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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: 32 out of 131
  2. Negative: 63 out of 131
  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. Oct 26, 2020
    9
    Esse game é bom demais, um dos melhores jogos de sobrevivência e gerenciamento de base! O jogo está muito melhor do que quando foi lançado, sóEsse game é bom demais, um dos melhores jogos de sobrevivência e gerenciamento de base! O jogo está muito melhor do que quando foi lançado, só não leva 10 por conta dos pequenos bugs que ainda não foram corrigidos e por não ter uma opção de troca rápida de arma para uma arma secundária (sidearm)! 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. 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. Jan 26, 2020
    2
    What a missed opportunity. There are a good deal of interesting ideas in the game, but they're all overshadowed by poor execution. PoorWhat a missed opportunity. There are a good deal of interesting ideas in the game, but they're all overshadowed by poor execution. Poor design choices make this game is so frustrating to play. The game grabs your attention right away as you find and begin to build a settlement and level-up your characters.
    However, the game soon devolves into a series of never-ending chores punctuated by mission that roll in faster than can be addressed. And this is when the frustration really sets in. One of the key aspects of the game is managing inventory and survivors. However, when on a mission, you can't switch between survivors without canceling the mission. Want to switch characters because your currently controlled character injured? Too bad. The game won't allow it without cancelling the mission. Oh, and some missions are on a timer, which is kept a mystery to the player. More than once I've been halfway across the map heading towards a mission only to have it time-out, even though no timer was indicated.
    There are other annoying features as well. The game advises the player to take a companion with you, but most of the time they're so brainless, they only serve as a pack mule to help you carry stuff, but you can't switch to their inventory when on a mission. The game also advises you to use explosives to destroy plague hearts, but as you encounter one, your companion runs up to melee the thing only to be knocked back and injured by your explosives.
    And then there are zombies. The game world populates very fast with zombies. And more than a few times I've cleared out an area only to have a massive hoard of zombies magically appear seconds later and attack me.
    But your enemies aren't all zombies. In this game you are constantly battling against bugs. Your driving full speed and suddenly your vehicle hits an invisible object. Sometimes that invisible object causes your ride to catch fire. Sometimes a bug prevents you from exiting the flaming wreck and you die.
    When your character dies, they're gone from the game. That's it. There's not player-controlled save-game feature, so when the character you've spent hours leveling up suddenly dies due to flaws in the game, it's very frustrating.
    The game's title: State of Decay is an appropriate one as it seems to aptly describe this series.
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  7. Oct 21, 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, Este juego no es desastroso, sino lo siguiente, es que no se ha inventado palabra para describir algo tan tremendamente mal ejecutado, si quisieras buscarle algo bueno, podrias tardarte un muy buen rato y eso es que si le encuentras, es una lastima, esperemos que un desarrollador logre tomar esta idea y hacerla bien o al menos algo decente porque MS , sinceramente ha desperdiciado mucho en esto, , si lo compras buscalo cuando tenga algo de 60% o mas en descuento, mas de eso no vale la pena, puedes bajar una "demo" Expand

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