State of Decay 2

Microsoft Game Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
27%
Critics Recommend
Based on 112 critic reviews
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State of Decay 2

Rating Summary

Based on 112 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 112 critic reviews
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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.

Game 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.

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Announcing State of Decay 2 - Xbox E3 2016

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Eurogamer

Avoid
Eurogamer

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

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PC Gamer

74 / 100
PC Gamer

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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Recent News

State of Decay 2's latest update ramps up the difficulty in new zones

State of Decay 2's latest update ramps up the difficulty in new zones

Many months ago, State of Decay 2 launched to mixed reviews around the world. The game was praised for its deep mechanics, but the fact that it exhibited frame rate issues even on Xbox One X.

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State of Decay 2 Daybreak DLC arrives September 12 | PC Gamer

State of Decay 2 Daybreak DLC arrives September 12 | PC Gamer

Defend an outpost against waves of zombies and earn rewards for your community.

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State of Decay 2 DLC brings Revolutionary War-themed zombies | PC Gamer

State of Decay 2 DLC brings Revolutionary War-themed zombies | PC Gamer

Also new vehicles and 'new patriotic weapons'.

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State of Decay 2 Gets Independence Pack DLC

State of Decay 2 Gets Independence Pack DLC

Microsoft is also releasing a free update with new missions and more DLC is coming in September.

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Sea of Thieves Sold More Than Microsoft Expected, Even Though It Was on Xbox Game Pass

Sea of Thieves Sold More Than Microsoft Expected, Even Though It Was on Xbox Game Pass

State of Decay 2 also topped internal estimates for the company.

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State of Decay 2 1.4 Update Patch Notes: What’s Been Fixed?

State of Decay 2 1.4 Update Patch Notes: What’s Been Fixed?

A look at everything that's been fixed in the State of Decay 2 1.4 update patch notes recently released by developers Undead Labs.

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E3 2018: Opinion: Xbox Is Playing For Tomorrow, But They're Playing to Win

E3 2018: Opinion: Xbox Is Playing For Tomorrow, But They're Playing to Win

Microsoft won’t fully recover from this generation’s mistakes, but they’re hellbent on not repeating them.

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E3 2018: Opinion: Xbox Is Playing For Tomorrow, But They're Playing to Win

E3 2018: Opinion: Xbox Is Playing For Tomorrow, But They're Playing to Win

Microsoft won’t fully recover from this generation’s mistakes, but they’re hellbent on not repeating them.

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State of Decay 2 Surpasses 2 Million Players

State of Decay 2 Surpasses 2 Million Players

They're thirsty for zombie blood too, killing over 2 billion of the undead.

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