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State of Decay's sandboxy expansion arriving November 29th

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Open world zombie survival game State of Decay took its sweet time coming to PC, but you can't say the same about its first chunk of additional content: the long-teased Breakdown DLC. Breakdown will hit a certain last-gen console and past-current-and-future-gen PCs on November 29th, which is when zombies traditionally celebrate the festive period. (They have zombie reindeer and a zombie Santa and everything - it's really quite lovely, actually.) What is in, on, or under Breakdown's bonnet, you ask? Why, a new, pretty-much-endless sandbox mode, along with "new achievements, survivors and weapons". All that and a bag of chips (warning: game might not contain chips) can be yours for $6.99.

The new sandbox mode functions much like the main one - only without a story, obviously - and with the ability to discover a broken-down RV that will transport you to a reshuffled version of the map if you can get it running. It's essentially Dark Souls' New Game Plus; once you've plundered the map's resources and saved everyone you want to save, you can take your chums on a trip to a new, eerily similar valley with remixed content and harder level of difficulty. You can do this an endless number of times, apparently, though developers Undead Labs have only managed to survive about eight.

Here's a trailer showing the new survivors and the like:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.