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State of Decay 2

Microsoft Game Studios
May 22, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.5 / 10
Eurogamer
Avoid
PC Gamer
74 / 100
Easy Allies
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10

State of Decay 2 Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Lack of Polish

Interesting Mechanics

Satisfying Combat

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.


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State of Decay 2 Trailers

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State of Decay 2 - E3 2017 - 4K Trailer

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Announcing State of Decay 2 - Xbox E3 2016


State of Decay 2 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for State of Decay 2

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

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The State Of Decay concept still holds plenty of promise but this sequel is so broken that laughing at its bugs and glitches becomes its primary source of entertainment.

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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 has a lot to love, but it's overwhelmed by legacy issues and a slew of all-new ones that came along for the co-op ride

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State of Decay 2 implements some interesting mechanics but fails to engage with them in a meaningful way.

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OpenCritic Coverage

State of Decay 2 Gets an In-Game Black Lives Matter Shirt

State of Decay 2 Gets an In-Game Black Lives Matter Shirt

The latest State of Decay 2 update is here, the game's 24th since launch in 2018, and it comes with new in-game clothing options and other new features.

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State of Decay 2 Conjures Up An Even Higher Difficulty Mode

State of Decay 2 Conjures Up An Even Higher Difficulty Mode

If you found yourself thinking State of Decay 2's brutal Nightmare Zone difficulty still wasn't unforgiving enough, the game's latest update is just the punishment you crave.

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

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

State of Decay 2 was once a Microsoft exclusive, but as they're known to do, the publisher is bringing another first-party game to Steam in 2020.

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The Independence Pack is State of Decay 2's explosive new DLC

The Independence Pack is State of Decay 2's explosive new DLC



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