Days Gone pits you against a different take of the Zombie Apocalypse as Deacon St. John, a former biker turned bounty hunter. Uncover the mystery behind this cataclysmic event while fending off human, animal and Freaker threats in a brutal struggle for survival. Craft customized weapons and traps to defend yourself through brutal sandbox combat. Maintain your motorcycle with upgrades obtained by gaining the trust of various encampments, and be sure to keep it properly fuelled if you don't want to face these menacing threats on foot.
From the Bend Studio website:
Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. In the demo you saw two types of Freaks – Newts, which were adolescents when infected, are opportunistic hunters, preferring to hit and run from the shadows; and a Horde. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, almost as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker has given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough?