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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 69
  2. Negative: 5 out of 69
  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
    There’s something about it that keeps you coming back, whether that’s the fun exploration or simply going on a quest to clear a few houses of infestations and then loot all the cupboards and drawers for goodies. But above all that it does nail the combat side, where headshots feel great as does getting up close with a machete. Gruesome and fun zombie-apocalypse survival, but also bug-ridden and poorly optimised.
  5. May 30, 2018
    65
    State of Decay was the high-water mark for open-world zombie survival, and while State of Decay 2 doesn’t top it thanks to the complete lack of storytelling, it’s a suitable upgrade. The hero system and three maps add replayability to the game, and Undead Labs’ history with the franchise suggests that they’ll get around to fixing many of these problems later. That said, it took them two years and a new platform to finally iron out the first State of Decay — let’s hope this one has a quicker turnaround time.
  6. May 20, 2018
    60
    Just like a new season of The Walking Dead, State of Decay 2 is just more of the same thing. Survival is exciting and makes you use your brain, but technically speaking State of Decay 2 is so bad, lots of fun gets lost.
  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: 68 out of 239
  1. May 30, 2018
    10
    ok people, let me put it like this State of Decay 2 is the best game I've played and in a lot people perspective it is a ok game, but eitherok people, let me put it like this State of Decay 2 is the best game I've played and in a lot people perspective it is a ok game, but either way you can't say it sucks by just watching game. People who thinks it is way to hardcore is because they can't handle that I respect that but don't say it sucks because it's hard to play you should've done research. With that you can't say it's trash because you play PS4 because you just think PS4 is way superior, well that's your opinion same for PC players. I have seen game play of God of War and Detroit become humans and I believe the game play is great and my brother play God of War and told me it is great. A lot of people know about the new Spider man Ps4 game rant that is going on and I think people are salty because they can't play a childhood game I would too but I won't say the game sucks, I say it looks like top tier game, And the funny part I'm only 11 years old and I'm more mature. In summary just grow up. Expand
  2. May 24, 2018
    10
    lets get this right. this game is buggy. but... everyone puts it to the steak. no one ever complains about glitches. "it will get patched outlets get this right. this game is buggy. but... everyone puts it to the steak. no one ever complains about glitches. "it will get patched out later." when its a Xbox game its terrible. this game has a fun gameplay loop. stop scoring things low just because ur in a ps4 fan club. 50% of the reviews have not even played it. we do leave bad reviews on ur game. unbelievable. Expand
  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 31, 2018
    8
    El juego es muy bueno solo que en algunos momentos se vuelve un poco repetitivo y el mundo se siente un poco vació y por otro lado el onlineEl juego es muy bueno solo que en algunos momentos se vuelve un poco repetitivo y el mundo se siente un poco vació y por otro lado el online es bueno la única parte mala es que solo hay un progreso real para un player, dejando eso de lado el juego te engancha unas buenas horas y se van volando Expand
  5. May 19, 2018
    6
    State of Decay 2 has a single player that in my experience on my X1X has been fine. No game breaking bugs. It is more challenging than theState of Decay 2 has a single player that in my experience on my X1X has been fine. No game breaking bugs. It is more challenging than the first. The graphics are better than the first. Is it a graphics showcase? Of course not, but its better. Building a community is a challenge with regular citizens each with personality traits and strengths and weaknesses. Someone may be a great gardiner making growing food easier but they may be difficult to get along with making the community morale suffer. Choices like banishing this person could be tough as they may come back in a hostile group of survivors for revenge.
    Blood plague is new and adds sickness to anyone bitten by a red eyed Zombie. Needing medical staff, chemicals, plague samples to craft a cure. But the cure isn't a dime a dozen so its a tough choice when used. If you enjoyed the first State of Decay you will enjoy the second.
    But the co op, the single most asked for thing for a sequel is a broken mess. Normally I wont ding a game for MP being bad this hard but this was THE thing in terms of sales points for SoD2 and its a big FAIL. There is simply no excuse for releasing any game this broken in terms of MP when MP is the selling point over its predecessor. So in my opinion and personal experience 20 hours in, the game in SP is fine. But the co op that my buddies and I couldn't wait for is a slap in the face to fans.
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  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. Aug 9, 2018
    0
    Es un juego demasiado repetitivo y aburrido no lo recomiendo para nada, no gasten su dinero

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