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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: 19 out of 370
  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. Oct 11, 2021
    10
    Criminally underrated game which has lots of souls. Both the story and gameplay are pretty solid.
  3. Jun 24, 2021
    10
    The game starts slow, but then you just can't get enough of the story. The characters: 10/10. The music: 10/10. The story 10/10. TheThe game starts slow, but then you just can't get enough of the story. The characters: 10/10. The music: 10/10. The story 10/10. The atmosphere 10/10. The realism 10/10. The waifu 11/10.

    The combat gameplay isn't that great (AI is weak) and the sidequests are a bit copy/paste repetitive. But it's still an amazing game. Finished on Hard II in 44 hours.
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  4. May 21, 2021
    10
    Great open world, love this game and port to PC is just awesome: I can play on 4k / max settings using rtx 2080ti and have around 75-80 fps.Great open world, love this game and port to PC is just awesome: I can play on 4k / max settings using rtx 2080ti and have around 75-80 fps.

    Advice: update your nVidia drivers: before update I had nearly 60 fps, update added ~15fps
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  5. May 25, 2021
    9
    It's is a great game that features an interesting story, many secondary missions, and rewarding and addictive gameplay. The PC editionIt's is a great game that features an interesting story, many secondary missions, and rewarding and addictive gameplay. The PC edition performs flawlessly and looks visually stunning. Congrats to Sony for bringing this great game and excellent console port to the PC gamer community. Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2022
    9
    This would be a biased review. I am a fan of all zombie stuff. Dawn of the dead Army of the dead, 28 days/weeks later, Dead island, DyingThis would be a biased review. I am a fan of all zombie stuff. Dawn of the dead Army of the dead, 28 days/weeks later, Dead island, Dying Light, well... basically anything, where anything dead crawls/runs to consume anybody is to my liking, count me in! So the overall review will not be coming the angle "well, that's a scenario full of cliche about dead people eating living people", I have a taste for that kind of content.

    Overall, I was impressed. That game left a lasting after-taste in my mouth, a mix of sweet / sour / sad feelings, but great and remembering. Graphics are astonishing, character development was great, the feel of traveling on the road was superb, I almost put a brick of sh*t when encountering a horde for the first time :) I definitely recommend this game to fans of the genre.

    Now about things I was not happy with:
    - missions are very similar and boring, just like clearing the camps. Interesting to do it once or twice, but 40-ice not so. The missions do not differ much - it's just go from point A to point B and grab something / kill something.
    - RPG part is underdeveloped, by the end you master everything so replayability is close to 0.
    - control sometimes give weird reactions, like instead of making a dodge-roll jumping forward to the enemy to meet a hail of bullets.
    - some bugs closer to the last missions may force you to restart a checkpoint.

    Overall, I give it 9 of 10.
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  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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