DEAD TRIGGER 2 Review
- More varied mission objectives than Dead Trigger.
- Super-zombies are fun to defeat.
- No energy system.
- One of the best looking shooters on the App Store.
- Earning cash and gold is still a grind-fest.
- Workstations take ages to upgrade.
- Endless zombie shootouts get repetitive.
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.
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In a world filled with derivative grey zombie shooters, how do you make yours stand out from the shambling crowd. In the case of Madfinger's 2012 hit Dead Trigger, the answer was simple: make it look fantastic. However, though it was definitely one of the prettiest games on the App Store, it was let down by repetitive gameplay, dull enemies, and freemium grind fatigue.
With Dead Trigger 2, Madfinger has attempted to inject some variety into the series, adding new zombie types, more varied mission objectives, and a hideout featuring upgradeable workstations and weaponry. And, though there's no getting away from the fact that this is yet another zombie shooter, Dead Trigger 2 is an improvement on its predecessor.
Things start off in the US, where you are reintroduced to the zombie menace which is still threatening the world. Dead Trigger fans will immediately notice the new default control scheme, which does away with the fire button altogether. Instead, you need only to point your crosshairs at a zombie, and your weapon will discharge automatically
Though we did miss the satisfaction of lining up the perfect headshot and choosing when to pull the trigger, we found the ability to move, strafe, aim, and fire without ever lifting our thumbs off the screen incredibly useful, especially when heavily outnumbered. You can switch to the more traditional button-based system if you decide the autofire isn't for you, though.
The mission structure has also been re-jigged. Though the game still demands you kill a set number of zombies or survive while a clock counts down, these goals are disguised as sub-objectives in a larger mission. Now, you'll find yourself escorting team members to safety, firing up generators, locating water or fuel, and conducting research - all while pumping round after round into advancing deadites.
The story, which initially takes you across the US and Africa, is nothing more than a thin text-based thread used to string set pieces together. That said, with sniping missions, turret sections, and a host of new super-zombies - including the frenzied Rager and the radioactive Scienfist - the set pieces are more compelling than those found in Dead Trigger.
Of course, Dead Trigger 2 is a freemium game, and as such comes with the usual pair of virtual currencies. It'll also come as no surprise that it's still a grind to obtain the Gold needed to unlock advanced weapons and speed up the production of painkillers, grenades, and other gear.
Each of your workstations (medical, engineering, and so on) can be upgraded to improve their efficiency and output, but this process takes cash and time. However, to its credit, Dead Trigger 2 does not feature an energy system. This means you'll never find yourself locked out of the game waiting for a stamina bar to recharge. You will have to grind long and hard to collect the blueprints for weapons (which are dropped by random enemies) and the cash to build them, but at least you can do so without interruptions.
Like its progenitor, Dead Trigger 2 is still repetitive, grindy, and more than a little dumb. However, with more distinctive enemies, varied locations, and structured missions, it is a step up from Dead Trigger. It many not be enough to convince naysayers, but it should have fans of the original groaning in approval.
DescriptionA huge update is coming with unique tournaments under custom rules for awesome real-life prizes and in-game gold and cash. There's lots of bloody fun in our new Purgatory Arena with bizarre traps like Impaling Spikes and Gallows Ropes. And new guns are available to enhance your personal killing style.
* App Store - Best of 2013*
*23+ Millions survivors from all over the world are now part of Global Zombie Warfare!*
*Join them and begin the mega fight for your life.*
"Hours of fun in marathon sessions or short bursts." - Gamezebo
"The gap between mobile and console gaming is shrinking substantially." - 148apps
"The game is improving upon everything that made the first title great." - Arcade Sushi
Download Dead Trigger 2 for FREE and enter a dark world where humanity is engaged in the ultimate battle for survival in the face of a global Zombie apocalypse.
MASSIVE, CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED CONTENT. EVOLVING STORYLINES.
Dead Trigger 2 is constantly evolving and expanding. Every update features new content intended to make your game even more enjoyable. Travel across 9 regions in different parts of the world and explore 30 unique environments. Grab your favorite Zombie anihilator from 33 kinds of weapons and go for the action in more than 600 gameplay scenarios.
THE FINGER IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN
Choose between a touch control scheme created especially for casual players or an enhanced virtual joystick.
Do you prefer console gaming? Then go ahead, Dead Trigger 2 supports MOGA and other MFi game controllers on iPhone and iPod touch
You’ll be dazzled by cutting-edge graphics, including real time water reflections, dynamic vegetation and enhanced ragdolls. Explore multiple locations and slaughter the undead in diverse places like eerie Shanghai alleyways, abandoned mines or the African desert, Europe, South America ...
REAL TIME STORY DEVELOPMENT
You are not alone. Take part in the Global Resistance, tune in to the Radio to stay informed as the global gameplay develops, directly influenced by the participation of every single player. Enjoy different types of operations such as story or global missions and side-quests.
REWARDS FOR EVERYONE
Participate in global missions and receive rewards. Complete achievements, meet challenges and receive exclusive in-game currency.
Explore your personal hide-out and meet the Gunsmith, Medic, Scientist, Smuggler and Engineer. These NPCs will help you unlock incredible new weapons and gadgets.
ORIGINAL AND FUN GAMEPLAY
Forget easy-to-kill Zombies. Get ready for Kamikaze, Vomitron and other bosses – powerful Zombies with an inventive approach to your elimination. Also be sure to try out non-traditional melee weapons such as the Big Hammer, Boat Motor or Machete. What’s our favorite? You gotta try the Grenade Chickens, Rocket Chickens and special Machine-Gun Mounted Chickens. You’re gonna love them...
What's New in Version 0.6.10.6.1 update:
Brazilian-Portugues language support : Removed stability issue
Resolved game stability problem when displaying Ads
What´s new in long expected and rich Dead Trigger 2 TOURNAMENT Update:
Become a legend, earn unbelievable prizes and play as for your life.
We've prepared a uniques tournament for every weekend. Show us how good fighter you are, show us what strategy you'll pick and how many zombie you'll send to the ground.
Get ready people, here they come. Join warriors from all around the world and fight in the Arena under custom gladiator rules.
We are beginning this week in new Purgatory Arena
2) NEW PURGATORY ARENA
We've build bright new arena called Purgatory, entirely dedicated to tournaments hosting. Prepare yourself for new challenges, new environments and new bizarre traps like Impaling Spikes and Gallows Ropes.
Do you want to play it? Unlock Tech Rank 5 and jump straight in.
3) STORY CAMPAIGN update
Are you hungry after new adventure?
New plot based campaign takes place in Europe
Continue the search of the Red One and the origins of the mutation
As a bonus the old story campaigns are now open and replayable
4) OIL FIELD
Great news amigo! This oil field is under our control and will earn money over time. Tap it to collect the yield. Remember, the mine has limited capacity, so check it regularly.
5) NEW WEAPONS
These weapons are not for kids. Well thought, powerful weapons, which will silence a zombie in no time.
METAL STORM - Welcome in 22th century. Unleash the storm of projectiles.
AREA-51 GUN - Origin unknown, deadliness immense, disintegrates the target in a second.
Exclusively in the DT2 shop. In future updates you can get these weapons directly within the game.
6) NEW ENVIRONMENTS
- hunt the walkers across the University
- dangerous Jungle
- cruel Arctic
- busy Airport
7) IMPROVED WORLD MAP
- features enhanced visuals and improved handling
- new icons
- info options
8) MASSIVE CONTENT
- 9 regions
- 30 unique environments
- 33 kinds of weapons
- more than 600 gameplay scenarios