Reviewed by Weird – Days of Doom
The post-apocalyptic genre has always been one that has managed to grab my attention. The complete and utter destruction of humanity, trying to see how humans interact with each other when the patterns and routines of daily life have been completely shattered and all that’s left is basic instincts of protection and survival.
Unfortunately, with this genre sometimes comes a lot of muted, dark colors to compliment the scenarios. But the fine folks at Atari and game developer Sneakybox have livened things up with their newest game, Days of Doom!
If you haven’t heard of the game, let’s get you a premise:
The apocalypse wasn’t the end of the world. Just the one we knew. Enter the Days of Doom, a post-apocalyptic tactical RPG roguelite that challenges players to reach Sanctuary, a place of promise and respite in a world of colorful chaos. Starting with a small cast of survivors, you’ll chart a path to reach your ultimate destination, encountering threats, including zombies, raiders, and even zombie raiders! Along the way you will need to recruit a ragtag band of heroes to protect your growing community and fight your way forward.
Right from the start drop you into a world full of vibrant and colorful characters and settings, where you and your team will face off against masses of zombies, mutant lizards, and enemy raiders. You start off at camp, pick your fellow travelers, and make your way out to navigate the wasteland and reach a sanctuary.
In typical rougelite fashion, once you die, you start back over at your basecamp and have to pick your team again, but most of the resources you earn, you get to keep, so if you keep grinding away long enough, you can unlock a lot of cool features, like expanding the size of your traveling party. And so far, no two runs have been the same, so it definitely keeps you on your toes, and keeps things fresh!
The really unique piece I like about this game is that each of the eight survivor classes has different abilities that when used together, really give you an advantage against the enemies! There is a pyro class, where you can burn enemies that will continually give them residual damage, and a hydromancer that attacks with water, then you can come in the thrasher and electrocute your foes! Finding a way that works for you is the goal of longevity in this game for sure!
Overall, I had a really fun time with this game! Playing this game has made me see RPGs in a brand new light, and will definitely give more of them a chance in the future! You should definitely go out of your way to give this game a try if you are a fan of the genre. The hand-drawn art style alone is worth the price of admission!
Days of Doom will be available now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC!
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
When he’s not writing or hosting podcasts for Geek Network, he can be found listening to podcasts and hanging out with his wife, his two daughters, and his little dog Gertie.