State of Decay 2

Microsoft Game Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
27%
Critics Recommend
Based on 115 critic reviews
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State of Decay 2

Rating Summary

Based on 115 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 115 critic reviews
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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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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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It sucks that Xbox fans have to beg for sequels

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State of Decay 2 crosses 5 million players

State of Decay 2 crosses 5 million players

In a recent interview with Polygon, State of Decay 2’s Senior Desiger Quin Richards said, “We’re five million players, and we’re looking to grow.” The last count we heard was in November 2019 when the game was played by four million. The growth has definitely been steady.

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State of Decay 2 is in a strong place — what’s next for the survival game?

State of Decay 2 is in a strong place — what’s next for the survival game?

This game has evolved more than you might think

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State of Decay 2 'Bounty Broker' update adds new ways to earn gear

State of Decay 2 'Bounty Broker' update adds new ways to earn gear

Many months ago, State of Decay 2 launched to mixed reviews around the world. The game was praised for its deep survival mechanics, but the fact that it exhibited frame rate issues even on Xbox One X, and suffered from numerous glitches, was a cause for concern. Undead Labs released a patch a few weeks later which fixed a lot of problems, but certain issues still remain.

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State of Decay 2 Patch 8.0 adds World War II weapons and much more

State of Decay 2 Patch 8.0 adds World War II weapons and much more

There’s a new State of Decay 2 patch which adds a host of features. There’s leader demotion, new World War II weapons, and, as always, a ton of bug fixes. If you haven’t played the game in a while, now’s a great time to jump back in.

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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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