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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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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: 31 out of 129
  2. Negative: 62 out of 129
  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. May 29, 2018
    9
    A simple and fun experience. State of Decay 2 takes almost everything from the first game and improves upon it and also expands the world thatA simple and fun experience. State of Decay 2 takes almost everything from the first game and improves upon it and also expands the world that the first State of Decay created. Of course, this game isn't for everyone, and no game is or ever will be. However, if you enjoy hands on resource management games and are intrigued by the zombie apocalypse survival genre, you will find hours of enjoyment from the game. Expand
  3. May 24, 2018
    7
    I came into State of Decay 2 without having played the first one and was kinda excited but dissapointed nonetheless.

    A few hours into it
    I came into State of Decay 2 without having played the first one and was kinda excited but dissapointed nonetheless.

    A few hours into it and I am enjoying myself but I don't know how long it'll be fun. A great new release won't get out of your mind for a good period of time whether you're in school or work. You just can't wait to play it but State of Decay 2 haven't accomplished that to me.

    it's a Loot & Quest fetch game where you take role as one of your survivors, easily able to switch between them and gather resources to keep your community safe, fed and happy. You can upgrade your bases to a limit but not the outposts which left me very dissapointed. I was expecting to barricade my base and decorate it but you are limited to making a few facilities depending on what type of "base" you have claimed. Bases and Outposts are two different things where Outposts are just claimed areas that provide a tiny benefit which to me is almost pointless getting since once you've claimed an Outpost, it's just there, sitting and zombies still roaming around it.
    Very dissapointed with the building and upgrading of your locations in this game but I do like the modding feature.

    Coop is an excellent disaster for me. Never having played the first State of Decay, I don't know how much coop was craved for but I can't see myself playing with any of my friends in this game since nobody wants to be the one occupying one of your friends survivors and just helping their community out.
    Exactly, theirs. If you join a friends world, it's limited what you can do. You have to be in range of them and you cannot do much in bases like building and upgrading. Very dissapointed here too because I had hoped coop would be this big mess where your friends and you would play either together, neutral or versus on a big island and run your own communities or join each others and both be "leaders" but that isn't what we got.

    Zeds (zombies) aren't difficult in my opinion and I don't have trouble clearing a town with the screwdriver you start with. Hordes are a bit more difficult but then again, not really. I haven't dared closing in on a Juggernaut yet and won't intend to do so in the future ever.

    Overall, I enjoy it but not so much that I am super excited to play it.
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  4. May 31, 2018
    5
    More of what you may (or may not) have enjoyed from the first SoD -- a strong, open-world, 3rd-person zombie survival sim. However, initialMore of what you may (or may not) have enjoyed from the first SoD -- a strong, open-world, 3rd-person zombie survival sim. However, initial release is unforgivably riddled with bugs and sloppy design decisions. SoD2 is, unfortunately, a cliche case of "one step forward, two steps back" in the franchise. 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. Aug 5, 2020
    0
    Well I got to the start a campaign and considering this game is meant to be set in the US I find it just a little odd that every character isWell I got to the start a campaign and considering this game is meant to be set in the US I find it just a little odd that every character is a person of color, except for that one girl who is in a lesbian relationship.
    Despite accounting for only 13% of the population, people of colour make up 87.5% of the playable starter characters in this game. Talk about over-representation!
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