State of Decay starts you off similarly to most zombie filled games, dead smack in the middle of things. You begin your venture as a survivor named Marcus and are soon introduced to a world ravaged by the undead. The game makes quick work of introducing you to other characters, the nature of banding together, and working to survive.
To be honest, the amount of things you are immediately introduced to can be a bit overwhelming. I know I sure was. You learn quickly that fighting zombies isn’t necessarily your best option. Although zombies may be slow-moving and won’t make you turn on the first bite, getting battered up as you run around the map can have deathly consequences.