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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. Jan 29, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Um jogo muito gostoso de jogar, encanta, e como joguei no final de 2019 ele já não tem bugs como foi no lançamento, então a minha experiência foi ótima Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    I’ve played this almost 10 hours so far and I think it’s great. I just put in 70 hours into Assassins Creed Odyssey and before that at leastI’ve played this almost 10 hours so far and I think it’s great. I just put in 70 hours into Assassins Creed Odyssey and before that at least 80 into RDR2 and I’d say so far this falls somewhere in between those two for me. I read a lot of hate online but honestly I don’t know why. It’s certainly not without its flaws, I’ve seen texture pop in, some of the writing is kinda bad and there’s some minor bugs. Just a little bit ago I was riding my motorcycle and hit a tree and the bike glitched into a mountain but I was able to get it right back. The voice acting is great tho and I really dig the world and atmosphere. I’d say the positives definitely outweigh the negatives for this game and I recommend it. I’d say it’s a solid 8-8.5 but I’ll give it a 10 to bump it up a little from people giving it a zero for no reason. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2020
    9
    This is the game what we wanted and it delivers. There a many side quest available to keel the game fresh and the main story is well written.This is the game what we wanted and it delivers. There a many side quest available to keel the game fresh and the main story is well written. Time to time it feels like the game is just about to sit down, but the writers managed to keep the pace well going. I wish it would offer more options with the conversations in the camps, letting you to make some decisions on your own. I had a great time with this game. Easy platinum trophy. Expand
  5. May 29, 2019
    9
    I can sum up the game in one sentence: Massive hordes of Zombies, and a heart wrenching backstory. This game was in development for a longI can sum up the game in one sentence: Massive hordes of Zombies, and a heart wrenching backstory. This game was in development for a long time, and it took way too long to come out, but it is finally here. The game is well polished, albeit there are some stuttering issues every now and then. The world is massive, the characters are all voiced well, and the story is fleshed out pretty well. The game delivers on the main thing that it was always noted for, and that being S&#T-LOADS OF ZOMBIES!!! Wandering around the world is already kind of scary due to the loads of freakers and traps that rippers put up, but when you run into a horde, there is nothing else in the game that can cause that level of terror and dread. The main characters Deacon and Boozer are written very well, and their voice actors really did a good job. The customization on your bike is also very well done. It kind of sucks that there really isn't much customization for weapons. Now to move on to some of the games negatives. Fast traveling takes up fuel, which makes you constantly run the meter on your bike, even if you only need to get somewhere near faster. The game, while having a compelling story still is a lot of 'drive here, do this thing, then report to some dude to tell him what happened.' Another thing I absolutely despise is that credits, the currency of the game, are tied to their camp. An example is that, say you have 5000 credits in one camp. Well, if you go to another camp, those 5000 credits are useless since they are tied to that camp, meaning you need to get credits in the new camp. This can be a major pain if you need to upgrade your bike, but most of your money is tied to another camp specialized in weapons. Lastly is freaker extermination missions. While these missions can be very easy if you have enough molotovs, or have a ton of materials to make them, these missions can be horrid to finish if you only have one or two nests left in the zone, but are out of molotovs and their materials, and have picked the area clean of supplies. This means you need to head to a new area to scavenge for, most likely, kerosene. Other than that issue, I do enjoy extermination missions. They are fun, but can be annoying if you run into an extermination zone while low on supplies. Overall, the game is very fun and has a lot of things to do. The characters are written well, and the banter between Deacon and Copeland especially is funny. The world is massive, and the constant threat of freakers and the terror invoked when you run into a horde can constantly keep you on your toes. The world is very fun to explore, and the various missions all running alongside each other means that just driving around will still take you to a mission. The game can be frustrating though with odd things like linking money to it's own camp, taking fuel with fast traveling, and the random-ish nature of ambushes. All-in-All, if you are looking for an open-world slaughterfest filled to the brim with zombies and a compelling story, I would recommend this game strongly, but update it before playing seriously. On version 1.00 the game is prone to random crashes so be careful. Expand
  6. May 16, 2019
    8
    I haven't finished the game yet, but so far I'm really enjoying it...it's far from Groundbreaking but very fun and an interesting story thatI haven't finished the game yet, but so far I'm really enjoying it...it's far from Groundbreaking but very fun and an interesting story that picks up steam after a few hours. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2019
    0
    bugs bugs bugs D.gone not ideal, but this not bad game.Game tightens, and this more important.

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