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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
    It's funny, after the patch I didn't see any problems, some mechanics feel awkward and the story is not very interesting at first, but itIt's funny, after the patch I didn't see any problems, some mechanics feel awkward and the story is not very interesting at first, but it gives results on several levels. Visually it's super beautiful, the bike is cool once customized the weapons are top as short a very good game. Expand
  3. May 1, 2019
    10
    Juego muy bueno con un gran mundo abierto bastante entretenido, con ciertos bugs que se irán arreglando mediante parches, una gran historiaJuego muy bueno con un gran mundo abierto bastante entretenido, con ciertos bugs que se irán arreglando mediante parches, una gran historia que te cautiva y te atrapa, la moto simplemente fantástica y que decir de las hordas simplemente impresionante es increíble ver como más de 100 Freakers te persiguen y te agobia el miedo de quedarte sin etamina Expand
  4. May 22, 2019
    9
    I was gonna give it a 8 but gamespot bugging with them 6s ign wilding as well with them 6s its a fun ass game thats all you need to know lol
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    9
    It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot of fun. Fun gameplay and good graphics. Fighting hordes is amazing. The story could be better. Anyone scoringIt’s not perfect, but it’s a lot of fun. Fun gameplay and good graphics. Fighting hordes is amazing. The story could be better. Anyone scoring this less than a 7 is just a hater. Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2019
    8
    This is a very promising game, which succeeds in some areas and fails in others. Overall I am not disappointed with the final outcome however,This is a very promising game, which succeeds in some areas and fails in others. Overall I am not disappointed with the final outcome however, i am wanting more from this game. The interesting concepts the game adds in ways of gas for your bike, scavenging for materials and the many varying zombies all play a part in making this game pretty good. But the game faults in game play such as riding the bike and gun combat. The glitches many discuss are non existent for me even after many hours into the game. However, the frame rate does drop and the cut scenes need to load prior to watching them (this can get frustrating at times). Overall, if you're a zombie fan and love open world games this is a pick up for sure. If you're looking for something new that changes gaming this isn't it. Something about this game is appealing and i'm yet to put my finger on this. I believe this game will exist as a cult classic that many rave about while other dislike or don't understand the love for the game. Expand
  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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