How Will You Survive? Small-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilisation has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction.
It's up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy and redefine what it means to survive. Home Improvement: Apocalypse Edition In State of Decay 2, your base is more than just a place for your survivors to sleep at night. It's your sanctuary, offering protection against the hungry dead lurking beyond the wall.
It's your command post, where you plan the perfect zombie-killing strategies. Most of all, it's a manifestation of your personal long-term survival strategies as you customise it with your ideal facilities and improvements. Will you build a watch tower or plant a garden? An infirmary or a workshop? How will you choose to carve out a small slice of civilisation from the chaotic apocalypse? An open-world adventure It’s up to you to build your base, develop your characters, and manage resources to survive as a group in this post-apocalyptic zombie world.
RPG progression Develop each survivor’s skills to improve their capabilities and strengthen your community. Four player co-op multiplayer Play solo or team up with up to three friends to explore an open world filled with dynamic zombies, human enemies and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive. Your choices define your survival story In the zombie apocalypse, you must create your own moral code.
Every decision has lasting consequences that you must face. How you decide to survive may surprise you.
State of Decay 2 is also available on PC.
Story, voice work, and animations are all still goofy, but throw in co-op multiplayer, better endgame content, and more reasons to replay it, and State of Decay 2 is the type of game with which certain players will fall in love. There's always something to do and in a classically sim style, it's hard to know when to stop. It's the most realistic zombie apocalypse simulation in the world and that's a beautiful thing.
Too bad for a technical section that is at times really problematic, which fortunately cannot tarnish the excellent qualities of this sequel: a title that fans should play without hesitation.
State of Decay 2 is the classic "more of the same" sequel which, however, thanks to some interesting innovations and a deep game formula, does not disappoint.
State of Decay 2 is a nice game and it looks good, but it has a considerable amount of errors that take away much of its brightness. It is nice that the events that happen within your game are a consequence of the actions of each player, given that feeling that each of their actions is unrepeatable. Spending most of the game looking for resources in coolers, kitchens, farms and other places, is annoying and saps much of the fun that can be as the game becomes a slow and repetitive activity.
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.
State of Decay 2 is an interesting "post zombie apocalypse life simulator" that forces the player to manage every aspect of a survivor's life. It's too bad that its story isn't very interesting. And what to say about those bugs: there are just so many of them... With better production values, State of Decay could have been a truly special game.
I was about to launch into another broken situation here, but I’m sure you get the point. The point is this: although there’s a very competent core loop and entertaining resource management sim somewhere within State of Decay 2, it’s really, really, broken. Unacceptably so. It frustrated me mightily to see a flash of a game I wanted to play, only to be immediately reminded that it’s not ready for release.
June 29, 2018
State of Decay 2 hits 3 million players. Read more
May 28, 2018
State of Decay 2 hits one million players. Read more
May 11, 2018
Undead Labs reiterates that State of Decay 2 won’t have loot boxes or microtransactions. Read more
April 6, 2017
State of Decay 2 will be three times bigger than the first one. Read more
June 6, 2018
State of Decay hits 2 million players on its first two weeks. Read more