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  • Summary: You've survived State of Decay. Now it's time to move forward and tell your own story.

    Take on an endless campaign with twists and turns based entirely on your own choices. Build up your score in the face of an ever-escalating zombie threat, and compete with survivors around the world.
    Complete challenges to unlock new heroes with unique weapons and skills.

    The deeper you go, the tougher it gets, and every choice is yours.
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  1. Dec 1, 2013
    80
    There’s no game like State of Decay for dropping you into a zombie apocalypse, and now there’s no survival game quite like Breakdown’s score-based challenge with its inevitable failure bearing down on you. it’s all futile, but what a grim drama you’ll unfold on the way to your demise.
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    70
    What the people want doesn’t always have to be a revolution. State of Decay: Breakdown is a full sandbox mode for the main game, carefully designed to incorporate the original's strengths in scavenging and player-created character arcs.
  3. Dec 11, 2013
    70
    It brings absolutely nothing new to the existing release besides a slightly updated loot system, but adds a genuinely compulsive survival mode for those who want to play out their zombie apocalypse fantasies without constant calls for help and a mountain of busy-work to get through.
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  1. Dec 16, 2013
    9
    Loved the game. A few bugs and things to improve, as an explanation about how the resources system works exactly, and more than two members of a survival group acting and fighting together, like a team. But it´s time really to get a game that brings us how an apocaliptic world would really works, not just fighting, but to survive you have to gather food, ammo and other things. Fantastic! They created a fan of the franchise. Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    Sandbox of what you played in the original with a little more freedom.

    I'm hoping in the next game for the ability to upgrade internal home
    systems (ie bunk beds in the house, better cooking area, etc..) Characters develop better and other traits, (ie using the training area will give better cardio and the number of times used will develop powerhouse and strong back to the character). Also please give the guns their real life names because it can be very confusing. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Breakdown is basically State of Decay without the storyline. In stead, your goal is to fix an RV so that you (and a few other survivors) can make it out of the Trumbull County - which then allows you to start on a higher difficulty level.

    Personally I had more fun with Breakdown than I had with the basic game. The replay value is greatly increased and various minor balancing changes have made the game much more enjoyable (fewer vehicles standing around means you have to take more care of them, and survivors don't seem to loot as many pain killers while you're not playing as they did in SoD).

    Some of the issues that the original game had have not been addressed however. The fuel resources, for instance, is still mostly a memento of a feature that did not quite make it into the game.

    All in all a fine game. If you are into SoD, you'll definitely want to play this DLC. If you're just a fan of the zombie circus in general, I recommend playing the basic game first. Chances are that you'll want to play it Breakdown style afterwards.
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  4. Jan 19, 2014
    8
    I've really enjoyed the challenge that Breakdown brings, building up a community while things get harder and harder just add's that much more enjoyment. I'd love to see the possibility of different maps/areas, but that's just a want. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2013
    8
    State of Decay: Breakdown is quite simply more of the already tried and true State of Decay formula! If you liked State of Decay but felt it was too linear in the apocalypse with it's quest mechanics, then Breakdown is for you. The introduction of Breakdown brings more characters, weapons, and an open ended game mode that allows you to escape Trumbull County in an RV, to a new Trumbull county that has less resources, and more numerous and powerful zombies.

    It's really fun. The ability to unlock Heroes in Breakdown Characters from the Original State of Decay, like Black Afro Jesus of the Apocalypse A.K.A Marcus A.K.A Superman creates a drive to play more, as well as there being many new characters to unlock through the Heroes function that were never seen before.

    Did you really like State of Decay? Then you'll love Breakdown.
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  6. Apr 19, 2014
    2
    Game is broken. You'll start out with a small group of like you and three people one being the radio person lily and one other friend you can switch too. As soon as you start playing you will be spammed with hordes and random zombies. Once you kill one horde another one insta-spawns like 20 feet away making survival almost impossible. I'm so glad they added "difficulty" to this game. Expand