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  • Summary: Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game in which you assume the role of Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe”Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game in which you assume the role of Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years following a global pandemic which has wiped out just about everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and rapidly evolving. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, seemingly as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker have given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough? [Bend Studios] Expand
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  1. Positive: 63 out of 109
  2. Negative: 4 out of 109
  1. Apr 28, 2019
    100
    Superb zombie-slaying combat and enjoyable motorcycle gameplay are integrated perfectly with a well-paced story. But the game’s major highlights are the terrifying zombie hordes which are unlike anything seen in a videogame so far.
  2. Apr 25, 2019
    85
    Even with all the promotion we're seeing now, Days Gone still carries the aura of a title that could be miscast and possibly overlooked at a glance, like it was for me a few years ago. You don't know until you play, and this stands as one the more pleasant and satisfying surprises of the year for me. It's been a long road to this game, but the ride is worth it.
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    Days Gone is a blend of multiple open-world and zombie games. Even though the gameplay stays pretty much the same throughout the entire game, the acting, riding your motorcycle and the survival bits make this game worth while.
  4. May 10, 2019
    75
    The game has weak shooting systems and some bad weapons, much like Red Dead Redemption II. But while the other games have been highly rated, Days Gone has had its legs cut out by the bugs.
  5. Apr 25, 2019
    70
    The zombie apocalypse is well-trodden territory and the open-world spin of Days Gone can only differentiate it so much. There's a strong narrative focus, but Deacon St. John doesn't carry that weight as deftly as he could. There are highlights and fun tools available within, but the game doesn't push those forward initially, leaving the players to deal with some tedium first. Days Gone is a great foundation for something better though, so hopefully Bend gets the chance to improve upon it.
  6. Apr 25, 2019
    65
    Days Gone is an above average open-world game that is brought down by a weak first act, poor shooting, and a lot of technical issues.
  7. Apr 25, 2019
    30
    The game meets the baseline level of quality we might expect from a big-budgeted joint, yet it remains a tiresome, empty experience.

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  1. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    DAYS GONE – a breath of fresh air in its genre. I have long wanted to plunge into the World as the plot of the series the Walking dead. SoDAYS GONE – a breath of fresh air in its genre. I have long wanted to plunge into the World as the plot of the series the Walking dead. So far, only the first hours of the game, and I'm absolutely delighted. The plot unfolds without haste, the hero is interesting, he wants to empathize. You want to live with him this way. And of course his bike! This is a separate topic for discussion. Thank you Sony for another interesting plot game. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2019
    10
    Un juego de los mejores en su género, no soy de platinar los juegos, éste lo hice con gusto y se me quedó corto. Injustas las puntuaciones yUn juego de los mejores en su género, no soy de platinar los juegos, éste lo hice con gusto y se me quedó corto. Injustas las puntuaciones y críticas destructivas que no han servido para parar al verdadero juez y verdugo, el jugador que realmente lo ha exprimido y disfrutado. Que juego de mundo abierto no tiene fallos ?, al final lo que importa es la implicación y corrección por parte de los desarrolladores para hacer toda una obra maestra del género.
    Enhorabuena al estudio, esperando próximos DLC y futura segunda parte.
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  3. May 1, 2019
    10
    For those who decide to stick this one out til the end, you will not be disappointed. Great variety and for Bend’s next outing I highlyFor those who decide to stick this one out til the end, you will not be disappointed. Great variety and for Bend’s next outing I highly recommend they create a deeper, more varied, and branching rpg more in line to The Witcher 3 versus how Days Gone is more similar to Far Cry. Still, I constantly found myself wanting to push the story forward and balance that with side missions. Also if I had any other advice it would be to next time make the trophies more varied and fun to obtain (think Uncharted 1-3). Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2019
    9
    El juego lo compre hace unos meses y tuve la de jugar la versión con todos sus parches. Así que mi nota evidentemente es evaluando estaEl juego lo compre hace unos meses y tuve la de jugar la versión con todos sus parches. Así que mi nota evidentemente es evaluando esta versión. He de decir que me gustó Demasiado el juego. Un sistema de progresión realmente lento pero bien recompensado buena optimización del juego en PS4 slim con bajadas de frame muy puntuales que no afectan el desarrollo del juego. Gráficos muy bien logrados, ambiente muy bien hecho, personaje muy memorable, y NPC que no olvidas fácilmente como en muchos otros juegos... quizás alguna crítica es la duración tan larga para el desenlace de la historia, misiones secundarias quizás un poco repetitivas pero retadoras. Del resto me encantó, y por cierto antes de terminar me encantó la banda sonora incluso me extraña ya que tranquilamente podría ser nominada a mejor banda sonora en los game awards. Expand
  5. May 1, 2019
    9
    Is it rough around the edges? Yes. (Glitches) What really shines here (shockingly) is the story and the pacing of the story. Like the earlyIs it rough around the edges? Yes. (Glitches) What really shines here (shockingly) is the story and the pacing of the story. Like the early years of "The Walking Dead," the character development is amazing and gets you caring about all of the side stories, along with the main narrative.

    The way they execute telling the story through new jobs added as you go, causes you to stay engaged. They don't just slap all side missions out there for you to get side-tracked and eventually bored to the point that you don't want to finish the main story. They give all of to you piece by piece. I've never seen it done this way.

    + The gameplay and story are what makes this game. The motorcycle riding and gun play never get old.

    - It's a shame that after 6 years of development they couldn't add more faces. Every rescued person has the same 2 faces. Also, the perks that you can add aren't that exciting to work toward getting. Personally, it would have been great to add more "rpg" elements. Oh the glitches! There are a ton! Hopefully they will get fixed through updates.

    In the end, I don't see why some critics are saying it's a "generic zombie story." Every story about zombies is going to be similar in some way. The narrative around solving the Horde problem, while developing the characters involved is what hooked me.

    Oh, and killing hordes is INTENSE. You REALLY have to plan it out and prepare. This makes it unlike other "Generic Zombie Games" with mindless zombie killing.
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  6. May 20, 2019
    8
    Decent game with solid gameplay. It is not a masterpiece, but still good post-apo zombie adventure with interesting heroes and nice world.Decent game with solid gameplay. It is not a masterpiece, but still good post-apo zombie adventure with interesting heroes and nice world. Don't look at metascore. Just try this one and simply have fun ;). Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    0
    Jogo todo cágado bugado , história clichê demais , nada demais, simplesmente fraco...

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