Flimsy undead shamblers are quite old hat by now, but there's a reason they remain a staple of the horrific survival genre. It's not about how formidable they are, but how well our weary-eyed and quite alive human can manage them. Regular ones, tubby ones, halfsie-ones, screamy ones... you know, your usual high school cliques. The more you love management, the more you'll love State of Decay 2 (and perhaps scheduling part-timers over the summer).

I enjoyed how State of Decay 2 took the framework of the original and built upon it enough to leave its own footprint. Resource gathering, survivor leveling, and zombie spawn stomping is a rhythm that got me moving. There are a lot of plates to spin sometimes, but when everything's under control, you feel like a management guru. Plus it hurts that much harder when it all goes to zombie hell. Thanks for the narrow escapes, State of Decay 2.

Games of 2018

Throughout January, the Games of 2018 will lead the way towards The 2018 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.

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