Usually, when I play games for review on PS4, I end up taking a few screenshots here and there to help illustrate my points. I think I’ve maybe taken ten at a time, never more than necessary, but with Days Gone something weird happened. I took about eight hundred pictures and couldn’t stop. Eight hundred. Now some of these were pretty bad, so I went through and deleted what I could, but when I was still left with well over five hundred, I figured I had to do something. Who wants to let all that work go to waste? Certainly not me.

I decided to compile about fifty of the best shots I had and present them to you all as a photo gallery. Some are carefully composed, some were taken on the fly, and since they’re only snippets of a journey that took well over sixty hours, I’ve decided to arrange them in a random, ever-changing order. Just refresh the screen and you’ll see what I mean.

I’ve tried not to include too many spoilers for Sony Bend’s latest game, though some minor ones will be there. However, what you’ll mostly see are beautiful vistas, portraits of Deacon, and some of the best glitches and bugs I managed to capture. Quite a few are also the result of a surprisingly beefy Photo Mode included in the game, so if you like weird neon blues and depth of field play, then this is for you.

Sidenote: if you like features like this, please let me know! I’m always looking for different ideas to keep people reading, and this is just the latest format I’m trying out. If you like it, I’d be happy to make another when a deserving game comes along. If you don’t, I’m sorry! I want to hear your feedback!

The moment Deacon knew he'd never make it as a dancer.
The moment Deacon knew he'd never make it as a dancer.
Oregon is a really beautiful state.
Oregon is a really beautiful state.
Little known fact about Deacon: those are his only pair of jeans.
Little known fact about Deacon: those are his only pair of jeans.
Rings are central to the story.
Rings are central to the story.
80% of an album cover
80% of an album cover
Deacon has a weird idea of chivalry.
Deacon has a weird idea of chivalry.
This isn't my beautiful house!
This isn't my beautiful house!
I love Alice Glass' new album.
I love Alice Glass' new album.
Moments from a crash.
Moments from a crash.
Serious vroom vroom
Serious vroom vroom
A Wild Drifter Interrupts Dinner
A Wild Drifter Interrupts Dinner
Another beautiful vista.
Another beautiful vista.
The Drifter Signal
The Drifter Signal
90's radical
90's radical
Firebear, my favorite Icelandic pop group.
Firebear, my favorite Icelandic pop group.
Electrified E.T. feat. Neon Trees
Electrified E.T. feat. Neon Trees
From the opening moments of the game.
From the opening moments of the game.
Deacon doesn't swim, but this game gets super weird when it breaks.
Deacon doesn't swim, but this game gets super weird when it breaks.
A solid wedding, despite the circumstances.
A solid wedding, despite the circumstances.
Zelda blocks make a surprise appearance, dressed as pushable cars.
Zelda blocks make a surprise appearance, dressed as pushable cars.
I think that smoke might be from Deek's bike.
I think that smoke might be from Deek's bike.
Look at those particle effects!
Look at those particle effects!
Do road signs even matter in the post-apocalypse?
Do road signs even matter in the post-apocalypse?
The latest Minecraft skin rocks.
The latest Minecraft skin rocks.
Deacon's best Nathan Drake impression.
Deacon's best Nathan Drake impression.
Chris Cornell would be proud.
Chris Cornell would be proud.
Biker's Delight
Biker's Delight
Tucker's known to work her survivors to the bone.
Tucker's known to work her survivors to the bone.
The weather in this game is simply gorgeous to look at.
The weather in this game is simply gorgeous to look at.
Yeah, that's it.
Yeah, that's it.
Puppy! You can bring him squeaky toys!
Puppy! You can bring him squeaky toys!
Fire never looked so good in Unreal Engine 4.
Fire never looked so good in Unreal Engine 4.
This is Perfect for Your Laptop's Lock Screen
This is Perfect for Your Laptop's Lock Screen
A Hierarchy of Freakers
A Hierarchy of Freakers
The Dogs Bower of Mt. Rushmore.
The Dogs Bower of Mt. Rushmore.
Several Deacon and Sarah flashbacks are told as lightly-interactive cutscenes.
Several Deacon and Sarah flashbacks are told as lightly-interactive cutscenes.
I Saved This Guy Probably Twenty Times (Sometimes People Aren't Worth Saving)
I Saved This Guy Probably Twenty Times (Sometimes People Aren't Worth Saving)
Lost and Weary
Lost and Weary
Shooting for the stars!
Shooting for the stars!
Deacon. Run.
Deacon. Run.
Thankfully, there's no sidequest to get this removed.
Thankfully, there's no sidequest to get this removed.
Deacon and Sarah
Deacon and Sarah
Freaker Nests are no joke.
Freaker Nests are no joke.
Next year, book a vacation at Drifter Bike Falls Resort and Lodge!
Next year, book a vacation at Drifter Bike Falls Resort and Lodge!
Sony Bend shows us the worst society has to offer.
Sony Bend shows us the worst society has to offer.
Weird Fantasy Foglands
Weird Fantasy Foglands
Sometimes, you forget how shots like this even happen.
Sometimes, you forget how shots like this even happen.
Contrasts
Contrasts
Not pictured: The guy Deacon is talking to after being tied up.
Not pictured: The guy Deacon is talking to after being tied up.
Only Freakers would skip this
Only Freakers would skip this "Optional Dialogue."
Glitch City
Glitch City

You can find my review of Days Gone here. As always, you can leave a comment below, contact me on Twitter, or email me at dcichocki(at)tiltingwindmillstudios.com if you want to get in touch!