State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Reviews
It's surprising that, given the breadth of activities on offer, State of Decay manages to make every one of its objectives feel essential to the overall experience.
This is hardly a remaster, but newcomers who want a fresh take on zombie fighting should consider it.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is a generously proportioned package (that's not a euphemism), containing a stack of content, a huge open-world packed with ravenous zombies and precious few supplies to see you through. The apocalypse has never looked so damn bleak, although the 1080p upgrade helps bolster the gloomy visuals. State of Decay heralds the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.
State of Decay remains the best skeleton for the ultimate zombie game dream. I dream that the many technical limitations prevent from fully realizing.
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Lovers of zombie movies and series have a game that is designed for them. Its graphics are not the best of this new generation but when it comes to a zombie attack, immersion and the fight for survival is the most important thing.
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'State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition' is an example of a good remastering. The core game definitely needed some work, as its technical shortcomings often threatened to ruin an otherwise awesome experience. This upgrade still has some issues, but these are not severe. As an incentive to upgrade, 360 'State of Decay' owners get a discount until the end of June (which brings the price down to a more palatable level), and Xbox One owners can port over all of their saves from the 360 version. There hasn't been a better time to play 'State of Decay'.
It's been almost 2 years since I originally reviewed this excellent game, and playing it once again on the Xbox One has reminded me how good this game was when it was first released. It still holds up as one of the best zombie video game titles out there today. It's held back due to some technical issues that have also made the jump from 360 to Xbox One. If you have never played State Of Decay, and you own a Xbox One then now is the time to play one of the best survival zombie games ever made.
State of Decay's unique gameplay remains intact on Xbox One, as does its jankyness. Nevertheless, don't miss YOSE.
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is "pretty good bang for the buck" considering the asking price. I for one enjoyed what I played, and the added content of past DLC, plus all the bonus goodies that have been tacked on above that make the whole package a pretty good value. There is a lot of gameplay to be had here too and those who haven't played the game before are in for hours upon hours of zombie mayhem.
Although it's chock full of zombie-based content, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition hasn't come to Xbox One and PC without many of its original flaws in tow. If you can overlook technical issues though, such as frame rate lag and glitchy animations, then there's a solid game to be found here.
Undead Labs bring their zombie-survival-sim to a new generation with heaps of content and loads of fresh polish.
While State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition doesn't fix all the hideous flaws of the original, its bug-fixes and visual enhancements make it easier to love. The complex, interwoven systems and perma-death take some getting used to, but the result is a fantastically tense, exciting open-world survival epic with more heart and soul than other zombie games.
State Of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is the definitive way of experiencing this fiercely unique zombie sim and a true highlight of the survival genre. Though still rough and ready, it's undeniably a complete package.
We take a look at 'State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition' on Xbox One, a ported Xbox 360 title that throws players into an unforgiving zombie apocalypse.
State of Decay still hasn't become the game it wants to be.
State of Decay is still a great survival experience in a zombie open world, with original ideas that other titles do not exploit. Of course, technically it does not take advantage of the characteristics of One and continues to present serious bugs.
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State of Decay isn't a horrible game. It has a compelling idea that it executes well. The team at Undead Labs knows what it is about zombies that makes them so interesting to fans. Despite it being yet another zombie game when there are so many already, its concept gives it legs to stand on. For that, State of Decay is worth checking out.
On paper it sounds like the ultimate zombie game, but two years later and the technical issues are still as decayed and broken as the undead enemies.
State of Decay: Year One Edition can be a lot of fun for those that can forgive its shortcomings, but those shortcomings are many.