Retro Ad Replay: Days Gone’s 2nd Anniversary

It’s time for another Retro Ad Replay article! This is the series where we head backward in time to reminisce and celebrate the anniversary of some of the most significant moments in gaming. If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit Mandatory.com.

In this April 26 edition of Retro Ad Replay, we’re heading back two years to when Days Gone initially launched on PS4. That’s April 26, 2019. Developed by Bend Studios and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is an open-world zombie game that put players in the role of a toughened biker searching for clues about his presumed dead wife.

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GameRevoluton awarded Days Gone an 8/10 in our review, praising the “fighting and driving mechanics,” the main story which “keeps you hooked until the end,” and the “constant danger [that] keeps you on your toes and adds to the atmosphere.”

Here’s a snippet from the GR review:

Days Gone puts you in the boots of Deacon St. John as he tries to survive a slice of rural Oregon that has been transformed by a civilization-ending bout of zombieitis. The game picks up around two years after the disease rendered most of the population into the cannibalistic monstrosities everyone calls Freakers, and he’s rough for the wear. He and his best friend Boozer are all that remains of the Mongrels motorcycle club, and still continue to fly the colors of the MC even after every biker game in the world is long dead.

Days Gone is one of the better zombie games in recent years. It doesn’t beat out the Resident Evil 2 remake (very few games do) as being my go-to zombie fix, but it’s an entertaining if somewhat unevenly-paced adventure through post-apocalyptic Oregon. The gameplay is solid, both the driving and fighting and though there’s not a ton of variety in what you can do, I didn’t hesitate to ride down the next road or shoot the next Freaker.

Check out the Days Gone story trailer below: