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  • Summary: The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing andThe end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 3, 2014
    90
    It might look dead on the outside, but the systemic mechanical genius of State of Decay is gloriously alive and kicking. [Feb 2014, p.82]
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    90
    It might be more of an ugly duckling than the console versions were, but this is still the zombie-survival game we've been waiting for all these years. It's not perfect, and sure as hell not an ageless beauty, but in breadth and depth utterly fresh and fully engaging. One of the most pleasant surprises of the year.
  3. Nov 13, 2013
    89
    The PC version of State of Decay brings all the exciting survival experience already seen on Xbox 360. While the content is basically the same, the game looks now better thanks to 1080p support and improved textures.
  4. Nov 23, 2013
    78
    It is a pity that you cannot fight together with others players against the zombie hordes. Because behind the sometimes ugly façade hides an interesting living (or dead) world in which you truly have to fight to survive.
  5. Nov 24, 2013
    75
    You get more than a simple head-basher. Instead, you have action, stealth, roleplaying, and even some light strategy that brings out the simulation in survival-sim. Your choices have weight. Zombies are deadly. The good guys don’t always win.
  6. Nov 24, 2013
    70
    State of Decay holds together like a rusty, duct-taped piece of DIY weaponry, but offers an unusual, open-world survival exercise that few other zombie titles can match.
  7. PC Gamer
    Dec 31, 2013
    63
    Stodgy combat, two-dimensional characters, and technical hitches prevent this from living up to its lofty premise. [Feb 2014, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 151
  2. Negative: 32 out of 151
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    Probably the best zombie survival game out there. It has almost everything right, and for a zombie fan, it is definitely 10/10. It's a mix ofProbably the best zombie survival game out there. It has almost everything right, and for a zombie fan, it is definitely 10/10. It's a mix of GTA, action rpg and house building/management. Exactly what was missing in the genre (of the zombies I mean)! To the date of the 1st November it works flawlessly with keyboard and mouse too. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2014
    10
    This is probably the best game I have palyed in the last few years. Its best feature is the excellent gameplay and atmosphere. Definitely theThis is probably the best game I have palyed in the last few years. Its best feature is the excellent gameplay and atmosphere. Definitely the best zombie-survival game, being a simulation in an open world that you can explore makes it feel very real and you are not spoiled like in most dumbed down games lately. There is permadeath and once one of your characters is dead they are dead.
    The graphics engine is only average to good, but the graphics are somehow rich with a lot of foliage and details, etc. There are also some glitches but somehow they didn't spoil my enjoiment, probably made it a bit more difficult.
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  3. Dec 16, 2013
    9
    In my opinion this is one of the best zombie games. Some might say that the zombie genre is used to much. So do I but i have to say that gameIn my opinion this is one of the best zombie games. Some might say that the zombie genre is used to much. So do I but i have to say that game is very fresh and exiting. All in all it is a great game Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    An interesting, quite entertaining game. I love the zombie setting so I found this game very enjoyable. The graphics were apropriate, theAn interesting, quite entertaining game. I love the zombie setting so I found this game very enjoyable. The graphics were apropriate, the animations quite nice though I have to say lip sync was rather bad. The missions were interesting- I quite liked the dynamic tasks mechanics. The largest fault I could find was the length- I was taking my time but I could probably burn through the main storyline in 5-6 hours which is a really low score. But I would recommend this game to the fans of zombies and GTA-style games. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2015
    7
    Good survival zombie game .
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    Good survival zombie game .
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  6. Nov 19, 2013
    5
    The game is overall a bit lackluster. The mandatory use of the controller is a bit strange, and the controls don't feel as tight as theyThe game is overall a bit lackluster. The mandatory use of the controller is a bit strange, and the controls don't feel as tight as they should be. I understand that the game is still in development, but there is a lot about this game that makes it feel like the port that it is. The idea behind the game is interesting, but it seems to take too much gameplay to get to the parts that are interesting. Mostly, this is your standard, kill zombies game and do it how you want to, with some quests that sometimes have some strange requirements. The map does seem large and the detail in the towns is nice, but it wasn't enough to make me want to keep playing. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    0
    This game is just a defective port from console. Mechanics of the console causes suffering. Casual elements don allow to dive into theThis game is just a defective port from console. Mechanics of the console causes suffering. Casual elements don allow to dive into the atmosphere. I should not have bought it Expand

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