or looped. Prioritization/situational awareness. Where is everyone, what are they doing, what should you be doing?. Community slang. Matchmaking leaves a lot to be desired. Inexperienced paired with experienced... but in a "one gets dunked on" arrangement, not teaching. Sometimes (often) seems to be under the influence when making lobbies. wait.... ...... .............. .......................................... ....... times............................. ....... ............. ........ .... ..... HOWEVER, there's some pretty nifty things.... DLC characters can be unlocked through gameplay. It takes 9000 iridescent shards, which are gained through leveling one's account up. The Shrine of Secrets changes every week, and potentially has perks from DLC characters available. Folks who can't afford DLC can still get the characters & perks. Friends not required but make experience better. No in-game voice chat for survivors, some use Discord instead. In-game emotes used to communicate, as well as crouching. Relatively easy to find new friends if you're nice, most people who play survivor want full SWF crews. Replayable Wide variety of maps, characters, perks. Opportunity for a wide variety of play styles. Private or public matches for whatever your purpose, including goofing off. Lots of shenanigans Get waterboarded by puke Throw a flashlight rave Thiccness knows no morals or gender Overall, I'd recommend. Probably about a 8.5/10. Have not pooped my pants due to this game but have come close a time or two. Thanks, Ghost Face.
I'm a Grandma whose son is a streamer on here. After watching him and his friends and community for the last few months I decided to try the game. It's actually pretty fun! I've just played 5 games so far, so I have a lot to learn but I'm hanging in there. haha.
I die inside every time I launch it and I hate myself
I recommend this game if you're playing with friends.I have an intense love/hate relationship with Dead by Daylight, and I feel as though I've logged enough hours into it to write a fair review. If you're just here wondering if the community is as toxic as everyone says it is ... well, yes, it is. I wouldn't say it's any more or less toxic than the communities you'd find in CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite, etc. ... but post-game chat can definitely frighten off a new player.If you're new to the game, I highly recommend playing it with one or more experienced friends who can coach you. If you don't have a thick skin or much patience, playing solo right off the bat will likely make you rage quit. That being said, a lot of people will only have fun with DbD if they're playing with friends. And that's okay and completely fair. The basis of 4v1 gameplay is cooperation, and you can't guarantee that a random is going to have your back.There was a period where I took this game very seriously, and it ruined it for me for a while. After taking a break, I came back and swore I'd only play it for fun anymore, disconnecting the second I felt myself getting even slightly salty or competitive (EDIT ~ I can't even believe that I have to say this, but I'll take partial blame for it because of my wording. After someone took the time to go to my profile and flame me for this review instead of commenting right below where I could actually respond, I felt the need to clarify that I did not mean that I disconnect in-game. I'll finish a match and quit playing. I'll admit that "disconnect" wasn't the correct word, and I should've just said "stop playing". You could've said that instead of just criticizing me altogether when you've never played with me. Truly, the toxicity over the wording I'm leaving here in my review proves how right I am about the community, eh? But anyone who has spent time playing DbD knows it all-too-well.)I'm a survivor main, but I enjoy playing killer every once in a while. I think it's extremely important for every DbD player to experience playing killer. You'll have toxicity in-game and post-game when you're a survivor, but there's really nothing that can prepare you for post-game chat when you're the killer. I tend to minimize the chat so I don't see it, or I change my username to something friendly (which no one should have to do, but I'm a lover, not a fighter). While playing killer can help thicken your skin against the community, it's really helpful in learning to be a better teammate while playing survivor. There's also a killer for everyone. While I want to be the best with every killer in the game, I've succumbed to the fact that it's just not a possibility for me and tried every killer until I found one that matched my play style.I do have a lot of gripes about the developers, as do most players. Every update seems to fix something but break something else. Server lag is atrocious, and, lately, matchmaking is a complete joke (you're supposed to be matched with players on your skill level, but it's really not unusual to be shoved into a lobby with players way below or way above your skill level anymore). Certain perks are broken, hitboxes are BS, and you'll be kicked from lobbies, menus, and matches, requiring you to have to restart the game completely.There are kind and gentle players in this game, and they're honestly the ones who kept me around when I first started playing. I'll never forget my first time playing killer in a public match. I was nervous and played terribly. Post-game chat, a more experienced player encouraged me: "You're a good killer - just watch your tracking." They hung around and gave me some advice for practicing. Granted, every post-game after that was toxic ... but that energized me enough to keep trying. I try to reciprocate that to newer players when I can.
More toxic fanbase than Dota.10/10
Dead by Daylight is a very fun and sometimes toxic as hell 1 Killer vs 4 Survivor survival horror game with unique and interesting mechanics.Each Killer has their own unique power and playstyle to it and each Survivors and Killer will have teachable perks that can be unlocked in their own individual progression bloodweb to "teach" the perks to other characters you own to let the players to be able to create their own build and perk combos.-Game Objective-Survivors:-The goal of the game for the Survivors is to repair generators around the map to open the exit gates and escape the trial.Survivors can bring items that are beneficial to their survival like flashlight to blind the killer momentarily,med-kit to heal yourself/other survivors,and using the environment to escape from the killer's chase by dropping pallets to stun the killer,and looping the killer to waste time so that other survivors can help complete other objectives in the meantime.Killer:-The Killer will need to use their own power and scratch marks/blood trails left by survivors to track and down the survivors and hooking them to sacrifice them to the entity and ultimately preventing the Survivors from escaping the trials.A hooked survivor will not be able to escape unless saved by a teammate or successfully unhooking themselves from the hook with a 4% chance or by using other perks.Pre-conclusion mini-rant:-Sometimes some players are going to be pretty toxic when playing dbd,there are some players who uses map exploits,teaming up with the killer,sandbagging, BM'ing or insulting others in the post game chat,and as a newbie killer,when matched against good survivors will be very frustrating as u will feel helpless against some god loops and tiles that u simply cant counter while you slowly see ur gens being rushed by other survivors and just feel like you cant do anything....but,theres no other way other than to git gud,develop better mentality and gamesense to counter the gap between.no matter how much ranting I did,I still love and enjoy playing dbd<3Conclusion:-Dead by Daylight is a very good game to play with friends or by urself,and if u enjoy this type of survival horror game or being indecisive on whether or not you should get it,I'd say give it a try and make that decisive strike! 8/10 Recommended.
A great way to make friends as killer in this game is to run the perk "Hex: No One Escapes Death." After I started using it, I got plenty of friend requests!