Dead by Daylight Darkness Among Us - PlayStation 4 Review

Let The Legion in

Game Info:

  • System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Developer: Behaviour Interactive
  • Release Date: December 11, 2018

Who it Caters to

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Dead by Daylight has continued to pump out new killers, survivors and updates since its release back in 2016. Further proving their support for this incredible title, Dead by Daylight creators Behaviour Interactive have released yet another DLC in the form of Darkness Among Us. Introducing The Legion as the new killer and a new survivor named Jeff Johansen, Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us seems to be another worthwhile entry. However, is this update/DLC worth your time and money? We’re about to answer that for you if you scroll on down and begin our review of Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us!

What to Expect

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With this latest DLC, Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us releases several new additions in the form of a new killer, new survivor, new perks, a new map and a laundry list of updates. While the updates change the visuals and alter the UI for Dead by Daylight, the update is free and doesn’t require the new Darkness Among Us DLC. Fans will find plenty of new ways to play as they experiment with The Legion and his/her special abilities all while testing out their survivability with Jeff. Those who have needed some new content for Dead by Daylight should be quite intrigued by this new DLC.


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Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us unleashes a new killer—or killers—as well as a new survivor. The Legion is the new killer who has 4 souls within one who have entered the world of The Entity. Jeff Johansen is the new survivor whose journey back to his hometown causes him to also join in The Entity’s realm. Players will need to master these new characters each with their strengths and weaknesses. The darkness returns once more…


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Way back in 2016, we here at Honey’s Anime reviewed Dead by Daylight and had much to say about the survival horror game that infused multiplayer aspects as a main selling point. While we didn’t think the game was perfect, we loved Dead by Daylight’s ideas and gameplay and hoped as time went by, the game would be updated to fix its glaring issues. Now in 2018—two whole years later—we have seen this small indie developed game rise with constant updates and new killers/survivors being introduced in monthly bursts. We arrive again to one of those said DLC pieces in the form of Darkness Among Us. We’ve been playing the new killer and survivor for a few days now and have much to say about both of them. Plus, since Dead by Daylight got a new update, we figured to briefly mention that as well. Thus, the only way to inform you all of our thoughts is make a review and that’s what we’re looking at right now as we review Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us for the PS4!

First, we mentioned above that the update for Dead by Daylight only coincides with the release of the Darkness Among Us DLC. Thus, our review will reflect the update but won’t be a main focus either. What we really wish to talk about is the new killer and the survivor as well as the new map. Equally, we will discuss the pros and cons of each element to share with you readers our thoughts on the DLC as a whole. With that out of the way, let’s begin by talking about the killer The Legion!

The Legion, since their conception—in case you haven’t realized The Legion is a multitude of souls in one body—has been met with some rather harsh commentary. When the CTB—Closed Test Beta—released on the PC The Legion was talked about immensely as a weak killer due to their power known as Feral Frenzy not being particularly strong. In our minds after numerous play sessions with The Legion in the now full release of the DLC, we agree and disagree with the public. The good about The Legion is that Feral Frenzy alongside some of the new perks—such as Discordance—have the ability to truly test survivors’ and their chase skills. We loved The Legion’s ability to vault over pallets and windows to keep the chase feeling very intense and not prone to the usual stop and go it leads to when pallets are dropped in front of a normal killer. The Legion has the skills to go far with Feral Frenzy but his/her weakness comes into fruition when you play against high ranked players…

While we’re not the highest rank ourselves in Dead by Daylight, we’ve played and bested Ranks 1-5 with various killers in the past. The problem with The Legion is that their Feral Frenzy power comes with a high cost. When a player is hit by the attack, they don’t go down in two hits like normal. Feral Frenzy puts upon the player a new status affect called Deep Wound but it requires three hits to down a player and it can be healed to make it useless if you decide to keep using Feral Frenzy. This makes The Legion incredibly weak against players who know how to hide when the chase begins and equally are good at outsmarting a killer. As of right now, we agree with the masses that The Legion needs buffs to make their attacks do more damage even when Feral Frenzy is on.

As far as the new survivor and map goes, we truly have no complaints with either. Jeff is a capable survivor with his new perks and the map itself is a truly cool sight to see. Known as Mount Ormond Resort, this wintery hell places a lot of emphasis on hiding in plain sight. Unlike the darker maps, Mount Ormond Resort is actually well lit with its snow fields and it can make even the best survivors be outed if they don’t hide using lockers or the maps various structures. We do think Jeff could be a bit of an overpowered survivor due to his ability to destroy hooks when he is taken off of them or is rescued off them, as well as his ability to see survivors that heal him or rescue him. However, these perks don’t seem to be game breaking and we feel they just add a new caveat for killers to deal with.

Lastly, we figured to mention a bit of what’s good about the new update that released simultaneously with Darkness Among Us. On the pros side, we love the visual overhaul of the game’s engine which makes characters look sharper and adds a bit of brightness to all the maps in general. The negative though is that we’ve noticed several game bugs since the update. Survivors have been able to trap lock killers if they stun them with pellets and we’ve seen survivors glide on the floor with no animation making hitting them a chore. Aside from that, we’ve seen a lot more disconnects as of late, but these could be due to players rage quitting more often than in previous play sessions. Overall, we think the improvements with the update far outweigh the issues but hope some minor tweaks come sooner rather than later.

Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

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Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us introduces a rather intriguing new killer and powerful survivor as well as a new map that makes for a nice new piece of DLC. We also loved the major UI and graphical improvements that come free with the update. While The Legion needs some big updates—and we mean updates—we’ve seen other killers have weak starts to eventually become more enjoyable as time goes by…with the exception of The Nightmare. Jeff, meanwhile, is a great new survivor who truly earns his moniker of survivor with his powerful new perks. Overall, Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us is a nice piece of DLC and shows Behaviour really wants to keep new content coming for its players. Now we just pray they update some of the glitches we’ve encountered as they can be rather annoying.

Honey's Pros:

  • The Legion’s new power/perks offer some intriguing new gameplay styles
  • New survivor (Jeff) is really strong with some rather cool perks
  • New updates improve a lot of the elements of the game
  • Great new map that offers a strong new environment to master
  • Once again a great price of admission

Honey's Cons:

  • Minor glitches here and there since the update
  • The Legion needs some major improvements to make him a stronger killer despite his potential

Honey's Final Verdict:

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Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us’ new killer isn’t the best new killer out there, but he/she does have a lot of potential. With some updates and improvements, The Legion might be a strong killer but as of right now he’s lacking in the chase. We’re confident in Behaviour though as they never truly disappoint us and tend to listen to their players. That being said, we still recommend downloading Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us as it’s a nice price and offers Jeff, who kicks some serious butt, as a survivor. Are you playing Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us? Comment down below your thoughts—both good and bad—so we can hear from you readers out there. Be sure to keep stuck to our hive for more game reviews and articles courtesy of us here at Honey’s Anime.

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