Daylight is a survival horror game developed by Zombie Studios and published by Atlus. Daylight is available for PlayStation 4 and PC. This release has been created using the Unreal Engine 4, and it is the first title of this category to use it. Nevertheless, the critics have not been kind in their reviews, in this sense. It is true that textures and details of Daylight are amazing, but that is all. In regards to illumination, shadows, lights, etc. this release is a bit limited. The scenarios are generic; you will not distinguish between one room and another since they are more or less the same, all along the adventure.
The plot of Daylight has also been criticized because of the lack of interest it stirs in the player. Moreover, the critics are right; the storyline begins with all the horror games' usual topics. You wake up alone in an abandoned hospital, etcetera, etcetera, and etcetera. But that is all, there aren't any interesting twists, such as a charismatic main character. In fact, the protagonist is a girl named Sarah whose story is unknown. You will not know why she is in the hospital until the very end, and indeed, the final "surprise" is not a surprise at all, as it is quite predictable once you start putting two and two together.
Nevertheless, I will not judge this release by the graphics or the plot, I will judge Daylight by the feeling of fear it causes as you play. And, ladies and gentlemen, at this point, the guys of Zombie Studios have done it very well. When playing, you will see nothing more than a few steps in front of you. Your only light is what your smartphone provides you with, and it is not too much. This way, the feeling of claustrophobia and oppression is present throughout the whole game.
Once you download and play Daylight, your main objective will be in finding all the remnants (kinds of notes that are scattered throughout the different scenarios) that there are in the level. If you manage to collect all of them without being annihilated by a gloomy spirit, you will have to go to a room with some runes in the floor. This room will give you some objects (a doll, a teddy bear, a bible...) that will grant you the access to another level. If, on the contrary, you find a ghost and she (yes, she, they are all witches) murders you, you will lose all the remnants you had and the level will start again. In addition, do not think that you will have to follow your own steps because the levels are procedurally generated, and this means that you are never going to play the same scenario twice.
Your only light is what your smartphone provides you with, and it is not too much
However, I have good news for you; you can "fight" the witches. In your journey inside the hospital and the surrounding area, you can collect glowsticks and flares. Glowsticks are easy to find, and they are very useful since they show the remnants that are a bit more hidden. You can carry just four of them, but if you know where they are, you can go back and refuel every time you want. Flares are far more useful but far more difficult to find. They serve to make the ghosts go to hell for a while, and they give you time to run away from them. They can be found in several places in the levels, but you cannot refuel; if you collect a flare, it will not be found in the same place to collect it again.
Daylight Full Version Features
Here you can read the main features of Daylight:
- Procedurally generated levels: you will not play the same locations twice
- Simple gameplay: it consists of just collecting items and unlocking levels (and survival of course)
- Good graphics: there are lots of details and textures, but all the levels are quite similar to each other
- Compatible with Twitch: you are free to share your game with people all over the world when playing
- Terrifying atmosphere: the darkness and strange noises will give you the goosebumps
If you liked this release and you want to know more about Daylight before you download this horror game to your PC, feel free to visit the official Daylight website .
In this section, you can find the minimum system requirements that your PC needs to correctly download and play this horror videogame.
- Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later
- Processor: @ 2.3 GHz
- RAM Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: compatible with DirectX 11
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 11
- Hard Drive Space: 5 GB free on your PC