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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: 22 out of 87
  2. Negative: 40 out of 87
  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. Aug 9, 2018
    9
    Un juego que te hace vivir una verdadera experiencia zombie, quiza no recibe un 10 porque si que es bastante similar al 1.
  3. May 28, 2018
    8
    Como um usuario de Playstation esse foi um dos poucos jogos exclusivos da microsoft que gostei de de jogar.
    Não é um jogo para qualquer um,
    Como um usuario de Playstation esse foi um dos poucos jogos exclusivos da microsoft que gostei de de jogar.
    Não é um jogo para qualquer um, pois é um jogo de nicho (gerenciamento de recursos) então acho normal algumas pessoas terem esperado um jogo tradicional de zumbis e ter se decepcionado.

    Eu perco a noção do tempo jogando. As mecânicas do jogo são bem interessantes e você REALMENTE sente medo de morrer com um personagem e perder-lo.

    Dito isso, o jogo tem bug's. Alguns bem irritantes e outros que realmente atrapalham o jogo (perdi um dos melhores carros que encontrei nesse brincadeira).
    Os gráficos também estão medianos.

    Mas pelo que vi parece que esse jogo não mudou muito em relação ao primeiro. Como eu não joguei o primeiro eu tendo a ter uma opinião mais favorável, talvez se eu tivesse jogado também acharia isso mas não posso afirmar.
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  4. May 24, 2018
    5
    The concept of this game was great, but it is overshadowed by bugs, glitches, and annoying mechanics.

    The first huge problem I came into
    The concept of this game was great, but it is overshadowed by bugs, glitches, and annoying mechanics.

    The first huge problem I came into during the first hour was huge amount of bugs with driving, fighting, and movement. There was no story or any story line in the game which dulled the game a bit. Coop, which was a huge seller for some of us, was a huge disappointment. It was not only extremely laggy every 20 - 30 seconds, but it did not even feel like coop. The fighting, movement, and game play mechanics felt not only janky, but really lackluster.

    The zombie and human AI from this game was just as braindead and **** as the first game.
    After a while, you begin to realize the amount of repetitive missions and tasks you do for your base. There is nothing new or innovative in this game in that aspect. On the other hand, the base building was overhauled and expanded with improvements. But you soon realize how base building is not only limited, but really shallow. I am not a player who cares much for graphics, but it felt a bit lackluster on the pc side.

    Overall, this game is just average. It was great for the first 10 hours, but then I realized how dull, repetitive, and shallow it actually was. Unfortunately, it did not feel as enjoyable as the first one, and really felt like another disappointing game of 2018.
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  5. Dec 8, 2018
    4
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  6. May 29, 2018
    3
    I'll start by saying that the original State of Decay is probably my favourite game of the last decade.

    The biggest improvement/new feature
    I'll start by saying that the original State of Decay is probably my favourite game of the last decade.

    The biggest improvement/new feature we were supposed to get with this new version was the addition of multiplayer. Unfortunately, not only is it a limited type of multiplayer (friends can jump in-out of your game), but it is extremely buggy and close to unplayable.

    Then you have to pay through the nose for this "multiplayer", $10/month for Microsoft's Gold live subscription, to be able to jump in and out of friend's games. Come on, this is not an f-ng MMO, you don't even create a shared game with a friend just join their game with one of your characters. Why 10 bucks a month, it doesn't need a server, it's peer to peer.
    Looks like it was designed as a money grab for MS from the very beginning.
    On top of this there is far less weapon variety and the missions become repetitive quite fast.
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  7. Jan 11, 2019
    0
    How do you fail a game where all you have to do is to add multiplayer to the previous in the title to make it legend?
    And Windows store only?
    How do you fail a game where all you have to do is to add multiplayer to the previous in the title to make it legend?
    And Windows store only? Seriously? How stupid can you be.
    As a person who loved the first it is utterly heartbreaking.
    So much fail its almost artistic.
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