DEAD TRIGGER 2 Review
- Publisher: MADFINGER Games, a.s.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 23 Oct, 2013
- Size: 513.5 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.
Description* App Store - Best of 2013*
*13M survivors from all over the world are now part of Global Zombie Warfare! *
*Join them and start your everyday 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 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 getting bigger and bigger. Every update brings new content intended to make the game even more enjoyable. Travel across 3 regions in different parts of the Earth, explore 19 various environments. Grab your favorite from one of 30 kinds of weapons and go for the action in more than 400 gameplays.
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, 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 various locations and slaughter the undead in eerie Shanghai alleyways, abandoned mines or the African desert.
REAL TIME STORY DEVELOPMENT
You are not alone.
Take part in the Global Resistance, tune in to the 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.
REWARDS FOR EVERYONE
Participate in global missions and receive rewards. Complete achievements and meet challenges and receive exclusive in-game currency.
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.
ORIGINAL AND FUNNY GAMEPLAY
Forget easy-to-kill Zombies. Get ready for Kamikaze, Vomitron and other bosses – powerful Zombies with an inventive approach to elimination. Also be sure to try out non-traditional melee weapons such as the Big Hammer, Boat Motor or Machete. Anyway, our favorite ones? Grenade Chickens, Rocket Chickens and machine-gun mounted Chickens. Bet you’re gonna love them...
What's New in Version 0.4.0Video Sharing
A brand new way to show and share your adventures! Record your daring missions and wow other zombie hunters from all around the world! This feature is available for devices with more than 512 MB RAM (iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S).
Get your hands on 3 new weapons - FN2000, Spagin and the mighty Minigun!
Make a list of friends in Dead Trigger 2! Compare your stats, hype your friends up, or have a chat in between zombie destruction!
Infection is an equal opportunity employer... So let's get to work! Death knows no boundaries. It's high time to fight for humanity in Europe!
Resistance intel has revealed 9 new environments! Fight your way through the city streets, countryside, warehouses, factories and many more!
Bored of classic Bandages? The new Auto-heal gadget will keep you in shape all the time.
Permanent Money Booster
Get this booster and double your mission income. For how long? FOREVER!
Resistance now allows you to upgrade your Hideout up to level 9.
From now on, rewards are awarded in relation to score, not kills. So go set your sights for some new and difficult tasks!