State of Decay

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Undead Labs
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

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'State of Decay' (ALL) Breakdown DLC Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2013 @ 2:44 p.m. PST

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.

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State of Decay is an open sandbox world that develops in real-time, dynamically generating content based on your actions, the choices you make, and the ever-increasing zombie threat. Decide where you’d like to set up a fortified safe haven for you and other survivors you’ve rescued, then form raiding parties to gather resources and create supply chains. Use the materials you’ve gathered to develop your community as you see fit, but be careful — resources will deplete as you pillage areas, and zombies are attracted to noise and activity. Take up the offensive by assaulting hordes before they reach your settlement, or focus on improving your defenses against the massed zombie attacks. Every choice and every action matter in this fully simulated, evolving world.

State of Decay's first expansion, Breakdown, will offer less story, more survival. Long-term survival. More difficulty. New achievements, survivors, and weapons.

Take on an endless campaign with twists and turns based entirely on your own choices. Build up your score in the face of an ever-escalating zombie threat, and compete with survivors around the world. Complete challenges to unlock new heroes with unique weapons and skills.

The deeper you go, the tougher it gets, and every choice is yours.

Title Update 4 hits the game on the same day, with bug fixes and goodies like the new loot distribution system. Steam players, your fully remappable keybind feature will hit a few days before that. I’ll have notes for all of that next week.

Breakdown DLC will be on both XBLA and Steam on Friday, November 29th, and cost $6.99.

What if society came screeching to a halt? What if all our rules and laws no longer mattered? State of Decay brings these questions to life in a very real way. It’s not just about combat; it’s about doing what you must do to stay alive. Food, water, shelter, and ammo — you’ll need them all. Taking you beyond the initial panic, and beyond the first weeks of the crisis, State of Decay is the embodiment of the “What if?” zombie apocalypse scenario.

Move through the world like a zombie-slaying badass. Dive through windows, jump on cars, and take it to the living dead with baseball bats. Hop in a truck and mow down some undead pedestrians. Break into the local police station and clear out their arsenal or walk into the local grocery store to stock up on your favorite junk food. The world is your oyster…a shiny oyster that happens to be filled with zombies.

State Of Decay is currently available on XBLA for 1600 MS Points.


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