Dead Effect 2 - Escape From Meridian |VERIFIED|
TauCeti Unknown Origin throws your protagonist directly into the danger. Your space ship, the famed ESS Meridian (known from Dead effect 2) has gone haywire and crashed. The escape pod saved your life and brought you safely to the surface of the planet Tau Ceti f, directly in the jungle full of unknown life forms, some of them possibly intelligent, and now littered with the debris from the crashed ship. Can you survive and uncover the secrets of the planet?
Dead Effect 2 - Escape From Meridian
The story of Dead Effect 2 is a rather simple one to follow. After the death of Professor Wagner, the head of the experiments onboard the ship, soldiers are sent from Earth to approach the ship and purge all evidences of anything ever happening. This is due to the outbreak of the Dead Effect; a virus that was in an experimental stage to try and preserve life as we know it, allowing immortality to those affected. However, after a close encounter with one subject during a test, Professor Wagner was killed, and his failed creations (the zombies) were set loose on the vast ship in order to cause distraction and allow the conscious victims to escape. Throughout the rest of the story players embark on a mission to secure the evidence of what happened, all whilst avoiding the threat of the incoming soldiers.
The production of the game's graphics and sound effects has a very high standard, and has been significantly improved compared to the previous one. The light and dark scenes change, the corpses in the cabin full of science fiction are full of corpses, and the plasma can be seen everywhere, which fully renders the horrible atmosphere, especially in the dead of night, watching the zombies with their mouths open. Slowly howl from far to near, players should be mentally prepared in advance!
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