Survive the zombie apocalypse. That’s Dead Age 2, the second installment in this turn-based zombie apocalypse survival series, which launched July 16th for the PC, Mac and Linux.
Dead Age 2, from game publisher Headup Games and the developers at Silent Dreams, puts players in control of a band of survivors who are fleeing from ravenous hordes of zombies to Freedom City. Their goal? To find a cure to a plague that has changed the world’s population into zombies. The story picks up about 10 years after the plague that triggered the zombie apocalypse emerged.
Players guide their survivors through a series of quests, in order to collect resources, defend their turf from the hordes of invading zombies, and build a home base from which to operate, with the goal of surviving long enough to save the human race.
Dead Age 2 uses a turn-based tactical combat system as its main gameplay system. Combat outcomes include the improvement and upgrading of the players various team members, but can also result in the (un)death of their characters. The storyline follows a questing system, the end of which can results in six different story-endings. The story does not follow a single trajectory, and so each decision made by the player can have consequences that ripple through the entire gameplay experience. Really though, it comes down to this : survive the zombie apocalypse and save humanity. No pressure.
According to the games developers, Headup Games, the original title, Dead Age, was (and remains) popular, especially in the genre of indie titles, and has seen success through the Steam store, scoring an average user rating of 84% favorable in over 3500 user reviews.
The listing on Steam describes the game with the following blurb:
The successful indie survival RPG “Dead Age” (84% very positive) is back with a vengeance! No other game offers this mix of role-playing, rogue-like, fast-paced turn-based combat and survival all in one. Inspired by Darkest Dungeon, Fallout 1+2, This War of Mine and The Walking Dead.Steam Store, Dead Age 2 listing @ https://store.steampowered.com/app/951430/Dead_Age_2/
Dead Age 2 Launched on July 16th, on Steam (Early Access) and GOG, and will set gamers back the reasonable sum of $17.99. Through July 23, during the early release, buyers can take 10% off at checkout, and owners of the original Dead Age, the original, get to take an additional 10% off at checkout when purchasing through Steam or GOG.
Dead Age 2 is only available for PC, Mac and Linux systems via digital download. Happy (zombie) hunting!