It’s tough for a zombie game to stand out amongst the hordes of undead releases these days, but State of Decay does just that. Currently in development by Undead Labs, which is fronted by ArenaNet founder and World of Warcraft co-creator, Jeff Strain – State of Decay is an interesting project for three big reasons.
First up, it’s a zombie sandbox game built on CryEngine 3that focuses more on survival tactics than manic shooting, putting it more on a par with DayZ than, say, Left 4 Dead. Here, players make their stand by designing and fortifying a home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescue other playable survivors with unique talents. It’s also a single-player game, which removes that all-too-easy DayZ comparison and puts it more in line with..well, nothing else really, except for maybe Project Zomboid. But this is first-person, Zomboid wasn’t..