Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    Great port of a great title. Zombie games are all around us, but Bend Studio managed to squeeze every last drop out of this worn out setting. Everything is well-designed and polished in Days Gone – the believable world and characters in it, the distinct post-apocalyptic aura, the crafting, the thrilling combat and spectacular encounters with bloodthirsty hordes. In addition, this version is well-optimized and runs smoothly on a mid-range PC. [08/2021, p.48]
  2. Jun 9, 2021
    For my money, Days Gone remains one of the absolute best open-world games on the market, and now more people will have the opportunity to try it out for themselves as it puts its best foot forward. That’s something worth celebrating, I think.
  3. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone is the perfect PlayStation game to make its way to PC. It was already a beautiful game, but held back by the PS4 and PS4 Pro. On PC, Days Gone gets it’s chance to flourish, running at uncapped frame rates, high resolutions, and touting an FOV slider. While it is missing some cool next-gen upgrades like ray tracing and DLSS, Days Gone runs nearly flawlessly on PC, and serves as a testament to Bend’s tradecraft. Even if you’ve already played the game on PS4 or PS4 Pro, it’s worth jumping back into the shoes of Deacon St John on PC to massacre a freaker horde at the highest level of performance possible.
  4. May 17, 2021
    If you're still without a PS5 and never got around to Days Gone before, understand that it's not a game that breaks the mold of the massive sandboxes we've seen so many times before. But what Days Gone does right is that it gives players a world where nothing comes easily. Dozens of hours into my multiple playthroughs, I still evade even just a small group of Freakers if I can. But overcoming those struggles and making something out of the new world is always the lifeblood of great zombie fiction, and though Sony Bend gives its monsters a different name, Days Gone is one of the best genre video games ever produced.
  5. May 19, 2021
    Days Gone is a long and slow burn that is well worth it. It tells a relatable story that feels grounded, and the later stages have some truly memorable moments, both in terms of story and gameplay. With all previous DLC included, some nice improvements for PC gamers, and the capability to run at high frame rates, the PC iteration of Days Gone is the definitive version to play.
  6. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone provides a good challenge and an interesting story, which should make PC users really happy about this port from PS4. Technically speaking, it’s a fairly good game with excellent graphics, a good soundtrack and expected stability. Some little quirks here and there, but it will keep you busy slaughtering monsters for a while.
  7. May 25, 2021
    Minus ray-tracing support, Days Gone on PC brings a lot of goodies that PC gamers look for. There's 60 Hz refresh rates, unlimited frames per second, ultrawide resolutions, HDR, and even an increased field of view. The technical aspects of this port are solid, even if I have to do a framey 360 spin with the camera whenever I first load up.
  8. May 18, 2021
    Ultimately, if you played Days Gone and it didn’t click with you before, it probably won’t now. Like I said, it is not a perfect game. The story is not very deep, side characters can be a joke at times, the game tends to meander on its way to the real plot points, etc. None of this is changed with the PC release, but the performance is leaps and bounds beyond what it was on the PS4. If you never had a chance to play it back in 2019, or just skipped out on it for whatever reason, the PC version is the absolute best way to play Days Gone.
  9. May 25, 2021
    Playing Days Gone on a PC is a very good option for those who do not have a PlayStation console. You just have to take a look at all the settings to realize how well it was ported to the PC. On the other hand, the game did not get better or worse: It is the same experience. So it is a very good entertaining proposal, but, at the same time, disposable.
  10. May 18, 2021
    The PC port of Days Gone is technically way more stable than Horizon Zero Dawn, probably because it uses Unreal technology. Having said that, the action-adventure in an apocalyptic biker world is still good entertainment.
  11. May 18, 2021
    Days Gone arrives on PC with a very good adaptation that tick most of the boxes a good port needs. There are no new features or content but, if you missed it on PS4, you have now a better way to discover this title.
  12. Jun 1, 2021
    With the PC version Bend Studios gives it their all to prove all that Days Gone could and should have been. An extremely solid port that both old and soon-to-be fans should try.
  13. May 30, 2021
    Playstation Studios' second PC release is a quality open-world action game that does most things at a very competent level but doesn't quite have the new ideas and spark needed to push it to true greatness. Nevertheless, Days Gone is well worth the money if you hunger for tens of hours of open-world fun.
  14. May 27, 2021
    As biker Deacon St. John, we are exploring a vast and atmospheric open world with lots of activities. In addition, the story is very deep and emotional. But there are still some really uncreative missions and the survival aspect seems out of place. The PC version is well-made and runs smoothly at 60 fps while delivering better textures than on PS4.
  15. May 26, 2021
    Days Gone primarily offers a great, atmospheric story. Its design has flaws, but should you overlook them, you are going to enjoy a detailed world and fun action gameplay. And that is, in the end, worth it.
  16. May 24, 2021
    Days Gone's PC port doesn't fix the game's generic premise or writing issues, but it does offer a slew of technical improvements that takes advantage of the PC's better hardware. Pair those with a compelling world and some great gameplay and you have an adventure that's better than it's often given credit for.
  17. May 21, 2021
    Although Sony made clear their plans to not go through with a sequel, at least Days Gone can stand on its own as a complete story. PC users will have the chance to see first-hand a decent open-world game, with emphasis on characters, on the beautiful forest areas of Oregon.
  18. May 19, 2021
    If you are not yet bored with open world and zombie games, then you have no reason to shun the PC version of Days Gone, which is more beautiful, more complete and less buggy than the PS4 version released in April 2019. And if the technical defaults have all been fixed, there are still some concerns regarding the repetitiveness of the adventure, which tends to drag out a bit too long.
  19. May 18, 2021
    Days Gone is not the final, nor the definitive or the perfect version of Bend Studio's action adventure, as it never was, but with the upgrades coming from the PC release it sure is the best it could ever be.
  20. May 17, 2021
    The dense atmosphere and gripping survival action ease the pain caused by the weak story and the unappealing protagonist.
  21. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone arrives on PC with a virtually flawless port, which despite the technical limitations of the original PS4 game manages to deliver us some rich, dense, refined and spectacular graphics.
  22. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone is a good open world, a bit conservative in its mechanics but with wonderful scenarios. The PC edition improves its framerate and graphics making Bend Studio’s game more evocative and stunning than ever.
  23. May 17, 2021
    Even with these unfortunate leftovers, Days Gone elevates itself tremendously on PC. It's a little surprising Bend was able to fully realize its vision of Days Gone on a platform other than PlayStation, but this bodes well for future titles Sony may bring to PC, especially ones that were more highly regarded. Ultimately, Days Gone on PC is the best iteration of the game, and could make it well worth another look for fans of zombie titles.
  24. May 17, 2021
    The definitive way to play Days Gone—regardless of the issues that come with the game.
  25. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone makes you wait a long time for its strongest material, but the spectacular horde battles and charming characters make the journey worthwhile.
  26. May 17, 2021
    The PC version of Days Gone is a solid port of a great game. It doesn’t go above and beyond by delivering anything extra, and some additional features such as DLSS support would have been nice, but as it is, it performs just fine. Stick with it past its mediocre first few hours, and Days Gone is an excellent open world adventure. Beautiful yet bleak in equal measure, its world is a pleasure to explore – and once it gets going, its story won’t let you go.
  27. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone on the PC is a great experience that brings a stellar upgrade for graphics that take full advantage of the dynamic weather system. And, with a much smoother ride than it got on console, this is well worth the buy for PC-players looking to get in on zombie action. While it definitely plays better on a controller, the experience is still a great one.
  28. May 17, 2021
    If you're going to play Days Gone, do yourself a favor and play it on PC. There's a decent level of options here for PC players to fine-tune their experience and even quality-of-life features missing from other PC-only titles. The story can be messy, but the more you progress, the clearer the intent of this staggered narrative becomes. The level of immersion is high in some areas, but Days Gone knows when to be a game and when to challenge the player's patience with mundane systems. This game is a must for survival action fans.
  29. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone lands on PC as the second PlayStation Studios exclusive to make the multiplatform leap. The port has no major issues, hence providing a remarkable adventure with Deacon at the helm. Whether you have a PC fully prepared for top performance or a more modest one, the fact remains that the Days Gone port is a pretty recommendable experience.
  30. May 17, 2021
    Thanks to the technical improvements, Days Gone is better than ever on PC. It still has the issues with pacing that irritated us in our original review, but the faster loading times at least help a bit...Days Gone is worth checking out for anyone who wants an open-world, post-apocalyptic, story-driven adventure and doesn’t mind a bit of filler. The slow start might turn off some players, but those who stick it out will find an engaging story and an interesting spin on the zombie horror genre.
  31. Days Gone manages to be a good open world game no matter how poor its storytelling. The transition to PC is quite successful.
  32. May 18, 2021
    This is simply a great port of a fairly overlooked game. Though more graphical settings would've been nice, and there are several (but minor) bugs and glitches, this PC port does more right than wrong. Even with the PS5 version showing massive improvements in FPS and load times, this is the best version you can find.
  33. May 18, 2021
    Although Days Gone has hardly changed since its release in 2019, the game is still quite enjoyable, with both original and generic gameplay ideas. The intrinsic qualities of its storyline and open-world will undoubtedly push the player to explore its environment and study its world. Despite this, it's impossible to get over the major physics and texture loading issues that have not yet been corrected and that greatly harm the gameplay experience. However, the game can already boast of being more accomplished and therefore more fun than two years ago. Which earns it a slightly higher score than it did then, but we can only hope that the game will benefit from patches in order to be able to offer a better experience.
  34. May 18, 2021
    As I said before, Days Gone feels like bad TV. It has no substance, but goddamn is it nice just to relax and follow along with the story and its hypnotizing gameplay loops. There are definitely better games out there, but without a doubt, Days Gone is a perfectly entertaining title to waste a week in.
  35. May 17, 2021
    Days Gone PC is undoubtedly the ultimate version of the title from Bend Studio. With more detailed textures and lighting effects that gain credibility, Deacon's adventure asserts itself, and becomes a little more realistic and immersive. Two years after its release on PS4, the post-apocalyptic open world is rid of the bugs that hampered its launch, and the adventure is more fluid, with almost instantaneous load times during the transitions between gameplay and cinematic as on PS5. , if you have an SSD.
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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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