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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: 26 out of 70
  2. Negative: 6 out of 70
  1. May 17, 2018
    90
    Story, voice work, and animations are all still goofy, but throw in co-op multiplayer, better endgame content, and more reasons to replay it, and State of Decay 2 is the type of game with which certain players will fall in love. There's always something to do and in a classically sim style, it's hard to know when to stop. It's the most realistic zombie apocalypse simulation in the world and that's a beautiful thing.
  2. May 17, 2018
    82
    Too bad for a technical section that is at times really problematic, which fortunately cannot tarnish the excellent qualities of this sequel: a title that fans should play without hesitation.
  3. May 17, 2018
    80
    State of Decay 2 is the classic "more of the same" sequel which, however, thanks to some interesting innovations and a deep game formula, does not disappoint.
  4. May 17, 2018
    70
    State of Decay 2 is a nice game and it looks good, but it has a considerable amount of errors that take away much of its brightness. It is nice that the events that happen within your game are a consequence of the actions of each player, given that feeling that each of their actions is unrepeatable. Spending most of the game looking for resources in coolers, kitchens, farms and other places, is annoying and saps much of the fun that can be as the game becomes a slow and repetitive activity.
  5. May 17, 2018
    65
    State of Decay 2 has a lot to love, but it’s overwhelmed by legacy issues and a slew of all-new ones that came along for the co-op ride.
  6. May 18, 2018
    60
    State of Decay 2 is an interesting "post zombie apocalypse life simulator" that forces the player to manage every aspect of a survivor's life. It's too bad that its story isn't very interesting. And what to say about those bugs: there are just so many of them... With better production values, State of Decay could have been a truly special game.
  7. May 17, 2018
    40
    I was about to launch into another broken situation here, but I’m sure you get the point. The point is this: although there’s a very competent core loop and entertaining resource management sim somewhere within State of Decay 2, it’s really, really, broken. Unacceptably so. It frustrated me mightily to see a flash of a game I wanted to play, only to be immediately reminded that it’s not ready for release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 265
  1. May 18, 2018
    10
    then without question State of Decay 2 is a day one purchase. but it’s overwhelmed by legacy
  2. May 22, 2018
    10
    I've spent 30+ hours on this game so far and I am baffled at where all this complaining is coming from.. I have had zero glitches, zero bugsI've spent 30+ hours on this game so far and I am baffled at where all this complaining is coming from.. I have had zero glitches, zero bugs and the gameplay is very engaging. I smell a smear campaign because the score here just does not compute with my experience at all :/ Expand
  3. May 22, 2018
    9
    The original State of Decay is a game that I placed a huge amount of enjoyable hours into and to say I was looking forward to State of Decay 2The original State of Decay is a game that I placed a huge amount of enjoyable hours into and to say I was looking forward to State of Decay 2 would be a massive understatement. Thankfully State of Decay 2 pretty much met my lofty expectations in all areas and despite it suffering with a few problems here and there it’s quite clear to see that this game has significant improvements over the original. The biggest and most enjoyable improvement for me was without a doubt the combat. The combat in the game is excellent and killing zombies never gets boring thanks to the varied and satisfying moves you can perform on the zombies. The gameplay on the whole feels improved as well and in my opinion it remains fun for longer. The main reason why it remains fun for longer is because it has more variety than in the previous game and this variety is definitely evident in both the missions you can undertake and the maps you undertake the missions on. If you like game’s that offer you lots of content then you will love State of Decay 2. I’m not exaggerating when I say that there’s almost an endless amount of replayability present in this game and the best thing is that this content can be enjoyed in both short bursts and long periods as well. When playing the game though you will however bump into a few bugs along the way, and whilst most of these bugs are small and not game-breaking they can still be frustrating and ruin the immersion levels somewhat at times. I was however able to look past these issues quite easily because you end up forgetting about them thanks to the different mechanics and elements the game has. Thankfully these different mechanics hold up really well most of the time and can be enjoyed in both single player and multiplayer. I must admit that I was really looking forward to the game’s multiplayer offering and thankfully when it works it’s really fun. The multiplayer option though does suffer with a few problems and they will have to make some tweaks to make it a better experience, but I appreciate the effort that has gone into the core idea though. Without a doubt one of my favourite things about the game was the presentation side of the things. Visually the game can look awesome at times and the accompanying sound design creates a very eerie atmosphere which in turn makes you become very immersed in the gameplay. At the end of the day if you were a fan of the first State of Decay then you will thoroughly enjoy State of Decay 2. It’s took what was good from the first game and improved it and even though it suffers with quite a few bugs these bugs still didn’t stop me from having a very enjoyable experience and these bugs also don’t stop me from giving the game a big thumbs up. Expand
  4. May 18, 2018
    7
    This game is worth buying. The bugs seem to be the only major problem going for it. Rating it as high as 10 is stupid while rating as low asThis game is worth buying. The bugs seem to be the only major problem going for it. Rating it as high as 10 is stupid while rating as low as zero is just as stupid. It's decent game. So if like zombies, base building, low prices, and you have even a bit of patience, this game could be for you. Expand
  5. May 29, 2018
    6
    Después de unas horas de juego puedo decir que me parece un poco aburrido, técnicamente muy por debajo de lo esperado, no fue una buena compra
  6. Aug 12, 2018
    4
    I have no idea what happened with this game. The first State of Decay was a decent game, not perfect, but atleast playable. This game failedI have no idea what happened with this game. The first State of Decay was a decent game, not perfect, but atleast playable. This game failed compared to the first one. The gameplay and the graphics did a complete 180. Mind boggling... Expand
  7. Oct 4, 2018
    0
    The game is 0 points. Because it bothers you very quickly, it does not make sense, there is little content, stupid enemies, stupid tasks. ButThe game is 0 points. Because it bothers you very quickly, it does not make sense, there is little content, stupid enemies, stupid tasks. But the price tag is like a good AA game. Lags at first on consoles. Another trash from Microsoft. Expand

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