Dead Trigger 2 Game Review – Super-Zombies are Fun to Defeat

Dead Trigger 2

That game is awesome, I’m really a fan of these. We should gonna download it right now, if you ask me why? Just read this review. Oh I’ve played the first one it was pretty good. I really enjoyed the first game aside from some glaring set backs that have mostly been ironed out in the sequel that released on October 23, 2013. Get this game immediately. The award-winning stunning first person zombie shooter is back, join the new sequel to Dead Trigger, the popular hit with more than 23M downloads. Find a safe place to hide-out, get equipped, and fight for your life in a real time bid for survival against an onslaught of bloodthirsty undead. Join the Global Resistance and fight to crush the Zombie plague that has positioned the Earth on the edge of peril. It’s up to you to provide humanity with a new chance at survival.
Dead Trigger 2
This year’s Dead Trigger 2 tries to take things up a notch by improving upon every aspect of it’s predecessor. As an added precaution, it is free from the start. With such a low price tag, it’s going to be tough to hold much against it but let’s see how it is anyway. It’s a little off-putting, but it’s in keeping with the overall feel of Madfinger’s second dribbly bite at the zombie shooter cherry. It’s a motley mash-up of borrowed FPS ideas that sometimes gels together to create a gruesome, if not exactly atmospheric, whole. Once again you’re dropped into the blubbering belly of a world taken over by a zombie toxin. There’s a story about survivors banding together to fight against the infection, but it plays second fiddle to the gory violence at the core of the game. The controls are simplified, making for a far less frustrating experience. You slide a finger around the left of the screen to move, and one round the right of the screen to turn your head. When the reticule on your screen settles on a zombie, you start to fire automatically.

Dead Trigger 2

Gameplay

Just like its predecessor, Dead Trigger 2 is a first person survival horror game. You’re still killing zombies but instead of playing random missions the new game now has some semblance of a story and a career mode of sorts where instead of showing a bunch of missions on a map you go progressively from one location to another. There are some other events on a map that you can attempt but they are optional and can be played for additional cash.

Dead Trigger 2 improves upon its predecessor by having a lot more areas to play in, some new gameplay styles, such as gunning down zombies from a helicopter, new weapons such as the wrench that is always available if you run out of ammo (which tends to happen quite a bit later on) and the hilarious chicken bomb, which are basically bombs strapped on to live chicken who run around and attract the zombies and eventually blow up.

Dead Trigger 2
The game is diced up into small chunks called missions. You’re dropped into a level with a set of objectives you need to complete before extraction. One early example sees you collecting some flares to signal a helicopter, then defending the landing zone from a zombie onslaught. There’s little originality in these escapades, but they’re mechanically sound, and enjoyable to a point. They’re also quick enough that you don’t really have time to notice the repetition. One minute you’re guarding an engineer with a sniper rifle, the next you’re filling up a generator with fuel to kickstart the power.

In terms of gameplay, Dead Trigger 2 is quite good. While the original game felt a bit repetitive after a while as you went from one cramped room to another, the new locations and story mode makes the new one seem less so. Dead Trigger 2 also throws in some mini-bosses into the mix every once in a while to make things interesting. Gunning down zombies from a helicopter also serves as a good change in pace. Overall, it’s pretty fun and it made me want to keep playing it rather than give up after a few rounds.

Dead Trigger 2
Graphics and Sound

The original Dead Trigger is a great look game but the new one is even better. Madfinger games have turned everything up to eleven for the sequel and it looks absolutely fantastic. I tried the game on Android, where you get two visual settings, low and high. Even on high the game runs fairly smooth but then again I was playing it on a Snapdragon 800 based LG G2. The low setting takes away some of the atmospheric effects but the game still looks good. In fact I started playing out with the Low settings and thought it looked amazing until I discovered the high setting later and was completely blown away. There are no visual settings on iOS and the game presents the graphics as it seems appropriate for the device.

Sound-wise there is not a lot to say. The zombies mostly sound the same, just with different voices for the male and female ones. The guns sound respectable but the explosions lack the bite. The audio positioning isn’t perfect so it’s often hard to tell where exactly the zombies are coming from (although the game does show a helpful indicator on the screen). The music in the lobby is good, not so much elsewhere. The constant quips of the character as he guns down zombies and collects ammo can quickly become annoying.

Dead Trigger 2
Verdict

Dead zombies drop wads of notes and packs of bullets, and headshots and dismemberment get you more bucks for some reason. You’re always alerted when special zombies appear, and keeping some ammo and grenades held back for these encounters is a good idea. Your home base is filled with a team who ply you with the equipment you need to keep alive, but you need to wait for them to finish up unless you lace their palms with gold, Dead Trigger 2’s freemium currency. The payment model rarely gets in the way, though, and you don’t have to browse through interminable shopping menus to get to the grisly meat at the centre of the game. Much like Juan Carlo de Shooty, Dead Trigger 2 is ridiculous. Thankfully, it’s ridiculous in most of the right ways, and while its brainless ebb and flow of horrible violence does turn to grind in the long run it’s satisfying enough that you won’t mind.

It’s hard to review a free game, as it leaves very little room to complain about even if it is absolutely rubbish. Thankfully, Dead Trigger 2 isn’t and is actually quite a fun game. It also happens to look ridiculously good. The fact that it’s free just makes it all better. If you’re into shooting zombies for fun, then you should have downloaded this game, like, yesterday.

Though there’s no escaping its grindy and repetitive fundamentals, Dead Trigger 2’s varied environments, objectives, and enemies are a definite improvement on those of its predecessor. 
  
4/5

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