State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Reviews
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is a cynical rehash that needed to be much, much more.
State of Decay still hasn't become the game it wants to be.
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.
Some things are best left buried.
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is the ultimate mixed bag of mixed bags. A fantastic value proposition for fans of the admittedly somewhat buggy original, the package will provide stacks of playing time if you become hooked. The problem is that you may not get the chance, since this apparently "remastered" edition of the game doesn't seem to have had any real work done to it outside of the visuals, which remain incredibly sub-standard in terms of performance.
In the end players who have experienced the original State of Decay might not find much to sway them into purchasing the Year One Survival Edition. However, others should give it a go. It's rough around the edges, but it's an intense and even emotional experience, and still one of the better examples of a zombie survival game.
State of Decay for Xbox One is a smart and convincing zombie fantasy, but its ambition often leads to troublesome technical issues.
State of Decay: Year One Edition can be a lot of fun for those that can forgive its shortcomings, but those shortcomings are many.
Along comes State of Decay, the Year One Survival Edition. In an era where HD makeovers are the in thing, how will this zombie post-apocalyptic survival experience hold up on the new gen systems?
With a little more elbow grease and a lot more consideration for the hardware at hand, State of Decay: Survival Edition could've found a strong second life on the Xbox One. Instead, it feels like it was rushed in several corners, and despite its stacked content, it doesn't quite live up to its potential. It's worth a look if you're into alternate zombie-battling games, but it's not nearly the solid State it could've been.
State Of Decay's incredible value almost makes up for its technical shortcomings.
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.
Technical things aside, this is one rather impressive game when you get to the bottom of it. Zombie fans both in action and in strategy will find a decent time here. Just remember, the camera will fight you, and some glitches will pop up, but if you can make it through that, it is one unique zombie game.
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's core mechanics, characters and open world environment are still compelling, even with glitches and frame rate issues refusing to die two years later. Veterans may want to think twice before revisiting this undead nation.
Engrossing gamplay and an atmospheric environment help State of Decay rise above its narrative issues and technical problems.
While it never truly feels like it reaches its full potential or the promise Undead Lab's ideas hold for the genre, State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is still a fun, fascinating take on the tradition of zombie-apocalypse games that's worth playing for hardcore fans.
While State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition won't wow returning players, this is one state you shouldn't mind revisiting.
State of Decay is a fun romp and so is this new-gen re-release. The lack of meaningful changes make it hard to recommend to those that own the older version, but everyone else should dive head-first into its zombie catastrophe scenarios.
You get a lot of game in this remastered bundle, as well as a lot of technical hiccups to look past