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:
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Mixed (95 reviews) - 67% of the 95 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,896 reviews) - 75% of the 1,896 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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January 22

DEAD EFFECT 2 - First preview




Attention PC gamers, please! As promised, we would like to give you a sneak peek into what we're cooking now - the PC version of Dead Effect 2 with a cooperative multiplayer mode. We know that this particular feature is a hot topic in lots of discussions about Dead Effect 2, so we took the screenshots from a multiplayer battle. Wanna see Davis in action? Ta-daaa!

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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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SteemBoy80
( 55.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I never played this game until I happened to purchase it in a random bundle of steam keys, but I am glad I managed to stumble across it!

Yes, the game isn't very innovative or even interesting as far as the story goes, but the gameplay is really engaging for a first-person shooter and that's what really matters here. The weapons are pretty standard fare, but manage to be fun -- especially the electrical shock glove that you get at the very beginning.

If you like first-person shooters and zombie games, then this one is certainly worth giving a try. It can be very difficult at times, but the longer you play the more upgrades you get and the easier it gets to really lay into the zombie hordes looking to tear you apart.
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★Gravity★
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Worth playing. Especially if you like to shoot zombies!
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Reservoids
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's a great game. I finished it only about 4 hours.
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NSAisGOINGafterMEseriously
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
BEST INDIE FPS YOU CAN GET FOR AVERAGE PLAYER. Very good "relaxing game". Its a little bit hard for causual fps player but not the madness as HARD RESET or PAINKILLER series. You propably have to go more times throught one mission to have better weapons. Believe me I dont like zombies in fact its first zombie fps (bcs is sci-fi ) I played. And you can upgrade!!! such a relief from that crap Afterfall Insanity wheres no rpg implementation. I dont know why this game have MIXED and killa HARD RESET wich is unplayable without guide what to upgrade have MOSTLY POSITIVE. BUY THIS GAME ITS FUN. Yeah poor voice acting thats right, even monkey can do better, but who cares you get use to it.
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Makikomi
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Inexpensive first person shooter which is pretty decent. I have to admit, I found the game a bit difficult at first, but as I upgraded the weapons it got easier. Finding all the tablets and orbs (collectibles) was difficult but there are several decent guides on Steam for that. The game has decent graphics and feels realistic, but the voice acting is pretty bad. Currently the game is on offer for £1.19 which makes it a bit of a bargain. Even at the full price of £3.99, I'd recommend it.
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Techguru
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Very fun killing zombies, survival mode is awesome !!! pew pew pew !!!
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limespred
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
What a great and scary way to pass the time.It's quick loading,a nice challenge
and speaking as the owner of a many great quality 1st person shooters
in my games library this is definately one to have in the collection.
Also remember to have a spare pair of skids to hand as you may accidently
soil the ones you are wearing through shock when playing.
So thanks a lot BadFly Interactive,great job,15 out of 10 for effort,
can't wait to try Dead Effect #2.
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Dodger Rabbit
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Excellent visuals and challenging gameplay.
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jasonerklestalder
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
top game at a top price, its not hard nor easy and i think its very well balanced for the price and content. if you cant survive the first few levels then sooters are not for you
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Sabaoth
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Game's pretty fun,but a little repetetive tho.
The last-man-standing style minigames are pretty fun and varied.
If you like Duke-nukem style voice-acting, this is your game.
And with today's news id say this game is pretty up-to-date with its massive amount of suicide-bombers
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♧ Sea Monster ♧
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Graphics aren't attractive to the game itself, but it is quite fun to play this cheap game. Yes it is singleplayer and yes it is so much fun to play it since it's hard at some point in my opinion basically because you have no reaction time with a swarm of zombies around you. It's grindy and that's the fun part where it isn't a game that you just mess around till you finish the objective, you must grind to reach your point. Prices are fair enough and so are drops seeing that each mission gives a decent amount of gold if you know how to search it. Good overall game to play being a singeplayer and cheap one.
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Spidey.BYZZ4
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
for $o.88 this is a pretty good game!
recommend on low to mid range pc rig
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Toxic's Destiny
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
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The_Llama_King
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
WELCOME to your verry own pile of digital poo this came features the most robotic of player and npc movements ,no story line a woping 10 or so total different types of "monsters" ,spooky right? those ten (or so) "monsters" are including all of the extra spooky SPECIAL ZOMBIES*ooooo the masterful skillz of the creators are represented many times through out the game as in the amaizing floating, perfectly circular,blood textures and the wonderful and exhilarating thunder animation that you get after shooting your specialized mall cop tazer on steroids and many many more ,the sound effects and backgroung music were more than top notch as through the all consuming, frightening, dramatic "monster" apocalypse music you can just barley hear the cheesy lines of your duke nukem voice actor ,the gameplay over all is absolutly terrafeying and you truly get the vibe of how much the "monsters" are just waiting to eat your brain from how mind numbing this game can be!
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REACTII0NZZ
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
The game overall is terrible. The graphics, gameplay, and too many glitches. For example, during cutscenes zombies will spawn in next to you and kill you before the cutscene is done and you cant even skip them. The graphics are terrible and in the first two missions you have to fight like 100 zombies in a extremely small room and you can only run for like 3 seconds then you have to wait like a minute until your stamina bar refills.
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quakebox
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
The controls are really disapointing, the interface doesn't give a quality game impression, this game has good graphics, but the behaviour of the characters and the way they act is unproportional which makes the games position only lies in mid range indie game section this game could be better but it only deserves 4/10.
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ĢremŁin★
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
This game is Sci-fi L4D
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BlackOutBoss
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
this a very cool game,andit had good storyline witn good action fps.
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★ Nevox ★
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Genuinely a very boring game, if you dont buy the best weapons its near impossible to get through the game because its that hard. Story is alright i guess but not something i would play again. Mouse Sensitivity is like 10000000 dpi and can't really be played without going into your mouse settings and lowering its sensitivity. Audio is good but the voice acting is terrible. Feels like a mobile game, which it is. Dont recommend you buy it.

I was looking forward to playing it but it just let me down. But on the bright side Dead Effect 2 is really fun and only costs 20 euros, recommend you buy that rather then this.
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Thatlil'Benjie777
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
You know, Didn't this game used to be free because I never bought it? Whelp, Who cares... ZOMBIES! (Hopefully)
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
To be honest, this is just a mediocre game. The voice acting isn't good, but not bad enough to be funny. The sounds from the guns are a nice highlight, but that's about it. I wasn't expecting great graphics, but the animations are clunky and not good to watch at all. The entire time I was playing this, I kept wondering to myself why I wasn't playing any number of zombie games that are on steam.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Game's pretty fun,but a little repetetive tho.
The last-man-standing style minigames are pretty fun and varied.
If you like Duke-nukem style voice-acting, this is your game.
And with today's news id say this game is pretty up-to-date with its massive amount of suicide-bombers
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
for $o.88 this is a pretty good game!
recommend on low to mid range pc rig
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Personally one of the best indie game I've played.

The fighting is smooth and satisfying and there is an interesting variety of weapon and upgrades, the story might not be extremely original and mind blowing, but as an FPS is enjoyable and I'm pleased that they managed to fund a sequel with multiplayer that I will certainly pourchase and play during this summer's (2016) holidays.

I played this game to the point to unlock every weapon and upgrade and I completed every map at the maximum level od difficulty, I liked the balance.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Worth playing if you like shooters and killing zombies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
It's a great game. I finished it only about 4 hours.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I really wanted to like this game. I really did. However the half-♥♥♥ controller support, dying over and over on the first two levels because of underpowered weapons and cheap deaths, not to mention this was all on easy difficulty just made for a quick uninstall. Upgrade system felt like it was made for mobile which i just discovered it was ported to PC from mobile makes sense. I'll stick to Dead Space and its superior sequel.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Genuinely a very boring game, if you dont buy the best weapons its near impossible to get through the game because its that hard. Story is alright i guess but not something i would play again. Mouse Sensitivity is like 10000000 dpi and can't really be played without going into your mouse settings and lowering its sensitivity. Audio is good but the voice acting is terrible. Feels like a mobile game, which it is. Dont recommend you buy it.

I was looking forward to playing it but it just let me down. But on the bright side Dead Effect 2 is really fun and only costs 20 euros, recommend you buy that rather then this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game is really quite good. It's not an amazing saga about a post apocoliptic journey through space, but it is what it is. The feel and story is very reminiscent of System Shock, the first one, but so much better because of the newer technologies. The graphics are really quite good, not your cutting edge AAA title but this is a very affordable indie title and I feel this game is very much worth it.

Everything about this game is very polished and slick, everything works as you'd expect it to and there were no hicoughs that I saw. All very good.

Big thumbs up from me.

I also looked ahead to Dead Effect 2 and it's even better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
top game at a top price, its not hard nor easy and i think its very well balanced for the price and content. if you cant survive the first few levels then sooters are not for you
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Graphics aren't attractive to the game itself, but it is quite fun to play this cheap game. Yes it is singleplayer and yes it is so much fun to play it since it's hard at some point in my opinion basically because you have no reaction time with a swarm of zombies around you. It's grindy and that's the fun part where it isn't a game that you just mess around till you finish the objective, you must grind to reach your point. Prices are fair enough and so are drops seeing that each mission gives a decent amount of gold if you know how to search it. Good overall game to play being a singeplayer and cheap one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
BEST INDIE FPS YOU CAN GET FOR AVERAGE PLAYER. Very good "relaxing game". Its a little bit hard for causual fps player but not the madness as HARD RESET or PAINKILLER series. You propably have to go more times throught one mission to have better weapons. Believe me I dont like zombies in fact its first zombie fps (bcs is sci-fi ) I played. And you can upgrade!!! such a relief from that crap Afterfall Insanity wheres no rpg implementation. I dont know why this game have MIXED and killa HARD RESET wich is unplayable without guide what to upgrade have MOSTLY POSITIVE. BUY THIS GAME ITS FUN. Yeah poor voice acting thats right, even monkey can do better, but who cares you get use to it.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
A gory zombie shooter in space with trash factor that contains akwardly a lot of fun.
Hint: At the end of this review you will find a TL;DR and a video section.

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Dead Effect is a first person shooter game that was developed by inDev Brain and published through BulkyPix for iOS in September 2013, for Android in October 2013 and for Windows in December 2014. It runs for all devices on the Unity Engine. While the actual game for mobile devices turns out to be a so-called freemium game with ingame purchases, the PC version reounces this.

If the player follows the story, he will notice that it is highly cliché-ridden. He jumps into the role of either Gunar Davis or his female counterpart Jane Grey, who awakes from cryostasis sleep in 2045, a lot earlier than expected. After orienting themselves, the protagonist has to find out what happened on the ship. It does not take long and he encounters the first crew members, mutated into zombies, which can not wait to get their hands on the brain of him. However, one last survivor and coincidentally the german chief of medicine on this ship - Dr. Wagner - contacts the protagonist through a comlink of the suit. The player discovers that an experiement was going to happen, called "The Dead Effect" but adverse circumstances lead to a leak of the virus, mutating the entire crew on the ship and also seize already the health of the protagonist. Dr. Wagner also explains, that the ship is set to autopilot and on its course back to earth. A ticking time bomb that has to be neutralised by turning off the propulsion unit. But before that is possible, Dr. Wagner directs the protagonist into the medi-bed chamber to get rid of the health anomalies. Through this procedure the protagonist gains a bullet time skill and is now able to slow down surroundings and time itself. Dr. Wagner explains which steps follow after, but will the player be capable of saving the whole mankind or is everything not what it seems?
Clichés over clichés from various genres and games, but akwardly this creates a very fun atmosphere with the possiblity to tease out a smile of the player.

Gameplaywise, Dead Effect comes close to the genre of wave shooters. The player discovers room by room with a goal to fullfill and also huge waves of creatures to exterminate. For this purpose the player has the choice between different primary and secondary weapons and depending on what character was chosen, he starts with different weapons at the beginning. Collected money from levels can be used to either buy ammunition and grenades, new weapons or upgrade the current equipment. This is not necesseraly needed, since everything can be found on the journey through the ship, even upgrades if the player gets lucky.
As already mentioned at the very beginning of this review, Dead Effect is actually a freemium game. That means, premium currency - in this case gold bars - have to be purchased with real money on the mobile ports. Yet, the PC version got rid of this and gives now the opportunity to farm in different modes very quickly. Speaking of which; Dead Effect does not only contain a story mode, but also several different modes such as "Biohazard" and "Survival". Both endow the player with money and gold bars, depending on difficulty and length of waves which have to be successfully finished. Unfortunately, a Co-Op mode can only be found in the follow-up "Dead Effect 2".
Med-Stations will heal the protagonist if needed and while discovering the ship and its not so friendly inhabitants, the player also stumbles over upgrade stations. With these he is able to upgrade different parts of the suit to either gain more health or to extend the bullet time plus much more. Every station is single use only, so it is highly recommended to survey the whole situation before the usage.
Secrets inside the story can lengthen the gameplay a bit, for example destroying Secret Orbs or finding tablets, which also explain the background story a bit more. Finishing Dead Effect will unlock "New Game Plus" to play through the game again with the current armory and upgrades. Indeed an interesting way to create replay value for those, who already enjoyed Dead Effect. The game itself contains twelve missions each of them self-contained sequences.

The controls, in the case of this review played with a Xbox 360 controller, are better than probably expected from a mobile port. However, Dead Effect explains every control with keyboard and mouse keys though. If the player wants to play with a controller, he has to find out what button triggers what action or needs to scroll through the keymapping option in the menu. A pity but in depth nothing game breaking. Moving and looking around feels smooth and works perfect even with a controller.

Listens the player closely to the character e.g. when he breathes, he will notice that the developer could not decide for which character model they want to use use either the female or male voice. So it happens that the female character breathes heavily manly after a quick sprint or the male character panics like the female counterpart in the cryostasis chamber. Something that should not happen but after all the trashfactor works with it.
The voiceacting is okay for this title and even here it makes a feature of the trash factor, e.g. with the bad german accent from Dr. Wagner. Besides of this the sound effects are well made and the intro song is nice to listen to.

To cut a long story short, Dead Effect has a lot of clichés together with a great trash factor. But both points do not hinder the possibility to have fun while shooting through a horde of invested crew members to see their guts splattering all over the place. It is not worth the full price but if it is on a sale, Dead Effect can be recommended for having 3 hours of trashy fun!

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I have seen this game often on the android store in the "Recommended for you" section but never dared to play it, since I really abhor microtransactions. When I heared that the PC version would be different and there is no need to grind a long time for gold bars, I gave this game a chance. In the end, it was trashy and I smiled about every single cliché that came up with the progress I made storywise. For what it was, I think 5 bucks are too expensive and this game should be bought on a sale, if you do not want to regret it.

Still, I can recommend it and if you truely want to support the developer for probably more content/games in the future, just go ahead and buy it!

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[✔] Solid mobile port without microtransactions
[✔] Story+ mode plus two more different (wave)-modes incl. secrets
[✔] Better graphics than on android and iOS
[✔] Weapon Purchasing and Upgrading options

[✖] Permuted sound effects of the characters
[✖] Controls show off for keyboard and mouse, for controller need to scroll through keymapping
[✖] Sometimes too many zombies in one room, grenade zombies can 1-hit the player

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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Pros:
-variety of weapons and upgrades
-decent "special" effects
-auto-heal option
-respawn
-cost/time
Cons:
-terrible level design
-slow paced "SCI-FI FPS"
-short
-shallow game story
-instantly get killed with Grenade-Head-Shot

I'll try not to say too much about this game as you'll probably want to try this one out. Price at about 1€ with discount, i just couldn't resist. Cool weapons and upgrades for them is what kept me playing. But i still had to force myself to beat the main story because i lost interest in it half the way through the game. I actually spent more time playing biohazard and survival maps. Getting gold and cash for wepons and upgrades turned out to be more enjoyable because chasing the "mad profesor" wasn't so much fun.
Respawn option may be interesting because the game doesn't have a save option where you can reload in the middle of the level/mission, so if you get killed you can choose to restart the level or respawn at the nearest danger-free corner but you'll have to give away some of your precious game credits you saved for upgrades or else. Auto-heal option can be bought as an upgrade, it heals player slowly over time and makes the game more enjoyable as you can get killed so fast by speeding zombies when you turn your back on them or if you get too close and they jump at you. It's true, few types of zombies do jump at your feet, to polish your footwear or is it a foot fetish, do they even know? You even have a military dressed zombies who can headshot you with a hand grenade, probably ex NFL player, happens a lot, not a spoiler just a friendly warning. Those are some of the highlights...
What always bothered me, level design is almost monotone. Same colors, walls, electronics... But of course, it's a space ship, probably economy class. I know games almost twenty years old, with better level design. So much for "New ideas"...
Talking about slow... Everything in this game happens so slow, movement speed, throwing grenades, reloading, you're only allowed to die quickly. Time is relative and this game will basically trap you inside its realm with it's own time rules. While in reality everything looks normal, you've actually grown older trying to spend more time on low quality content this game has to offer.
I recommend this game, i cleared the whole space ship from zombies, and now it's my... precious.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
First of all, let's start with my astonishment that the game equivalent of a C-movie allows mouse acceleration and smoothing be turned off while a couple of A-games can't. Hey big publishers, that trash dev is smarter, than you! Next, the game is actually less linear than Call of Duty while being significantly cheaper and the story isn't that much worse either. That out of the way, the game is still a C-movie. Voice acting so bad it hurts, shooting space zombies, that's pretty much it. Visuals aren't bad, surely not top notch, but not bad. And an FoV-slider (hey big publishers, this trash dev is still smarter than you). I know I'm repeating myself, but I'm still astonished that something that looks like a mobile port is a better port than A-titles. Anyway, it's an FPS about zombies in space, what's there to expect? Pop heads, in slow motion if you want and enjoy feeling brainless yourself doing so. The lack of a jump button is irritating though. Hey, at least the story is better than the voice acting.
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This is a fairly standard shooter with some quaint classic-era design elements to its credit that I find rather refreshing, especially after playing a lot of modern FPS titles.

There isn't anything new or innovative here. You assume the role of one of two space marine meatheads (the stereotypical male space marine meathead or the stereotypical female space marine meathead, just to clarify) aboard an FTL ship in deep space woken from cryogenic status up to a ship full of zombies, and proceed through a succession of linear mission levels usually consisting of finding a few switches to power up elevators or unlock doors and shooting everything that moves with a standard (and I'd say woefully small) arsenal of weapons. No platforming (you can't jump in the game: a thing I haven't seen in an FPS since Doom), no puzzle solving, nothing requiring anything much thought. Just go to room, shoot all the zombies, get a few generic instructions from the badly acted German accented scientist, rinse, wash, repeat. No spoilers.

Along the way you find credits and gold bars to upgrade your arsenal, and a bunch of tablets containing various emails and communicaes left behind to attempt to flesh out the story and universe a bit more: you know, the same thing every sci-fi/horror themed FPS has done since System Shock.

Really, this is an amalgam of cliches from System Shock, Doom, and Dead Space cobbled together for no other purpose other than to give us a familiar setting that provides massive hordes of undead to spend several cathartic hours mowing down.

Go in with low expectations and you'll find a fun, competently put-together FPS. Go in expecting more than that and you'll find yourself very disappointed.
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Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
So much fun for only 99 cent on sale!!
I'm into this game for only 30 minutes now, and it's pretty cool!

First I thought this only is one of those many cheap shooters, but this one really got atmosphere and style, the spaceship feels real, the graphics are great, and all this with a cool soundtrack... yeah it's repetitiv but doesn't bother, you have to find your way through this large spaceshipt and fight those zombies, the game does manage to put the player under "positive" pressure, rushing to find the way.

pros:
-decent graphics and textures
-good and smooth game-engine
-good soundtrack
-dense atmosphere
-many different weapons

cons:
-aiming the gun feels a bit like you're drunk
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Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Fairly decent game, though I did think that the difficulty scaling needed some work. The game scales the difficulty by the number of zombies, and on medium/normal difficulty, i was just getting swarmed by zombies. I would have rathered them be harder to kill with less zombies than easy to kill with so many zombies that you have no reaction time. That said, the game makes a fairly decent atmosphere where you can dive in fairly well. All in all, it was a fairly good game that I enjoyed playing. Will probably be playing more of it given that it has some replay value and I want to see if the female charactor gameplay is different with her seperate "weapon specialties".
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Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Dead Effect is the (unofficial) expansion pack to DOOM 3 released in 2014 to hold you over until the new DOOM gets released. If you were disappointed with Resurrection of Evil, this should make up for it.

In all seriousness, Dead Effect is a really neat game with a classic FPS feel, while bringing in a few modern FPS elements to the mix. It also incorporated a few horror elements to it, such as being very limited to how much you can run, a flashlight that actually takes some time to recharge, and a semi-limited amount of ammo to be collected. If DOOM, Dead Space, and F.E.A.R. had a threesome, this would be the baby. Although it is an awesome game, it's not something you'll play for 100's of hours, though I can sense some replayability in the game (I only beat the first few levels thus far).
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Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Firstly, this game is pretty freaking fantastic. Secondly, its Indie and can compete with the "top notch gaming companies." Even if the campaign might be mildly predictable and slightly typical, it is delivered in a way that makes it far from that. Basically, as an elite soldier in a zombie infected ship, you must fight your way out or become one of those plagued. The first several missions feel really intense and that's just not because you might be new to it. However, I feel like as you progress, some of that robust flavor is lost. Needless to say, it's still a really good game with a decent set of challenging but doable achievements. Oh and I'd kill for the soundtrack, for realz.

Pros:
-Excellent graphics, style, and gameplay feel
-Fantastic story, music, and campaign
-Good length of gameplay and some replay value
-Challenging and intriguing achievements (except one of them)

Cons:
-The ending (W.T.F?!?)
-Overseer Achievement (hardcore grindfest T.T)

Other:
-I'm in love with this game

Overall: 10/10
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