Days Gone is the latest PS4 exclusive in which players assume the role of Deacon, a bounty hunter in a post-apocalyptic world teeming with freakers. Here are a handful of the cool things you can do in Days Gone if you’re on the fence about picking it up or just looking to enhance your gameplay experience.
Taking on a Horde
Arguably the coolest part of Days Gone are the hordes of Freakers that inhabit the world. As you explore the world, you’ll find small groups of Freakers pretty much everywhere. They build grotesque nests, terrorize NPC civilians, and they’ll hunt you down pretty relentlessly in general if they get wind of you.
When it comes to these Hordes, though, you’ll need to rethink your strategy entirely if you’re going to take them on. A Horde, as can be seen in the screenshot above, is an enormous swarm of Freakers that once you engage will take a seriously long time to defeat. You’ll need to use your environment to your advantage, lay traps to help thin out the crowd, and constantly be on the move so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Hordes are the biggest combat challenge you can take on in Days Gone, and definitely make for some intense fighting. Just make sure you’re well-equipped and have plenty of ammo and supplies so you don’t end up in a pinch halfway through.