2015's Dying Light flew under the radar, for the most part. Written off as yet another zombie game in a year saturated with such brilliant titles as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 4, and Batman: Arkham Knight, Dying Light's run was largely unremarkable. Which is a shame, because it is one of the most lovingly crafted games in recently memory.
Dying Light included two huge open-world maps, consistently added free DLC, developed one of the most expansive paid DLC offerings ever, and featured an incredibly addicting online multiplayer mode, to say nothing of the stellar combat, traversal, and setting.
It came as a bit of a shock when a sequel was announced at the 2018 E3. Dying Light 2 looks like an incredibly ambitious title, featuring branching choice narratives and faction warfare. All of this sounds like a recipe for a truly incredible game that finally gets its due.
However, the original game had its own set of flaws, all of which should be addressed to make it the fully realised masterpiece that it definitely has the potential to be.