Set in an apocalyptic 1986, Deadlight tells the tale of Randall Wayne, an introverted and slightly paranoid survivor trying to rejoin his loved ones in a world torn apart by zombies. From the destroyed streets of Seattle, through the crumbled underbelly of the city’s sewers, and the remnants of a forgotten stadium, you’ll search for the haven known as the ‘safe point’. Through tense platforming and life-threatening zombie encounters, you must choose to use your few bullets to decimate the undead or utilize your surroundings to sneak past them and hide. Combat isn’t always the answer, especially against those known as ‘shadows’, the walking, undead remains of the human race.
I'm picky when it comes to video games in general, I live and breath Final Fantasy and Fallout but many games tend to lose me very quickly. Deadlight did the rare thing and kept me hooked for DAYS. The game feels like a mix of The Walking Dead and the gameplay of Abe's Odyssey. It took me back to playing the Oddworld games with it's sidescroll style layout and the frustrating at times puzzles which are so very rewarding once you complete them. This is one of the best zombie games I have played since Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition. The story is heartbreaking at times, the characters are well rounded and the fact the you have to SURVIVE instead of just shooting the living crap out of zombies.
Deadlight is also a great jump into game when you have a spare 15 minutes to spare due to the multiple auto saves, which also helps when you keep dying on the same bloody puzzle over and over again.
A great game which is definitely worth a buy!