Days Gone is beautiful.
Its world is broken, abandoned, eerie and harrowing. But it’s also breathtaking, stunning and awe-inspiring.
A large part of the game will see you on the back of your motorcycle, in the role of Deacon St. John, simply taking in your surroundings. While your bike may be a means to get from A to B, it’s also your vessel to explore Days Gone‘s world, to soak in every beautiful vista and every desolate town you pass through.
The team at Bend Studio has done a fantastic job in creating a believable post-apocalyptic world. It’s a feat in terms of visual design and in terms of narrative-building; set in a fictional version of real-world places in Oregon USA, every road tells a story. The abandoned cars; the burned-down buildings; the cracked and splintered highways – every nook and cranny of Days Gone tells us something. This was once our world, now taken over by something terrible. But behind it all, mother nature is still as impressive as ever.
Days Gone has a fully-featured photo mode built in – as long as you’re not in a cutscene, simply hit the options button to enter it. It’s tempting to take photographs of every new scene you come across. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to get lost in the majesty and tragedy of the world around you.
Here’s a selection of photos from my own journey through Days Gone. This is only a fraction of what its world has to offer – and worry not, they’re all spoiler-free.
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