The Bozak Horde Review
Dying Light is the latest zombie bashing game to have hit consoles. Having enjoyed the original release, I was fairly excited to give the latest DLC pack, The Bozak Horde, a shot. The final and largest content pack to hit Dying Light season pass holders, The Bozak Horde places players in a demented sort of game lead by the psycho known as ‘Bozak’. Forced to fight insanely hard waves of enemies, defuse bombs, and show off your parkour skills, the DLC is easily the most challenging thing to hit Dying Light since release.
You access the new content by simply using one of the new Bozak posters scattered about the city. This will bring you, and hopefully your friends, to the stadium where all this madness will take place.
Upon arrival you’ll find yourself stripped of all your weapons and items, which is annoying for some who have built their favourite zombie-slaying tool, but the act of scavenging the arena for weapons and health is part of the challenge.
The missions consist of basic horde mode style waves and the old bomb defuse timed challenges, both of which I found extremely boring and, in general, not very fun. Luckily it mixes these up with some decently fun parkour challenges. While time is beyond precious in these modes when played solo, if done with friends you have a bit more room for error, as you could easily split up and complete objectives simultaneously. Suggesting the content only be played with co-op partners is a massive understatement. While it is possible to complete alone, it’s extremely tough and really not much fun.
Sadly the player never meets the infamous Bozak, unless you count watching him on a monitor as meeting. I was also rather disappointed that he himself wasn’t a boss. In fact, the DLC adds zero new enemies and that feels rather lazy and cheap in my personal opinion. The entire DLC can be completed in about two hours, depending on skill. Whether that is worth the ten dollar price tag is up to you.
If you are just dying for more Dying Light content, then give this DLC a go. Otherwise I’d wait for a sale or just skip it all together. The Bozak Horde doesn’t add enough content for me to justify a purchase for anyone other than the die-hard fans. If you’re a season pass owner, then you’ve already paid for this, so I hope you like it!