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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 83
  2. Negative: 39 out of 83
  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 23, 2018
    5
    I purchased this to play coop with friends on XBOX... PC windows 10 to Xbox consoles... Friends keep disconnecting its unplayable.

    Very
    I purchased this to play coop with friends on XBOX... PC windows 10 to Xbox consoles... Friends keep disconnecting its unplayable.

    Very survivor based, good solo game probably. Its smooth by yourself. Unfortunately the coop feels like a last addition because it keeps all the survivors seperate, loot is seperate. You dont build together. When playing the solo your back up constantly gets lost and runs away.

    The world seems relatively empty. Is there a main story? I wish I moved faster in stealth... clearing respawning zombies gets tiring.

    Anyhow, I have limited game play... main reason I am annoyed is that the coop dont work (at all) or not at all for us. Two of us live in the same building and the other lives in another province (aka state).
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  5. Jun 2, 2018
    3
    Honestly, I was waiting on this game a long time. I did like the first one a lot. But like everyone else was a bit disappointed by the lack ofHonestly, I was waiting on this game a long time. I did like the first one a lot. But like everyone else was a bit disappointed by the lack of an endgame and no coop. Interestingly, State of Decay 2 addressed these 2 things... abysmally.

    Their coop in this game is pretty much laughable. Tethering in an open world game is a mega fail. Also, why would anyone coop in this game. There is nothing to gain at all. In 1999 Jet-force Gemini on the N64 allowed for an unlock-able robot that someone else could control. Meaning they could point at this on the screen and shoot at it, not actually move it. This Coop is about on par with that 1999 innovation. Loot is separate, base building is for the host only. So all you do is follow around the host wacking at things on the screen. Other than that there is no story or any good reason to actually join a friend.

    As for the endgame. Its boring. They said, "Our fans want a conclusion.", so they put you on an incredibly boring loop of doing the same thing for 40 hours. But wait, next time pick a new leader and do 1 other incredibly boring task for 40 hours.

    I will not be buying the next one. We asked to take what was good about SOD1 and flesh it out. You took SOD1 and fans ideas and added really terrible execution of those great ideas in attempt to extend the games length. Guys, it's boring and rushed. Enjoy, your profits. You've proven you are a one hit wonder.
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  6. Aug 8, 2018
    3
    Oh mummy, I wanted this game so much. I didn't really care if it was super duper game of the year 2018. I just wanted to have at least as muchOh mummy, I wanted this game so much. I didn't really care if it was super duper game of the year 2018. I just wanted to have at least as much fun as with the previous one. Boy was I wrong. Is it bad when a game feels boring within the first hour of playing? Clunky, and I mean really clunky, controls. God I hate when you press a button and the character makes one step too many. You have to literally circle containers to get "[E] Search" to appear. This is BAD. BAD BAD BAD! This is like 80% of the game play people. Can't you make nice responsive controls for a game that is based on interaction with the world? The game is way too dark and it makes you turn gamma up making it too washed out. Would be a good idea to make the flashlight to be a little brighter with longer beam that a medieval candle? Just a thought. Don't get me wrong, there are some fine changes like driving, having to care about fuel, not exploding a car after hitting 3 zombies. But I already fear the blood plague is going to be such a bore and such a chore. How could you f up a game like this? One survivor with infection consumes 5 medicines a day and the max capacity in the base is 15 when you start. That is such fun, isn't it! I will play more of this game and I will try to enjoy it but it isn't worth the money. Play a 'demo' first if you can. Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2018
    0
    Queria muito poder dizer que ficou legal o jogo, mas estaria mentindo. Além de ser extremamente bugado, é basicamente uma cópia quase idênticaQueria muito poder dizer que ficou legal o jogo, mas estaria mentindo. Além de ser extremamente bugado, é basicamente uma cópia quase idêntica do jogo anterior (que a propósito curti muito).
    O jogo se resume a adquirir novas bases e satisfazer os desejos bobos das pessoas de sua colônia com suas missões pessoais repetitivas e sem graça
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