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Dying Light - Bozak Horde Review


The Bozak Horde is the third and last piece of downloadable content for the Dying Light season pass. The DLC introduces the character Bozak who puts the player through a number of different trials including parkour, kills, and scavenge challenges. Can you survive the horde?

Developer: Techland
Publisher: Warner Bros Entertainment
Genre: Action/Adventure
Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Copy provided by publisher
Let the game begin

The Bozak Horde is a co-op focused arena style mode where players take on increasingly difficult timed challenges orchestrated by a psychopath named Bozak. The new mode is located in the Harran Stadium and begins with a Saw like introduction from the man himself.

There are twenty trials in total including timed parkour challenges, kill challenges, bomb defusals, and a few miscellaneous challenges.While I was able to complete all twenty challenges in solo, the mode really should be played with friends. A great deal of the challenges have you running around chasing down enemies, or trying to find the correct bomb location to defuse it. In solo, time is really of the essence. But in co-op, teammates would be able to split up to complete the objectives much faster.


At the start of Bozak's Horde, your inventory is completely empty. Weapons and medkits have to be scavenged during gameplay to survive. Although you won't have your badass weapon from the main game, there are plenty of Exceptionally Rare and Legendary weapons to pick up after completing challenges. Being forced to find new gear adds to the difficulty of the mode which I actually appreciate. It wouldn't have been as fun if I was able to use my one-hit katana through the entire mode.

Bozak himself is the man behind the scenes. Playing the Jigsaw role, he directs you to your next objective, taunts when you fail, and is only ever seen on a television screen. It was a little disappointing that he didn't show up to fight against for the final challenge. Instead your tasked with killing a Demolisher, a difficult enemy for sure but nothing you haven't seen in the main game.


The Bozak Horde is a fun expansion to Dying Light that brings a much need co-op focused element to the game. The trails are difficult and Bozak is an interesting character that should have been in the main campaign. Players are rewarded with the Bozak Bow upon completing the mode which can then be used during regular gameplay. Newcomers and veterans alike can enjoy this new Dying Light experience. The only question is, can you survive?

Summary:
+ Cooperative focus
+ Bozak Bow
+ Challenge variety
+ Difficulty
- Location
- Not being able to fight Bozak

Score: 7.5/10 "Good"

What I Played: 7 playthroughs of Bozak's Horde in solo while completing all 20 trails once.
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