Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we played State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition from Undead Labs. State of Decay is a zombie survival game with tons of depth. We also gave out five copies of the game and some cool physical prizes. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay!

State of Decay – Year One Survival Edition

State of Decay was originally released as an XBLA game in June 2013, where it went on to become one of the best-selling XBLA games of all time. If you haven't played the game, prepare for a fairly realistic depiction of human life after a zombie apocalypse. We're talking about a third-person action game with RPG and strategy elements, a combination which makes for a deep and challenging experience.

The Xbox One version of State of Decay includes numerous improvements over the 360 game:

  • Graphics: 1080P resolution, 30 frames per second
  • Increased draw distance
  • 'Breakdown' and 'Lifeline' DLC
  • New music
  • and more!

Check out our full review for more details. And be sure to watch us fight to survive in the zombie apocalypse and take out lots of zombies. How else are you going to prepare for when the dead inevitably rise up and go prowling?

  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Xbox One – GB – $29.99 – Xbox Link - Amazon Link
  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Windows PC – $29.99 – Steam Link

State of Decay Year one Survivor Edition Xbox One Breakdown

The After Party: Halo 5

Sometimes we like to play a follow-up multiplayer game after the main stream ends. Everyone who watched live had the chance to play this game along with us:

  • Tonight's multiplayer game is Halo 5: Guardians.

We'll have more after parties in the future, so please join us when you can!

State of Decay logo decal

State of Decay sticker prize

The Contest

We streamed State of Decay for ~80 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 11 prizes:

  • 2 State of Decay codes for Xbox One
  • 3 State of Decay codes for Steam
  • 1 State of Decay T-shirt (Any size, US only)
  • 5 State of Decay stickers (US only)

If you enjoyed the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!

State of Decay Year one Survivor Edition Xbox One Breakdown

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State of Decay Year one Survivor Edition Xbox One Breakdown

Future streams

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

  • Saturday, November 28: Zombie Army Trilogy from Rebellion – Your chance to win a retail game download!

Then over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Unmechanical Extended Edition from Grip Games
  • Neverwinter from Perfect World Entertainment
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate from Koei Tecmo – another retail game download!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.

State of Decay Year one Survivor Edition Xbox One Breakdown


If the zombies come a-knocking, ask these people for help!

Xbox One

  • Chsoriano
  • Co0lzZz


  • Shawnsig
  • Xenokalson
  • Stoneysilence


  • Mongbox


  • SoCalledGamer
  • Bushybro
  • TheChedderMan
  • LightspeedHalo
  • American_Hippie

Tonight's prizes provided by Undead Labs. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!