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  • Summary: How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition brings the hit zombie survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One. State of Decay, along with major Add-Ons Breakdown and Lifeline, is now fully remastered in stunning 1080p. New missions, weapons, and extra
    How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition brings the hit zombie survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One. State of Decay, along with major Add-Ons Breakdown and Lifeline, is now fully remastered in stunning 1080p. New missions, weapons, and extra content, along with improved lighting, textures, animations, and combat mechanics, will pull you even deeper into the post-outbreak world. How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

    Purchase the Day One Edition and get the exclusive Preppers Pack.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 29, 2015
    81
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. May 1, 2015
    50
    I love State of Decay, and that needs to be communicated with all the sincerity in the world. I love that bloody videogame...State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is a cynical rehash that needed to be much, much more.
  3. Aug 31, 2015
    40
    It is sad to see such a great chance go to waste. What could otherwise have been a crowning achievement in the zombie survival genre, is basically a re-hash of the same ol' we already got two years ago with a few updated bits here and there. If you're an owner of the original SoD and its DLC's, there's no justifiable reason to get this version. If you aren't, however, do yourself a favour and get it. Yesterday.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    10
    . The game seems harder which is a good thing! You now have a knife, and knife combat is very good!
  2. Jun 1, 2015
    9
    If you love the previous one, you will love this one too.
    Forget all the bad reviews that you have read about this game, this is the same
    If you love the previous one, you will love this one too.
    Forget all the bad reviews that you have read about this game, this is the same game but a lot better.

    There are still the same small bugs, but do not interfere on the fun, as on the previous one. And there a lot of new thigs: new zombies, new weapons, UI improved, new combat moves (you can run to a zombie and grab, for example, to stab it repeatedly).

    Graphics are a bit better, but this games shine because its fun. It's one of the best balanced game I have ever played, and mix really good different game genres.
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  3. Jun 16, 2015
    8
    Fun! A friend recommended this game to me, and at first I was hesitant, but it was on sale on Steam, and I hadn't really played a zombie gameFun! A friend recommended this game to me, and at first I was hesitant, but it was on sale on Steam, and I hadn't really played a zombie game before. The game isn't deep or anything, and doesn't have a long vanilla storyline, but it delivers what it is, very well. Cracking zombie heads, having to scavenge resources, having control over numerous characters with different strengths and weaknesses, it's fun.

    The characters are a bit too powerful for true realism, as one character can often kill dozens of zombies alone during a mission, but that cheesy lack of realism was funny. Plus you can bash zombie heads apart with a knee-butt, or bash their heads apart by palming their skull and slamming it into the ground. A bit overpowered survivor characters, but that's what it was all about.

    And also, if you get bored of the vanilla game, there 2 expansions. One is story driven, the other is not. Remember I said the characters were overpowered? Well, the Breakdown xpac can reset the map at a higher difficulty level at your discretion.

    Not everybody is going to like this game, but it is a niche game that delivers strongly in it's niche. I find it easy to go back to, the gameplay is simple and with some imagination, might feel a bit like a Simms game except with zombies, and you might even get attached to a character.

    Since it delivers in its niche, sticks to its roots, and is enjoyable and easy to revisit, I give this game a low-green 8, which is excellent! I await to see if they'll make an SoD2. In the meantime, if you need to have some zombie head bashing fun, with light RPG and survival elements, then this is the game you need to play.
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  4. May 23, 2015
    5
    FFS devs, please read this and make this game awesome. We beg you.

    Positives: - Awesome idea, quite nice environment, lots of weapons,
    FFS devs, please read this and make this game awesome. We beg you.

    Positives:
    - Awesome idea, quite nice environment, lots of weapons, gathering resources actions, saving survivals, building up a home (according to this, see a negative below) ...so in total, the concept is okay, keep up developing it!

    Negatives:
    - Tons of bugs everywhere. F.e.: zombies are ignoring doors, sinking into textures, walking/seeing through walls, disappearing zombies and so on...
    - Controls. Whoever created, fire him or train him. After looting, I have to press each direction's button twice to make my character move properly. We can get used to car controls but it's...khm...well, you guys must know it.
    - Home. We get the point...we're in the middle of hell on earth and stuff but defending your home either is too easy for hours or it's hard as fk. Once my home was overrun 20-25 mins after I've pressed "start a new game" because threat level evolved to 3 but why...? - other time I was waiting at least 2 hours to get to 2 from level 1.
    - Rewarding. Omg, every time we finish no matter which episode, we get this nonsense **** closure. C'mon guyz, do we have to really send our ideas how to close a story? I'm in games development too and this is a very basic rule: reward the player or he's gonna get bored. Easy.

    If you guys would pay attention for what I wrote (and what other players say), within a year or two you can develop prolly the best zombie survival action/management game ever. Please don't fk it up.
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  5. Sep 7, 2016
    3
    To my chagrin I had this posted on the xbox version and not the pc version so a reposting was in order.

    Truth be told I had not bothered
    To my chagrin I had this posted on the xbox version and not the pc version so a reposting was in order.

    Truth be told I had not bothered with this version as I am jaded as they get with this game; so out of boredom I reinstalled state of decay, but lo, there is this new version and of course I want that one, so installed. First problem, game has loading issues big fn loading isues, reload enough and it will work, its manageable.( recent inspection, this could be a stall due to the game bottle necking my processor although that's not definitive)

    The zombie spawn mechanic, and wow is this ever still awful, so they made it happen more often and zombies can spawn close, Iv had them spawn right on me many times, the original mechanic was garbage because there was zero consistency, there was no thinning affect in fact given a little thought the current mechanic could have been made more logical and not driven me nuts, like have no daytime spawns and a greater likelihood of swarms at night, include an attrition to the population that tracked the overall kill total you did in each of the main areas. no real thought went into improving this part of the game.

    They retained the headache where base members just go missing or head out sick, and yes it still makes no sense that you cant relegate orders as to how stays and who goes out foraging, (in an updated version), modding that out made it less annoying.

    those were my biggest 2 large beefs with the original, and they didn't improve in this one. I didn't need to explore the game further to see this was the same game with little added and the same bugs. Any owner of the older title should remember the wall glitching zombies, floaty flip prone cars, spawning inside supposed safe zones and the such.
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  6. Oct 17, 2016
    0
    One is sad, one is angered for no reason, one is hurt, one is not interested or not want to just because. Except you, you have to cuddle them,One is sad, one is angered for no reason, one is hurt, one is not interested or not want to just because. Except you, you have to cuddle them, walk them till they blow up some steam or they are pooped and satisfied, you have to be the sexy nurse for all sort of idiots who don't give a flying f**k about you. It doesn't matter if you are tired, you cannot simply sleep because there are no free beds. You cannot even sit into a goddamn chair to wait - no such rocket science commands like wait or rest or sleep - until morning. No difference between large backpacks and small ones, you cannot swap between characters in certain missions (anger management to make them carry more than 4 stacks of MRE), you are the only mule who can carry stuff life ipubrofen, ameno..s*itfen and all sorts of fens (having called them simply PAINKILLERS probably would not have been being realistic) into stacks of 3 (THREE) only for the sake of so called "survivalism". For the sake of same "survivalism" you cannot have stacks of bullets greater than 30; moreover when you pick up bullets from stash you pick up them ONE BY ONE. Items magically disappear from loot if you didn't pick them when searched. Abysmal. Don't bother. Even for free. It's just a no name zombie game among hundreds of no name zombie games. Expand
  7. Apr 30, 2015
    0
    For those who don't own the original PC version of SoD and bought the YOSE. Good luck, ppl. Hope the Dead Labs won't troll u guys again;-)For those who don't own the original PC version of SoD and bought the YOSE. Good luck, ppl. Hope the Dead Labs won't troll u guys again;-) They sold their soul to the Micros$ft. Expand

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