Fight for your life in the INDIE SCI-FI FPS game fit for both casual and hard-core gamers with a passion for hunting down hordes of zombies. Prepare yourselves for the incoming nightmare!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,237 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 17, 2014

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"Dead Effect is a first-person sci-fi shooter set in outer space. While it does not offer anything new to the genre, it gets a lot of things right..."
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March 23

Face your fear!

Hey everyone!

It’s official - if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you might already know… But in case you don’t, here we go: Dead Effect 2 is coming to your mobile devices and PC/MAC this fall!

Check out the trailer HERE.

Thank you guys for your incredible support you’ve been showing us since Dead Effect 1. We wouldn’t be able to work on the sequel, were it not for you! We’re working really, really hard to deliver the best sci-fi FPS you can imagine. That being said, there is a couple of things we would like to run by you.

First of all, many of you have been calling for the multiplayer mode since Dead Effect 1 was first published. And we get it – the only thing that is more fun than blowing the heads off hordes of zombies is doing so with your friends (or complete strangers from the dark recesses of the internet, for that matter). We know, right? So yeah. Dead Effect 2 will come with a multiplayer mode. We can’t wait!

Another thing that’s been bugging both you and us is the Linux support for Dead Effect. As much as we would like to accommodate the wishes of the owners of Linux devices and make Dead Effect 1 Linux-compatible, we are currently lacking the manpower and time to do so. We’ve been focusing on Dead Effect 2 for the last couple of months – that’s a lot of stuff to deal with, people. Stay tuned then! We hope that you’ll all enjoy Dead Effect 2. Here’s a couple of cool screenshots to brighten your day :-)










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February 23

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About This Game

Fight for your life in the INDIE SCI-FI FPS game fit for both casual and hard-core gamers with a passion for hunting down hordes of zombies. Prepare yourselves for the incoming nightmare!

The ESS Meridian starship is travelling through space with a new FTL technology, heading towards its destination - Tau Ceti f, the first planet in the history of mankind to be colonized. A few months later an elite member of Unit 13 is disrupted from cryogenic sleep. But Tau Ceti f is nowhere in sight and something is very wrong. What happened to all those people? Why are they so aggressive and attack without any survival instincts?

Key features:
- Epic single player campaign with over 5 hours of gameplay and a story that will draw you in.
- 12 story campaign missions with gameplay that differs from the mobile version, haing more rooms open to explore
- Survive and Biohazard modes with many missions
- A unique set of achievements
- Special ability – Bullet Time (slow motion) ability of the player
- Special ability – Devastation (area of effect) ability of the player
- 14 unique upgradable weapons
- Many different types of enemies
- Explosives with post-process effects (grenades, trip-mines)
- Full Dead Effect soundrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8800 GTX | Radeon HD 4770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 | Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9800M GTS | Radeon HD 6770M
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M or 750M (strongly recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
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803 of 1,128 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
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Bar you not giving me an option and forcing this S%$^ upon me.... the game is pretty damn good fun. But your EULA is terrifying as hell. There is way more.... but you gotta pay to read it and by then you have already accepted and launched it to get to read it (you get no option to accept, launching the game is your acceptance) You do not have my permission to collect that from me.

Bet you have already though. If you didn't go all NSA on me it would have been a thumbs up.

I feel it fair for people to at least see only partially of what they accept playing these types of games.

Goodluck and may you do well in the upcoming rabies based ebola vaccine outbreak. Be sure to hoard all the zombrex, whoops, I meant Zmapp. As it will be worth a fortune.

By attaching Ebola to the rabies virus, Schnell's group was able to make a vaccine that may protect against both Ebola and rabies.

That will be the vaccine they pick, those will be the 2 viruses that mutate which = me with a cricket bat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQtRI7A064 Bill Gates loves vaccines, listen to what he says we should use them for.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, this game is pretty cool except for tracking EULA that you accept if you like it or not.

But I find it more exciting preparing for what they have been telling us they are going to do. Just look up what caused the 28 d/w/m movies outbreaks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ben0g9odgeE If these guys are training then maybe you should too.

You can't tell me to put on my tinfoil hat because I don't need one, I was injected with a Thiomersal based tetanus shot (That is Mercury) So not only did I get a brain that works 10 times faster and nearly die but I got natural protection from mind reading gamma rays.

Edit: To be Fair they also state they do not sell all this information, But I still really don't care, taking it in the first place is what I seemed to be caring about when I wrote it. So I agree with drunk me and did you actually reset the funny counter on the review.

Also if my Fridget the Midget porn account details get hijacked, then i'll be coming for you.
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92 of 128 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
It's pretty great. You can tell from the get go that a lot of time and effort has been put into it. It starts off slow and gets you into combat fairly easily. From there it gets harder but a lot more fun and creepy. It has a nice "Doom 3" feel to it, but the ease and accessability of the earlier DOOM's. You can load it up and start into the action right away.

If you're a fan of games like Left 4 Dead, Killing Floor, Doom, Aliens, or other FPS "Monster" genre games then I highly recommend this game. It has a campaign, survival, a nd a shop for customizing weapons. Along with hidden secrets in the levels such as credits for the shops, tablets for the lore, and much more.

Would throughly recommend this game.
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111 of 164 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
So, what makes a game a great game?

Unless you're the first to create something never-seen-before with an earth-shattering-gameplay, you're living with a legacy. Your best option then is to live up with player's expectations of the genre, plus surprise them with one truly good and well executed idea to deliver a great experience.

In Dead Effect, you are shooting zombies in a spacecraft. That's it. Many titles comes to mind like Doom, Dead Space and such. And for a reason. It seems that most of these games tropes has been collaged in this game, but with no to little inspiration. The level design is repetitive, the zombies aren't that exciting, and the storyline has a smell of deja-vu.

But let's say Dead Effect uses these fairly known genre elements to lay a great core mechanic on top of it? If only.

First, your character moves a little too slowly (it glides actually since there is no footstep sounds), and can run just a few meters since he's apparently an heavy smoker. He also cannot jump so I suspect he or she's overweight too.

Your character can carry two weapons, that are predefined for most of the story campaign : pistol + rifle or revolver + shotgun. But since all the weapons are suboptimal at first, and have a atrociously long reload time, you die often - or walk back all the corridors just to be safe.

To make things worse, Dead Effect does not feature a save game or checkpoint system, forcing you to restart the whole mission even if you die a couple of seconds before the end. You're in to grind your way to the next level, and it really feels like a chore.

If you want a better weapon, don't try to pick one, you'll have to upgrade yours or buy one during the intermission - explaining why you are collecting money while trying to escape.

And here is the fatal flaw of the game. In my opinion, either :
- you design and balance each weapon to provide player with variety, uniqueness and consistency (like Doom, Half Life, Fear, etc);
- you can buy upgrades or upgraded version of your weapons in a marketplace (like Borderlands, Bioshock) to add the thrill of finding a badass one - at least for a couple of hours;
- you can upgrade your weapons & gear using "spare parts" found in the world (like Dead Space, Shadowgrounds Survivor) to add the thrill of making tough choices.
But I personnaly find using a "pay as you go to upgrade your gear" too artificial and really non-immersive, especially when you're supposed to be alone, cut from civilization.

I know that Dead Effect is a port from a iOS game, and uses micro-payements. But that's not an excuse for bad or inadequate game design. For the PC version you pay upfront, so, in way, you're supposed to see none of the monetization elements.

So, if you really like to shoot zombies, endless corridors and flat storyline, you can give this game a shot. A piece of advice : upgrade only your best weapon and be cautious of the grenadier zombies.
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79 of 119 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I regret buying this game because of greedy Data-Theft.
Thanks @ Bufster for the review.
This is like... getting ♥♥♥♥♥ and having to pay for it.
Uninstalled...
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37 of 53 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I spent my Christmas Playing this game 7/10

...Well I can't just say that lol, This is yet another Zombie game thats single player for the time being but has a pretty fun campaign that lasts about 3 or 4 hours. so of course the game is short but I had a pretty fun time with it. You have your Slow-Mo Ability similar to Max Payne and graphics similar to Doom 3 which is kinda neat.

The Zombies themselves can only be killed by a headshot which makes things a bit difficult as they swarm you, so at times the game is pretty intense. and some of these levels can be difficult early on. You can upgrade your weapons that you find or buy throughout the game between missions. and play through a Survival Mode similar to Killing Floor choosing the amount of waves you fight. highest being 10 I think. Coop should be added in the near future so that will be cool. Got this for $4.79 and it was well worth it. Check it out if it goes on sale its a pretty decent zombie game
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