DayZ might have been somewhat of a decent experience half a decade ago, but fast-forward to 2019 and its PS4 port is one of the worst games we've played this generation. Somehow, it has become the European PlayStation Network's deal of the week, but we implore you not to pick it up out of sheer curiosity.
Until 11th July, you can save 25% and bring the asking price down to £29.99. That's a £10 saving, but it's still a complete rip-off. In the 2/10 Push Square review, we described it as a waste of everyone's time. "DayZ is a complete and utter disaster on PS4. Not only is it profoundly outdated in 2019, it’s also technically inept. A horrendous frame rate brings the experience to a standstill on a worryingly consistent basis, while numerous bugs and glitches are a bewilderment." Again, please don't waste your money on DayZ.
Im not even in the EU zoning for PSN and I thank you for the warning. It's baffling the game ever released in such a state - let alone demanding money for it.
It feels weird that a gaming website is actually looking out for their readers. Altough it doesn’f feel weird that pushsquare does it though, I think they are very close to their community.
It also looks nothing like that image.
So if it's that bad how come it still scores a 2 ? Some part of it must be ok ?
@Dobbos The best thing I can say about DayZ is that it successfully boots up and runs on a PS4.
Ok so a 2 for boot . He he.
no idea why it isn't free to play, daft prices for garbage, welp
This just proves people will buy any old poo! Over 2000 people have bought it and has a rating of 4 stars!!
PS Plus game for August.
So, if 7/10 is total crap, what does that make this?
Well here's the reason why the performance is so bad.. THE PLAYSTATION IS INFERIOR HARDWARE, not to mention Linux.. Here is my PC build since we already know the game runs at a solid 60fps on Xbox and is a wonderful experience on Xbox and PC.
Mobo: Asus p6t
CPU: i7 950 (yes a first gen runs this game great)
Ram: triple channel 12gb ddr3 1333mhz
GPU: msi 1050ti 4gb gaming x edition
PSU: 650Watt Corsair bronze rating.
HDD: Seagate 1TB hybrid drive
System HDD: Western digital 500gb 5400rpm.
So..a windows 7 build can run the latest version of dayz at high settings at a whopping 75fps. (Although this build runs widows 10) But the PlayStation can barely run rainbow six siege at 30fps even? What are you people doing with your life. I almost feel bad writing this. You got ripped off by sony pretty hard.
Yeah, the game just isn't that great to begin with, so good on you guys for giving out a warning for people curious on buying it.
@PC-Gamer1234 go away
So this load of crud gets a discount,whilst FDG says they were knocked back by SIEE on discounting Monsterboy & the Cursed Kingdom whilst every other psn/competing storefront managed it? But this is the same storefront that hasn't approved Battle Princess Madelyn 6.5 months on from the rest of the world whilst giving this the okay,so why am I not surprised?!
Idk I bought it a couple days after it released and even after reading your review and I'm still playing it everyday. But I knew what I was getting into as I have been waiting to play this since it became popular. Sure it's no AAA game but it's a hell of an adventure and the player interaction can lead to some really intense moments. Honestly I have played games worse than this. If you have been waiting to play Dayz like I have and dont have $2000 to spend on a PC just to play one game, pick it up its worth it.
@PC-Gamer1234 “What are you people doing with your life.”
We’re enjoying some quality gaming on our PS4 consoles. And we’re being appreciative to the staff here at Push Square for steering us away from crappy games.
Yep...another DayZ stalwart who joined the site a little over an hour ago to scream about how unfair this place is to his favorite game. I’d almost forgotten how amusing they are.
@PC-Gamer1234 not really interested in all that you just wrote but bit of advice... Rainbow six is 60fps on console 🙄
Lol I like you guys article is on point. If you don't want to play it stay away but if you did, this is your chance.
With that being said I've played dayz in its infancy. It was so frustrating but yet still addictive. From frame rate drops to zombies glitching through buildings. We even made a group called Wet to Death because as you know it rains, and when it would if you happened to try to use a ladder you would instantly be knocked out.
What I noticed with dayz from pc to now is that is/was always very hard drive and internet connection dependant. Meaning the better your hard drive and internet connection were the less the lag and glitches. Sounds like a crock of rubbish but it's fact. I even went as far as to hosting a server with two different companies. Which was very fun but took some time to get the coding right. The servers needed to be reset often due to hackers and the way dayz runs its scripts.
PS4 Dayz feels like a beta compared to how it ran on pc 8 years ago. Maybe even an alpha. However, the game keeps playing because of the interactions with people. MOSTLY good interactions, with others being kill on sight. Because with grinding to get good gear you don't want to lose it and most people will shoot before they help.
I am rambling.. But the point of this is, it is a great article. And yes I did just become a member to comment on it.
However if you want to play the game get it while the price is down. They will keep updating it and fixing glitches. But it's up to the community to help them by reporting glitches. I run on PS4 pro with an external hard drive, which when I moved the game from external to internal most of problems went away. The game still needs work but is very fun with friends! Sending love from across the pond. Allies for life!
@Th3solution Don't give them any ideas, for the love of Jeebus!
Appreciate the info! And then people are talking crap because it does not run good on ps4. The point here is that is does not run good on ps4.
@PC-Gamer1234 nobody cares.
the z stands for zero chance of me buying it
I thought this would be free to play when I first saw gameplay footage. I imagine it won't be too long before it goes that way.
And you my friend are why pc gamers are a laughing stock and everyone hates you. Now back to mothers basement and cry your self to sleep thinking of having a girlfriend or any friends for that matter.
Also the irony of "Microsoft products are better." On your profile when a lot of Xbox games have performance issues and a some Microsoft studio games are just bad. Sea of thieves and crackdown 2 right by any bells?
Anyone fancy a game of Spot the Cretin?
@PC-Gamer1234 Do you know how much does the playstation costs? Grab that money and build a pc with only brand new parts. How is it now?
@PC-Gamer1234 I'm happy for your triple channel 12gb ddr3 1333mhz msi 1050ti 4gb gaming x edition 650Watt Corsair bronze rating Western digital 500gb 5400rpm SUPERIOR HARDWARE PC. And I hope you're enjoying DayZ.
Peace and love, a contented PS4 gamer xxx
@PC-Gamer1234 "what are we doing with out lives"
enjoying quality exclusive games and great 3rd party mutiplatform games and well just enjoying playing games in general instead of going on gaming websites, port begging and throwing numbers in peoples faces trying to prove the money we spent on a P.C was worth it, like P.C gamers tend to do
P.C master race, more like P.C Insecure race so how about you let us enjoy games and go back to Twitter begging for ports of games you will never get
The game was supposed to be an add on for Arma but they decided to make its own game, it's been in early access for years on Steam now and it's been broken since it was launched. I'm glad Push Square have made this article because it's seriously not worth playing even if it was free
@PC-Gamer1234 Windows 7 how old are you ?
Its one thing to give a bad review thats your right. But to actively discourage people with a repeat article not to buy a game is another thing. I will now expect all low score games to get the same treatment. Yes we know you hated the game. Pushsquare constantly gives survival games low scores unless it has Sony name attached to it.
Check out the communities for the game how many people do you see moaning about it? They do not. They are enjoying the experience.
The game is what you make it I have been playing pretty much everyday since its release as well
@hotukdeals You mean like the 8/10 review scores we gave to The Forest and The Long Dark?
@LiamCroft has pushsquare ever given a zero review ?
@Dobbos The lowest score we've ever given was a 1/10, once: https://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/yasai_ninja
Honestly pushsquare is pure cancer you already gave ur review of the game so f*** off
Enjoy your ban - Quintumply
Nice one Quintumply! What a nasty little troll... I just don't understand how people can get so staggeringly unpleasant over a simple opinion piece on an independent news site. I love this community, so its a shame when douchebags force their way in with abusive language and attitudes. #banhammertime!
Urgh, well deserved ban there, awful.
Anyway, good to see this warning article, I'd be gutted if I bought a game this bad. I'm really surprised Sony are promoting it.
I was close to buying DayZ a couple of times since it released on PS4 but I purchased F1 2019 which is not a 7 rated game. Clearly you guys know nothing about F1 and should learn how to properly review a F1 game like the rest of the reviewers that gave the game higher scores with a professional review. I'm sure the guy who just reviewed F1 2019 on ign can teach you guys alot about the sport.
@LieutenantFatman wait who was banned now and for what?
i feel like i missed something here?
Gokys was banned for saying some truly vile stuff to the staff here. You were better off missing it tbh.
@LieutenantFatman oh OK i understand thanks
@FullbringIchigo the banned idiot decided to say some very unpleasant things about @LiamCroft - totally deserved ban hammering.
@jiffymalaise i haven't always agreed with what the writers say but i have never seen the point in being abusive about it
@FullbringIchigo - Couldn't agree more. Its not about blind acceptance of everything that is read online, just a mature attitude when responding to stuff that doesn't tie in with the individuals own opinions.
We seem to have collectively lost that in recent years. A shame
@jiffymalaise it's because of social media, it has given people a soap box they can stand on and shout whatever they want without any repercussion at all so they start to believe they can do it in other places too
@RadeF1 You have a point. I once read a review on here that I didn't fully agree with. It was like they hadn't consulted me beforehand or bothered to match their score to other websites. They are THE WORST.
@FullbringIchigo - absolutely right. The entitlement these days! Some people eh?!
@Mergatro1d Someone who spends most of her time on adventure games and know little about Racing shouldn't write a F1 review. Just trying to help this website
Just look at how different and more professional the other reviews are that have hardcore racers review them, no offense to Rebecca but if she can't tell the difference between F1 2018 and 19 she should leave the reviewing to someone who actually spends time on F1 games.
Anyway thanks for this article about DayZ, I'll just wait for it to be free.
Bought the game a week after release. Game needs some updates which are being worked on. Its still a really fun game though. I can see offering your opinions on what you dislike about the game but you shouldnt be trying to get people to not buy the game lol bad move on your part.
Wasn't it free on pc like 10 years ago 🙈
I purchased this game upon release on PS4 at full price, and I have to say... I am loving it. Been playing it every day after work since, and the interactions between other players have been both hilarious, and intense. Once you get geared up heavily with the Military guns and clothes, armor etc, then encounters with other players become extremely intense because neither of you wants to lose your gear, so do you try make a truce? Or do you not risk it and just try to take each other out instead? I've also met 5 other players from the game who I now play with most evenings, we meet up, we help each other out, stick together, chat, laugh, hunt, forage, loot, set up camp at night and just talk s*** for an hour while we wait for daylight, this alone has taken the game to a whole new level of enjoyment from when I was just running around on my jack jones.
You can't polish a turd, which is the good thing about DayZ, because the game itself is not turd... it just needs polish. The inventory system on console is woeful, it's clunky, un-intuitive, a ballache… The frame rates do drop too often, cars can be glitchy, guns currently jam and there is no way to unjam them, people use a glitch called duping to dupe gear, people server hop from one server to another to farm loot, people combat log (pussy out of fights and leave the server to avoid being killed) … but I know most of these things will be fixed in the 1.04 Patch which is allegedly due to be released this month - which will also reset every ones characters so all the dupers (cheaters basically) will have to restart fresh and won't be able to dupe r server hop anymore. It's a great experience, especially when you build friendships and get a little band of survivors working together. I would recommend getting it while it's "Cheaper" .. but hey, all this is just my humble opinion. YouTube is Taktikz if you'd like to check out some of my DayZ videos from PS4 I have already done.
Please mind the language - Quintumply
@LiamCroft Will you update the score in line with updates of the game? I'm sure this is a controversial topic in gaming media, but I'm just curious. The game has a big update coming to console at the end of this month, and many more for the rest of the year, which should improve a lot of things. I only say this because I recently got into the game on PC and it's one of the best experiences I've had in gaming. Yes, the PS4 version right now (which I also own) is terrible in comparison, but I sure as hell will be delving back in once the console issues are fixed. I'd genuinely hate for other people to miss out of a game like DayZ because of your review. Yours truly, a reasonable fanboy x
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