Honestly, State of Decay is My Favorite Zombie Game of All Time
Anybody else playing State of Decay 2? It came out this week for X-Box and PC and I’m enjoying myself so far — though I’m not sure yet if it’s as good as the first game. Honest Trailers takes a stab at the first one, and honestly, I didn’t think it was as bad as they claim it to be.
I loved the first State of Decay. It is my favorite zombie video game, and I’ve played a ton of them. It’s Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay, where you third-person control a character and run them around a big open world map, get into fights and steal cars. But it’s the zombie apocalypse and you’ve got to worry about the undead. And not in a Dead Rising way, where you can just cut your way through endless hordes. Instead, State of Decay gives you a merciless stamina bar, and you can’t just go in fighting a horde. You’ve got to run, you’ve got to be stealthy and you’ve got to play appropriately.
The coolest aspect of the State of Decay games is community building. Just like The Walking Dead and other zombie media, you’re not just a lone wolf, you’ve got a whole community and an HQ to worry about. I love that aspect of the games. I love having to maintain a base and loot for supplies, using my entire community to make it happen.
I only wish State of Decay 2 was…better. More polished. More forgiving. And if only my stupid computer wouldn’t be missing the key components that make co-op possible! I wanted to play with my friends, gorramit!