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:
Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews) - 61% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,069 reviews) - 74% of the 2,069 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 17, 2014

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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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Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,069 reviews)
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darkdenis64
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
this game is a huge mess. its like that broken game that never will be fixed. it has no checkpoint systems and grenade zombies one hit kill you. not even worth the one dollar i paid for. its almost scam at this point. restarting the whole level when dying so easily. thats lame. i read steam reviews and i still bought the game. turns out, people were right. this isnt worth it, dont waste your time.
i originally bought it on ios when it first came out. i loved the game, but there werent any checkpoints there either. now since it became free to play, there are a load of bull in app purchases to gain guns, grenades, revives, etc...
dont get me wrong though. i had high hopes in this company and i supported them. but this is getting ridiculous now. look at dead effect 2. an even bigger mess! all for the profits through pay to win.
i hope the company will fix their future games if they make any.
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O_O
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
zla hra prestane bavit :(
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Fantoche Dreemurr
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
I don't understand the negative reviews. It's a fun, mindless shooter in space. This is not Battlefield 4, there's barely a storyline. You wake up in a ship full of zombies. You collect, buy and upgrade weapons. This isn't Shakespeare. You shoot things until they're deader.

What I particularily like about this game are the different modes of play. There's a sort of survival mode, a Biohazard, the story mode and a "replay missions" mode. Whenever you progress in one, the upgrades and money are all counted. One mission's a bit hard? Here, enjoy killing X number of waves of zombies. Make some money, buy a new gun or upgrade your fave.

It's cheap, it's fun and you keep going back to it. The morons leaving a poor score because it's just a zombie shooter forget that's the whole point.

Thumbs up.
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SoulKratos
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Excellent game that is desperately missing co-op. This was fixed for Dead Effect 2, but a late patch for this would be much appreciated. I backed these guys before Early Access and got it for $5, and I have no regrets.
Imagine Dead Space in first person, with early Halo game graphics and Doom's very slow movement. Not an action title, but an excellent, casual gaming experience with some horror/suspense. You'll have a fun time. The price is right. For modern games, I would not have paid $60, but considering it is an Indie masterpiece brought together by 5 developers from various companies that came together for the love of video games, I give this game an A.
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Spirit of Madness
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Good game with zombies in space, not creepy or scary but fun and entertaining.
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Dtorx
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Game will not save - don't buy this game !
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♕ Madskillz ♕
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
I found this title to be mildly entertaining but nothing special. Once you get past its lackluster graphics and floaty controls is a decent game at its core .....So if you can find it cheap pick it up! 6/10
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Wertyop70
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 18
THis is just another very ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile port, that you tell they didnt put enough effort in for the PC version...

"Tap here to start"
Keep Tapping to open"
Swipe left to open (Spacebar)

Just a few. Also, mobile shop transactions through steam... Ha!
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Jabobomb
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 17
This game plain out sucks... not much to it
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Mr.Pink
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
Meeh...waste of time and money in my opinion.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
63 of 68 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Get this thing off of steam... They apparently collect personal information from their users... Like... ALL OF IT.

"BadFly Interactive, a.s. a company developing and publishing games for the web, and for PC and
mobile devices. When customers play games developed by BadFly Interactive, BadFly Interactive
may collect certain personal customer information, such as name, email address, phone number,
home address, birth date, mobile phone number, credit card information, information from
customers profile at SNS and other personal or non – personal information." This is a paragraph from their privacy policy

Not okay.... At all... It's not even a multiplayer game so this just seems irrational and unecessary...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
THis is just another very ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile port, that you tell they didnt put enough effort in for the PC version...

"Tap here to start"
Keep Tapping to open"
Swipe left to open (Spacebar)

Just a few. Also, mobile shop transactions through steam... Ha!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I like the game but DONT BUY THE THIS GAME OR THE SEQUEL ON STEAM you can get BOTH games for free on the app store and (I think) Google play. If i would have known that i wouldnt have bought the game on steam
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I don't understand the negative reviews. It's a fun, mindless shooter in space. This is not Battlefield 4, there's barely a storyline. You wake up in a ship full of zombies. You collect, buy and upgrade weapons. This isn't Shakespeare. You shoot things until they're deader.

What I particularily like about this game are the different modes of play. There's a sort of survival mode, a Biohazard, the story mode and a "replay missions" mode. Whenever you progress in one, the upgrades and money are all counted. One mission's a bit hard? Here, enjoy killing X number of waves of zombies. Make some money, buy a new gun or upgrade your fave.

It's cheap, it's fun and you keep going back to it. The morons leaving a poor score because it's just a zombie shooter forget that's the whole point.

Thumbs up.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
351 of 357 people (98%) found this review helpful
10 people 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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420 of 448 people (94%) found this review helpful
60 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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471 of 537 people (88%) found this review helpful
27 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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300 of 405 people (74%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Snooze Effect

They say innovation in games is dead. While I may beg to differ in some regard after playing this indie sci-fi horror first person shooter from Badfly Interactive (originally a mobile title released for both IoS and Android) set aboard a derelict space ship in the deep, dark outer reaches of space featuring Zombies - our favorite go to guys when the plains of first person shooting and horror decide to meet - then yes I am inclined to believe so. Dead Effect might be a novel item to a person that has a) never played a first person shooter or b) never played a first person shooter set in space or c) never played a first person shooter set in space featuring zombies. Judging by the positive reception the game received on mobile I am inclined to believe that there is a deep, dark and cavernous chasm that exists between mobile gamers and console/pc gamers with very little cross over.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=545417649
As a PC gamer Dead Effects premise will feel immediately familiar to anyone who has played DOOM or Dead Space (two infinitely better titles to invest you money in if you are a PC gamer). Granted both the above mentioned titles probably had about 3000 X the budget of Dead Effect but still if you are looking for an on-the-rails sci-fi-horror-shooter then you are best simply going with the above mentioned and giving this one a complete wide berth because in Dead Effect's opinion imitation isn't even the best form of flattery. It's just a dull, linear, garbage piece of corridor shooting that happens to be set in space featuring zombies. After reaching the third level in this tedious and laborious title I was asking myself "what the ♥♥♥♥ are you doing with your life?"

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=545678926
Generic as ♥♥♥♥ and lukewarm as ♥♥♥♥, level design is repetitive with every single space/zombie trope being flung at the wall to see what sticks. The story (if you can call its cliches a story) sees your character who just happens to be a member of some elite unit awake from cryogenic sleep to find out that - oh the horror! - something terrible has take place aboard the ship he or she (you do at least get the chance to choose the sex) has been travelling on. Que much running around said spaceship (if you can call it running since it feels like you have moon boots strapped to your feet) shooting first, asking questions later. It also appears that your character must suffer from some upper respiratory disease because you can't run five feet before being totally out of breath (so much for being a member of an elite unit) which brings the game to a grinding halt as you shuffle about slower than a zombie missing his very own legs in order to regain your stamina back so you can at least move properly once again. To add insult to injury the game features no checkpoint system so should you end up dying five seconds from completing the level then I am afraid its all the way back to the beginning of the level for you. Yes this is the kind of game you will have to grind, grind, grind, grind and grind some more just to move forward. Not fun in my opinion.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=545416430
At least if you are going for some sort of imitation then please try and make an effort. There is a certain pedigree when it comes to this genre after all. If you really are a sucker for all things pew-pew featuring long space corridors and the shuffling dead and you haven't had your fill yet then this generic piece of doody might just do it for you. Everyone else avoid.

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206 of 277 people (74%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 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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72 of 89 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15, 2014
I'm playing it right now and I've gotta say, it seems solid. Most ports-to-PC often fall short but this one...it looks pretty good, the handling is pretty good and I love the idea behind it.
It's not horror in the sense of you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ bricks in your undies, more like a survival horror. It's not over-loaded me with ammo and I genuinely feel like every bullet counts [there was a point where i missed a single shot and took a lot of damage for it]

I'd say it's already worth getting. Especially for the price. Imagine Dead Space meets DOOM 3 and you might have a mild idea of what the game is.
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