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!
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23. März

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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Über dieses Spiel

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

Systemvoraussetzungen

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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30 von 30 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Februar
schönes zombie shooter spiel, ich persönlich mag es sehr.
grafik mässig ist das voll ok, die zombies sollte man auch nicht unterschätzen.^^
die musik unterstreicht die atmosphäre auch sehr, passt super zum spiel.
ist seine 5€ auf jeden fall wert, mit 5 ca. std. mainstory gamplay is das schon ok.
bugs hab ich keine gefunden, kann ich wirklich nur empfehlen.

multiplayer modus wär villt ganz schön.
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12 von 14 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Oktober 2014
Early Access-Review
Sehr genialer Zombie Shooter auf einem Raumschiff.

Eine gute Grafik, super Musik (man beachte die HAMMER Menümusik), eine gute Steuerung (klassisch Shooter; kein Springen oder rennen), ein tolles Setting, faires Belohnungssystem... Waffen zum Upgraden, Collectibles....

Einfach ein geniales Spiel. Leider momentan noch unfertig, will heißen nur (glaube) 6 Missionen, dann war der Spielspaß (vorerst) rum. Ich freue mich schon auf weitere Level !

Perfekt für Fans von Filmen mit Zombies und Filmen wie Alien 4, Pandorum und ähnliche !

Kaufen !
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8 von 9 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Oktober 2014
Bis jetzt schon super. Sehr schöne Grafik und Gameplay. Auch der Soundtrack kann sich sehen lassen.
Bin gespannt auf mehr

Edit :

Early Access beendet. Vollversion da.
Sind schön viele neue Levels dazugekommen.
Weiterhin sind die Animationen langsam, was manchmal echt nervt, aber was auch gegen die Zombies stellenweise nützlich sein kann.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. März
This game is like a mix of Dead Space and Killing Floor. It has different type of zombies, different type of upgradeable weapons, collectables, nice graphics and a good soundtrack. For 5 Euro its just gifted. I didn't encounter any bugs except sometimes zombies get stuck. My favorite are the granade zombies which can be dangerous but also funny when you make them blow up themselve or other zombies.
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Dezember 2014
Early Access-Review
Perfect Horror Shooter, for only 4,99€! Buy it!!! Its like a mix of Dead Space, and Doom 3. Very good with weapon upgrades etc. I love it ;)
P.s.: Xbox360 Controller is supported!!!
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7 von 11 Personen (64%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
23.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Dezember 2014
Klare Empfehlung! Lustige Zombie-Metzelorgie.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Februar
Sehr gutes Spiel aber auch relativ Schwer zu Spielen ab dem 3 Level,geht es dann richtig zur Sache.Ich bin jetzt auch nicht der Super Egoshoter Zocker.Auf jeden fall ist dieses Spiel zu Empfehlen der Preis ist der Oberhammer,die Grafik ist Relativ gut.Das Spiel macht sehr viel Spaß für Zwichendurch erinnert mich sehr an die Doom3 Zeiten.Also ich würde es jemanden weiterempfhelen.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Februar
Wer mal wider ust auf ne Runde Doom hat ist hier genau richtig!

Die Waffen werden über Geld gekauft und verbessert (nur in game Wähung kein echtes Geld!).
Geld verdient man in Storymodus oder in kurzen Survival Runden relativ schnell.
Alle Waffen können in vier Bereichen verbessert werden:
- Schaden
- Magazin größe
- Nachladezeit
- Genauigkeit

Wer Doom mag sollte unbedingt zuschlagen!
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5 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Dezember 2014
Early Access-Review
Blutig, gruselig, Zombies sehen gut aus, slowmo passt auch, Top Game für den Preis !
...warte nur noch auf den Coop ;-)
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
13.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. März
Dead Effect ist im Wesentlichen ein bunter Mix aus Doom 3, Dead Space und Killing Floor, mit Charaktermodellen die an Mass Effect erinnern.

Für 5 Euro ist das Spiel ein absoluter Nobrainer, sofern man mal wieder Lust auf einen Scifi-Shooter ohne große Ambitionen in Sachen Story hat. Dead Effect hat kaum Cutscenes und konzentriert sich absolut auf das Gameplay. Dieses ist, aehnlich wie in Doom, ziemlich repetitiv, aber dennoch sehr spaßig. Man ballert sich von Zombiewelle zu Zombiewelle - That's it.

Das Hauptspiel hat man auf normalem Schwierigkeitsgrad in etwa 3-5 Stunden durchgespielt. Es gibt aber weiterhin noch Zusatzmissionen und Herausforderungen, welche die Spielzeit strecken.

Für mich genau das Richtige. Ich werd's nochmal durchspielen. Klare Empfehlung für alle Scifi-Shooter Fans, die keinen Bock auf Cutscenes haben und einfach nur ein paar Zombies schlachten wollen.
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11 von 21 Personen (52%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
4.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Dezember 2014
Was für ein sagenhaft schlechter Shooter. Die Levels sind alle austauschbar (Arealrecycling hoch 10, kein Wiedererkennungswert, Raumschiffstationseinerlei), die Grafik eine Zeitreise ins Jahr 1989, die Zombieanimationswechsel (von langsam zu angriffslustig) zu abrupt, die Itemklauberei immer dieselbe, Masse statt Klasse, kein Horrorfeeling, wenig Waffen und sagenhaft schlechte Atmosphäre (null Story, null Charaktere, null Persönlichkeiten).

Einzig und allein der schlechte deutsch-akzentige Wissenschaftler ist witzig und passt zum Trashfaktor des Spiels.

Aus der Mülltonne, für die Mülltonne. Eines der vielen Trashprodukte im Steam-Indie-Repertoire. Braucht kein Mensch.
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3 von 6 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Februar
Infos:
Bewertung:
Da ich nichts von einer Prozentwertung halte (z.B. Ist die Grafik nun 80% oder doch 82%?) mache ich es mir einfacher und bewerte von - - über 0 bis + + .
Die 0 steht übrigens nicht für 50% sondern für Genrestandart.

Das Spiel habe ich auf"Medium" durchgespielt .
Eine Versionsnummer habe ich leider nicht gefunden.

Rezesion in kurzer Form.
max. durschschnittliche Grafik, Spiel erinnert etwas an Doom.
Die Kampange ist leider sehr kurz (~5 Stunden); aber es gibt Extra-Missionen um die Spielzei etwas zu verlängern. Spiel hat ein Balancingproblem macht aber Laune.
Für den Preis von ca. 2€ eine Kaufempfehlung.

Rezesion in ausführlicher Form
Grafik – bis max. 0
Teilweise nette Stellen aber auch dicke Kloper im Spiel
z.B. Zombies die erledigt worden sind lösen sich auf und verschwinden.
Sound / Musik : 0 bis +
Stört nicht bzw. gefällt mir
Sprache von Figuren : - - bis -
arrgh.
Balancing : 0
Eigendlich sehr einfach ABER die Zombies die Handgranaten werfen sind die Hölle da man mit einem Treffer tot ist. Das Problem ist man sieht die nicht immer rechtzeitig in der Zombiehorde.

Technik / Bedienung / Sonstiges
  • Nachladezeit : + sehr kurz
  • Story : 0 Über Logbücher kriegt man mit wie es zu dem "Unfall" kam.
  • Spielwelt : 0 Schlauchlevel
  • Bugs : ++ KEINE. Das Spiel läuft auch sehr rund.
  • Deutsche Übersetzung : -
    Die Charakter sprechen zwar alle englisch aber es gibt ein Untertitel.
    Die Logbücher und alle anderen Sachen sind in Deutsch.
    Hier sind nicht nur Fehler enthalten sondern die Schriftgröße wurde auch nicht angepasst.
    Man kann teilweise nicht lesen was z.B. das Upgrade genau macht.
Sonstiges – bis +
Ich habe das Gefühl die Entwickler haben alles reingepackt was man von anderen Spielen kennt und ggf. auch liebt. So gibt es ein Upgradesystem für Waffen + Charakter, Dinge zum finden und freischalten, zwei Quicktime-Passagen, Space-drücken-wie-bekloppt-um-Schränke-zu-öffnen, ein Grafikstil den man ggf. aus den 80er kennt (Neonfarben).
Man kann übrigens nicht springen was aber auch nicht benötigt wird.
Das Spiel erinnert mich etwas an Doom.

Mein Fazit:
Das Spiel ist keine Augenweite und hat ein paar Balancing-Mängel; aber die Dinge die Spass machen überwiegen. Für ca. 2€ eine Kaufempfehlung.
Ich hoffe auf ein verbesserten Teil 2.
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281 von 339 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
5.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2014
Pros;
-Cheap
-Zombies
-Guns
-Blood
-Space
-Shiny Lights
-Trading cards
-Easy achievements

Cons;
-Clunky enemies
-Clunky player movement/animations
-An unlock system that takes forever to buy anything
-Having to pay in game coin to respawn
-No challenge on medium difficulty
-Very few enemy types
-Bullet time is a trainwreck
-Terrible sound design. The shot sound doesn't even line up properly with the basic assault rifle.
-Grenade throwing zombies that will ruin your day
-Story that attempts to be funny/cheesy but imo fails at achieving it's goal
-Short campaign that took me 3.5 hours to beat on normal/medium
-Boss fight at the end was anti-climatic, easy and probably the worst moment of an overall very bad game.
-Two other game modes "Survival" and "Biohazard" are short, uninspired and suffer from all the same issues as the campaign.
-Poor optimization
-Poor controller support
-Bad soundtrack with music that often seems out of place in a zombie/horror shooter.


This game feels like a Pay-to-Progress cell phone game without the option to buy credits is the best way I can explain it. I'm a big zombie/horror fan so I figured I'd toss down the few bucks for what seemed to be at first glance an unpolished and unfinished dimestore shooter. My expectations were met with one of the sloppiest games I have crawled through in awhile. Poor gameplay, poor presentation and a very annoying respawn/unlock system make Dead Effect have a deadening effect on players.


*edited for spelling*
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403 von 558 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Februar
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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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79 von 88 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
7.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Januar
Really, really enjoyed this. Perfect? Nope. Inspired? Probably not. Hectic spraying and praying while walking backwards alot? Yup. A serviceable story with generally bearable acting? Sure, why not. Believable, claustrophobic environments with a tense atmosphere around every other corner? Absolutely.

I'm 50 years old. In other words, I'm way, way ancient. As I approach having played through the campaigns of about four dozen sci-fi/horror/shooter/stealth games stretching back decades--some of the AAA variety and others that less than 15 people in the west even know about (Kreed, anyone?)--I am slowly learning that all interactive entertainment exists in context. Anyone grousing about this game probably has no idea what a truly bad game is. Dear complainers: While it may appear to have the proper trappings (and do a lot of borrowing), Dead Effect ain't Dead Space (or Doom for that matter). But to our benefit, it also isn't Run Like Hell or Alien: Colonial Marines. This game exists as a competent, complete (as in finished), challenging, bloody, entertaining, intentionally goofy (at times), highly derivative, technically stable title with generally wider-than-average blood spray patterns. I mean, what else do you want in an indie?

Enter Dead Effect's playground with the proper context, and it will easily rise to meet your middling expectations. (And I mean that in the best, brain-splattery way possible. Reload.)
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157 von 203 Personen (77%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2014
This is precisely how to *NOT* make a game about killing zombies on a spaceship.

Never mind plot; even if the plot for this yarn was excellent (which it is not) I could not recommend it, because the gameplay is just plain awful.

Enter room. Trigger zombies. Shoot zombie heads until they're dead, or you're dead. This sounded great, in a Painkiller-esque sort of way... until I actually played it.

There is hardly any mobility, because the fights are almost always inside very short corridors or other zones and your character cannot jump over stuff that an 80-year-old grandmother with the flu could. Yes, that's right, kids, it is 2014, and somebody thought a FPS WITHOUT JUMPING OR ANY REAL USE OF THE THIRD DIMENSION WAS GOOD GAME DESIGN.

This is not even Quake; this is Doom, badly done, with modern-ish graphics. It's not as fun as Doom, though.

Then let's talk about the guns and approach to game-balance. Guns go bang. Zombies get tougher. Upgrade guns every level, so that guns still hurt zombies.

The magical upgrade system for guns between levels (because, gosh, pacing weapons availability throughout the story would take actual game-design skill) is lame and makes this feel like a title that was originally intending to be F2P, but failed to find an investor. Especially the "gold" bit- that's a classic bit of F2P design (gold would normally cost Real Money, kids) but It is absolutely atrocious game design to need multiple resources in a SP campaign. Seriously- if you don't want players to have gun X until Y point... don't give the players gun X. Not real complicated.

But, to add insult to injury, the gun choices are perversely bad- not "so bad it's good", or "bad because it's part of a purposeful attempt to talk about an Idea" but bad out of sheer lazy programming and poor attention to detail.

Pistols might vary hugely in total DPS delievered per bullet fired... but the two pistols I've found thus far? They have exactly as many starting bullets. So, hmm, which one am I going to pick? The one that will do 4000% damage for all shots fired, or the one that does 3000%?

Seriously? Whoever designed this couldn't be bothered to get balance even roughly done, or differentiate weapons correctly?

The list of these kinds of good-god-why mistakes is terribly long.

How about a UI where it took many random button presses to figure out how to merely switch guns before a mission? How about the game awarding upgrades to weapons I didn't even have equipped?
How about having a "grenade" button that, instead of instantly throwing a grenade, does the same thing as pressing the Select Grenade key?
How about a plot so lame and incoherently written that I could care less?
How about playing a female character, and hearing male breathing the first time I used the Sprint feature?
How about "crouching" so low you'd have to crawl IRL?
How about the transition from standing to crouching having absolutely zero purpose in the game at all? No accuracy boost, no stealthiness, nothin'- it's just a gimpy way to move around.

Lastly... the graphics are really sub-par. Each element is OK, in a boring, done-that-been-there fake-looking High Tech kind of way. The zombies aren't terrible or exciting, although they really don't make any sense at all- I'm on some high-tech spacecraft, there are no trees... so, uh, where did all those chainsaws come from???

That said, the environments and level designs are very lousy. They aren't invested with any emotional involvement and the vast majority of the locations look exactly the same; until I got to the D-Tox room, I was pretty much just staring at the same bland sci-fi-ish corridors over and over, with heavy use of colored lighting instead of genuine attempts to create interesting spaces.

Anyhow... if the gameplay wasn't terrible, I could have let the lousy use of art assets go; this wasn't a AAA title and I was expecting gameplay, not graphics, to be the show. But for the record, it's not done well; the art assets are just fine, but the level designs are terrible and there is never a sense of Place about the vast majority of the ship, which makes the fact that gameplay consists mainly of doing the same encounters with the same zombie hordes, over and over again, that much more boring.

Could this game be fixed? Somewhat. Issues with the UI, the concepts of balance for the weapons, etc., could be addressed. The major issues are with the level designs, not allowing jumping in general, and the lousy plot; these things aren't so easily addressed. Anyhow, I hope that the developers read this and, should they get the opportunity to ever make another game, take this critique very seriously- I do not mind if your levels aren't AAA-looking in screenshots, but you'd darn well better build a game that's actually fun, if you want to avoid a diatribe like this one from Steam raters and reviewers alike.
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68 von 84 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar
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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44 von 58 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
24.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Januar
Don't let the low price, the simple visuals and the fact that it's a tablet port fool you.

I would have never imagined myself playing a shooter ported from tablets on PC and having so much fun. First of all, it's miles ahead of the portable version, almost a different game. The fact that there are no microtransactions help you enjoy this as a wholesome product, albeit with a little bit of fair grinding.

A good zombie game needs 2 things: good zombies and good weapons. While this is far from many AAA titles, the weapons in Dead Effect look and sound meaty enough to feel the punch of every shot, but don't expect spectecular quality of animations and sounds.
The zombies however are a whole other dimension, and are at the core of what makes Dead Effect so fun, as they should be. Despite the small scope of the game, it features quite a few types of enemies, each of which in its turn has its preset of behaviors, some of which are randomnly generated depending on difficulty. In other words: zombies are dangerous and unpredictable, and demand the best of your attention, reaction and situational awareness. The dodge funcion is in this game for a damn good reason. This, combined with the very much Doom3-inspired leveldesign, make up for a great immersive atmosphere of an ever-so-popular contaminated spaceship setting. There's even a small cheesy story that works well enough to glue the events together and give the player a sense of purpose in addition to a sense of place.

If I had to complain about Dead Effect, which would be stupid considering the price, I'd say some will find the grinding tiresome (althought there's not THAT much of it compared to other games of this type), and not much variety beyond the campaign and the survival modes. While admittedly true, these problems didn't stop me from finishing the game twice, and I'm sure I'll be going in for a third time on Hell difficulty where almost every zombie hit is deadly.

In conclusion, Dead Effect is easliy one of my best surprise purchases on Steam. It's like Doom 3 and Killing Floor had a baby that doesn't know much yet but already shows great potential for being its own thing. Big thing, hopefully.
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7.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Februar
So, what makes a game a great game?

Unless you're the first to create something never-seen-before with an earth-chattering-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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0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Februar
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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