Dying Light 2: Stay Human on Android
A much-expected follow-up to Techland’s 2015 zombie-slashing parkour action RPG Dying Light, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, is now out and the fans are playing it on various platforms. The game lets you play as Aiden Caldwell, a Pilgrim, one of the few survivors of a zombie epidemic, foolish enough to wander between the zombie settlements in a quest to find his sister, Mia. The quest leads him to the walled city of Villedor, one of the last remaining settlements on Earth.
The city of Villedor is a very detailed place to explore and meet new characters. The city has begun to be reclaimed by nature, thus, there is far more vegetation than there was in the original game. Farming and more sustainable methods of life have become more common among survivors, rather than scavenging for food.
All gameplay takes place from the perspective of a first-person shooter character. The protagonist’s main abilities remain unchanged when it comes to jumping, falling, swinging, and fighting while the players get an immersive, exciting, and at times, quite a cruel perspective of the game’s world.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human gives a stunning visual experience even if you are playing it on an android phone. A photo-realistic appearance is achieved thanks to environmental effects. The Facial animation is done really well, making the characters appear incredibly lifelike.
This sequel to Dying Light concentrates upon the concept of day and night cycles, thus, Dying Light 2 keeps its remarkable lighting effects. In terms of sound, many video games include dynamic music, but Dying Light 2 seems to take it to a whole new level, adding some good sound effects. For instance, as you gain speed, the background music reacts to your momentum.
Although it starts out at a glacially slow speed, the impressive visual quality soon gives way to a thrilling gameplay experience. In the very beginning, Aiden’s skills are limited, making it tough to move around the city and engage in combat. He can’t jump or climb very high without quickly exhausting his energy reserves. Also, he can’t use any kind of exotic weaponry to take down opponents.
It’s the side missions and chance encounters that will give you the powers that will make things that much simpler, even if you can just fire it through the major missions. You will be able to significantly improve Aiden’s skills as a fighter and parkour expert by spending a significant amount of time simply performing side missions and exploring.
When the night comes…
During the daytime, running across rooftops is the best way to evade zombies. But when the night falls, zombies such as volatiles — undefeatable zombies that will chase you until you reach safety.
High-rise buildings in the downtown region are where the fun and exploration start up. You can climb these buildings with pully mechanisms and explore what’s inside. The parachute that you can get later in the game makes it exciting to fly over the city. Aiden almost feels like Spider-Man as he unlocks the grapple and starts swinging from skyscrapers and leaping across the tops.
Aiden’s powers – fighting, and parkour have their own separate skill trees throughout the game, each with two levels of difficulty. Experience points can be earned for one or both of these fields through accomplishments. GRE inhibitors can also be found in special boxes left by the covert GRE organization from the original game. As a bonus, GRE inhibitors may be used to boost Aiden’s stamina, allowing him to climb and battle for longer periods of time. With these enhancements, Aiden can run, jump, climb, and battle like a superhero. It’s at this point that the game really shines and rewards players for their patience as they learn the ins and outs of the game.
In addition to attribute enhancements, players have access to a variety of weapons, gear, and clothes that may either be purchased or collected from the environment. It is possible to modify weapons and clothes with materials found in the wild in order to make some really dangerous equipment.
There are several factions in the city. Players are occasionally asked to choose factions that have an impact on the missions they are given. Peacekeepers (PKs) or survivors can be chosen as allies by the players. The renegades are at a fight with both and attack them constantly. Of course, there are also a lot of zombies on the streets.
In each of the city’s districts, strategic places can be found. Liberating these locations allows the player to choose which faction will rule the district. Survivors tend to build parkour-friendly infrastructure like zip lines and bounce mats, whereas PKs stock their automobiles with weapons. Throughout the city, windmills may be activated to open up new settlements and trading hubs.
Up to four additional players can join you in the game online. In addition to a server browser, there is also a “drop-in, drop-out” casual multiplayer option that’s a lot of fun.
Can you play Dying Light 2 on Android?
You can play Dying Light 2 on Android by streaming it to your Android device. You can either stream the game via a cloud streaming service or from a Windows PC (if you have one) – both will let you play Dying Light 2 on Android.
While this game lacks a version for Android mobile devices, it’s still technically possible to play it on an Android, by streaming the game to the device. There are several different tools and services that you can use for this, and all of them are very easy to set up, taking no more than ten minutes. Below, we will show you a total of five ways you can play Dying Light 2 on your Android device.
How to play Dying Light 2 on Android
To play Dying Light 2 on Android, you can use a cloud streaming service such as Boosteroid or GeForce Now. You can also play Dying Light 2 on your Android device by streaming it from a Windows PC if you have one.
The first option, the cloud streaming one, is the option we’d typically recommend. It’s very easy to use cloud streaming/gaming services and there are only two requirements (other than already owning the game) – to have a stable and fast (relatively) Internet and to be subscribed to the specific service (most such services are paid and have a monthly fee) that you want to use. Below, you will find instructions on how to use two such services – Boosteroid and GeForce Now – to play Dying Light on your Android device.
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.
How to play Dying Light 2 on Android using Boosteroid
- You must first register on the Boosteroid site, so go to it and create an account with your email.
- Next, go to the Google Play Store app, search for Boosteroid, and download the service’s app on your phone.
- Open the downloaded app, log in, and go to the Profile section (tap the profile icon in the bottom-right).
- There, you will see a Subscribe button – tap it, and once you get taken to a subscription page, choose a preferred subscription option, then a payment method, and enter the details that are required in order to complete the subscription.
- Now, in the Boosteroid app, tap the search button, search for Dying Light 2, and tap either the Steam or the Epic Games version of the game, depending on where you’ve bought it.
- Tap on Play, confirm that you want to connect to your Steam/Epic Games Store account, and after you get to a login screen, tap the keyboard button from the top-left and use the keyboard that should show up to enter your username and password.
- Once the game loads, tap the controller button (top-left) to get touch controls for the game on your screen.
How to play Dying Light 2 on Android using GeForce Now
- First, go to geforcenow.com and register there.
- Next, get the GeForce Now app for Android from the Google Play Store, open it, and log in.
- Search for the game in the app’s search bar and then tap on the Dying Light 2 tile.
- Tap on Play, then select a version (Steam/Epic Games Store), and select Continue.
- You will be asked if you are okay with connecting to your Epic Games/Steam account – confirm and then log in to the respective account.
- The game should soon start – you can tap the controller icon to get touch controls and use them for playing if you don’t have a physical controller connected to your device.
How to download Dying Light 2 on Android?
You can’t download Dying Light 2 on Android, but you can still pay it from an Android smartphone/tablet by streaming it to the device. The two options for streaming Dying Light 2 on Android are via a cloud gaming service and hardware streaming.
We already showed you two examples of the former option, so we will now focus on the latter. Hardware streaming the game to your Android device means already having a PC that can run Dying Light 2 and that has it installed on it. If those two conditions are met, and you have a good Internet connection, you can stream the game from your PC to your phone or tablet for free as long as the two devices stay connected to the same network. There are several free apps that can let you do that and we will show you instructions for three of them below.
How to play Dying Light 2 on Android with Steam Link (the game must be owned on Steam)
- On the PC, open the Steam client and log in with your Steam account (install the client now, if you don’t have it).
- Download the Steam Link app on your Android device, you will find the app in the Google Play Store.
- Open Steam Link – you will first be asked if you’d like to connect a controller. Use one of the two options to connect a controller if you want to, if not, select the Skip button.
- The app will scan the network you are connected to for available streaming PCs and your computer’s screen should appear – tap on it when it does.
- Next, a 4-digit code will show up on your Android device – type that code on your PC, in the verification box that should have popped up.
- Once the two devices are paired, on your phone/tablet, tap the Start Playing button – you should get a Steam interface screen on both your PC and your Android device. You can visit your Steam library, launch Dying Light 2 from there, and start playing.
How to pay Dying Light 2 on Android with Moonlight (the streaming PC must have an Nvidia graphics card)
- Go to Nvidia’s site, register if you don’t have an account there, and download the GeForce Experience app on your PC.
- Open GeForce Experience, log in, click the Settings (gear) icon in the top-right, then go to Shield from the left panel, and turn on the Gamestream function.
- Download Moonlight on your Android device (from the App Store) and open it.
- After an initial scan, the name of your PC should show up in the Moonlight app – tap on the PC name.
- On your PC, type the code that should show up on your phone and confirm the connection.
- Next, tap the Steam or the Epic Games Store option in Moonlight (depending on where you own the game) and you will get an interface for the respective gaming store.
- From there, you can go to your Steam/Epic Games Store library and start Dying Light 2.
How to pay Dying Light 2 on Android with AMD Link (the streaming PC must have an AMD Radeon graphics card)
- On your phone (or tablet), download the AMD Link app from the Play Store.
- On the computer that you will be using for streaming, go to the AMD Radeon Settings app, open the AMD Link section, then enable AMD Link Server, and click on Add Device.
- Back on your Android device, open AMD Link, go through the license agreement, and then select the QR Scan option in the top-right.
- Scan the QR code that should have shown up on your PC with your phone, and the two devices will get paired.
- On the computer, select the Gaming section from the bottom, then find Dying Light 2 in the list of games installed on your PC, and click it. Dying Light 2 should now start on both devices, and you can begin playing it from your phone.