To say that Dead Trigger 2 is popular is a slight understatement. Between iOS and Android downloads, the Zombie first-person shooter has been downloaded over 33 million times and now we can start adding Windows Phone downloads to that count. The game made its debut in the Windows Phone store today after a few weeks of teasing from developer Madfinger Games and it is nothing short of awesome.
Dead Trigger 2 brings you a post-zombie infestation where you have to work with other survivors to meet objectives and kill the zombie hordes. To do that you have 10 different regions of the world made up of 33 unique environments. In all there are 600 game play scenarios and to do your zombie killing you have 37 different weapons to choose from in the game. It is certainly a complex and engrossing game but not overly so. In addition to this, you can compete in tournaments and win real world prizes.
What makes Dead Trigger 2 amazing is the story line but the graphics to go along with it. The detail is amazing and you will see things like real time water reflections,
vegetation that moves dynamically and of course the various scenes that you find yourself in while in the game. One of the things I loved about the game on iOS was the graphics and I’m really glad to see them make it into the Windows Phone build.
With any type of FPS, controls become really critical, especially on a smartphone. The movements in Dead Trigger 2 and controls are smooth and easy to use. Basically you use your right thumb to look around while you use your left thumb to move through the game by default. Shooting or attacking of zombies is also on automatic (just turn to aim your gun and you will automatically start shooting) but both of these can be adjusted to your liking. The game also supports MOGA
Here are the highlights from the Release Notes:
REAL TIME STORY DEVELOPMENT
You are not alone. Take part in the Global Resistance, tune in to the to stay informed as the global gameplay develops, directly influenced by the participation of every single player. Enjoy different types of operations such as story or global missions and side-quests.
REWARDS FOR EVERYONE
Participate in global missions and receive rewards. Complete achievements, meet challenges and receive exclusive in-game currency.
Explore your personal hide-out and meet the Gunsmith, Medic, Scientist, Smuggler and Engineer. These NPCs will help you unlock incredible new weapons and gadgets.
ORIGINAL AND FUN GAMEPLAY
Forget easy-to-kill Zombies. Get ready for Kamikaze, Vomitron and other bosses – powerful Zombies with an inventive approach to your elimination. Also be sure to try out non-traditional melee weapons such as the Big Hammer, Boat Motor or Machete. What’s our favorite? You gotta try the Grenade Chickens, Rocket Chickens and special Machine-Gun Mounted Chickens. You’re gonna love them…
A couple of things to keep in mind about Dead Trigger 2. First, you are going to need a 1GB RAM device to play this game. It is very graphic intensive and 512MB just aren’t up to the task. Second, this is a huge install at nearly 545MB. You will have to make sure you are on Wi-Fi to download it.
Dead Trigger 2 is free and available in the Windows Phone Store now. There are in-app purchases available and this is certainly not a game that is aimed at adults.
Get to zombie huntin’!