PC - Windows

State of Decay 2

31 critics
7.07
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Jon SuttonJun 02, 2018
Ultimately, State of Decay 2 has proven a disappointment. Undead Labs laid the groundwork with the original, but it’s failed to build upon this to any noticeable degree. It’s a much prettier, just as buggy, State of Decay 1.5. To some, just having more may be enough, but it would’ve been nice to see them push the boat out just a little bit more. Perhaps they should’ve done that MMO zombie survival game after all...
Adam BeckMay 17, 2018
Despite being a bit of a mess, I continue to find myself entranced by it and continuously coming back for more. It’s a surprisingly deep and rich survival RPG that you’ll be hard pressed to find another like it, especially at the lowered price point. It can be a stressful and frustrating adventure through undead infested territories, but it’s loaded with a lot of charm, and the cooperative play adds a whole new level of enjoyment. With some modifications and continuous work, State of Decay 2 could be a great and meaningful experience, but in its current state, it’s far from the best zombie game out there.
Ben BaylissMay 26, 2018
State of Decay 2’s experience will boil down to how talented you are at surviving. The game challenges you to last for as long as possible. It has its moments where it can drag on, and if you’re after a game where you just want to kill mindlessly, this isn’t for you. Zombie survival simulator though? It does what it set out to achieve.
Alex AvardMay 17, 2018
Zombie fatigue in popular culture can sometimes feel as widespread a disease as the blood plague itself, but by sticking to its guns and delivering on a smarter breed of zombie game, State of Decay 2 is a potent reminder of why the undead continue to be such a rich source for interactive entertainment.
Alessio PalumboMay 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 is every bit as fun and rough as the first game was in 2013. It feels like a game that would have massively benefited from additional resources during development given its numerous technical shortcomings, but even so, its core (improved in this sequel) remains unique and fun to play, especially with friends. It's one of those titles that can be described as being more than the sum of its parts.
Tom ChickMay 24, 2018
If you want the fullest and most thorough expression of zombie mythology in a movie, you watch Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. If you want the fullest and most thorough expression of zombie mythology in a game, you play Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2.
Charles Singletary JrMay 21, 2018
Overall, State of Decay 2 feels like a game that should have a home in the game preview section of the Xbox library. The community building is fun enough to engage my zombie survival fantasies but it’s held back by a consistent slew of bugs.
Tom HatfieldMay 17, 2018
A solid survival game vastly improved by putting the focus on people, not zombies.
Alessandro BarbosaMay 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 implements some interesting mechanics but fails to engage with them in a meaningful way.
Sean EngemannMay 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 is full of improvements and additions over its predecessor, yet strays little from the original blueprint. If you enjoyed the first game, then you will certainly lose plenty of hours in the sequel, scouring the undead ridden lands for supplies to keep your community alive and thriving. However, if you were hoping for groundbreaking changes to the horror survival formula and pristine technical accomplishments, you will be disappointed.
7.50
Dan StapletonMay 17, 2018
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.
Mollie L PattersonMay 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 builds upon Undead Labs’ original cult classic about surviving a zombie apocalypse, and in many ways, it’s bigger and better than its predecessor. In other ways, however, it’s too similar to said predecessor, resulting in an experience that often feels like it could have been deeper or more ambitious.
Chris BowmanMay 22, 2018
State of Decay 2 brings you back into the world Undead Labs created in State of Decay. It has improved the graphics of the game and the skill system as well. It officially launches today, May 22, 2018, at the cost of $29.99 USD for the standard game and $49.99 USD for the Ultimate Edition. SoD2 will give you hours of enjoyment and you will not want to put it down. The game provides you with more than one way to have fun - will you embrace your inner zombie killer?
Ben MooreMay 25, 2018
Zack PalmMay 28, 2018
For some, the repetition will grow stale. When you beat one of the three available maps, you’re forced to move to one of the other areas, where you have to start all over again, repeating the same process there. You’ll face all the same problems: low resources, NPC communities to see to, and all-new plague hearts to destroy.
Jeff CorkMay 17, 2018
See it through to its conclusion, and you can bring a trio of survivors along to build an all-new community, with unlockable end-game perks that let you save precious time in subsequent attempts. After seeing my first group’s story to the end, I wanted to see what came next for my survivors, who worked to bring peace and cooperation to the land. But I’m not going to, or at least not any time soon. It’s not worth the aggravation in its current state.
Olly SmithMay 31, 2018
With hardly any other true zombie survival simulations on the market, Undead Labs present a competent horror game. It’s rough around the edges, with many bugs and features that feel lacklustre, and a multiplayer that doesn’t fully deliver on its promise, but it’s still a fun ride with many other improvements over the original. For all of its faults, it’s an adventure you can rely on if you were a fan of the first.
Dominic LeightonMay 17, 2018
If you’re looking for a compelling and atmospheric take on the zombie genre that’s more Walking Dead than Left 4 Dead, State of Decay 2 is an imperfect but enjoyable sequel to the superior original. The gameplay loop of scavenging, crafting and killing can begin to wear thin, but the human element is capable of pulling you back in.
7.80
Juan RubioMay 19, 2018
State of Decay 2 es un juego cuya fórmula sigue funcionando muy bien y la adereza con su modo cooperativo para hasta cuatro jugadores, si bien las limitaciones de este modo son más de las que nos gustarían. Habría estado genial que Undead Labs hubiese intentado ir un poco más allá e introducir algo que, a nivel de jugabilidad, de verdad te dé las sensaciones de una secuela, ya que apenas hay novedades en ese apartado.
Álvaro CastellanoMay 17, 2018
A pesar de que es una secuela muy continuista, quizá incluso demasiado, hay mucha diversión que sacar de State of Decay 2. Si conseguimos pasar por alto sus asperezas, que no son pocas, tenemos entre manos un juego de supervivencia muy genuino y capaz de ofrecernos muchas horas de entretenimiento y tensión e inmersión máximas. ¿Para obtener un sobresaliente en un futuro State of Decay 3? Pulir más el conjunto, dotar de algo más de profundidad al combate y lograr un cooperativo que empiece a cuajar el potencial que aquí se limita a apuntar. Por el camino disfrutaremos, y mucho, de su propuesta.
Luis SánchezMay 17, 2018
Recapitulando, State of Decay 2 suena completamente trillado y aburrido; nada que no hayamos vivido con anterioridad dentro de los géneros de zombies y supervivencia; sin embargo, ofrece un buen enfoque que no es ni muy ambicioso ni muy flojo. Es un juego honesto que cumple con su premisa sin ser pretencioso como un punto de entrada a este malentendido género de nicho.
7.50
Alexander SchneiderMay 22, 2018
Die Zombie-Apokalypse war noch nie deprimierender – außer vielleicht in der Form von Paul W.S. Andersons Resident Evil-Filmen. Im Fall von State of Decay 2 ist das aber kein Minuspunkt. Undead Labs zeichnet in der Spielwelt eine Zivilisation die aus ihrer Verankerung gerissen wurde. Das Spiel hat die Grundlagen für großartiges, scheitert aber an zwei konkreten Punkten: Dem Survival-Abenteuer fehlt eine gute Story und deren Inszenierung.
Michael HeroldMay 18, 2018
Wirklich schade, dass Microsoft so wenig aus State of Decay 2 rausgeholt hat. Das grundlegende Spiel, das fast eins zu eins vom Vorgänger übernommen wurde, ist ohne Frage immer noch herausfordernd und unterhaltsam. Aber wenn ich das erste State of Decay schon kenne, bringt mir Teil 2 so gut wie nichts mehr. Und auch wenn das Spiel nur 30 Euro kostet, lohnt sich der Kauf im Grunde nur, wenn ihr den Vorgänger noch nicht gespielt habt.
Jens BischoffMay 18, 2018
Mit State of Decay 2 haben Microsoft und die Undead Labs ihre Zombie-Apokalypse behutsam, aber sinnvoll erweitert: Die Spielwelt ist nun noch größer und abwechslungsreicher, die Aktionsmöglichkeiten und Charakterentwicklung sind noch vielfältiger und die stockfinsteren Nächte noch bedrohlicher. Doch am wichtigsten: Es gibt endlich den von vielen herbeigesehnten Mehrspielermodus.
[87]May 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 est davantage une déception qu'un ratage complet. Néanmoins, Undead Labs a un peu trop abusé de la photocopieuse, faisant également l'écueil de reproduire les erreurs du passé. En raison de mécaniques assez mal fichues et d'une finition laissant à désirer, la lassitude et l'agacement s'emparent assez rapidement du joueur solo, qui pestera souvent contre une difficulté ou une répétitivité qui naissent d'un gameplay bancal.
NoddusMay 24, 2018
State of Decay 2 possède au moins une indéniable qualité : il nous rappelle avec brio qu'une vraie apocalypse zombie, c'est quand même sacrément chiant. Si son univers oppressant, la mort permanente et la gestion globalement crédible d'une communauté de survivants ont de quoi charmer les mordus du genre, on réalise au bout d'une dizaine d'heures de jeu que le nouveau-né d'Undead Labs est infecté des mêmes virus que son aîné.
Maximilien CagnardMay 18, 2018
Il faut tout de même prendre du recul : il ne s’agit en rien d’un jeu triple AAA et l’équipe derrière State of Decay 2 est convenue, ce dernier n’étant d’ailleurs que leur deuxième production. Cela dit, et le résultat étant ce qu’il est, il ne vous reste plus qu’à voir si vous êtes prêts à plonger dans ces longues, très longues heures de jeu en leur pardonnant une vraie redondance…
Domenico MusicòMay 17, 2018
State of Decay 2 si rivela un'evoluzione del precedente capitolo, una vera e propria simulazione di sopravvivenza durante un'apocalisse zombi senza eguali. Consigliato a chi ha amato il primo capitolo ma forse poco adatto a chi è abituato alle storie e alle dinamiche dei videogiochi moderni, il titolo di Undead Labs ha evidenti carenze dal punto di vista tecnico e a lungo andare potrebbe davvero far perdere un po' d'interesse anche ai più grandi estimatori del genere.
Paolo SirioJun 24, 2019
Se riuscirà a mettere insieme queste diverse anime senza ricorrere ai compromessi visti in Heartland, e raggiungendo in generale un equilibrio maggiore, avrà per quanto ci riguarda un sequel coi controfiocchi.
Rosario SalatielloMay 23, 2018
Se su console quest'ultimo sembrava troppo indietro rispetto agli standard attuali, l'hardware offerto dal computer contribuisce a migliorare la situazione, pur senza far gridare al miracolo anche per la permanenza di alcuni bug. Qualora abbiate intenzione di giocare a State of Decay 2 e il vostro PC ve lo permetta, sapete cosa fare.
DMMay 17, 2018
Ze State of Decay 2 spędziłem około 30 godzin na jednej mapie, eliminując tam wszystkie serca plagi i rozbudowując maksymalnie bazę o wybrane i dostępne z tymi postaciami sekcje, co przełożyło się na 15 czy 16 dni w świecie tej produkcji. Testowałem również tryb co-opa i jeśli ktoś ma swoją ekipę, to na pewno znajdzie w nim dodatkowe pokłady zabawy.