Analog Addiction writes:
"Deadlight is a 2D side scrolling, survival horror platformer, developed by Tequila Works. The game was released on Xbox Live on August 1 and on the PC, via Steam, on October 26, both in 2012.
Deadlight starts with a group of survivors in 1986, Seattle. A few months ago, there was a zombie outbreak (or „shadows”, as the characters call them) and the whole world is in chaos. You play the role of Wayne Randall, a park warden who is searching for his family and a safe place in Tequila Works’ version of an apocalyptic world. The story isn’t particularly interesting, and neither are the characters. You don’t get attached to any of them, not even to Randall’s desire of finding his beloved wife and daughter. It all feels very “been there done that”, as far as a zombie outbreak scenario is concerned. The story does picks up and gets a little bit interesting towards the end, only to reach a VERY disappointing finale."