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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: 24 out of 66
  2. Negative: 4 out of 66
  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
    Undead’s follow up doesn’t reinvent the wheel – nor provide a fully polished experience despite a move from CryEngine to Unreal Engine 4 – but does offer a marked improvement over the original.
  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: 66 out of 219
  1. May 25, 2018
    10
    This game is actually very good cosidering is just $30, is not that bad as the media says. Very fun game
  2. May 20, 2018
    10
    realmente esta bien se nota el cambio de SOT 1 a SOT2, tiene lo suyo y esta muy padre jugarlo con amigos.
  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    then without question State of Decay 2 is a day one purchase. but it’s overwhelmed by legacy
  4. May 30, 2018
    8
    I have played for probably 6-8 hours and find it fun, it has a lot of the first games style with the addition of making supplies like food,I have played for probably 6-8 hours and find it fun, it has a lot of the first games style with the addition of making supplies like food, gas and cars seem much more limited. I would recommend esp at the 30 price point. Expand
  5. May 22, 2018
    6
    Long story short I enjoyed my time in State of Decay 2 but knowing what i know now I think I would have been MUCH more satisfied if I waitedLong story short I enjoyed my time in State of Decay 2 but knowing what i know now I think I would have been MUCH more satisfied if I waited for the price to go down. To me this is about a $20.00 game in a perfect world. SoD 2 has some really fun and addicting mechanics but littered with physics glitches and bugs that by no means ruin the experience for me but they do tend to put a damper on the fun factor. The fact that there is a button committed to getting the player unstuck inside of walls, ladders, rocks, etc says it all. Just like the first one, SoD 2 looks good enough when there aren't any frame rate issues but if you have an Xbox one X this game might make you mad that you bought an X to begin with. For me it didn't play much better than the standard version. All in all though I guess I can't complain too much. At least it wasn't $59.99. All in all SoD 2 is a "between game releases game". The kind of game you play while you wait for another game to release. Truth be told I am more disappointed in Xbox than I am undead labs. Xbox aren't doing themselves any favors releasing exclusives like Sea of Thieves, and SoD 2. Sub-par experiences with superb/expensive hardware. Sad day to be an Xbox fan. I know it sounds like I should be giving this game a 3 or something but really it's just ok. If you loved the first one it's definitely worth your time. Expand
  6. May 28, 2018
    4
    Meh.. in state of decay there was some story, A bit of wonder and excitement and even random over powered items to find..

    Alas i find state
    Meh.. in state of decay there was some story, A bit of wonder and excitement and even random over powered items to find..

    Alas i find state of decay 2 lacking.. the game feels rushed. The 5 hours i have put into the game so far following just the games quests... Mind you, not just wandering around... i have been asking what? why?? huh..?

    A character creator even a basic one is a staple in games these days... vary rarely do games not have a character creator and tell a decent story. It is sorely needed and one of very few things i thought was missing from SoD. The base building is almost the same... except more options and mods.. it needs better options not more... reinforce fencing, expand area... herp a derp???

    Larger bases or expandable bases would have been better... more defense options would have been nice.. not even 5 hours in and im getting sieged by zombie hordes every 30 minutes. all i did was build the basics, pharmacy water catch, watch tower oh and removed garbage and fixed the master bedroom. How is that 2 of 3 bars.

    Nothing i/we built makes noise... the lookout tower upgraded to level 2 even..nothing makes noise... its not like we have flood lights thanks to good ol electricity.. one of the mods is a generator adding electricity if you refuel it to an area of your base....

    SoD allows to you just grab a vehicle and go... SoD2 you need gas for cars and repair kits...... its very tedious early and a waste of inventory space later. i did not want to micro manage every single aspect of a human being.... breathing... its to much micro managing... food, medicine, ammo, salvage... that was what you needed in SoD, now you need water and electricity, gas and some other bs.. oh and cars are much fewer all carry 5-6 items/sacks.

    this game just feels really rushed... Haven't they been working on SoD2 for about 4 years now? Wth happened? the blood plague was just a bad **** idea... it gets a bit ridiculous..

    I really really liked SoD but SoD2 is missing too much and is far to buggy. even after the updates i lost a vehicle and got stuck just running on top of a stack of bricks in a truck at the nursery. my character got stuck inside the small (should have been easy to jump over) bricks.

    Did they even play test this game at all..... the problems i've had already and i literally just bought an x1s and this game... tempted to return both.
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  7. May 31, 2018
    0
    Fraquíssimo, gastei internet atoa baixando essa porcaria! Não valeu nem o espaço que ocupou no HD.

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