Here’s your State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition review on Xbox One. Is the new edition of the zombie-slaying sequel worth your time?
State of Decay 2 came out back on May 22, 2018, and it invited players to a post-apocalyptic open world filled with zbomies. Players take the role of various survivors and go on a journey filled with scavenging, crafting and zombie slaying. The game combines a couple of realistic survival elements with pure zombie shooting action. It also has a solid emphasis on crafting, inventory management and base building.
The game also received mixed reviews and was criticized due to its bugs and glitches. Fortunately, the final version of the game that came out back in 2020 overhauls the graphics of the game and also fixes most of the bugs. So it is safe to say that State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is a lot better than the original game. The final version offers a new map, better lightning and many quality of life improvements as well.
The new version of the zombie shooter is also available on Xbox Game Pass. So let’s dive in if you are curious about what the new edition has to offer.
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition vs. Original
Juggernaut Edition is the final version of the original State of Decay 2. It was released back in March 2020 and it offers a more refreshed version of the original game. The new edition is also free for those who have the base game in their libraries. Here are the differences between the original and the Juggernaut Edition:
- A new and thorough tutorial campaign
- A new category of heavy melee weapons
- Better lighting and improvements in visuality
- Better handling and improvements in the control scheme
- Revised UI and a host of quality of life improvements
- Improved audio performance
- More stable performance
- Fixed bugs and glitches
Undead Labs’ new and refreshed edition of State of Decay 2 offers the ultimate package of post-apocalyptic survival experience. Although it has the risk of getting repetitive, SoD2 tasks the players with scavenging, looting and base management. The game puts an emphasis on the realistic sides of surviving the apocalypse. Instead of focusing only on combat and zombie slaying, SoD2 introduces another perspective with various mechanics. While it feels monotonous at times, you will have some fun if you are into the genre; that’s for sure.
A Great Zombie Game to Play With Friends
The game also comes with a multiplayer mode. So you do not have to face the dangers of the apocalypse all by yourself. Gather your friends and build your own legacy in a state of blood and decay.
The new edition of the survival-action title performs 30 FPS stable on Xbox One X. You can also expect a somewhat smooth experience on Xbox One as well. Though it is possible to experience frame drops at times. Especially when there are lots of zombies or explosions around.
And if you are wondering how much the new edition improves the game, you can have a look at the video below. The comparison video shows the visual differences between the original game and the new edition.
Well, here’s what you need to know about State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition on Xbox One. It is a solid choice for those who love the zombie and survival genre. It is also a good alternative if you are looking for a game to play with your friends. And it is also on Xbox Game Pass, which is great.