Undead Labs’ State of Decay launched when the zombie craze in video games seemed to be at its definitive peak. Everywhere you’d turn there seemed to be another zombie title hitting store shelves, and in 2013 that was great. Five years on, though, and it’s clear to see that the entire landscape has changed quite a bit. That said, State of Decay was a cult hit, and after having three hours of hands-on time with State of Decay 2 I came away confident that the game should, once again, be able to make an impact on the market.
If you’ve played the first State of Decay in any capacity, you should have a fairly good idea of what the series brings to the table in terms of gameplay mechanics and open-world design. You find yourself thrown into a zombie-infested open-world with a couple of simple goals: survive, build and harbour a community of survivors, and try and prosper in the face of the apocalypse.