Dead Effect 2 is a game that aims to “push the boundaries of mobile gaming to another level,” promising console-levels of quality in terms of action, story, and RPG elements. The game placed second at the Very Big Indie Pitch contest in 2015, and it is now available for download in the Google Play Store.
Zombie combat games aren’t exactly novel in the Play Store. UNKILLED is one of the more prominent recent additions to an already sprawling library of shambling undead awaiting touchscreen massacre. Nevertheless, this Dead-Space-esque sequel might be worth checking out.
The game puts its weight on storytelling, which isn’t something you can often say about mobile zombie games. You find yourself where the previous game left off, adrift on an abomination-infested spaceshift adrift in the abyss, and of course you’re going to need to fight your way through. A wide variety of weapons makes sure you’ll never get bored, and the graphics are simply stunning. It even supports enhanced graphics if you’re playing on a device with NVIDIA’s SHIELD.
Dead Effect 2 is clearly part of an ongoing trend to establish Android as a serious gaming platform. The game sports professional voice actors and is tricked out with a soundtrack that begs for headphones. Furthermore, the character development system allows you to grow and evolve as a character across an arc with the option to play as three distinct personalities. In true RPG style, weapons, armor, and implants are swappable and upgradeable in a way reminiscent of Mass Effect, and the campaign claims to be more than twenty hours long. Thirty hours, if you’re a completionist who can leave no sidequest unturned.
Since it’s free to play with in-app purchases, you might as well give it a spin. Check out Dead Effect 2 in the Google Play Store and let us know your first impressions in the comments.