Days Gone has received its first review ahead of the official embargo through a German game magazine. This review talks about the single-player experience, story, but also complains about the bugs that have an impact on the experience.
German game magazine M!Games have published their review of Days Gone. They have given it a review score of 83 out of 100 which is solid. Their biggest complaint was related to technical bugs that they experienced with the game, but they had an older version installed for Days Gone which was 1.02.
During the weekend, Sony Bend Studio has released a new update 1.03 for Days Gone. It reportedly fixes some of the technical issues with the game that the reviewers and early owners of the game could be experiencing when playing it ahead of the launch.
The game received 8 out of 10 for single player, 9 out of 10 for graphics, and 8 out of 10 for sound. The overall score was 83 out of 100 and they called it “fun to play” in their verdict.
The pros were the post-apocalyptic open world, interesting NPCs, and huge freakers horde with daytime behavior. Cons were mostly technical with load times that interrupt story cutscenes, game crashes (they noted they had 1.02 installed), bad frame rate and mission design.