Dying Light was one of 2015’s best games and five years on, it still holds strong. In it, you play as Kyle Crane, an undercover operative working for the GRE (Government Relief Effort). Crane is sent into the city of Harran, which has been quarantined due to a breakout of a zombie plague, and he’s tasked with securing document that could ruin the GRE’s reputation should it leak. Not long after his arrival in Harran, Crane realises that the GRE may not have the city’s best interest in mind and has to choose between his job and helping the Harran survivors.
Dying Light feels like a mash-up of three games: it’s like Resident Evil, Far Cry and Mirror’s Edge all rolled into one thanks to its open world, horror, and parkour elements respectively. That’s obviously a winning formula.