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  • Summary: HOPE NEVER DIES - At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love and hope. It's about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies. DEACON ST.HOPE NEVER DIES - At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love and hope. It's about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies. DEACON ST. JOHN - Play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a brutal struggle for survival, searching for a reason to live.
    In addition to human drifters, marauders, and other groups, Deacon must face a wilderness overrun by Freakers mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. Freakers have needs, habits and behaviors that the player can learn and adapt to.
    Unique Setting
    The harsh high-desert of the Pacific Northwest offers a large variety of environments in a single geographical area. One minute Deacon can be riding through a pristine forest, a snow field, a lush meadow, and the next, be in the harsh desert lava fields. The hazardous environments, scarred by millions of years of volcanic activity, are defined by ancient lava flows, mountains, caves, cliffs and river basins, delivering a breathtaking backdrop to an equally diverse style of gameplay. Cinnabar mines, lava tube caves and small rural towns offer a variety of environments to explore.

    A Dynamic World
    Using the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Days Gone offers an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world experience. Vast and hostile environments can be fully explored on the back of Deacon's drifter bike. Abandoned vehicles can be searched for useful items. Towns and buildings can be entered and searched at great risk. All lighting is done in real time eye adaption technology creates a real sense of dread when entering dark buildings; day and night have an impact on the experience; weather affects enemy behavior.

    Brutal Sandbox Combat
    Exemplifying true, free-form gameplay, Days Gone offers freedom to explore, strategize and play "your way." Every challenge can be approached and completed in an almost infinite number of ways. Many different items and weapons can be crafted using items found in the field, including brutal melee weapons and traps. Customizable weapons and skills offer true freedom in how the game is played.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    90
    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. May 17, 2021
    88
    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.
  3. May 18, 2021
    82
    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.
  4. May 17, 2021
    80
    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.
  5. May 17, 2021
    80
    The definitive way to play Days Gone—regardless of the issues that come with the game.
  6. May 18, 2021
    75
    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.
  7. Jun 8, 2021
    40
    Bigger is better. It might suit a bag of chips - Lay's salt and pepper, please - but not a computer game. Or at least not for Days Gone for PC, which combines the same large open world of the PS4 game with an overwhelming number of missions. Do we think Days Gone is a bad game? No, absolutely not. But to go back to the comparison with potato chips - one of our areas of expertise next to computer games - the bag is big, the content is weak.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 228
  1. May 19, 2021
    10
    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 26, 2021
    10
    (Thanks Google translate) Great game, despite little innovation (except the hordes), and a bit of filling, the game is truly Jewish. The(Thanks Google translate) Great game, despite little innovation (except the hordes), and a bit of filling, the game is truly Jewish. The beginning is a bit slow but the more we advance in the story, the more we become attached to the characters. This game really has a "soul" ...
    The music, the atmospheres are also a strong point.
    I really enjoyed this game, what more could you ask for :-)
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  3. Jun 6, 2021
    10
    One of the best looking open world games. Just the zombie gane I wanted. And tjis is amazing on PC.
  4. May 20, 2021
    10
    Безумно крутая игра,жду второй части больше чем half life 3 или stalker 2
  5. May 31, 2021
    9
    I've never expected to become as ivensted in the game as I did in the end.

    the emotional core of this game is incredible strong - so
    I've never expected to become as ivensted in the game as I did in the end.

    the emotional core of this game is incredible strong - so strong, in fact, that it carried me through the open world slog and routine of clearing camps and hunting freakers for bounty in the beginning, before the game got to the good stuff. whenever I got bored I would just hit the road and drive just for fun, the same way I did in RDR2 and the Witcher 3 and even Cyberpunk. yes, it's partly due to the beautiful world and graphics and all the effort put into the immersion, but those things can only keep your attention so long before you start to treat the game as a chore (hello, latest Assasin's Creeds). you need a very strong foundation.

    and Deacon IS that foundation. the man, however stereotypical he may seem at the first glance, carries the whole game on his shoulder. other cast members are mostly great too (ESPECIALLY Booser and Sarah), but they come and go while Deacon is always there, narrating almost every moment of the game in his mumbly, painfully strained voice. I though it would get too old very soon, but just as you start to think that Deacon talks maybe a little too much, the game throws you into unreasonably wholsesome and sweet flashbacks, and a potentially irritating protagonist quirk suddenly becomes a marker of his whole character development. to say more would be a spoiler.

    the other thing that keeps you from skipping on exploring the open world and searching for resources are, of course, the hordes. if you think you can get by without crafting and managing your supplies, think again. the best case scenario - you're clearing out the nests and suddely find out you don't have enough molotov for the last one and you're out of kerosene to make a new batch. the worse case - the same happens when you've just caught an eye of about a hundred of freakers in the middle of a road. so help you God. I don't remember the last time I've actively rode around the map entering every house praying to find at least some piece of resources - maybe, just one styrofoam cup or a rag - because I've just spent almost everything I've head to make crazy crows stop peckng poor Deacon and it's already 8 o'clock.

    I would say the only thing I personally missed from the experince was in-game music, like a radio of some kind. I understand the concerns about ruining the atmosphere in some instances, but, in my opinion, it would help the simple travel from A to B feel a lot more engaging. and it's not like there is no way to justify a radio in the world of the game - Copeland already has one, so why not play a tune from time to time, when things are calm and slow? maybe something to consider for the sequel, if it ever comes (which it most certainly should do).
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  6. Jun 11, 2021
    9
    An amazing pc port. Amazing story in an apocalypse filled with very good mechanics. Although, there were some bugs.
  7. Aug 16, 2021
    0
    This is a great game. But it is Far Cry remade. And that's okay. Far Cry is also great. I don't understand why everyone loves this game butThis is a great game. But it is Far Cry remade. And that's okay. Far Cry is also great. I don't understand why everyone loves this game but hates Far Cry. Please enlighten me Expand

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