Into the Dead 2 is a pretty darn slick mixture of auto-runner and FPS. It's all about weaving through hordes of zombies, shooting them in the face while you can, and trying not to die. Although it's pretty cool when you die because you briefly get to see your own organs before you succumb to the nomming of the undead.
But if you'd rather avoid getting your innards ripped out, you've come to the right place. We've put a good few hours into the game since it hit the App Store at the end of last week, and we reckon we've collated some slick-ass hints and tips to make sure you're going to get the most out of the game.
So without further ado, let's get cocked, locked, and ready to rock. By which I mean let's begin the lesson. The lesson about not getting eaten by zombies. In Into the Dead 2. I'm sorry but it's highly unlikely that these tips are going to help if there ever is an actual zombie apocalypse.
Watch your bullets
One of the most common causes of death in the game involves running out of ammo at the worst possible time. Rather than blasting out a bullet, you run head first into a pack of the undead and it's game over before you've even got a chance to think.
Grabbing more ammo isn't the key to getting past this though. Yeah you'll have more bullets, but it's no use if they're not in your gun. Swapping to a different weapon is slightly quicker than reloading, but you can also dodge zombies while you're stuffing new shells into your gun.
If it looks like there's a big group ahead of you, sometimes it's smart to fire the last bullet in a clip before you even get there. That way you'll be reloaded before you arrive in the throng, meaning you'll get more shots off before you have to reload again.
Don't chase the rewards
There's almost no chance you're going to complete all of the challenges in a story level on your first run-through. It's best to not even try, because if you do things are going to end pretty badly. Focus first on just getting to the end.
Replaying story missions after you've completed them costs less stamina, which means when you've got better gear later in the game you can head back and polish off the other challenges with a little more ease than when you first enountered them.
Knives save lives
If you've got a knife, when a zombie attacks you it acts as a second chance. Tap the screen and instead of getting eaten alive you're going to bury the blade into the undead monster's eye socket.
There are other bits of equipment in the game as well, and learning what they do can mean the difference between digital life and digital death. A survivor understands the tools at their disposal, so make sure you do too.
Move and move and move
Dodging is really the key move in your arsenal. Yet it's nice shooting zombies in the face, but you should see your weapons as an absolute last resort. Especially when you're using the starter shotgun and pistol.
While the game is decidedly linear you've got a decent amount of freedom when it comes to weaving through the undead traffic. The collision detection is pretty generous as well. You need to pelt straight into a zombie to get bitten.