PS4 Days Gone

Last updated date: August 6, 2019

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7.7

PS4 Days Gone

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In our analysis of 273 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Days Gone placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.1
42 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
1,743 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Taking out the hordes becomes even more enjoyable once I build up enough community trust to unlock the game’s heavier weaponry, and it’s at this point that Days Gone begins to feel like a strange but not unwelcome mixture of stealth and tower defense.
- Polygon
May 2, 2019 | Full review
Through all this Deacon is a conflicting character. He’s likeable and funny for the most part as he interacts, quips and wisecracks with the supporting cast.
- Games Radar
April 25, 2019 | Full review
There are a few thoughtful touches in its design that suggest Days Gone’s developers have sympathy for the player of large big-budget games. Instead of a standard quest log, Days Gone tracks your progress through various “storylines.”
- Kotaku
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Impossible it may seem, but killing an entire horde in one action-packed sitting is actually very much possible. Armed with an arsenal of bullet-spraying weapons, a bag full of Molotovs and the wits to weave through tight corners and narrow passageways, you can slowly but surely deplete the horde’s health bar until there isn’t a single bloodsucker left standing. It isn’t an easy job, that’s for sure, but surviving such a breathless encounter is deeply satisfying.
- Trusted Reviews
April 26, 2019 | Full review
The landscape is also beautifully realised, with luscious forests, craggy mountains and densely detailed towns along every swooping highway; a real-time weather system deals out conditions ranging from swirling snow storms to scorching sunshine.
- The Guardian
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone’s survival horror underbelly gives it just enough personality to distance it from the dozens of other open worlders already available.
- Push Square
April 25, 2019 | Full review
As you learn more about NERO and the Freakers, you're introduced to new, more powerful types of Freaks, including a berserker and an all-female variant that screams to attract more Freaks your way.
- GameSpot
May 2, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone has good gameplay foundations. The scarcity of supplies and ever-present threat of zombies put me on edge as much as it gave me options to escape by the skin of my teeth.
- Game Informer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
It can also be gamed pretty easily. If you need to fast travel to a far-away location and can't afford it, you just travel to the nearest one, look for a fuel source (usually a gas can or a gas pump), refuel, then immediately fast travel again from the menu.
- Destructoid
April 28, 2019 | Full review
There are excellent performances throughout Days Gone, but nobody nails it as much as Sam Witwer as Deacon, who has every inch the arc that someone like Arthur Morgan does.
- Cultured Vultures
May 2, 2019 | Full review
I loved the way individual story beats were presented as distinct threads so that you always knew what mission to follow next, and the game makes great use of ambient dialogue to highlight things in the world you might otherwise miss.
- The Verge
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone is a huge, generous game, even if you just mainline the story, but it does everything in its power to pad itself out.
- VG247
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone is a grim, beautiful B-movie; its action and writing are full of pulpy thrills, and by the end of it, I found myself liking a character called Deacon St. John – an achievement in itself
- Video Gamer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone tells the story of Deacon St. John, a former biker outlaw who must survive the zombie (referred to here as “Freakers”) apocalypse with help from an old friend and whatever alliances he can form along the way.
- Den of Geek
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Big open world environment
- Pocket-lint
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Overall, gameplay is relatively straightforward. Various guns in the world all feel satisfying to shoot, with humans and freakers reacting as you would expect when getting hit by everything from a chunky shotgun blast to an arrow in the knee
- The Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Thanks to Days Gone's dynamic weather system and gorgeously designed wilderness, riding through the world feels as dangerous and as compelling as it should be, especially because Freakers can just toss you off of your bike if you're riding slow enough or have run out of gas.
- Tom's Guide
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Which brings me to the crux of Days Gone: It has everything that you’d come to expect from a modern, AAA action-adventure game.
- CGM
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Other than the brilliantly scripted narrative, the landscape that Days Gone is set in is an absolute pleasure to explore. The attention to detail and care that was taken here is second to none and it has made me want to visit Oregon almost immediately.
- Dual Shockers
Days Gone overcomes loose controls, familiar mechanics and gameplay loops, and a well-worn setting to tell a very relatable story featuring one of my favorite characters in recent years.
- We Got This Covered
Good dialogue, acting performances
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone features a few survival game aspects but I'd hesitate to refer to it as a survival game seeing how available ammo and resources are. The one major survival aspect is gasoline. On one hand, I like the idea behind having to be aware of the gas in your bike to ensure that you don't run out of gas and can get to where you're going and back.
- Video Chums
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Stealth is kept basic and generously easy yet still reasonably satisfying.
- Wolf's Gaming Blog
May 15, 2019 | Full review
Visually Days Gone is absolutely a masterpiece and is easily one of the best looking PS4 games to date. The sound design is excellent as well, save for a few bad voice performances, but that doesn’t hinder the excellent production values in general.
- Game Crate
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The motorcycle mechanics are one aspect of a well-balanced resource system. There is light crafting in Days Gone, and you'll find a steady supply of raw materials like rags, kerosene, scrap metal and nails.
- Newsweek
April 29, 2019 | Full review
The game also allows you to craft a surprisingly large variety of breakable handheld weapons, from spiked baseball bats to Ripper axes and vicious clubs
- Digital Spy
July 25, 2019 | Full review
There’s an undeniable natural beauty here that you’ll get to soak in from the saddle of your bike.
- The Sixth Axis
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone arms you with a variety of ranged and melee weapons. The former pack a nice, responsive punch, while the latter delivers some of the most visceral kills this side of a spiked baseball bat (which can actually be crafted in the game.)
- Empire
April 26, 2019 | Full review
There are a few twists to the tale which are telegraphed pretty early, but you've seen these stories of people surviving in the post-apocalypse.
- US Gamer
The best part of Days Gone’s combat, however, is the melee thanks to the wide variety of weapons Deacon can pick up and craft.
- Hardcore Gamer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Rewarding systemic gameplay; Mechanically very dense; Beautiful open world; Looks fantastic; The world is full of things to find and do.
- Gaming Bolt
July 25, 2019 | Full review
In terms of open world and mission structure the backdrop of Oregon is big and beautiful. The green, plentiful trees and brown, rocky mountain pits are superbly crafted.
- Pure Playstation
April 24, 2019 | Full review
Combat is pretty straightforward. Gun control is satisfying, and the various types provide support in a number of ways. There isn’t a huge range of weapons, but you never really need a a lot. I
- God Is A Geek
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone looks beautiful on PS4 Pro and has large environments worth exploring
- WCCF Tech
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The open world is gorgeous and fun to ride around in
- Game Rant
I did like the story, despite having a lot of those “zombie cliches”.
- Back 2 Gaming
April 26, 2019 | Full review
This will also be the first time most players encounter Days Gone‘s main selling point: Hordes. While available earlier on, you won’t have easy access to enough equipment to take on these swarms of 100+ infected.
- Dread Central
May 7, 2019 | Full review
The lighting (especially in HDR) makes the game look incredible, with the sun beaming through the tall trees and the fog creating the kind of old-school horror environment you'd expect to see in a classic movie, but it's the geography of the open world that makes it something special.
- What Culture
The hordes themselves are cool, but Deacon isn’t properly equipped to – nor encouraged to – take down these hordes until well into the third act of the game, when the story is reaching the point of no return.
- The Nerdy
April 27, 2019 | Full review
The first and most important part of the game that I want to talk about is driving the motorcycle, as its one of the most unique features of Days Gone. The motorcycle controls beautifully, while early on in the game it feels sluggish and slow.
- The Inner Circle Games Network
May 13, 2019 | Full review
I loved riding my motorcycle around Oregon, exploring nooks and crannies for scrap and anything useful I could find. The fights against the Freaker Hordes are both exhilarating and terrifying.
- Demon Gaming
January 5, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Those moments of fun and challenge are too fleeting however, and they’re surrounded by a confusing story and long hours of repetitive tasks. Like a zombie, it lurches through the motions, hungry for brains, lacking its own.
- Polygon
May 2, 2019 | Full review
The story can be spotty, and the gameplay glitchy, but over tens of hours it evens out.
- Games Radar
April 25, 2019 | Full review
On the other hand, there are times where Days Gone seems to be barely holding it together, with frequent bugs that run the gamut from amusing to frustrating.
- Kotaku
April 25, 2019 | Full review
It’s an even greater shame that the majority of the game is made up mostly by formulaic missions such as fetch quests, shoot-outs and stealth camp clearouts, which are very forgettable and offer few twists from those found in generic open-world shooters.
- Trusted Reviews
April 26, 2019 | Full review
The story, however, feels inconsequential. There’s a crazed death cult and a shadowy government agency to deal with, along with the question of Sarah’s true fate, but these familiar strands are buried beneath a constant, interconnected volley of tasks and quests.
- The Guardian
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Bugs can be problematic as well – at least in the review build we played. One side-quest completely glitched out on us, rendering it unsolvable; clipping, sound issues, and other minor technical hiccups also detracted from our experience.
- Push Square
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Deacon does not learn anything over the course of the game, and the story is concerned with validating his actions and feelings above all else. When one character urges him not to kill anyone in cold blood, Deacon "proves" that murder is better than mercy.
- GameSpot
May 2, 2019 | Full review
Some small things are annoying, like the camera during melee fights leaving you blind (it doesn’t affect your performance) and item pickup being finicky. Otherwise the controls are up to the challenge
- Game Informer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone ups the open world survival ante but doesn't have enough cash to pay for the rest of the rounds of betting, making it one of the weirdest AAA releases in recent memory.
- Destructoid
April 28, 2019 | Full review
It’s not unfair to say that Days Gone is a flawed game, one that shows the signs of regular chopping and changing throughout development, as well as it clearly cutting it a little fine for its release date with there being a cavalcade of bugs that QA must not have had time to address
- Cultured Vultures
May 2, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone has the skeleton of a good game, but the rest is so forgettable that it ultimately feels like a tragic waste of resources. Not exactly bad, just boring.
- The Verge
April 25, 2019 | Full review
“Days Gone” is long, and in the slow, often tedious unfurling of its wider thematic vision, what occurs almost tragically is a leakage of this living world ambition through the cracks of an old, ill-fitted house.
- Variety
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The lack of seamless transitions between gameplay and cutscenes means you’re often staring at a black screen as the game interrupts you, the story is predictable, your activities are repetitive, and the technical issues – frame rate drops, freezes, and myriad bugs – are a constant annoyance.
- VG247
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Further stresses of scope are apparent in performance. The action rumbles along at a rough and ready 30fps, frequently stuttering when things get fast or crowded – bad news in a game with a motorbike and a sea of ghouls. Elsewhere, there are bugs abound, one of which saw an NPC stood on a desk with his back to Deacon, as if he were talking out of his arse; the character in question is a conspiracy theorist, so the glitch wasn’t without its share of poetry.
- Video Gamer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The problem is that not all the role-playing elements associated with these camps work that well or make much sense.
- Den of Geek
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Occasional graphical glitch
- Pocket-lint
April 25, 2019 | Full review
One small annoyance with the combat system comes in the form of the radial wheel where weapons and gadgets are selected. The initial open of the menu is fine, but when digging through the nested options, sometimes an unwanted item gets selected.
- The Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone is missing a lot, but even what's currently there is either boring, frustrating or buggy. A few problems that I noticed right away were the long loading times and the jarring jump cuts between gameplay and cutscenes.
- Tom's Guide
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Yet from a technical standpoint, Days Gone struggles. I played on a base PS4, and textures are often slow to load both in cutscenes and outside of them.
- CGM
April 25, 2019 | Full review
One of the most annoying aspects of owning this motorcycle is that you will need to fill it up with gas a lot. Even a short five-minute ride on this thirsty beast will see your fuel gauge drop by nearly a quarter, so you will need to be constantly mindful of stopping at gas stations to fill it up.
- Dual Shockers
For starters, the game crashed and locked up a few times on my otherwise trusty PlayStation 4 Pro, once toward the end of a particularly difficult encounter with a large member of the wildlife population.
- We Got This Covered
Loads of performance issues
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2019 | Full review
That's not to say that the story is bad; the main plot is actually quite good. Characters are just overly verbose and the script feels awkward and clumsy at times.
- Video Chums
April 25, 2019 | Full review
I also encountered a lot of bugs, including a friendly NPC riding repeatedly into some rocks like they had somehow offended her personally, Freakers appearing out of thin air and so much more.
- Wolf's Gaming Blog
May 15, 2019 | Full review
After a handful of crashes, frequent bugs, and an audio cut out issue that could only be resolved by a hard reset -- not too mention frame drops even on a PS4 Pro -- it’s clear Days Gone has more performance issues than you’d expect from a game of this caliber.
- Game Crate
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Deacon St. John is the biggest liability in Days Gone. I don't know if it's bad acting, bad mo-cap, bad audio or all three but there are many, many moments where Deacon's reaction and tone seem at odds with what's happening. Case in point: radio broadcasts.
- Newsweek
April 29, 2019 | Full review
Sadly, the game suffered with fairly regular glitches and texture issues, for instance Deacon's various tattoos took time to load, while items would occasionally bounce off into the distance or enemies would hover in mid-air after being killed.
- Digital Spy
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Size and pacing are the game’s two biggest issues. With Sony Bend’s last project being an Uncharted adventure condensed perfectly for the PlayStation Vita, they’ve leapt straight into the deep end with this open world.
- The Sixth Axis
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Its load screens are a little long, its audio bugs annoying, and its story occasionally too self-serious.
- Empire
April 26, 2019 | Full review
Days Gone is a weird game for me. Our guides writer, Jake Green, said he enjoyed it, but it didn't click until 30 hours in. I'm not sure it entirely clicked with me.
- US Gamer
Firearms are dull, lifeless, and lack the satisfaction of a stealth or melee kill. The game rarely sets up engaging scenarios or arenas for gunfights, and the AI never puts up remarkable fights.
- Hardcore Gamer
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The story never goes anywhere meaningful; Deacon is largely an unlikeable character; Writing is poor, and storytelling is sloppy; Dialog is at odds with the tone the game is trying to establish; A distinct lack of polish.
- Gaming Bolt
July 25, 2019 | Full review
While the graphics are nothing to laugh at, but nothing to hold on high either, Days Gone has some technical issues. A.I. isn’t the brightest in regards to taking cover or shooting sometimes.
- Pure Playstation
April 24, 2019 | Full review
One of the first big issues I encountered was the constant struggling the game seems to have when you’re on your bike and you’re travelling across the map. Persistent lagging, even freezing for periods of three seconds or more happen far too much, and when you reach a camp towards the end, it became almost unplayable at certain points.
- God Is A Geek
April 25, 2019 | Full review
On the other hand, the performance issues can be felt even without having a clinical eye for frame drops, and they are a bit jarring when they occur. Days Gone also comes with its own share of bugs, of the kind we’re used to seeing in open world games: once I fell through the world and another time the game wouldn’t let me climb to reach my target location. Loading a previous save fixed both, of course.
- WCCF Tech
April 25, 2019 | Full review
lack of diversity in the things to do outside of missions takes away that desire to fully explore and complete every task.
- Game Rant
Long load times, pop-ups, and the usual open-world genre complaints do hold this game back, but it is a valiant effort nevertheless.
- Back 2 Gaming
April 26, 2019 | Full review
None of the bad guys are properly established, and the busy work quests have very little meaningful payoff beyond some better guns and motorcycle upgrades. I found myself getting sick of playing and actually dreading that the map would open up into more pointless busywork.
- Dread Central
May 7, 2019 | Full review
The pacing isn't always perfect, and it does occasionally feel like Bend could have wrapped things up sooner, but it just about justifies the length.
- What Culture
But that wasn’t all. The game crashed on me completely at least twice, and I had audio problems more times than I can count.
- The Nerdy
April 27, 2019 | Full review
However, if you are picking this game up expecting a resource management survival experience, definitely lower your expectations.
- The Inner Circle Games Network
May 13, 2019 | Full review
I also encountered issues with framerate whenever there was a lot of action on the screen. I have a fairly new PlayStation 4 PRO with a 4k TV and yet there were times when I would encounter the larger freaker hordes where the screen would be so choppy that the game was near unplayable.
- Demon Gaming
January 5, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Do you have the skill – and nerve – to survive the horrors of a broken world in this massive open-world action adventure? Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means. With humanity devastated by a global pandemic and ravaged by feral creatures known as Freakers, any mistake could be your last in your attempt to carve out a new life in the hostile Pacific Northwest high-desert. Using the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Days Gone offers an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world action game experience. Vast and hostile environments can be fully explored on the back of Deacon’s drifter bike. Abandoned vehicles can be searched for useful items. Towns and buildings can be entered and searched – at great risk. All lighting is done in real time – eye adaption technology creates a real sense of dread when entering dark buildings; day and night have an impact on the experience; weather affects enemy behavior. Exemplifying true, free-form gameplay, Days Gone offers freedom to explore, strategize and play “your way.” Every challenge can be approached and completed in an almost infinite number of ways. Many different items and weapons can be crafted using items found in the field, including brutal melee weapons and traps. Customizable weapons and skills offer true freedom in how the game is played. In addition to human drifters, marauders, and other groups, Deacon must face a wilderness overrun by Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. Freakers have needs, habits and behaviors that the player can learn and adapt to. The harsh high-desert of the Pacific Northwest offers a large variety of environments in a single geographical area. One minute Deacon can be riding through a pristine forest, a snow field, a lush meadow, and the next, be in the harsh desert lava fields. The hazardous environments, scarred by millions of years of volcanic activity, are defined by ancient lava flows, mountains, caves, cliffs and river basins, delivering a breathtaking backdrop to an equally diverse style of gameplay. Cinnabar mines, lava tube caves and small rural towns offer a variety of environments to explore.

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