Rec­om­mended for new play­ers only, and those who can’t get enough for zom­bies ob­vi­ously.

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specic build­ings — di er­ent build­ings have di er­ent pas­sive perks — is key.

Out­posts serve as places where you can re­stock, stash loot, or change your ac­tive char­ac­ter. There’s noth­ing new to out­posts in State of De­cay 2, how­ever, and I do wish they were more es­hed out. For in­stance, you can’t de­posit re­sources, so you’ll still have to trek back to home base for that.

In fact, the only new ma­jor game­play fea­tures in State of De­cay 2 are Plague Hearts and mul­ti­player sup­port. The Hearts spawn in ran­dom lo­ca­tions on the map and are the cause of the Blood Plague, so it’s ob­vi­ous you’ll need to de­stroy them. It sounds sim­ple in the­ory, but they’re pretty re­sis­tant to guns and will sum­mon tons of Plague Zom­bies at cer­tain dam­age thresh­olds. The re­main­ing Plague Hearts get stronger af­ter each elim­i­na­tion too, in­creas­ing their dura­bil­ity and the amount of sum­moned Plague Zom­bies.

As for the mul­ti­player, it’s a bit hit-or-miss de­pend­ing on your crew. You can have up to four play­ers but com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­op­er­a­tion is key for an en­joy­able ses­sion.

One of the big­gest prob­lem is that State of De­cay 2 looks like a last-gen ti­tle. It’s bland with drab tex­tures all round, and wildly uc­tu­at­ing fram­er­ates too. Play­ing on a reg­u­lar Xbox One, the fram­er­ate usu­ally tanks when driv­ing around. In fact, driv­ing also trig­gers an ob­vi­ous bug where zom­bies ran­domly spawn in mid-air be­fore rain­ing down when you ap­proach. It’s pretty funny but a bug nonethe­less.

State of De­cay 2 is a de­cent open-ended game to pass the time, but still quite un­pol­ished and rough for to­day’s stan­dards.

If you don’t want to play mul­ti­player co-op, you can set your game ‘o&ine’ and only use NPC sur­vivors. Just make sure you don’t get too at­tached them.

Knights Fam­ily Drive-in is one of the many lo­ca­tions in State of De­cay 2 that you can take over and build a base in.

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