|This article is about the Assault episode. You may be looking for the Comic Series volume or the TV Series episode.|
The episode was released alongside the main game package on November 27, 2012. It was later released on Android devices on November 4th, 2013 via Google Play.
Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma in Cynthiana, Kentucky after being shot. When he wakes up, he finds that hordes of the undead have taken over the planet and the human race is nearing extinction. Together with a group of survivors, Rick must fight through the undead hordes to reach Atlanta and find his family, while saving any survivors he may come across.
Days Gone Bye contains 11 chapters based on Volume 1 of the comic series. These chapters are:
- Chapter 1: "The Hospital"
- Chapter 2: "Main St."
- Chapter 3: "The Crossroads"
- Chapter 4: "The Tank"
- Chapter 5: "The Carpark"
- Chapter 6: "The Helipad"
- Chapter 7: "The Warehouse"
- Chapter 8: "Industrial Area"
- Chapter 9: "Gun Shop Alley"
- Chapter 10: "The Forest"
- Chapter 11: "The Camp"
Finishing all chapters in episode 1 will unlock Episode 2: Safety Behind Bars. However this episode is currently unavailable.
There are currently 10 playable characters in episode 1. Rick is the default player character and every other character, besides Michonne, is unlocked via completion of a chapter. Michonne was released in the December 19, 2012, update, for purchase with 200 supplies. The current list of playable characters is:
While exploring the chapters in episode 1. The player character may come across various non-playable characters (NPC's). These characters can be saved for bonus rewards at the end of the chapter. However this is only optional and the player can just leave the non-playable characters to die. The non-playable characters in episode 1 are:
- Group Survivors (Determinant)
- Atlanta Survivors (Determinant)
- Episode 1: Days Gone Bye is based on Volume 1: Days Gone Bye from the comic series.