State of Decay 2

Microsoft Game Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
28%
Critics Recommend
Based on 116 critic reviews
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State of Decay 2

Rating Summary

Based on 116 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

28%

Critics Recommend

Based on 116 critic reviews
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State of Decay 2 Reviews Summary

Lack of Polish
Interesting Mechanics
Satisfying Combat

Summary: State of Decay 2 may be just as hacked together as the original, but it also retains that game's spark. Managing a camp will appeal to anyone who likes ticking off checkboxes and planning for the future.

General Information

Available on:Xbox OneMay 22, 2018
PCMay 22, 2018

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genres: Horror, RPG

How Will You Survive? The dead have risen and civilization has fallen. Not even the military could stop the zombies, and now it's up to you to gather survivors and build a community in a post-apocalyptic world – a world where every decision matters, and where you define what it means to survive. State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival game in an open world where you and up to three friends build a community of survivors. It’s up to you to establish a base, develop your characters’ abilities, and manage resources to survive as a group in a world where choices matter and every decision has lasting consequences. Every player’s experience is unique - as you play, the open world responds to your decisions, developing in real time and dynamically offering new opportunities for you to demonstrate your own personal survival priorities. These decisions also result in real consequences that affect your community. Send your best scavenger across the map to gather medicine for a sick friend... but know that they might not make it home. Help your neighbors, and you might make new allies... or you could decide that you need their food supply more than they do. In the end, how you survive might surprise you.

State of Decay 2 Reviews

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A solid survival game vastly improved by putting the focus on people, not zombies.

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IGN

7.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

State of Decay 2's zombie-infested maps are good places to scavenge, fight, and survive in. Combat is satisfyingly brutal and the special zombies inspire some real fear of permanent death, even though the Blood Plague turns out to be more of a sniffle. But the bugs are just as persistent as the zombies, and after a dozen or so hours the repetition of both eventually take their toll, making the appeal of replaying feel more limited than I'd expected for a sandbox RPG.

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Technically shambolic, obsessed with hoarding, and a waste of a once-promising society simulation.

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State of Decay 2 confidently reaches the series' potential as the ultimate zombie survival sim, even if it hits a few familiar bumps in the road on the way there.

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State of Decay 2 Heading to Steam with Cross-Play Next Year

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