Dead Effect 2 is the newest addition to the acclaimed Dead Effect franchise. This action sci-fi shooter is looking to push the boundaries of first-person shooters to new levels with slick graphics, rich narrative and RPG elements.
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Release Date: May 6, 2016

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July 11

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We'd like to thank you, all of you, both as our customers and as our fans, for your amazing support and loyalty you've shown us during these two years.
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May 27

Dead Effect 2 Demo for PC&Mac is available on Steam!

Hello community!

Would you like to try our Steam version of Dead Effect 2, but you are not sure if it is a game for you? Don´t worry, for that case we have created a demo version of our game and you can download it for free on Steam just now!

Content of demo version:

- 3 heavily upgraded characters with powerful guns and various special abilities
- one Singleplayer mission (also playable in Co-op mode with your friends)
- two maps for Player vs Player Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch that you can play online with up to 7 your friends (8 players total)

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About This Game

Dead Effect 2 is the newest addition to the acclaimed Dead Effect franchise. This action sci-fi shooter is looking to push the boundaries of first-person shooters to new levels with slick graphics, rich narrative and RPG elements.

Play the single-player missions at your own pace or engage your friends in the cooperative or PvP multiplayer mode. Train, develop your character, collect and upgrade countless weapons, gear and body implants and take control of the monster-infested ship.

KEY FEATURES:


Your hero adapts, grows and gets better as you play. Help them along the way by choosing the best gear!
- get 100+ upgradable weapons of all kinds – pistols, shotguns, plasma guns, bows, swords... you name it
- collect 300+ gear items and implants
- collect dozens of gear sets, from Regular to Mythical
- put together a complete gear set to gain special abilities
- equip your hero with a selection of 30+ special abilities, from bullet time to force field
- try high-tech body implants to increase your character’s performance


A colonist ship is full of diverse environments, from maintenance rooms to oxygen gardens. And full of dark corners, too!
- enjoy the stunning environments with moody graphics
- explore the whole ship during the main story campaign
- return to complete various basic tasks in generic missions
- stand up to the challenge in special missions – Biohazard, Survive, Lone Wolf, Infestation modes


You know you are not alone on this ship. There are friends, and there are foes. Sadly, the friends are outnumbered.
- test your strength against zombies, soldiers, cyborgs, mutant, cannibals, mechanical dogs, drones...
- get engaged in several unique boss fights
- complete special missions with various enemy types to gain experience


You can face the enemy alone, but you won’t last long. Call your friends to action and together take up arms against the enemy!
- play together in the cooperative multiplayer mode – you can play the story campaign and all special missions
- challenge your friends to a life-and-death battle in the player vs. player multiplayer mode
- conquer the elaborate system of achievements – collect all 170 of them!
- get social - share your results and leaderboard position on social media channels


By purchasing Dead Effect 2, you directly support the developers and get more than just a game!
- 20+ hours of gameplay
- all future updates for free
- downloadable game soundtrack
- exclusive art book with a comprehensive overview of the Dead Effect universe
- become a member of a lively community and participate in the development


Feel free to drop us a line at info@badflyinteractive.com, or catch up with our latest news on our official website or a social media channel of your choice:
www.deadeffect2.com
Facebook: Dead Effect
Twitter: @DeadEffectGame
YouTube: BadFly Interactive

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 - AMD FX-6100
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 - AMD FX-8350, or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - AMD Radeon R9 290, or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 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
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 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)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
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dlavoie68
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
good game
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👌TeenJackBauer👌
8.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
6/10 TJBs
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Weeaboo
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
It looks, feels, and plays like a cheesy mobile game. Keep your expectations low and you might be moderately entertained. Also, there are a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of achievements but you get them rapidly because they ten to come in sets of five.

It sort of seems like a Mass Effect name and genre knock off, with zombies. RPG elements seem sorta... out of place.
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Lukas
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
Not bad.
Get it on sale.
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41nd
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
There is something wrong with this game that makes me sad.. Could be the very bad lip sync, the boring enemies or the weird texture tv effect. Seriously, what's with that bad sharp and doubled texture..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6szEc03vNY
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HELLFIRE SIN
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
I enjoyed the first Dead Effect. This game though is completely unplayable. No matter what settings I have the game on it barely runs. I play GTA 5 on maxed out settings without a problem.

Dont make the mistake I made and buy the game.

Ive read they tried to sort some of the issues out but dont seem to make any difference. I know several other people that are having the same issue too. The developers should not be allowed to sell it if it doesnt work. A disgrace.
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King Godler
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
Oh joy! So much replay value in survival mode! The stutering not as bad as others have described, atleast for me.
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Ninjamurai
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
This game is that really cheezy sci-fi zombie B movie that looks to have a decent budget & despite being corny & dumb you really respect it & find it very entertaining.

Dead Effect 2 IMO is a very fun game, with a surprising amount of content to it. There's a lot of voice acting, for better or worse, the art direction is really good, and the combat feels great for what it is. I found the game to be very well developed in a lot of areas. Enemy veriety is pleasantly diverse, & there is a great variety of weapons to choose from as well. Starting with generic pistols, shotguns, and rifles, all the way to swords, exploding crossbows, and disc launchers among other sci-fi weaponry. Dead Effect 2 has a loot & gear system not too dissimilar from games like Borderlands. You find, buy, and earn weapons, armour, and other miscellaneous items to use and to improve your statistics like health & stamina. I find they did decent at this aspect, and it is satisfying to min-max your weapons and gear. Every mission you do from the central hub gains you credits along with any items found, that you can upgrade your weapons attributes with, or buy new weapons and gear from the people around the hub. There is also a leveling system that along with straight stat upgrades, also give you access to powers like shooting lightning or making an explosive AOE attack.

Along with all these cool things I wrote above, there is multiplayer for when a mission is too hard for you, or if you just want to have extra cheezy fun with your friends. The missions themselves have a decent bit of variation to them, with normal kill everything & leave missions, to ones focused more on finding items, & even missions centered on fighting bosses. All of wich are fun and satisfying short romps that gain you more gear & resources to spend at the hub. The level designs themselves are decent, with good looking environments & enemies, but with occasional frustrating level layout. Such as: the area you need to get to ahead is only accessible via the roundabout staircase, and since you can not jump over the gaurdrails, you have to run all the way around. Also, sometimes I feel there aren't enough healing stations around, meaning you'll have to stock up on med kits.

While I very much like a lot of this game, it does have some problems. First & foremost, yes I do believe it is a mobile port, similar to Dead Effect 1. This can cause some to be apprehensive, & rightfully so, but I do not feel that this apprehension is warranted for Dead Effect 2. The developers made sure the game had plenty of options like FOV, Anti-Aliasing, and so on for the PC crowd. Despite having some limitations: not being able to jump, and some very obvious mini-games when hacking or opening lockers, this game works great as a PC game, & seems to have been developed with PC in mind just as much if not more than the mobile version. The first levels start off somewhat dull, but once you start getting multiple weapons to try, better gear, & get to the levels a bit further into the game, it really shows how epic the combat & action can be.

Overall, if you don't mind a fairly dumb story, with some very questionable voice acting, & also enjoy FPS games with lots of variety & action, then this game is great. It has some surprising depth in its story, most of which can be read on optional tablets and in game emails. A lot of the game looks great visually, & feels great game-play wise. I feel that $12 is a very good price for a game that seems to have a lot more than 12 hours of content, along with multiplayer. I reccomend this just like I would reccomend a very cheezy but heartily entertaining action movie, if you're looking for fun, you'll most likely find it here.
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Apparently Kid
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 18
This game is a dud. Apparently its a mobile port and is ok on phones, but on PC its terrible. First off, game has mediocre graphics, but on my high end pc that runs current PC games on high/extreme, even on medium settings I would constantly get FPS drops to 30, and stuttering if any enemies showed up, showing terrible optimization. The game tries to do fps with RPG systems, and while it seems like there is a lot to do, its more of an illusion. There's different level guns, but you never find high level stuff on missions. You need to buy most loot but its way too expensive for the amount of money you get. You can upgrade items but incremental boosts start costing a decent amount. Its funny but unlocking lockers and doors you never pick up medkits, or rare items. Most items only drops like 2x per level, and theyre usually white, or for another class. You mostly just get ammo pickups during a level, but never when you need them, which is during large waves. The levels themselves all look the same with the same copied hallways, doors, and corridors. Very boring and same color palate.

Then theres the combat. Every gun has terrible recoil and 2/3 of bullets miss guys, even when you're looking right at them. This is bc they want you to buy accuracy upgrades, but even then they still suck. Then theres the terrible leveling system. Enemies have levels. The problem is the game isn't paced right, and you don't level up each level, even though each mission increases level by 1. This means I was fighting guys a level above me on the 4th mission, and on the 5th mission I was fighting guys 2 levels above me. The reason for this is bc they want you to start grinding and repeating missions, which is sloppy game design. Then there's the enemies. Its not bad at first with the zombies, that suddenly lurch forward in weird ways. But enemies are giant meat shields. Basic human soldiers/dogs/etc take entire clips to kill, and they send 4-5 at a time, sometimes 10 in a row. They can also move super fast, or the soldiers have perfect aim. You can't use cover much or anything, and there's not even a jump in the game. This means you must stand out in the open taking damage, that doesn't recharge, trading blows with them. This forces you to use tons of medkits in later levels, which keeps you from spending it on guns, but with the bad system, you can't do anything else. The final blow came on this boss. After having used 3 medkits and fully unloaded all ammo from both weapons, he was still over half health. He then killed me with 1 attack, which you can't just respawn, you need to use a decent amount of money on it.

Game tries to be ambitious but basically every system, including the shooting (in an FPS) is a failure. Every other shooter on PC is just better.

3/10.
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dwoolley428
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
It's not reinventing the horror FPS genre or doing anything particularly original but its a good solid game that runs well.

I know it's a bit of a marmite game but personally I enjoyed both this and it's predecessor Dead Effect.

The graphics more than do their job, the sound is very evocative, the weapons are good, theres no annoying pathfinding issues and there are a good variety of well animated zombie models to blast to bits.

The game does an effective job of evoking the claustrophobic feel of a zombie outbreak on a SCI-FI generation ark lost in space. The ending is apparently a bit of an anti-climax but thats hardly a reason to not buy it.

All in all it's not going to set the gaming world on fire. It's not Half Life 3 and frankly it's not trying to be.

Worth the wonga and it's currently, as of 18/8/2016, in a bundle over at the Bundle Stars site with 9 other games for less than a fiver. Daft not to give it a whirl as part of that.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I don't know what the negative reviews are for. This is a $10 - $20 game, depending on whether you get it on sale or not, it's easily got a good 20 hours of gameplay if you play through the story and numerous other modes it has. It appears to be ported from a tablet game, but it still supporters directx9 at least. The graphics won't knock you off your feat, but they are good enough and get the job done. The major setback the game has, is a very weak ending. It just says thanks for supporting us and you get a few more lines of dialog from the NPC's. The story is but one part of the game though.

This game has a similar setting to dead space, but plays more like a single player killing floor if killing floor was ported. It has a level system with skills to advance and weapons also have levels as well as customization abilities. You can pick enegry weapons, shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and a few others. YOu can then level them up and customize the weapons. There is also an armor system, same applies with customizations. Then there are augments you can also install and customize. The game really has a lot of customization.

There are several game modes. Story is the campaign, it's decent, but has a weak ending. There's survival where you have to survive for usually 6 minutes as the game throws hundreds of zombies at you. There's biohazard where you have to survive 5 waves of zombies. There's infestation, lone wolf, and generic, which all tend to be objective based missions. There's a lot to do here, it'll take you between 15 - 20 hours to beat all the missions.

There's supposed to be a co-op aspect to this game but I have not tested that, single player, I enjoyed every one of the 15 hours I played this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
There is something wrong with this game that makes me sad.. Could be the very bad lip sync, the boring enemies or the weird texture tv effect. Seriously, what's with that bad sharp and doubled texture..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6szEc03vNY
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It looks, feels, and plays like a cheesy mobile game. Keep your expectations low and you might be moderately entertained. Also, there are a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of achievements but you get them rapidly because they ten to come in sets of five.

It sort of seems like a Mass Effect name and genre knock off, with zombies. RPG elements seem sorta... out of place.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I enjoyed the first Dead Effect. This game though is completely unplayable. No matter what settings I have the game on it barely runs. I play GTA 5 on maxed out settings without a problem.

Dont make the mistake I made and buy the game.

Ive read they tried to sort some of the issues out but dont seem to make any difference. I know several other people that are having the same issue too. The developers should not be allowed to sell it if it doesnt work. A disgrace.
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361 of 461 people (78%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Have no idea if I'm playing the same game as everyone else, but this feels like a mobile game.

It's not bad for a mobile game, but this has no business being on PC.

Weapon accuracy is terrible, menus are only accessed through NPCs, none of the stats are explained, your health and the damage you take make no sense.

The best way to play the game is just to run up to the enemy and shoot them in the head, because 100% accuracy doesn't mean "hits inside the crosshair"

This is definitely not a very good game for a PC FPS. It's clunky in every way you would expect a mobile port to be, and while it's cool to see some of the techniques and solutions they applied to a mobile platform, they do not carry over to the PC. Ultimately, that's unfortunate, because while the production values are fairly low, it's not incompetent.
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46 of 55 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
To preface: This is not a complete game. It was wrapped up to technically be finished, but it isn't even close to complete due to not having an ending and Class B bugs that cripple the bulk of PC users while their Android version is performing well. (quick score: 7/10 Game engine makes it almost unplayable in how frustrating it is to deal with, but a good game if fixed)

Pros:

- The RPG elements of purchasing upgrades for guns and melee weapons were well done. They are roughly the same for each weapon (Damage, Accuracy, Sockets, Clip Size for guns, and reload speed for guns) with negatives for melee weapons. The socket upgrades for gear as well as weapons helped some of the lackluster items have a use.

- It was nice seeing more scenarios for generic missions that don't relate to repeating the story missions for items or money.

- The different mini-games were enjoyable and streamlined compared to the first game

- The story was passable. I wasn't annoyed by the progression, nor with the voice acting. The plot twists were the only questionable pieces of the game, which I'll cover in the Con section as spoiler free as possible.

- I liked the variety in upgrades for character abilities, though most aren't useful in the game since only two can be equipped, leaving Bullet Time and whatever else you like to be in constant use during fights.

Cons:

- The game isn't 20+ hours of gameplay. It is 7 hours with up to 8 hours of grinding generic missions for XP and gear to help complete story missions.

- The ending doesn't even setup for a cliff-hanger. It idles out of gas half way up the cliff by fighting a bad guy's sidekick and stopping the game's story right there. (and even then, it is quite clear in the story, they both aren't bad guys at all)

- The melee weapons get two upgrades when they could have supplemented melee with improved attack speed as an upgrade option amongst other melee focused upgrades. Was a missed opportunity.

- Only two mission varieties: kill stuff, and rotate valve to stop gas from killing you. Some other options like King Of The Hill or Capture The Flag would have worked well and gave some other options for the side missions.

- Almost all of the NPCs stop progressing in their story after about mission 6. When talking to a few of them, they gave bits and pieces of what they did on the ship as well as their current motivations and almost suddenly, stops for the rest of the game. Clearly was rushed.

- The graphic engine is beyond broken. The system specs on the store page are not accurate and still are absurd considering this is an Android game built in Unity and ported to PC. My computer is above the minimum specs and gets 100-115 frames in the Hub and during every encounter drops to 45 to spurt back up to 100, regardless of my video settings. I have it at 800x600 and lowest video settings with shaders off and it still does that, but it is a little more consistent. When I played with the default settings, I was getting 4 frames a second during fights with more than 8 zombies. It makes the game unplayable if you want to not be frustrated during most of the game.

- The frame stuttering caused by the game engine makes using melee weapons scary in their own right.

- There is no way to circumvent fighting the invisible foes. Most one can do is engage Bullet Time when they appear or hopefully hit them as they rush you. It is the most annoying part of the game and I hate it every time they show up. They aren't challenging.

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Overall Verdict: 7/10 would not recommend to buy due to game engine making it almost unplayable. The rest of the game itself is a decent experience I would recommend for about $10.
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112 of 178 people (63%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
- Every maps feels the same, they are boring and uninteresting.
UI isn't controller friendly. The store page says "Full controller support", but you'll end up using both, your mouse and controller to navigate through menus, in-game inventory, since there's too much mobile leftover.
The "story" is highly forgettable.

+ Performance are good, graphics looks good.

Overall experience is negative.
To sum up, this game is overpriced, no online servers, barely no story, clunky controls, bad UI, maps all feels the same.
If you want to try this game, download the free mobile version.
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57 of 87 people (66%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Dead Effect 2 or Random Space Shooter No.891245 with Zombies

This Game is mediocore at its best. Everything does not feel "right". The Controls are clunky, the game has the most annoying enemies ever seen in videogame history and the RPG-elements are not worth mentioning.

To put it shortly:

Pro
  • Graphics are decent - nothing spectacular, nothing bad
  • The core-gameplay is okay - you shoot stuff and level up
  • The characters in the game are (even if they are totally stereotypicall) somewhat funny

Contra
  • The performance of the game is terrible. Everything lags and does not run smoothly - at least on my rig - not mentioning the online mode, wich for some reasons does not run smoothly for me and my friends as well.
  • The enemies - they are a pain in the a**. Some of them are invisible until they attack you, some use hit and run tactics and most of them are bullet-sponges too.
  • The feel of progression is not given in this game - everything takes ages. Level ups take a lot of grinding and even if you find a legendary weapon you do not feel this "itch" what happens in every hack and slay rpg, because they nearly feel the same as the old weapon you used.

Verdict

This game could be good, but in the end, the game fails at being fun. As said, everything feels clunky, uninspired and allready seen like a hundred times. For the asking price the game is just bad.

My guess is, that if you and a friend would get it for 5€ it can be fun for maybe 2-3 hours. After that time you will feel that something is not right and regret that you bought this piece of boring software.
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137 of 231 people (59%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
imagine if games had a b-movie catergory this one fits the bill
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69 of 117 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The fact that this is a mobile game and the frame rate changes so much is just awful.

Edit : Just recently learned that this game was in Early Access. They shouldn't have released a game with awful frame rate problems. Also the developer commented on this review saying that they don't deserve negative reviews just for it being a mobile port. Most people aren't reviewing negatively because it's a mobile port. They do this because it's a awful mobile port. When my computer that can run Fallout 4 at the highest setting, which is a recent AAA game, yet a port of a mobile game goes below 50 fps on the lowest settings, there is a problem. You should have fixed these issues in Early Access.
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