DEAD TRIGGER 2 Review
- Publisher: MADFINGER Games, a.s.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 23 Oct, 2013
- Size: 307.7 MB
- Price: FREE!
- 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.
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"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
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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.
THE FINGER IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN
Choose between a touch control scheme created especially for casual players or an enhanced virtual joystick.
Prefer console gaming? Then go ahead and use a fully supported gamepad.
You’ll be dazzled by cutting-edge graphics, including real time water reflections, dynamic vegetation and enhanced ragdolls.
Explore various locations and slaughter the undead in eerie alleyways, abandoned mines or the African desert.
REAL TIME STORY DEVELOPMENT
You are not alone.
Take part in the Global Resistance, tune in to radio station to stay informed as the global gameplay develops, directly influenced by the participation of every single player.
Enjoy different types of missions such as story missions, global missions or side-quests.
Explore your personal hide-out and encounter the Gunsmith, Medic, Scientist, Smuggler and Engineer, NPCs who will help you unlock incredible new weapons and gadgets.
AMAZING NEW GAME CONTENT
Forget easy-to-kill Zombies. Get ready for Kamikaze, Vomitron and other bosses – powerful Zombies with an inventive approach to elimination.
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What's New in Version 0.2.5Current Update 0.2.5
* Over 50 new gameplays
* More Helicopter & Sniper missions
* New African Environments
* Redesigned Warfare Rewards
* Zombie difficulty has been rebalanced
* Number of fast zombies decreased
* Several missions have been rebalanced
* Polished support for MFI controllers
* Various small tweaks across the whole game
Next Update 0.3.0 - December
* Chinese Environments
* New Single Player Story
* New Warfare Missions
* New Melee Weapons
* Special Christmas Update
Next Update 0.4.0 – January
* European Environments
* Redesigned Global Warfare
* Slot Machine
* Arena and League System