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