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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: 83 out of 304
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    The amount of negative reviews is downright BS. Everyone holding this 30 dollar game to the standards of full priced AAA studios. Ridiculous.The amount of negative reviews is downright BS. Everyone holding this 30 dollar game to the standards of full priced AAA studios. Ridiculous. SoD2 improved on every aspect of its predecessor. Period.

    Its not perfect for sure but critics and users scoring it lower than the first game are just ignorant.
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  2. May 20, 2018
    10
    Me encantan los juegos de zombies,la primera parte me gustó y esta segunda parte también está muy bien :)
    Si os gustan los juegos de zombies
    Me encantan los juegos de zombies,la primera parte me gustó y esta segunda parte también está muy bien :)
    Si os gustan los juegos de zombies os gustará :)
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  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    then without question State of Decay 2 is a day one purchase. but it’s overwhelmed by legacy
  4. Nov 1, 2018
    8
    Enjoyable and goofy in same time - these two words say more than anything other about State of Decay 2. Yeah, it's bugged, yeah, it's not aEnjoyable and goofy in same time - these two words say more than anything other about State of Decay 2. Yeah, it's bugged, yeah, it's not a triple A title. But you know what this game does better than zombie-survival games? Entertain. There are only few games about zombies that you actually enjoys most of the time, and State is one of them, but i can fully understand people who have bounced off and put 4/10 rating, this title is not for everyone. Expand
  5. May 18, 2018
    6
    game is good, but lacks graphics that does not go with xbox hardware, bugs, lots of bugs. Despite all the problems the game is fun. note 6,game is good, but lacks graphics that does not go with xbox hardware, bugs, lots of bugs. Despite all the problems the game is fun. note 6, nothing more besides that.

    jogo é bom, mas carece de gráficos que não acompanha o hardware do xbox, bugs, muitos bugs.apesar de todos os problemas o jogo é divertido.nota 6 , nada mais alem disso.
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  6. May 26, 2018
    4
    No way to pause the game, graphics are okay at best, many glitches and bugs, multiplayer is broken, no real campaign, repetitive game play,No way to pause the game, graphics are okay at best, many glitches and bugs, multiplayer is broken, no real campaign, repetitive game play, no real challenge in combat, not a fun experience with all of this. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2021
    0
    One of the worst games ever to be exclusive to platforms, when people mention the pathetic exclusives Xbox has it is definitely games likeOne of the worst games ever to be exclusive to platforms, when people mention the pathetic exclusives Xbox has it is definitely games like this. Not Forza, Halo, or Gears, but these trash developers who no one heard about--coming from a die hard Xbox fan. The game is one of the buggiest most unfinished pieces of crap, you can tell it was made by talentless people--aka undead labs. I've seen modders do better jobs than these full time humans. Repairing cars literally flings them in the air and they helocpoter in the air for 5 seconds before blowing up, or my favorite one where they slide across the ground on their side and smash and blow up instantly when it touches a wall, this has been in the game for 4 years. Text bugs are also frequent and were only recently fixrd with juggernaut edition. Looking at their resume the only game they (Undead labs) ever made is State of Decay, which both of them (1 and 2) end up being garbage, but especially 2. If you paid for this game you got scammed, if you got it with gamepass your time got scammed, only good for achievements or playing with friends/modders, every thing else it is a mess. Driving is terrible but the only way to traverse, car gets stuck every second and you get punished with being swarmed by zombies (even WORSE on harder difficulties), unstuck command is so useless you might as well leg it out of the car if it gets stuck. it takes 10 seconds to use, you have to be still (enemies will drag you out your car), and has a cool down. Ally AI is terrible and a joke unless it is enemy humans then they become OP (they will insta one shot you on harder difficulties, you have to shoot them dozens of times to kill them or headshot them multiple times). The spawns are terrible and zombies will render in on your screen last second, even worse when bloaters or entire packs spawn on your car and damage it or near insta kill you on harder difficulties, some how rendering is even worse on Series X. Overall terrible game. Buggy, laggy, crashes around clusters of plague hearts, TERRIBLE driving (only way to traverse), god awful enemy spawning, and nothing redeeming. No out of world soundtrack, absolutely no story, no character development. For a game lacking so much it is a surprise these terrible devs still could not muster any talent or usefulness in the few areas you can tell they 'tried', 5 years of their legacies down the drain making a forgetabble mess that became apart of the "Xbox has no good games" meme. One of Xbox Studios throw away talent. If state of decay 3 is good its because Microsoft is actually getting more involved with undead labs due to how terrible their games are and providing them a triple A budget. Developers who are so talentless (Fallout new vegas driving mod is better than this games driving) even Microsoft knew they had to get involved and give them a bigger team because they cannot even make a simple game by themselves. It has been 4 years and none of these issues are fixed. Just extra 'content' no asked for, like recently they decided to finally give you a secondary weapon, something thousands of games done before and they finally, after four god blessed years, mustered enough brain cells to implement something a literal higschool CS student could code. Expand

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