Dead Age 2 – Our First impressions
Dead Age 2 is a survival game developed by German studio Silent Dreams and published by Headup Games.
Whether it’s Silent Dreams studio or Headup Games publisher you must know them both, I’ve tested several great games from both. For categorization, this is the same as the first episode of Dead Age namely a “survival game”. If you want a little more specific, there are elements of “role-play”, elements of “tactics” and all in a post-apocalyptic world.
Be careful, the game is in early access and … it shows, I got stuck in the tutorial … but hey, it’s early access and when you see the quality of the studio’s games, it doesn’t there is no need to worry.
Introduction to Dead Age 2
So, we are ten years later. It seems that the vaccine is not fully effective. There are always zombies and there are always humans who get infected. In addition to the zombies to face, there are gangs that control certain parts of the territory that must be dealt with. Your small independent group runs a “fortified” house and is initially neutral with the various gangs. Then, your actions and reactions will influence your relationship with them. Your character is called Jason. You can modify it by customizing its upgrades (melee, ranged, medical, and technique) – you have three points to spend – and you end up choosing 4 talents. Jack, the hero of the first episode, sent you a message, he invites you to join his base. When you arrive, Jack suffered a heavy blow, his best friend left the camp stealing valuable resources. It’s going to be you, Jason, to do everything to save this new project from Jack.
Some points around the game
In Dead Age 2, there is a huge amount to do.
– You have to explore small areas here and there around your camp (moving further and further away) to collect resources and find survivors.
– You must have enough resources to improve your base (garden for food, blacksmith to make weapons, barricade to protect against attacks, etc.).
– You must be ready to fight against zombies but also enemy gangs.
– You will be able to trade with allied or neutral gangs.
– You will have to advance your character by choosing useful skills.
The studio is even announcing the possibility of hitting on other survivors (regardless of gender) if it receives maximum wishes for their Dead Age 2 game. For now, in terms of the integration of Steam elements, the achievements and the translation (in 7 languages including French, thank you) are functional. The cards will come quickly then!
This indie game is a real gem. I can’t wait to see the final version with all the possibilities announced by the studio … it promises to be awesome!
Then ? What !!! Are you still wondering !? What are you waiting for, buy Dead Age 2 now from the Steam store and, if for some reason it’s not possible to buy it right now, at least add it to your wish list. Dead Age 2 has been available since July 16, 2020 in early access on Steam (Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux). The final version should be available for late 2020 / early 2021.