We occasionally come across games we adore and know players that would also love them. We know most developers love the games they make yet higher-ups in a company may not the game if it “underperforms.” One such game in recent memory is Bend Studio’s Days Gone. It launched on PlayStation 4 back in 2019 and was ported to PC a couple of years ago. The plot of the game revolves around you playing as Deacon St. John. The game is set in post-apocalyptic Oregon just two years after a pandemic that turned large chunks of humanity into zombies. You discover your wife who you believed dead may still be alive so you set off to find her.
The game on Steam is listed as very positive that’s the feedback given by 92% of recent 1,360 reviews and 92% of 37,650 all-time reviews. Where is the issue with the game? Did people think it looked and played badly? Well here are some screenshots below captured from PlayStation 5 while I played. I find nothing wrong visually about the game in fact it was downright beautiful in some spots.
Days Gone – Could The Gameplay Be At Fault?
I decided to fire the game up and look deeper. Combat works well with the gameplay and environment, driving on the bike feels solid and natural, and venturing on foot is always a fun time. I also have no issues with the story it’s action-packed in the right places and somber in others. It all blends well with the whole package presented. Here’s a look at the game running.
I think it’s obvious that the gameplay isn’t the issue. The game sold over 8 million copies in nearly three years but Sony allegedly seemed to feel the game was a complete failure. They disliked it so much that they rejected the potential sequel. To draw a comparison Ghost of Tsushima has a similar sales number in the same time frame. The issue lies with Days Gone selling less at launch than Ghost of Tsushima. I think it’s an underrated game and deserves a sequel and for you to finally give it a try.
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One thought on “Days Gone – A Hidden Underrated Gem?”
Well given the game is so cheap on cdkeys and the like for PC atm, makes it even more of a no-brainer.