The sequel to Xbox’s awesome zombie survival game hits this spring

Zombies exploded in popularity in the mid-2000s as the monster of choice in games, comics, movies, and even books. In just about every case, though, zombies were beside the point – the humans are the real monsters. Or the zombies are the real monsters, and the best way to attack them is with a suplex.

State of Decay takes a different path. Zombies are now a fact of life. They’re an environmental hazard, another thing to account for as you scrape by, band together with other survivors, and try to build something resembling stability. The first State of Decay was a huge surprise back in 2013, and the sequel has become one of the most-anticipated Microsoft-exclusive titles. Not only will you fight off zombies, but you’ll have to navigate the trials of getting strangers to work and live together, deal with shortages and injuries, and everything else that makes survival difficult. The best part, though, is that the sequel brings exactly what was missing from the original – multiplayer.

If the sequel is anything like the original, it’ll be a blast (and a little bit janky). State of Decay 2 hits Xbox One and PC on May 22.

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