While there are no shortage of zombie shoot-em-ups on Android, none have quite reached the level of popularity that Madfinger's Dead Trigger has. While we're still more than a week away from the unveiling of Dead Trigger 2, those who love this type of game may be feeling sad and lonely, wishing for something else to play. Good news! We have just such a game for you: say hello to Dead Effect.

This game is basically Dead Trigger meets Dead Space, as it pits you against armies of undead hordes on a spaceship. It's unclear where these space zombies came from – perhaps something went wrong during some sort of cryo-sleep that accidentally turned the crew of the ship into mindless, flesh-eating undead. All except you, that is. Oops. 

It looks like you get a mix of space weapons and "regular" guns, so you can pick your poison on the fly. Graphically, Dead Effect looks pretty fantastic, and the gameplay was rather smooth when I played the first mission. Unfortunately, DE doesn't have dedicated controller support (ugh), so SHIELDers will have to resort to another device to give it a whirl. That's a shame – first person shooters are so good on SHIELD, after all.

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But I digress. Dead Effect is free in the Play Store, so expect it to likely be laden with in-app-purchases. Since I've only played the first mission, I can't say how overbearing the IAPs are, but they're definitely there. If you're feeling up to some other-wordly zombie slaying, head below to give Dead Effect a shot (get it, a shot? ha!).

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    lol wow... graphics / lightning is an exactly like Dead Trigger, my guess it's the engine.

  • Matthew Fry

    Based on the name I was hoping it was a cross between dead space and mass effect.

    • vespa

      but without zero-G movement or adrenaline rush slow-mo :D

  • planktonsandwich

    Thanks for pointing the pun out, almost missed that.

  • Michael McGrade

    This looks like something I would totally play but without controller support (specifically for my MOGA Pro) it is a no go...after playing FPS styled games with a controller you just can't go back to using the on screen buttons.

    • leo98918

      Doesn't it work with HID Mode? You could easily map the buttons to the on-screen buttons to work as if it was made with MOGA Support.

      • Michael McGrade

        Not sure...I haven't tried it.

  • Sir_Brizz

    free to play games are really harshing my groove lately.

  • Franco Rossel

    Not compatible with 2012 N7.
    Makes me sad.

  • danishdhanshe

    Not compatible with nexus 4 running CyanogenMod
    I feel sad

  • Christopher Paul Ferrell

    Incompatible with note 8.0 and 2012 nexus seven what gives?

  • android apk

    Download Dead Effect Mod Version for your Android Smartphones & Tablets.

  • flosserelli

    Looks awesome on my Note 3. Thanks for the heads up!

  • MagicMi:(e

    black screen of death on S4! Please fix or Dead Trigger 2 gets all my money next week!

  • Star Nd Austin King

    Game will not load goes bak to my phones home screen.. Please help??