Dead Frontier 2 is essentially online multiplayer Resident Evil 2, with you able to drop in and drop out of a shared game world, blast zombies, complete quests, collect loot and work with or against other players.
Capcom had a go at turning Resident Evil into an online multiplayer survival shooter with the terrible Operation Raccoon City, but it looks like developer Creaky Corpse Ltd. have succeeded where Capcom failed. Dead Frontier 2 places you in a large shared game world, where other players can drop in and drop out as you play. You can explore the streets on your own, team up with other players or kill other players, the choice is up to you.
There’s a local police station that provides a safe haven from zombies and allows you to accept quests, trade items, train and access your stash box. Out in the streets things are a whole lot more dangerous. Thankfully, as the zombies outnumber the players, there’s not too much PvP action going on, which is good as you’re best of conserving your ammo for the zombies. The majority of the buildings in the streets can be entered and cleared out, with there usually being a tough boss zombie to defeat for a rare piece of loot.
Blasting zombies and completing quests earns you XP, which you can use to level up your character and add useful skills. You start the game with some tattered clothes, a pistol and a 2×4, but as you progress you’ll be able to collect clothes that increase your stats and better weapons. You’ll also need to scavenge consumables, such as bullets, bandages, antibiotics, food and drink. And if you want to use your car to travel to another district then you’ll need to collect some fuel.
It could use a little more variety as it’s a little grindy and the trading is a little clunky, but even as it stands Dead Frontier 2 is a very impressive online survival horror experience that’s about as close as you can get to a proper Resident Evil online game. Gore, guns, multiplayer and lots of loot – what more could you possibly want?