Now that the dust is finally settling on Days Gone, the surprisingly controversial PS4 exclusive is being recognised as a solid entry into Sony's library. It looked a little touch and go for a while, with a bunch of mixed reviews and early first impressions suggesting that it might be the console maker's first major dud in a while, but Sony Bend's latest offering is winning more hearts the more players spend time with it.
The game admittedly makes a pretty terrible first impression, with it taking a decent time investment on the player's behalf to properly uncover its biggest strengths and, ultimately, an identity that sets it apart from similar games not only in the post-apocalyptic open-world sub-genre, but other releases in Sony's stable.
There is a diamond in the rough to find though, and if you stick with it, Days Gone quickly becomes one of the best PlayStation 4 exclusives out there.
It might not topple the likes of God of War or Uncharted 4 as being the pinnacle of what the system has to offer, but it certainly deserves to be in the conversation.