State of Decay
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents.
Surprisingly Awesometedesco75 | Sept. 17, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »
State of Decay is ugly. Let's just get that out of the way. I mean really ugly. I have a powerful machine and sometimes the framerates chug and the screen tearing is out of this world. Zombies (called Zeds in the game) will fall through the scenery and there are weird bugs abound.
None of that matters this game still will rock your socks. This is the perfect open-world zombie apocalypse survivor sim. If that is what you are looking for look no further. You have to lead a group of survivors whom you can switch between (there is no main character) level up with different skills and keep everyone happy, healthy and fed. It is difficult, frustrating and even heartbreaking. There is serious perma-death you can lose characters whom you have spent hours leveling up if you get too cocky.
You can choose a variety of specialties and the game does all of them relatively well. You can level up a variety of skills in order to make a diverse set of characters, from sharpshooters to brawlers to sneaky scavengers and everything in between.
There is just enough story to keep things interesting but if you are looking for a strong story driven narrative this is maybe not the game you are looking for.
If you use a mouse and keyboard I can't speak for their efficiency but the controls with an Xbox controller work well.
Overall, in an over-saturated zombie market this game stands above pretty much everything else.
Its worth it, Such a great fun zombie gamemomoster69 | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all momoster69's reviews »
Game is done pretty good! The Combat system for me was/is fluid and very fun. You can easily destroy 5-10 zombies. I enjoy it even more with the breakdown dlc. The NPCS during combat are amazing, they arent crap in like some other zombie games, they do so much damage a full crew of 4 could likely take out 200 zombies. The environments are pretty good as well. You always feeling like youre in a random farm or in a little suburb, largely because the zombie variety is so good as well!
A good open world Zombie gameJericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
State of Decay is part of the recent wave of survival games. You search for survivors and supplies while fending off the hordes of undead. I'm a huge zombie fan, so this game was definitely a must have for me. You get a lot of missions, sometimes jumping through a lot of hoops to earn someones trust. I liked the game, but it was unpolished. I had bugs galore.
Cars were a problem for me, in this game. Of course, cars shouldn't be indestructible. However, they felt far too fragile. Cars would sometimes start smoking after hitting just a few zombies, which would make it inconvenient to get back to base once it was on fire. Also, I would have loved character creation to be part of this game. As the player, you swap characters easily and often. It broke the immersion a bit, that I wasn't particularly attached to any one character.
One of the best open world gameslajvjjajajaaaa | July 30, 2014 | See all lajvjjajajaaaa's reviews »
State of Decay is open world zombie apocalyptic game. You begin in a world where it's only you and your friend. Later the game you join other survivors and need the make friends while you travel around the world and make them join you in your adventure. There are different types of zombies that are harder to kill than normal ones like the bloater, screamer, juggernaut, feral and SWAT zombies. Build facilities and move around your base for a seconds. Search houses for loot - weapons, ammo, medicine. Build fame and buy stuff. Switch characters fight zombie hordes to level up your fighting abilities, snipe to level up you shooting abilities and etc. Discover the army objective and help the wilkersons resolve their differences. Drive cars and kill the zombies with the car doors. And try the DLCs later the line.
Amazing gameBluedemon | July 21, 2014 | See all Bluedemon's reviews »
I brought this game yesterday (for some reason the pack is cheaper than the base game) and I must say, I'm hooked. This is a type of survival game I've been looking for, for quite a while. Scavenging for supplies, fighting off hordes (or running them over) building up your base and finding survivors is just plain fun.