Dead Effect 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by BadFly Interactive and tells the story of a mutant clone that is woken up from stasis after a malfunction in the ship’s systems. Upon waking, you are greeted by a woman named Danette that requires your help to repair the ship’s systems and informs you that the vessel is overrun by zombies. There are three characters at your disposal when starting this game: Kay Rayner, Jane Frey, and Gunner Davis. Each character has their own special ability tree and a unique starter weapon. For example, Kay is a Close Quarters Combat Specialist and is equipped with a sword, while Gunner Davis is a Heavy Weapons Specialist and dons a classic assault rifle. Although having these unique starter weapons, you are able to purchase weapons of any type later in the game, as I have purchased various shotguns and melee weapons while playing as Gunner Davis. The story consists of twenty levels that tasks you with various objectives to repair the malfunctions happening around the spacecraft and killing a boatload of zombies. In addition to the story missions, there are a variety of side objectives that can be completed. The side objectives that you can complete are Generic Missions, Biohazard Mode, Infestation, Survival, and Lone Wolf Missions. While Generic Missions and Survival are just run of the mill fetch quests and “defend the zone” type missions, the other modes are pretty interesting. Biohazard and Infestation are very similar as you are tasked with going to a section of the ship and killing every zombie you see, however; Infestation usually has a larger enemy they denote as the boss and the main reason for the infestation. The Lone Wolf Missions are the most unique as it tasks you with infiltrating a military base and hunting down soldiers.
In the end, Dead Effect 2 is an interesting sci-fi first-person shooter and I fully recommend picking it up. It is priced at $12 USD which I feel is fair. The game provides a good amount of content with the story and the side objectives. I was able to get about 6 hours out of the story and I feel you can get another ten out of playing a lot of side missions that are also present.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 9/10