Watch us play State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

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Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT) we'll be streaming State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. This is the new and improved version of the popular zombie survival game State of Decay that comes out on Xbox One and Steam next week. Want to see how it runs on current gen platforms before it launches? Of course you do!

Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading for the full replay video in YouTube format!

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.

Step outside into State of Decay's world and you'll find that hordes of zombies roam the streets. You'll have to evade and/or kill them as you work to gather supplies and rescue fellow survivors. These survivors will join your crew and either help you going out scavenging or stay at home and defend your base.

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As the player, you'll have to carefully choose how much time you spend outside of the base and how much time you spend at home, fortifying against the countless zombies plaguing the area. Spend too much time away and your base not be strong enough to keep its inhabitants safe. But if you don't go out and look for supplies, you'll run short of food, medicine, ammo, and other materials necessary for survival.

The Xbox One version of State of Decay includes both of the 360 version's DLC packs, an improved frame rate, and enhanced draw distance. It comes out on Tuesday, April 28. See how smoothly it runs and how dangerous the zombie apocalypse gets during tonight's stream!

  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Xbox One – ~5 GB – $29.99 – Link (opens in new tab)
  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Windows – $29.99 – Steam Link

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Xbox One

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Streaming schedule

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's this week's schedule. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

  • Thursday, April 23: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, and more)
  • Saturday, April 25: How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows)
  • Saturday, May 2: Divekick: Addition Edition (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam) and Threes (Xbox One). Two games in one stream with twice the chances to win!

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.

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Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

  • It's not exactly new, is it? "Watch our early look at the remastered State of Decay tonight on Twitch" Still a very good game. Waiting for the PC version.
  • Ehh, character limits. Otherwise I'd have said State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition.
  • Maybe YOSE, since undead labs themselves are calling it that. :D Nah, that's ok. It's fine. It's sort of new too.
  • The PC version is already out. This is just a small patch that they think they can charge a pretty huge amount for. It's insane. Wait until it's 75% off, and then don't bother.
  • I know that there is the original PC version, but I don't own it, and the YOSE version has better visuals and other gameplay improvements that won't be available in the original, so I'll get the YOSE. I might wait a bit though.
  • I'll probably drop in, though the zombie stuff doesn't usually interest me much.
  • I'm sorry gang, I can't make it, but ill be there saturday for sure.   I look forward to the youtube replay
  • I'll try to be there, but my cat won't. He is afraid of zombies
  • Tie him up and force it to watch :P
  • I hope I might make it home at a decent hour.
  • Unfortunately I won't be around tonight, but I'm very interested in seeing this game. I'll be watching the replay for sure.
  • Thanks dude. We'll miss ya!
  • Zombie games aren't my thing, but I do so enjoy making fun of Paul sometimes. I'll be there most likely.
  • So is there a contest tonight?  Or is that just a bit of copy/paste error?
  • No contest. Thanks for the catch!
  • Sorry Ill be for only a few minutes. Trying to watch all the marvel movies Before age of ultron.
  • Don't forget daredevil, ghost rider, punisher,
  • So much can't handle it all man lol
  • Heh, the Daredevil movie (like Ghost Rider and Punisher) doesn't count as the same continuity. Watching the Netflix series is a great idea, but it's not referenced in the new Avengers or anything.
  • I preordered this, I never played the 360 version so im sure it'll be great!
  • As usual, unless its a scary/naziballshooting game, I won't be there for chat, but I will have it snapped to the side! Once I finish back backlog of games, I promise I'll start being there every Wednesday and Saturday like I use to!
  • That would be nice! It was a little bit scary here and there. I died at the end.
  • Scary? That might put me off.
  • Well, far more action than horror. I guess tense is better than scary. It's a challenging game!
  • Oh ok. I'll get it then.
  • Late night.. I missed It sorry Paul. I am interested in this game.