Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Jul 5, 2021
    The PC version of Days Gone manages to be a superior experience. More polished and better performing than the original on PS4. It doesn't escape its sins however – a story with an uneven pace associated with repetitive and sometimes unnecessary mechanics. The game would benefit if some mechanics were simplified, but it is still a very solid option for those who like open worlds, motorcycles and zombies.
  2. May 24, 2021
    Riding along the Oregon mountain side is pretty fun if you aren’t on chase missions, and there’s nothing more satisfying than the instant stealth kills, watching Deacon dig his knife into the spine of a freaker and pull it straight down. If nothing else, Days Gone is a good game that’ll hold you over while waiting for that next game.
  3. May 18, 2021
    If you're not sick of long open-world games or stories about zombies, then you should be able to squeeze some enjoyment out of this. Days Gone might be a ride that goes on for too long, but it's a mostly worthwhile journey with a few good stops along the way.
  4. May 18, 2021
    Days Gone on PC offers a visually pleasing experience and solid in its entirety, thus erasing the few technical mistakes of the PS4 version. It is pleasant to follow the tribulations of Deacon St John for several hours, despite some black spots like the AI, the repetitiveness of the missions and the bestiary which is sorely lacking in variety. However, this does not prevent Bend Studio from offering a technically successful title.
  5. 70
    Days Gone has its high points and the open world looks better than ever, even if it is still filled with by-the-books gameplay systems and inconsistent execution.
  6. May 17, 2021
    Beneath all the new technical capabilities and extra DLC features, the core of Days Gone on PC is still Days Gone, for better and worse. It’s a game that can be a lot of fun to play in the moment, with a good balance between stealth, action, and exploration and the exhilaration that comes with fighting its zombie hordes. But it’s also a game that struggles to stand out from a very crowded room; that despite its story-driven focus and early signs of promise, ends up tracing all the same cliches as every other zombie outing before it.
  7. Jun 2, 2021
    A game with a fundamentally really messed up economy in a lot of ways (money, trust, gas, ammunition, motorcycle repair – none of it works right) wrapped around a so-so open world zombie combat sandbox. I think more than anything else, it makes me want to play more Dying Light.
  8. May 17, 2021
    Riding and maintaining your bike is great—the boring world, dull missions, and overly serious tone, not so much.
  9. Jun 8, 2021
    Days Gone PC port is a good and much better day 1 experience than Horizon Zero Dawn was. However, HZD has one leg up on Days Gone – it is fun. This cookie-cutter zombie game offers little innovation or fun experiences except in set pieces and a couple of quests. You will be fighting the same zombies and burning nests throughout the game, but hey, it looks and works really nice on PC.
  10. May 21, 2021
    The game itself is as generic and unmemorable as ever, and does little to deserve talk of a sequel, but this is a notably better PC port than Sony’s first attempt.
  11. Jun 2, 2021
    In a world where zombies are so commonplace and people are the real monsters, Days Gone does not stand on its own two legs very well. While mechanically sound, the game lacks life, similar to the Freakers that inhabit it.
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  1. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone never shined bright among the PS4 exclusives, but hey, it has zombies and motorcycles. If you’re down for that, worry not: the PC version delivers. The game feels surprisingly natural on mouse and keyboard and lets you tweak a hefty bunch of settings.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1361 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. May 19, 2021
    PC version of Days Gone is almost perfect. I'm glad this game can finally shine as it was meant to shine already in 2019.
  2. May 19, 2021
    "Days Gone" is definition of Underrated Good Video Game.

    Best weather effects since RDR2. This game looks phenomenal maxed out. I have
    "Days Gone" is definition of Underrated Good Video Game.

    Best weather effects since RDR2. This game looks phenomenal maxed out.
    I have seen some people complaining that fuel goes out too fast. I completely disagree. That's one of the best survival elements this game has and it's unique. By the way, if you look for them, you can find fuel cans all over the place, i never ran out of them and you can fill your bike at gas station. That's what makes it fun. Planning out your routes, before going on your way. It would be almost stupid (in this game) to endless drive around. I know it had fps issues and bugs on PS4, i get that. But tons of games have had that. RDR2 PC launch was one of the worst i have ever seen , but they fixed it and the game is amazing now. Literally same thing with Days Gone. Runs flawlessly on my PC and looks amazing. After 7 hours, zero bugs. None. Everything works. It's one of the best, if not best open-world zombie game that has been made so far. I enjoyed it so much more than Dying Light (i don't hate that game btw and i'm hyped for sequel) and Dead Island combined. Days Gone has incredible atmosphere, thanks to keyboard+mouse, combat feels so much better than it ever did. It feels like this game was always meant to be on PC. I truly hope that PC gamers will finally give this game respect that it truly deserves. Same thing happened with "The Evil Within" (2014) and now it's one of the modern-horror classics. "Days Gone" is not perfect, but nothing is. Very enjoyable game and this time i truly mean it.
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  3. Jan 30, 2023
    Someone from Sony, please read this.

    I understand that at the end of the day, it's just a company that wants to make money, but it's
    Someone from Sony, please read this.

    I understand that at the end of the day, it's just a company that wants to make money, but it's absolute fact that Days Gone 2 would make a lot of money. Easily, easily more than Horizon 2. There's millions of fans out there who want this game and millions of potential new fans, who would be interested, if
    you actually made this game. Not making Days Gone 2 would be biggest mistake in entertainment history ever. Nothing else is even comparable.

    Sony is overall amazing company and i have huge respect for it, especially in recent years when you decided to bring your games to PC and by the way, you are doing it better than lots of other companies. You don't use Denuvo, your games always work and if they have bugs or technical problems, you make sure to fix them.

    But also, please understand that Horizon 2 was very mid game, i mean, is anyone even playing it anymore? Does anyone even care? Nobody is even talking about that game anymore. Games should be made, so people keep playing them, not for them to collect dust on shelves, just for some fanboys to say that they have the sequel too, even tho they never play it. God of War 2 was better, but let's face it, also mid. At the end of the day, it was pretty much same thing all over again as the first game. I'm not hating, but it wasn't anything phenomenal. So i'm asking seriously, what's next?

    Your only guaranteed hit is right now Spider-Man 2. This one will sell easy 20 million+. But other than that, you have nothing. I mean, you just keep making Horizon and God of War sequels endlessly? Bruh. Thanks to Days Gone PC release, there are so many new fans who want sequel to that game. This game got so much deserved respect after the PC release.

    So why Days Gone? you might ask. What is so special about this game? Well let me tell you.
    Days Gone has likable main character, if you don't like him, that's your personal issue and has nothing to do with him. Graphically, days gone is phenomenal, i could drive around the map for hours and enjoy these fantastic weather effects. ONLY game that does it equally good, is Red Dead Redemption 2.
    Now, bike mechanics and upgrading. I know some people hated it (also personal issue btw), but i love that system. Planning out the routes, before you start driving, making sure you have enough gas in your bike. Taking gas from actual gas stations (first game to ever do that) is amazing. This is exactly what survival game needs. I'm not saying every game needs stuff like that, i'm fine that i can drive endlessly in GTA, but in Days Gone, it's cool. Story, while i agree it keeps going for too long, is actually solid. It's not bad. All the mistakes could be fixed in sequel anyway. Map is very well designed, all the houses and buildings that you can explore, broken bridges, that small city area and so on. Everything has this perfect post-apocalyptic feeling. Hordes is amazing addition to this game and there's so much you could do with that in the sequel. Anyone who says that Days Gone is just another generic zombie game, has no idea what he/she is talking about. It's the BEST open-world zombie game ever made. Of course there could be argument, that Days Gone simply isn't the most mainstream game ever made, but in my opinion it's popular enough. Not everything needs to be Spider-Man. Even Alan Wake (huge fan btw) isn't as popular as Days Gone and even that game is getting a sequel.

    What could/should you do with the sequel?
    You could make it optional co-op, make both Sarah and Deacon playable in co-op. Make them go into big city to explore what's left of humanity, make them find out what has happened with rest of the world. Make them meet more survivors. Extend bike mechanics to boats, so you have to make sure you have enough gas canisters with you, before you go to sea. There could be mutated sharks and other sea creatures. Expand swimming/diving and so on...

    There is no other AAA open-world Zombie/survival game like Days Gone. NONE. This is the only game. Dying Light was decent game, but it's not even the same level, Days Gone is so much deeper and more complex. Dying Light 2 was awful. And if you really don't care about that game, just sell the rights to someone else, so someone else can make this masterpiece of a sequel. Sequel that fans actually want and are actually asking for. Thanks for reading.
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