XBLA Wednesday: June 5th, 2013

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
This week's arcade release is going to create a lot of conversation. Not only does it seem to be one of the most ambitious and open-ended titles to ever come to the platform, but it has the price tag to match. The rookie debut from Undead Labs is finally here. How long can you survive?

State of Decay
Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 1600 MSP
The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.