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  • Summary: Small-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilization has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction. It's up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy, and redefine whatSmall-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilization has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction. It's up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy, and redefine what it means to survive. It’s up to you to build your base, develop your characters, and manage resources to survive as a group in this post-apocalyptic zombie open world. RPG progression - Develop each survivor’s skills to improve their capabilities and strengthen your community. Play solo or team up with up to three friends to explore an open world filled with dynamic zombies, human enemies, and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive. In the zombie apocalypse, you must create your own moral code. Every decision has lasting consequences that you must face. How you decide to survive may surprise you. [Microsoft] Expand

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State Of Decay 2 - Two-Player Co-op Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. May 24, 2018
    100
    Besides, polish is overrated. Consider Dawn of the Dead. Both of them. Zack “Justice League” Snyder’s update is polished, contemporary, and appropriately dumb. But Romero’s original is raw, uneven, and still powerful. They each have their place, but only one of them is timeless. If you want the fullest and most thorough expression of zombie mythology in a movie, you watch Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. If you want the fullest and most thorough expression of zombie mythology in a game, you play Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2.
  2. May 17, 2018
    85
    Microsoft and Undead Studios succeeded in delivering a good Xbox-exclusive game. The coop and loot elements are well done with smooth gameplay and upgrading mechanic. Unfortunately, the huge amount of bugs sometimes cause it to be unplayable. Apparently, due to the latest game patches, the bugs are being fixed quickly.
  3. May 17, 2018
    80
    State of Decay 2 is a "bigger, better and more badass" sequel, with plenty of missions and activities to engage. Playing it in co-op is a good addition, but in the long run the game loses part of its charm. The graphics are outdated and far from modern game standards.
  4. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    In State of Decay 2 we got additions that we didn’t even need, while the mechanics that called for changes (such as fighting) remained without any major interference. The game shoves in multiplayer too much, which degrades some parts of the single-player into a digital chore. Eventually, you may not even appreciate, that the game is bigger than the first one.
  5. May 18, 2018
    68
    The purchase is basically only worthwhile if you have not played the predecessor yet...This lack of innovation is all the more disappointing for me because the developers of Undead Labs had originally planned their game as a zombie MMO, where we were to fight with hundreds of players on a map together for survival. And now, instead, they deliver a mediocre co-op mode.
  6. Jun 1, 2018
    60
    The problem with State of Decay 2 is that it fails to go steps beyond what the first game achieved. It is a given that fans of State of Decay will surely have a good time, especially when playing with friends (and when some of the technical issues will be addressed), but overall Undead Labs’ new game fails to impress.
  7. Jun 25, 2018
    40
    State of Decay 2 looks like a totally broken remake of the original game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 116
  2. Negative: 57 out of 116
  1. May 22, 2018
    10
    Last of us does not have the same complexity and sense of apocalypse that this game has. Graphics are great, excellent and fluid gameplay
  2. Mar 24, 2020
    9
    I'm not sure why everyone is hating on this game. SoD2 is essentially the same as the first game, but slightly better. I've spent the last 30+I'm not sure why everyone is hating on this game. SoD2 is essentially the same as the first game, but slightly better. I've spent the last 30+ hours playing this game expecting to hate it based off this silly reviews. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2018
    7
    EDIT: Since they fixed almost all the bugs I've been experiencing, they really NEED to tone down the zombie spawns. They literally spawn inEDIT: Since they fixed almost all the bugs I've been experiencing, they really NEED to tone down the zombie spawns. They literally spawn in next to you as soon as you open a map and in general. There's no reason there should be so many zombies in the middle of a grassfield in the boonies. Make them harder-hitting, but LESSEN the overall zombies. It's so annoying and tedious.

    OLD Review:
    Great concept but the countless bugs and glitches can hamper your experience. Windows store aside, the co-op so far has been hit or miss with invisible zombies and supply lockers, glitchy doors that look open but are closed, people and NPCs/zombies desyncing, etc.

    The most infuriating bugs are that NPCS seemingly never use the watchtower in your base and zombies just walts in the doors of your base since your guys never want to close them (or jump over your unfortified walls which you can't fortify unless you block off that section with a car).

    The game is essentially a looting simulator and fetch quest game so it won't be for everybody. I love the game but this game should not have been released in such a buggy state. It has the backing of Microsoft and yet all these bugs persist. They have a lot of stuff to patch.
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  4. Oct 27, 2019
    5
    Продолжение первой части, в которой увеличили количество гринда, подкрутили графику и немного причесали игровые механики. Это не вторая часть,Продолжение первой части, в которой увеличили количество гринда, подкрутили графику и немного причесали игровые механики. Это не вторая часть, а ремастер первой по сути. В целом - любителям дрочилен вполне себе можно поиграть, но есть игры такого жанра гораздо интереснее и именно в эту играть в общем-то ни к чему Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2018
    3
    You can't rate a Game higher than 5 if it's Microsoft Store exclusive tbh... even it it's a masterpiece, sadly this one isn't.

    Wait till
    You can't rate a Game higher than 5 if it's Microsoft Store exclusive tbh... even it it's a masterpiece, sadly this one isn't.

    Wait till it's out on Steam or just don't get it at all.
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  6. Apr 18, 2020
    2
    In two words: the game is annoying!
    I've been familiar with the series for a long time, played three parts of the first game and can compare.
    In two words: the game is annoying!
    I've been familiar with the series for a long time, played three parts of the first game and can compare. Each subsequent game moves further away from the plot and more and more descends into a scripted problem generator. Whatever you do you can't avoid the following moments:
    1. Approximately 70% of the game time is night.
    2. Zombies appear around you within sight. And they are able to become very resistant, so that other undead can get to you quickly breaking records on the run.
    3. Maximum stamina pumping can only take 3-4 swings with an ultralight axe.
    4. the Members of your group are absolutely incapable of anything other than portraying terminally ill people. But as soon as you leave the base, they get a thirst for action. Being wounded, sick and tired, they arrange fights, periodically in one haryu devour food for the entire group, roll gasoline, etc. just because they are like this. Apparently, the developers consider this behavior normal during the zombie Apocalypse.
    5. the Neighbors are also wonderful people. They refuse to join you because they are "strong and independent". But after five minutes, these figures will send you a message demanding immediate help. It is you, according to the developers, who should rush headlong to save "friends" who are wringing horse price tags for resources.
    6. a Full tank of the SUV will last you for 15 minutes, of which 5 you will try to move off a tiny rock or even fly through half a map after hitting the most stunted zombie.
    7. Why fix the bug with getting stuck in the examined box (in the box, Karl!) when can I do the "free skill" "I'm stuck!"? A stroke of genius, true professionals.
    And so in everything. Poor graphics, crooked physics, almost complete lack of plot, incredible "tolerastia" in social relationships on the verge of absurdity.
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  7. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    En papel se ve interesante, lo compre con mucho hype , dado que el primero me gusto mucho, pero lastimosamente este no ofrece evolucion algunaEn papel se ve interesante, lo compre con mucho hype , dado que el primero me gusto mucho, pero lastimosamente este no ofrece evolucion alguna sobre el primero en lineas generales no hay un cambio muy sensible en las mecanicas de juego, movilidad de los personajes, dinamismo en los combates, en un tema personal no recomiendo la compra ni siquiera en ofertas, hace un rato lo termine desinstalando, pense que con los parches que lanzaron hubiera mejorado algo, pero nuevamente nada de nada, este es uno de los casos donde mucho ruido y pocas nueces, hazte un favor, ve y compra un juego que realmente sea divertido e interesante, este lo tendras de adorno en tu biblioteca ya que yo como muchos esperabamos el juego tras haber jugado el primero y con el tiempo de desarrollo se esperaria un juego con muchas mejoras, pero pues no pasa eso aqui. Expand

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