This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Assault, Blood-splatter, Decapitation, Dismemberment, Drug, Drugs, Gore, Pandemic and Torture.
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Days Gone Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
It takes the premise and art style from games like The Last of Us but puts that to work in an open world setting. You aren't stuck progressing a linear story but can go where you want and progress the narrative in your own direction.
You play former outlaw-turned-drifter Deacon St. John search for his wife. This takes you on a quest through the large world, encountering a range of different communities and (inevitably) lots of zombies. You use firearms, melee weapons and improvised weapons to survive. Some encounters reward players for use of stealth, although combat is impossible to avoid. When triggered, these fights are unusual for the large number of enemies that swarm to attack. If overwhelmed you can use your motorcycle to escape.
Along with the main quest you can complete objectives in multiple ways. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle affect how the environment and zombie Freakers behave. You also have to watch out for wildlife predators such as bears and wolves. To help you survive this living breathing world, as you progress you can craft new weapons, upgrade your motorcycle and learn new skills.
Players: This is a single player game.
While there are some areas where text is small and can be hard to make out, the subtitles can be adjusted to be large and clear.
You can swap a select few controls, and you can make crouching a toggle instead of a hold. However, there are still some other areas where you'll need to hold down the button even if you have this enabled. You can disable the need to repeatedly press the same button in the menu.
There is an enemy that gives an audio cue without an accompanying visual one, so this may present a challenge for deaf or hard of hearing gamers.
Our Days Gone Accessibility Report documents 27 accessibility features:
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