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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  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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  2. Negative: 30 out of 149
  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. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Este juego es como debió ser "The Walking Dead Survival Instinct".

    Es un Sandbox en donde puedes buscar suministros, armas, supervivientes,
    Este juego es como debió ser "The Walking Dead Survival Instinct".

    Es un Sandbox en donde puedes buscar suministros, armas, supervivientes, es como si literalmente entraras a un Apocalipsis en donde tienes toda la libertad de hacer lo que quieras, es como si esto fuera el show, como si esto pasara en otra parte del país con toda la libertad de hacer lo que quieras.
    Aquí estas en una base en donde puedes construir almacenes, talleres, carpas médicas, jardines para sembrar comida, aparte de que puedes cambiar de base y cada superviviente drenara recursos que encuentres, por lo que no puedes llenar tu base con todos los supervivientes que quieran unirse, si lo haces se acabaran todos tus recursos. Además aquí cada superviviente tiene su propia personalidad y historias, cada uno tiene sus ventajas y desventajas, aparte que puedes usar a cualquier superviviente que encuentres sin restricciones, no hay personaje principal, el personaje principal tu lo eliges. Aquí también solo tienen una vida, si alguien muere se muere y fin, nunca volverá, tienes que ser cuidadoso cuando sales, en especial si no sales preparado. También tiene un sistema de sigilo muy bien hecho. Puedes usar autos, petardos, granadas y demás para hacer ruido y atraer a los Zombies a una dirección especifica para poder pasar con mas facilidad a un área que este llena de ellos. Es un poco fácil el sigilo pero son Zombies, ellos no usan el cerebro. También hay un sistema de combate con 3 tipos de armas, grandes, contundentes y afiladas, sin contar armas de fuego. Las armas tienen un ciclo de vida, si las usas mucho se romperán, aunque con talleres podrás arreglaras si construyes uno, también puedes elegir habilidades especiales en cada personaje con un arma en especifico. Por ejemplo: con armas de fuego puedes equipar una habilidad que hará que el tiempo valla mas lento dandote mejor precisión o con armas pesadas podrás equipar una habilidad que tumbara a los enemigos cercanos en un ángulo de 360 grados. Se nota que los creadores, Undead Labs, tomaron mucha influencia en el show para la creación de este titulo. Tiene sus problemas como bugs o que la Inteligencia Artificial es... no es mala pero ni en broma buena, pero no tiene muchos bugs y la I.A tampoco es la peor del mundo. Le doy un 08/10 para mi vale su precio completo de 19.99, sin mencionar que no es ni la mitad de lo que cuesta Survival Instinct que no dura ni la mitad que este gran titulo.
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  5. Dec 1, 2015
    7
    Good survival zombie game .
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    Good survival zombie game .
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  6. Nov 24, 2013
    5
    The game has it moments where you really feel the 'survivor experience', yet they are overshadowed by poor visuals, bugs, weak story andThe game has it moments where you really feel the 'survivor experience', yet they are overshadowed by poor visuals, bugs, weak story and repetitiveness. The game is in its released state is still in beta in my point of view. At it's price of 18,99 EU it's okay value as it does bring a lot of gameplay for your money. Yet I've not found myself interested enough to end the game. 5/10 a mediocre experience. 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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