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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: 28 out of 120
  2. Negative: 59 out of 120
  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. 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. Apr 12, 2020
    5
    Decent graphics, interesting systems, and the multiplayer is truly nice. All the resources are meaningful, and I love the difficulty curve soDecent graphics, interesting systems, and the multiplayer is truly nice. All the resources are meaningful, and I love the difficulty curve so far. Absolutely underrated probably as it is linked with Microsoft. Haters gonna hate. Expand
  5. May 29, 2018
    3
    I'll make it simple: I couldn't play it. I watched a review about this game that kind of summed up everything: this game seems to be half ofI'll make it simple: I couldn't play it. I watched a review about this game that kind of summed up everything: this game seems to be half of many game styles. Half arcade... half coop... half survival... and so on.
    Since the beginning of the game, I felt like it lacks the "feeling" a survival game should bring. I felt like I am limited by the game story and can't (or shouldn't) be free to do whatever I want to survive, as I do in other survival games.
    The multiplayer is garbage... if you are the host, your friends' purpose is just to serve you. Not to mention that you can't find other players around. To the point: you won't feel that chill down your spine when you hear a shot nearby, thinking "someone is around!". You don't have to worry if you accidentally shoot your teammate, since no friendly fire is available... I mean, these are things that give an immersion in the game.
    Looting just takes too long... like seriously? That makes the game boring and for some people like me, not a pleasure to play.

    I understand that some people might like this game... and I don't think it is bad at all... but overrated by many for sure.
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  6. Jun 18, 2018
    2
    So, I am a reviewer, and I added a review of the game on my channel. Here is a quick summary of what I've said.

    -Nighttime is a nightmare.
    So, I am a reviewer, and I added a review of the game on my channel. Here is a quick summary of what I've said.

    -Nighttime is a nightmare. Unplayable.
    -Driving is a nightmare. I am not sure why the game made it as frustrating as it was.
    -UI is confusing and unclear at times.
    -Wished we could switch characters without failing a mission.
    -[Complaint about app] Microsoft stopped working and corrupted my file. Had to take my computer to the shop to fix it. However, Xbox customer service was nice about it.

    If you want to see my full review it's here: https://youtu.be/c6jQW3Ig0qM
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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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