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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 18, 2019
    10
    Very nice gameplay. High quality detailed graphics and sounds.
    Keeps you interest in story till the end.
    Many types of games: driving,
    Very nice gameplay. High quality detailed graphics and sounds.
    Keeps you interest in story till the end.
    Many types of games: driving, shooting, traps strategy.
    Very well done and complete game!
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  3. May 24, 2019
    10
    I'm in love!

    I must admit that all the press reviews made me sceptical! I bought World War Z the week before and I had some fun with it
    I'm in love!

    I must admit that all the press reviews made me sceptical!
    I bought World War Z the week before and I had some fun with it and tought I might skip Days Gone...
    I decided to give it a try anyway and I'm soooo glad I did!
    Didn't care to play WWZ since...

    This game gives me the best time I've had since The Last Of Us.

    I read somewhere that if TLOU and Farcry had a child it would be Days Gone.
    That's pretty accurate.

    It has its flaws, I had a couple of frustrating moments where freakers just popped up at a place I just cleared a couple of seconds ago, I had some weird bike crashes that shouldn't be, the stealth mechanic is a bit weird but nothing that is gamebreaking!

    I'm about 10h into the game so I didn't see it all yet but from what i've seen so far, I guess I have a pretty good overall taste.

    Also, I don't know why people say the story/characters/voice acting is bad...
    It's a bit cliché but hey, it's not "BAD" for that matter!

    If I was very very critic myself I'd give the game ±8,5 but since it came at such a pleasant surprise and it's sooooo much better than what the critics make us believe, I give it a 10!

    I know a game is great when as much as I don't wanna put the controller down, I want to play it in very frequent, little sessions to make it last as long as possible! Days Gone gives me that feeling!
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  4. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    Un buen juego mal juzgado por la prensa, los bugs no tendrían que contarse en la evaluación. Ya que hoy dia es algo que tiene arreglo
  5. May 23, 2019
    9
    The open world was really good i thought it would suck but i was wrong.
    The story was really fun The gun in the game were ok but the bike
    The open world was really good i thought it would suck but i was wrong.
    The story was really fun The gun in the game were ok but the bike riding was good
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  6. May 24, 2019
    8
    A beautiful landscape, Northwestern climate patterns, and babbling brooks galore. The gameplay is fluid and easy to master. The crafting menuA beautiful landscape, Northwestern climate patterns, and babbling brooks galore. The gameplay is fluid and easy to master. The crafting menu is difficult to master, it may need an update. The main story is compelling and well structured. The repetitive missions that are mentioned in other reviews do kind of get old after a while but I’ve replayed the game twice already. I never noticed any lag , even under considerable amounts of action going on at the same time. The only things I would like to see more of are more weapons and more hordes. I would have given the game a 10 if there was some kind of decision based storyline. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2020
    0
    Es una mierda se pega se bugea es una total mierda total no lo compren es como la mierda

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