Dying Light 2: Stay Human on Android
Dying Light 2 is a realistic take on the zombie-killing videogame genre, developed by Techland, which is played by many. If you feel like diving into an RPG zombie-slasher, aside from playing it on the popular platforms, the game has a Mobile app for Android and can be enjoyed on your smartphone. The choice-based conversation system provides some complexity and engagement value to the gameplay. The parkour action, which is the game’s main draw, promises a very engaging, solid, and breath-taking experience.
Humanity has fallen to a contemporary Dark Ages lifestyle after losing the war against the virus and is on the verge of extinction as the streets are overrun by zombies. New characters, locations, and a dynamic storyline is what takes the players on an engaging journey.
You play as the pilgrim Aiden Caldwell, who is set out to find his long-lost sister Mia. Flashbacks reveal that Waltz, an evil doctor, was in charge of an underground research operation involving the siblings. At this first level of the game, the characters and storyline are both quite basic, however, if you play for another 30 minutes, Aiden ultimately reaches the center of Old Villedor. The action of the game takes place in this busy and isolated city. Small pockets of humans are scattered all over the landscape. They are busy with day-to-day errands as well as keeping an eye out for zombies and enemies at night.
The decisions you make in the game have a direct effect on your experience, but many of the subplots can only proceed in one direction, regardless of the dialogues you choose.
Once Aiden’s skill tree is complete, the journey across the zombie world is no longer monotonous, as you may now engage in a variety of dangerous missions and take breath-taking leaps over buildings. At some point in the game, you can get around quickly with paragliders and grappling hooks.
Crafting new weapons like grenades and Molotov cocktails is a great motivation to go through the cupboards for more resources. As you advance through the game, you may also increase your crafting recipes to craft more powerful weapons, healing packs, and lockpicks.
The combat mechanics give you a lot of options to fine-tune. You may dodge oncoming attacks, leap over an attacker to avoid them, and dropkick unsuspecting opponents into spike fences. As a bonus, you may patch a spark mod that not only boosts your weapon’s durability but also adds electricity to your homemade equipment, allowing you to shock your enemies with each hit. Also, a well-placed Molotov cocktail or an ignited gas cylinder may set a dozen infected fire and cause mayhem.
In the dark of night, the undead develop incredible power and speed, stalking you across rooftops and biting into your guts, so many are afraid to venture out after sundown. In Dying Light 2, Techland has implemented “Dark Zones”, which aim to encourage players to go exploring at night. The heliophobic zombie hordes hide in dark buildings during the day, making entering there quite difficult. Returning at night, though, will let you go right into the nests and retrieve the valuable treasure.
Visuals and Sound
Dying Light 2’s visuals are colorful and realistic. It’s the sunset that truly captures the imagination with its long shadows and glow. This is in contrast to the original game’s drab colors, where nothing popped out and everything was drenched in grey. UV lights in safehouses are able to catch any dust or fog in their path during nighttime, giving the setting a sense of authenticity.
The steampunk, low-synth tunes that play as you’re being hunted by swarms of zombies are some of the best in the game’s ambient music library. Running around in circles and teasing them with your parkour skills gives you that adrenaline rush.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human looks to be Techland’s attempt to produce the best zombie game ever, or at least the most complete and detailed one. A paraglider, a day/night cycle that affects gameplay, a complex branching plot, and rich RPG mechanics make this the zombie game that has it all. It’s almost astonishing how perfectly everything works together. And what is even better is that you can play the game on your Android. Keep on reading to learn how.
Can you play Dying Light 2 on Android?
You can play Dying Light 2 on Android, but to do that, you will need to stream the game to the mobile device rather than download it there. You can stream and play Dying Light 2 on Android are via cloud gaming and hardware streaming.
A game as big as Dying Light is expected to not be available for any sort of mobile platform, which makes it impossible to download and play the game on an Android device. This, however, doesn’t mean that it’s totally impossible to play Dying Light on Android, you’d just have to use a different method known as game streaming. Just as there are video streaming services like Netflix and Disney +, there are also game streaming services that you can use to stream any game that’s in their libraries to a wide selection of devices, including Android smartphones and tablets. Using such as service is one way to stream Dying Light 2 to your Android device. There’s also another option, and it involves streaming the game via a PC that you have access to and that has and can Run Dying Light 2. Both of those options will be explained to you down below, so give a try the following instructions if you want to play Dying Light 2 on Android.
How to play Dying Light 2 on Android
To play Dying Light 2 on Android, you will need to stream the game to your Android device. There are two ways to stream and play Dying Light 2 on Android – via a cloud gaming service and by streaming the game from your own PC.
While both methods can let you play Dying Light 2 on Android, they have some important differences that make them useful in different situations. The cloud gaming method is the one we’d typically recommend – the only requirements there are to have a fast (50mbps +) Internet connection and to be subscribed to the streaming service you’d like to use. If those conditions are met, you’d be able to play the game on your phone/tablet at any time, from anywhere. The downside is that almost all cloud streaming services are paid (most have affordable monthly fees).
With the hardware (PC) streaming method, in addition to having a stable and fast Internet, you must also have a PC that can run Dying Light 2 and that has the game installed on it. Additionally, you’d need to stay close to the PC while playing from your Android phone/tablet because both devices will need to be connected to the same network.
Now that you know the main differences between the two options, here is how to use them for playing Dying Light 2 on Android. Before you try either of the following methods, however, remember that you must already own the game on Steam or Epic Games Store to be able to play it.
How to Play Dying Light 2 on Android with cloud gaming
We will show you how to play the game via two cloud gaming services that feature it in their libraries – Boosteroid and GeForce Now.
To play Dying Light 2: Stay Human with a Cloud Gaming service like Boosteroid you will first need to purchase the game.
Next, redeem your game on Steam.
Now you will need to register on Boosteroid. This allows you to add Dying Light 2 to their Cloud Gaming Library.
For an in-depth explanation of how to play Elden Ring with cloud gaming continue with the text below.
Play Dying Light 2 with Boosteroid
- Register on Boosteroid and download the service’s Android app from the Play Store.
- Open the app, log in, and then tap the Profile icon from the bottom-right.
- Tap Subscribe, choose a subscription plan and payment option, and complete the subscription by entering your details for the chosen payment option.
- Tap the Search icon in the Boosteroid app, search for Dying Light 2, and select whichever version of the game you own (Steam or Epic Games Store).
- Select Play, tap OK, let’s go, and when the login screen for Steam/Epic Games Store loads, tap the keyboard button from the top-left and use the keyboard that shows up to log in.
- The game should start in a moment – once it does, tap the controller icon (top-left) to get touch controls that you can use for playing.
Play Dying Light 2 with GeForce Now
- Register on the GeForce Now site and choose a subscription plan for your account.
- Download GeForce Now for Android from the Google Play Store, open the app, and log in.
- Search for Dying Light 2 in the search bar of the app, select the game, and tap on Play.
- Select which version you want to play – Steam or Epic Games Store – depending on where you own the game, and tap Continue.
- Agree to connect to your Steam/Epic Games account and then provide your login details to log in. The game should soon start, and you can begin playing – tap the controller button to get touch controls on your screen.
How to download Dying Light 2 on Android?
You can’t download Dying Light 2 on Android, but you can still play it on an Android device by streaming the game. Cloud gaming services, as well as hardware streaming tools, can both help you play Dying Light 2 on Android without downloading it.
We have already shown you two cloud gaming options that can be used to stream this game to Android. Now, we will give you instructions on how to use three different free apps that can be used for streaming Dying Light from a Windows PC to an Android device. These apps are Steam Link, Moonlight, and AMD Link.
Steam Link instructions (works only for the Steam version of Dying Light 2)
- On your computer that you’ll be using for streaming, open the Steam client and log in to your account. If the Steam client isn’t on your PC, install it now.
- Download Steam Link on your phone/tablet from the Play Store and open it.
- If you have a controller and want to connect it, use one of the options in Steam Link, otherwise, tap on Skip.
- Next, when you see your PC’s name in Steam Link, tap it – a 4-digit code should appear that you must enter on your PC to verify the connection.
- After verifying the connection, tap Start Playing, and the same Steam interface should appear on both your phone and your Android device. From there, you can go to your Steam library, launch Dying Light 2, and start playing it from your phone or tablet.
Moonlight instructions (works only if your streaming PC has an Nvidia GPU)
- First, you need to download the GeForce Experience app on your PC, open it, and log in with your Nvidia account (create an account if you don’t have one).
- Next, open the settings of the app (gear icon in the top-right), go to Shield (left panel), and enable the Gamestream setting.
- Go to the Play Store on your phone and search for and download Moonlight Game Streaming.
- Open Moonlight, let it scan for nearby PCs, and then tap on the name of your PC.
- Type the 4-digit passcode that shows up on your phone in the verification field on your PC and confirm the connection.
- Next, tap the Steam or Epic Games Store icon (depending on where you own the game), navigate to your games library, and start Dying Light 2 from there.
AMD Link instructions (works only if your streaming PC has an AMD Radeon GPU)
- Get the AMD Link app from the Play Store on your Android device.
- Open the AMD Radeon Settings app on your PC and select AMD Link.
- Enable AMD Link Server and click the Add Device option to get a QR code that you will need to scan with your phone/tablet.
- Open AMD Link on your Android device, go through the license agreement, and tap the QR Scan option (top-right).
- Scan the QR code on your PC screen and, on the computer, click the Gaming option in the bottom and then select Dying Light 2 from the list of games to begin streaming it to your Android smartphone/tablet.