Ten years ago, before zombies were legend, I sat down and began a journey that would eventually bring some of you with me down the long, post-apocalyptic road of armageddon. Day by Day Armageddon, for some, was a brief escapist reprieve from a cubicle or other such devilry. For others, it was the heart and soul of a lone survivor poured onto the pages of a ten dollar paperback. For me, it was a humble contribution to a zeitgeist defining genre.
Fast forward to now, and we’ve seen the zombie genre explode into every medium you’ll pay money for. As an ardent gamer since the days you needed a flathead screwdriver to connect your console to your TV, I’ve played my share of zombie games. In all my years of blistered thumbs, I hadn’t run across a title that I thought did the genre justice—until a year ago. I had recently transferred from an arduous tour of duty and had a little free time on my hands. I decided to boot up my Xbox 360 to see what I’d been missing. After an eon of system updates, I scanned the Xbox Marketplace and noticed a game titled State of Decay.