Capcom’s open-world zombie crunch/stab/beat/maim/freeze/explode/maim simulator has enjoyed a lengthy reign as really the only must-buy for zombie fans looking to get an Xbox One. There are plenty of other games out there, but if it’s the undead hordes you wish to mow down, then Dead Rising 3 has more of that than most other games. To fill this undead horde-shaped hole in its game library, developer Undead Labs has revealed the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.
The thing I liked the most about State of Decay is it came closer than most in offering what I want from a zombie survival game. It’s like a more engaging version of the Walking Dead TV series, only you’re the group leader who’s tasked with making sure everyone’s alive and safe enough to stave off any potential mental breaks that could result in their demise or the early expiration of someone in your group. It can be daunting, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.
With the Xbox One version, State of Decay will run at full 1080p and come bundled with its Breakdown and Lifeline expansions. They also teased some “entirely new content,” but we’ll have to wait to hear more about that.
If you missed out on State of Decay when it released on Xbox 360 last June and on PC the following September, this is another chance to try out a game that I highly recommend. I even called it “a zombie fan’s dream game” in my review.
The State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is scheduled to arrive exclusively on Xbox One in early 2015.