Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: State of Decay: Lifeline puts you into the boots of Greyhound One, a military unit sent into a zombie-infested city to rescue the team of scientists who can put an end to the outbreak.

    Lifeline features a new map, new characters, and a new way to play: Defend your base against hordes of
    State of Decay: Lifeline puts you into the boots of Greyhound One, a military unit sent into a zombie-infested city to rescue the team of scientists who can put an end to the outbreak.

    Lifeline features a new map, new characters, and a new way to play: Defend your base against hordes of zombies, using the best military equipment and personnel your unit can scrape together.
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 7, 2014
    85
    Now in its third iteration, State of Decay is demonstrating a steady improvement that would be the envy of most titles. Each new add-on has made the game's world more interesting and added fascinating gameplay developments.
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    70
    It’s a fine reason to return to State of Decay. If you’re okay with that rhythm, it’s a lot of fun to play soldiers at the end of the world.
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    State of Decay, besides its flaws, is among the few good efforts of conveying a zombie apocalypse to the PC.With its interesting character progression and base building mechanics, along with the generous content of the DLC's, it is a good bang for the buck for the people who are fond of slaughtering decaying humanoids.
  4. Jun 3, 2014
    60
    A change of focus from civilian to military engagement places a greater emphasis on firearms and offers neat thematic alternatives to scavenging resources. But Lifeline’s familiar urgency is restricted to Danforth’s rather mundane outskirts.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    9
    I liked this DLC as much as I liked the original game.
    "Breakdown" was very boring for me because it was just the same map that the original
    I liked this DLC as much as I liked the original game.
    "Breakdown" was very boring for me because it was just the same map that the original game but with a bit more freedom. But "Lifeline" is really much better than the previous DLC. Here you have a totally new map, and it isn't small, and somethings have been improved and new features added.

    Maybe when you have played it about 10 hours it start getting boring because you have already discovered all the map, but the same thing happend to me with the original game, and that 10 hours of gameplay was really ejoyable.
    Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    8
    Este DLC es mucho mejor que el anterior. Aquí han agregado una completa nueva campaña mejor presentada que la del anterior, aparte de que aquíEste DLC es mucho mejor que el anterior. Aquí han agregado una completa nueva campaña mejor presentada que la del anterior, aparte de que aquí nos muestran una historia que sucede a la ves que la campaña principal y hay un enfoque mayor en las armas. Lo cual lo vuelve mas divertido y también hay un nivel algo alto de dificultad pero con la buena cantidad de munición queda mas baleanciado. Aparte de que nos dan algo del origen y una posible cura de la infección. Le doy un 08/10 me encanto. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    7
    Lifeline is the second DLC(Downloadable content) to the game State of Decay. The DLC comes with a new map, some changes to the gameplay and aLifeline is the second DLC(Downloadable content) to the game State of Decay. The DLC comes with a new map, some changes to the gameplay and a shallow storyline.

    The DLC puts you in the boots of the military. You manage a small military base located at the edge of the city that is overrun by zombies. You are to fulfill a few missions, which are tied together by a central storyline, like rescuing key scientific people, in between trying to beat off attacks by zombies. These attacks are called sieges and they consists of waves of zombies that try to flood your base in ever increasing numbers and with more and more 'special' zombie types as time progresses.

    While this DLC certainly is better than the first as it adds a new storyline and adds a few usable features, the bottom line remains the same as with Breakdown: instead of putting effort into improving the base game, they just reuse the base game without improving much on it. This DLC at least adds a few new things to the game, such as the ability to use vehicles to transport resources. Yet it is again a barebone effort. As an example: while there is a new map, this map is a lot smaller than the map from the basegame.. and sizable part of it is inaccessible.

    Nevertheless.. I liked Lifeline..because it keeps things interesting for the short time that it lasts. The game keeps you on your toes, especially with the sieges and the limited time in which you have to rescue stranded people.

    I will not be surprised that we will see yet another DLC around Christmas or so. Just so you won't forget that there is an online version of State of Decay in the make.
    Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2014
    6
    It's fun. It kept me entertained for a while. My biggest complaints, however, are the cheap, glitchy animations, god awful AI, and the SIEGES.It's fun. It kept me entertained for a while. My biggest complaints, however, are the cheap, glitchy animations, god awful AI, and the SIEGES. I wish there was a way to turn off the sieges, but there's not. You're forced to defend your base from waves of zombies every once in a while (which feels like at least every hour of real time). It sounds like it would be kinda fun, albeit really gimmicky, but it's executed terribly. Most of the stupid AI just stands there and lets themselves get killed during them, and it feels really strange that these stupid zombies managed to organize themselves into wave based attacks after certain intervals. Also, there are obstacles in place specifically designed to prevent you from running over all the siege zombies (and running them over is the easiest way to kill them). Finally, I really don't like how instead of actual cutscenes it's just your character standing there awkwardly talking to the other people. At least animate them better or make it more seamless, so it doesn't look like you're going into a cutscene when there really isn't one.

    In short, this game has a lot of potential, but it feels unfinished. With a lot more work, it could be great. It's definitely worth trying out though. Driving around and scavenging is a lot of fun. It'll keep you occupied until you get annoyed at the flaws.

    Overall, 6/10. I was leaning towards 7 at first, but that might be a little too generous.
    Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    4
    I enjoyed the first SOD a lot, I found the combination of the action and tactics to be refreshing. I've been looking for a good zombie gameI enjoyed the first SOD a lot, I found the combination of the action and tactics to be refreshing. I've been looking for a good zombie game for a while but haven't found one yet that is both finished and diverse. yes, there are lots of alpha indie games out there but they all seem to be going nowhere.

    After having played SOD Lifeline for about 20 hours I can say I'm not very impressed. basically it's the same game, but set in a small city. I haven't found any improvements or anything new and on the pc the game seemed buggy and laggy. If you played a previous SOD game, you won't find anything new. 4/10
    Expand