Like many of you, I absolutely LOVE the game. But at times, especially later in the game, it seems way too easy. I have installed mods like the Hard Mode...
2 Hour Day and Night cycle: 1 hour of daylight and 1 hour of night. Skill progression system: For example, a skill like Fighting can be improved through combat with melee weapons like a baseball bat or a crowbar. Play as a community struggling to survive. If your community has more than one person, you will switch to another community member when you die. Recruit Survivors that have unique sets of skills. Some survivors are expert gardeners, firearms experts, or chefs for example. Variety of zombies: Some zombies move slowly, others run fairly fast. There are also unique zombies that have yet to be revealed. Randomly generated missions like rescuing a survivor, scavenger hunts, or killing zombies. Randomly generated contents of containers in buildings you search. Once you take an item from a container that container will never spawn additional items. A wide selection of ground vehicles to drive.
The ability to claim any building with a fence, wall, or similar structure surrounding it as your base for your community and additional buildings as outposts. With your base you can allocate exterior spaces as workshops, barracks, gardens, watchtowers, or some other announced facilities. Interior base spaces can be allocated for use as kitchens or some other unannounced facilities.
"What you'll get if you choose to join forces with us to make the PC version kick ass is an unfinished CONTROLLER ONLY test version of the game. It's not ready to be reviewed. It will not be perfect. It may still have crashes. It won't have a keyboard and mouse interface...not at first. Over the next however-many-weeks, we will be putting up versions of the PC interface and using your comments and feedback to make it awesome.
This process is not for everyone. Casual players, the easily frustrated, and the short-of-time should NOT get this Early Access version. Hey, some of us are all three of those things. It's not a criticism. It's just that we want everyone to have the experience that best suits their needs. You all deserve the best, so if you're not into giving feedback, just wait a few months and play the final version after we make it great"
But for those who do like testing a game, giving feedback and actually making a difference on the game's design, and still love State of Decay then you'll enjoy this even with the occasional crash.
To make it clear, This initial Early Access version of the game REQUIRES a wired Xbox 360 controller or wireless Xbox 360 controller with PC adapter (or compatible 3rd party controller).