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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Mixed (88 reviews) - 63% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,026 reviews) - 74% of the 2,026 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 17, 2014

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February 1

News from the co-op front

Hello community! We've got you a look at a co-op battle in Dead Effect 2 from a different angle - this time, it features the sword master Kay and his mad katana skillz. With Dead Effect 2 co-op, you'll be able to slice and dice your enemies in tandem - even in a threesome, if you want to! (The co-op will be playable by up to 3 players.)

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
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Mixed (88 reviews)
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Charming Cthulhu
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Yes, it's a mobile port. No, it doesn't look bad. You can compare the graphics to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. And no, the controls don't feel like your playing a former mobile game at all - the developers really put a lot of effort into it.

The gameplay is a bit like Killing Floor in a SciFi-setting, but with more or less linear levels. They aren't very long and the story is average, but it's a really enjoyable FPS if you don't expect an AAA game.

There's also a survival mode, but I have more fun playing the missions. You can collect money, upgrade your weapons and find collectibles which give you background info, there's also a New Game Plus mode. However, I didn't complete my second playthrough because I quickly got bored by the gameplay while playing the lame survival mode for achievements.

For 99 cents this is a really good deal.
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TheLaurencija
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
OK so I thought should I write review or not :D But I figured hey since I even made game play video about it might as well share my opinion.

So first of all I bought this game during sale (not that this is really important, but I figured I will mention it).

So I will start with positives:
- I really liked the enviroment and feeling of the game. The game has pretty good graphics and enjoyed that you can actually feel that your in a spaceship and not just walking through random corridors (ufff hard to explain what I mean. But sometimes in various games when you play you are told about you location, but since there is no way to look through window or step outside you kinda just take the word for a fact).
- So far I enjoyd the weapons what were provided in the game. Especially the initial one that basically lets electricity to run through enemies.
- I really loved notes that could be found through out ship. Not only they really added to the story but they were really funny to read and kinda gave you the feeling of this place actually being full of people who had emotions and friendships and so on. Really nice touch.
- Game mechanics are pretty good. I havent noticed any bugs, or clipings through the walls. And shooting is pretty smooth (if you are good at shooter you will be great at this game).
- The market that is provided in the game (the one where you can pay with real money), is not in your face and I havent noticed it for a long time.
- The story it'self is quite interesting and like I said in the video it almost could be something that happened in Mass Effect universe when ships were send to colonise other planets. So good job on that one :)
- Has pretty nice voice acting.


Cons:
- There should be a way to close hatches from which zombies come in (at least for some period of time). That would not only add some extra things to do but also could be helpfull in general. Since there were times when I thought I killed all enemies and some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ would crawl out of a hole while I am reading a note or healing.
-Though the game is good but as a shooter it doesnt really bring anything unique to the table ( as a shooter).
- The way the gun is held is a bit crude and feels a bit forced (but since as I understand it was developed from android game that is quite understandable).
- There should be some tips or iformations about the fact that you need to shoot the signs that are in different rooms. I only realised about their existence once I finished mission and saw that I collected 0. So it's hard to collect something when you even don't know that there is something to collect.
- Reloading of certain guns at the start takes very very long time. It can be very annoying especially if you are using shotgun or some similar weapon.


Overall it's a great game and even when it has full price I think it's wort to try. Great game if you want to just log in kill stuff, finish few missions and log out. As well as to read some funny notes that gives you more information about yourself and stuff that is around you.

And if you want to see my initial reaction and so on here is my video:
https://youtu.be/3Bui2T7Q7lA
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rklapp
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
For 0.99 on sale this game farts rainbows.

Due to the blatant errors in calling something the "D" Effect, I propose renaming this game Kamikazi Zombie Peek-a-boo.
It is possible to get all the guns and upgrades in a reasonable amount of time if you increase carry capacity, sell all your amunition(which is everywhere because science), and farm some missions by selecting the individual missions under "missions" in the main menu. The storyline is classical if not comedically pitiful. However, they seem aware of this and make no discernable attempt to lie about it. Try to skim through the lore tablets as they explain some things.
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Airsickcoot
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Short, Challenging and fun, this game can really test you on how well you can aim, and how you manege your money, its fun to play and it can help pass time and its interesting and i like it and its a good shooter, a array of weaponry and ways to find cash and earn gold to get awsome weapons and help you advance beating it, its short like i said but fun.
(controls are a little weird but not hard to get use to)
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Ghost Rebel
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Is a good game

the graphics are amazing.
but is really short story mode.
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bleh
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Something really really bugs me about FPS games with no jump option being constraint to areas by the tiniest of obstacles any reasonable person should be able to just step over is frustrating.

even for the price, complete garbage
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gintararai
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I just love kill everyone for relaxing :)
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Heaven
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I wouldn't mind starting to play if there was a way to turn the mouse acceleration off. that was a big turn off for me.
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Mustafa King of Shoprite
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I seriously suggest clicking "read more" for your safety before buying this game. I bought this game for .99 cents for me and my friends figuring it was so cheap how could I possibly be upset.
I wasnt, not with the game itself. For 99 cents its exactly what you'd expect, and its fine.

However after messing around in the menus, I found their terms of use policy, odd I thought. Upon reading, heres the TL;DR
"We can and will datamine you, what you view, we will store your personal and non personal information, age, place of birth, phone number, *CREDIT CARD INFORMATION*, we will monitor your advertisements, we will scan your FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, and store it in our servers in, the Czech Republic.

Heres the line that really packs it in for me.

BadFly Interactive
takes reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of customer databases and records
but cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or other breaches will never
occur.

11. Computer systems on which BadFly Interactive collects, stores and uses the information it
collects and receives, are based in the Czech Republic. The servers and equipment on which
customers' data is stored and processed may be owned and operated by third parties outside the
Czech Republic with whom BadFly Interactive has contracted to receive, store and process
customer data. By accepting the Privacy Policy, the customer agrees with storing and processing
data by a contracting party stated above.


Link to entire article, its short. Kids, stay away from this. http://deadeffect.com/PrivacyPolicy.pdf
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TheZach007
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I regret what I had done
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48 of 49 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I seriously suggest clicking "read more" for your safety before buying this game. I bought this game for .99 cents for me and my friends figuring it was so cheap how could I possibly be upset.
I wasnt, not with the game itself. For 99 cents its exactly what you'd expect, and its fine.

However after messing around in the menus, I found their terms of use policy, odd I thought. Upon reading, heres the TL;DR
"We can and will datamine you, what you view, we will store your personal and non personal information, age, place of birth, phone number, *CREDIT CARD INFORMATION*, we will monitor your advertisements, we will scan your FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, and store it in our servers in, the Czech Republic.

Heres the line that really packs it in for me.

BadFly Interactive
takes reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of customer databases and records
but cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or other breaches will never
occur.

11. Computer systems on which BadFly Interactive collects, stores and uses the information it
collects and receives, are based in the Czech Republic. The servers and equipment on which
customers' data is stored and processed may be owned and operated by third parties outside the
Czech Republic with whom BadFly Interactive has contracted to receive, store and process
customer data. By accepting the Privacy Policy, the customer agrees with storing and processing
data by a contracting party stated above.


Link to entire article, its short. Kids, stay away from this. http://deadeffect.com/PrivacyPolicy.pdf
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
In order to recommend this game, you should wait until heavily discounted. This brings very few new ideas to the FPS genre. That in itself is nothing too bad, but there are probably just as many cons as there are pros.

This has a good selection of weapons, plus you can give them upgrades. To buy either, then you need the $ you find in the game. That seems like a cool feature, but it takes far longer to buy all options than there is game time. You will not have all weapons and will likely not have too many fully upgraded weapons by the time you finish this. There are a few different pistols, rifles, shotguns and bows you can get, but it seems that there is 1 of each that is the best. If you die, then you have to also use that same in game $ to revive. You get gold (separate currency) that seems to appear from random fights along the way. You can use that to buy better weapons (most will need a second playthrough to afford). You can also use that gold to buy HP regeneration. If you save for just that, you will get it around 2/3 of the way through. By that point the grenade throwers appear making that regeneration mostly useless since they will usually one-shot you. Since there are aid stations throughout every level the regen is not nearly as useful as you would think.

This is a port from a cell game and you can tell byt the gameplay and that there are some things that have that tap or finger slide feeling to it. For a cell/tablet game, it is actually quite good, and has great graphics. For a PC game, it feels over 10 years old. The levels are repetitive and has a low budget Doom/Dead Space feeling. Enemy movement is clunky and predictable; straight line directly towards you. End boss is anti-climactic and very easy. Game is incredibly short. I finished on medium in 3.5 hours. Also, you can only hold on to one pistol weapon, one 2 hander, one type of grenade, and your default melee attack.

The game is not all bad, and for the short time it took to beat it, I was marginally entertained. It takes longer to unlock and upgrade than there is time in the campaign. Story and dialog is meh. Repetitive levels and corridor and scripted AI enemy fights. The first hour was pretty entertaining. The second was like "hmmm, this again?". Then it quickly became "I just want this game to be over". I don't plan on playing this further to unlock other weapons or upgrades and I don't care to play any other modes.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
A great fps shoot-em-up game with sweet weaponry, good graphics and fun gameplay. I would deffinately recomend this game if you like gory games based on killing everything, and then some. There is a variety of weapons for almost every role, with upgradable weapons and no pay-to-win features as both in-game currencies can be got by playing the game and killing stuff.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I picked this game up for $0.99. It's your run of the mill, cookie cutter shooter. Not too bad for time passing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Yes, it's a mobile port. No, it doesn't look bad. You can compare the graphics to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. And no, the controls don't feel like your playing a former mobile game at all - the developers really put a lot of effort into it.

The gameplay is a bit like Killing Floor in a SciFi-setting, but with more or less linear levels. They aren't very long and the story is average, but it's a really enjoyable FPS if you don't expect an AAA game.

There's also a survival mode, but I have more fun playing the missions. You can collect money, upgrade your weapons and find collectibles which give you background info, there's also a New Game Plus mode. However, I didn't complete my second playthrough because I quickly got bored by the gameplay while playing the lame survival mode for achievements.

For 99 cents this is a really good deal.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
actually good game for 1e on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Is a good game

the graphics are amazing.
but is really short story mode.
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417 of 444 people (94%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
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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470 of 535 people (88%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15, 2014
Dead Space & Mass Effect had a baby called Dead Effect, then Dead Effect got mixed up with Doom 3 then had a party at Killing Floor.
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427 of 530 people (81%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 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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