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Un­dead Stu­dio’s open-world zom­bi­ethumper gets the new gen­er­a­tion treat­ment and if you’ve never played it be­fore, just pur­chase it now. Re­ally. You won’t be dis­ap­pointed (un­less you’re more in­ter­ested in portly plum­bers or cone-hatwear­ing elves, in which case what are do­ing on Mi­crosoft’s plat­form?).

State Of De­cay mixes third-per­son RPG me­chan­ics with craft­ing and re­source man­age­ment, mak­ing play­ers feel as though they are smack-bang in the mid­dle of a lifethreat­en­ing apoca­lypse. The fact it adds the odd jolt of pure ter­ror is just the ic­ing.

For those who’ve al­ready shelled out for State Of De­cay on the last gen, here’s what you get: the game is run­ning on 1080p and the two DLC packs – Life­line and Break­down – come pack­aged along with some new con­tent that Un­dead Studios is be­ing rather tight-lipped about.

This is about as close to The Walk­ing Dead as you’ll get with­out star­ring in it. Or the world go­ing to hell in a hand­cart – which­ever comes first. $30, UNDEADLABS.COM, OUT 28 APRIL ON XBO

Queues for the Ap­ple Watch were grow­ing in­creas­ingly fraught…

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