Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:59

REVIEW: State of Decay 2: Daybreak Pack DLC (Xbox One)

Written by Kredundead
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You are Abbas, a mercenary soldier on a mission for Red Talon. Defend your position alone with AI or with up to three friends from attacking Zombies as a technician hacks the CLEO relay tower for critical data. The Longer you last, the more rewards you earn!

To begin with, I will miss out on some thoughts regarding the basics and base of the game. This can all be found within the review of Lance on the link below: 

That aside, lets delve into the first DLC of State of Decay 2: Daybreak. From the offset, you get the feeling this is a horde mode. You begin with a Main Weapon, a side and a melee. Within the walled area that you are protecting is limited ammo, health, weapons and wall repair kits inside three crates. The ammo is very scarce in this mode, so you rely on using the weapons in the right situations.

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You are protecting the technician from Zeds, Juggernauts, Ferals and plagued Zeds. With each wave the difficulty shifts up a gear. In total there are seven waves, with a good team this is easily beaten with solo being a whole different ball game. The bonus in my eyes to this DLC is the ability to unlock not only rewards to use in Daybreak but in the main game too. But this does take some grinding and hard work to earn Prestige from your kills. There is also a nice new addition of achievements added, for all you Gamerscore hungry gamers out there but some are quite difficult to complete so be prepared for a challenge.

In between waves is the time to gather your thoughts and repair any knocked down or damaged walls. There is some dialogue between the characters, with a little back story but not too much added in this element. With the added supply drops being delivered in the area beyond the wall adding another difficulty to gather what you need before timer runs down and next wave begins.

It is a far cry away from the main game and unfortunately does not add a whole lot more to the game as the first DLC on the State of Decay. It is a nice little addition to try but does not re-invent or bring anything game changing to the horde genre, which is obviously being held by larger titles out there. But it is early doors and with the game still young, they still have more to come.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 3.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE
  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Genre: FPS, Multiplayer, Action / Adventure