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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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Score distribution:
  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. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Great game thus far! The graphics are amazing and the gameplay and story really good. Sound and music is top notch. Riding the bike throughGreat game thus far! The graphics are amazing and the gameplay and story really good. Sound and music is top notch. Riding the bike through the dense forests of Oregon is a chilling and awesome experience. No glitches or bugs encountered yet. I have played a lot since I started gaming in the mid 80:ies and this one ranks pretty high. I know there are mixed feelings about this game, but honestly, try it. You are in for a hell of a ride. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    10
    Excelente videojuego de ps4, es uno de los mejores que he jugado y logró entrar en mi top 5. Espero que aquellos que lo compren se sientanExcelente videojuego de ps4, es uno de los mejores que he jugado y logró entrar en mi top 5. Espero que aquellos que lo compren se sientan igual que yo. Expand
  4. May 19, 2019
    9
    I totally get why some people might dislike this game, but man do I love it. The story starts kind of slow and messy, but then it really picksI totally get why some people might dislike this game, but man do I love it. The story starts kind of slow and messy, but then it really picks up and you start feeling invested in the story and characters. The gameplay is so much fun: the crafting, taking care of your bike, and defeating freaks and hordes. The graphics look amazing and the amount of detail is simply astonishing. If you love the zombie genre, this is the perfect game for you. If you just want a fun open world game then this is perfect for you too. I hope that the bad reviews from critics doesn't stop Bend Studio from making another sequel, because this game truly deserves it.
    9/10 please play the game, it's great.
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  5. May 3, 2019
    9
    Days Gone is the best open-world zombie adventure game. Superb zombie-slaying combat and enjoyable motorcycle gameplay are integratedDays Gone is the best open-world zombie adventure game. 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. Expand
  6. May 1, 2019
    8
    Days Gone...

    Do not let the bad reviews fool you. When this game first came out it was bug and crash city. They have already patched that
    Days Gone...

    Do not let the bad reviews fool you. When this game first came out it was bug and crash city. They have already patched that up. I bought it a few days after release and have not run into any bug or game crash yet. However they say first impressions are everything and that is why the review score is so low.

    Graphics- Nothing to write home about. I have seen images such as this on the PS3, however it is still fine to look at. Nothing to complain about. Images could be better though with the tech out for PS4.
    Music and Voice- The music is great and during certain cut scenes I think it is perfect and gives you a great sense of the current atmosphere. The voice acting is fine, but again nothing to write home about. I have seen better and I have seen worse.
    Game play- Great at first, but then gets really really repetitive. Go to X and complete Y is the same for several missions and side quests. The story missions differentiate but they are not the meat of the quests available. Plus Zombie games have been done to the max and it is time to move on from this stale genre.

    Overall- The game is fun, boring at times. No bugs that I have yet seen but it is nothing new to the genre. I give it an 8 to boost the score a bit but it really is around a 7 or 6.
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  7. Sep 10, 2019
    0
    One of the worst exclusive of ps4. I've never seen such a buggy game in my life

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