There’re some seasonally appropriate treats in store for PlayStation Now subscribers looking to inject a bit of video game spookiness into their October, with five new additions coming in the month ahead: moody open-world zombie adventure Days Gone, hack-and-slash remake MediEvil, asymmetrical multiplayer horror Friday the 13th, Trine 4, and Double Fine’s Rad.
Days Gone, which seems as good a place to start as any, follows the tribulations of bandana-bedecked Deacon St. John, an outlaw-turned-drifter with a penchant for motorbikes on a quest to find his wife, two years after a global pandemic. What follows is a survival-hued open-world adventure across the gorgeously rendered Oregon countryside, doggedly blighted by its multitudinous swells of cannibalistic monstrosities and, less pleasingly, a whiff of overfamiliarity.
“Days Gone carries with it the expectation that if you cobble a game together from parts of other games that are already massively successful, you’ll have yourself a winner,” wrote contributor Malindy Hetfield in her review last year, “but it has no awareness of why these games were successful… Both in terms of its systems and its story it’s uninspired, which is driven home by the fact that it’s endlessly, needlessly long”. Perhaps you will like it though!