Crimson Earth 2 is mostly a rehash of Crimson Earth 1, they even included maps from the first game calling them, "bonus maps." It's the same zombies, a lot of the same weapons and at least half of the same maps. You will have all the weapons unlocked within 30min of gameplay with nothing further to work towards. The weapons are all pretty bad, and you will quickly be choosing the explosive pistol, heavy machine gun and grenade launcher as they are all op and with the constant shortage of ammo are really the only viable options for larger levels. Every map has the same objective of killing a certain number of zombies even if they try and dress it up as more than that. (Video Version Of Review) https://youtu.be/5rroXoC3Iqw This title could have been something special if they emulated Crimsonland and made a 3rd person version of that title. Instead we have boring combat that never makes you feel in any danger, on bland maps that your character WILL get stuck on constantly, and no replay value to speak of. Multiplayer is also DOA with no one playing. Save your 3 bucks and get a burger and fries.
41 people found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2017
Sad there are quite a few fake reviews for this one - if the devs would be honest, there would be no problem. Yes, this is a cheapo rush job that has you gunning hordes of zombies. But story? What story? There's no story. It's Killing Floor without the good voice acting and definitely without the graphics. This is a seriously janky and ugly game. Dead Trigger on Android was much better looking and played infinitely better in late 2012, plus DID have a story. Wouldn't call this one a con because it's so cheap, but it's ugly, pointless, and riddled with issues like your character being unable to enter doors. Plus the maps are tiny on top of being totally bland, they're basically one room. I don't know why I was tempted by this.
Continuation of the series. There are still many different locations and interesting mechanics. Added new features, for example, a first-person view. Still delicious for fans of the genre of shooting zombies.
All missions are consist of killing a limited amount of zombies. You can purchase weapons, but the standard weapons are pistol and machine gun. 2 camera views, first person and 3rd person. first person the camera is just everywhere when moving and at times is just a mess to use. 3rd person view you get a better view but shooting and aiming is alittle off when using the crosshair. I personally cannot recommend the game due to it just feeling rush. Yes there are numerous of different areas to play. but the levels are too plain and too small
Crimson Earth 2 is the second game in the Crimson Earth series, if you were expecting this game to be some sort of enjoyable zombie shooting killing floor 2 kind of style game then I'm sorry, but you're going to be extremely disappointed. The game is poorly designed and optimised, there's a lack of game play which is both just generally repetitive after a short time and not fun to play.
Let's just put this right out there, there's a lot of problems with this game no matter what way you look at it. Everything seems and feels poorly designed to the point where I didn't want to play the game anymore after just over an hour of putting up with it. To top that, it really surprises me that this game has Very positive reviews as I can't see myself playing this game for longer than I already have. So let's get into these problems.
Let's start off simple and talk about the general gameplay, now the game itself isn't hard or difficult by any means. For 99% of the levels you will be running around a very small map killing X amount of zombies in order to finish the level. The other 1% refers to a single level in the game (called Happy Ally) which I am convinced is broken, the level tells you to follow the road to get to the armoured car. After following the road for about a minute you come across what seems to be the armoured car that the game is referring to. However it doesn't end the level, I did some research to see if anyone else had this problem and found no one completing this level. Why would you publish a game with a level being broken? I can tell you for a fact that killing zombies that you can clearly see spawn into the world for about 10 minutes every level ISN'T FUN OR ENJOYABLE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. I'd really like some form of variety of levels, maybe like escort a survive out of an area or maybe navigate through a decently designed level, literally anything except kill X amount of zombies in the map.
However, on a slightly more positive note I found that the feedback for the gun play when you shoot a zombie was somewhat satisfying to say the least. When shooting a zombie it can occasionally bug out and rag doll in a amusing way, or just completely explodes in-front of you. I think this was the only positive thing that made me keep playing through the game as long as I did.
On the note of gun play, the weapons act in a very weird and unusual way being very poorly balanced and seem to lack a variety of weapons for a game that focuses entirely on shooting zombies. I'd like to think that games like this should really focus more on weapons and how they can make them exciting and fun to use, but this game falls completely flat with weapons. It gives you the basic options, flamethrower, machine gun, SMG, pistol and so on. Now even though you'd think that pistols would do the least amount of damage, the best pistol actually kills the zombie in one shot which I found very weird. Why would you bother with any other weapon if the best pistol in the game can one shot the zombies? This in turn never really made me feel like I needed new weapons to purchase and completely just negates the entirety of the other weapons.
Something else weird that this game does is half way through the game it makes you jump from third to first person in the game. Now upon first glance I thought yeah, maybe first person mode would make the game a lot better in terms of controls and actually being able to aim. Of course I was extremely disappointed, first person is extremely stuttery which makes it hard to aim properly and just makes the game harder to play. Even some of the weapons when you aim through the scope it's just black and doesn't actually replicate what your aiming at. How can you possibly miss something like that in a game that focuses entirely on gun play and shooting zombies?
Seeing as this game has a lot of negatives I was hoping that the game would pull it's weight in the graphics and the music/sound areas, unsurprisingly it doesn't. The graphics are okay for what they are, the levels that are designed aren't exactly the best very dull and not very inviting, some areas are just completely pitch black probably just a place to spawn zombies. The zombie models themselves have little to pretty much no variety, with maybe 3-4 different looks of zombies which doesn't really help with the variety of graphics and for the game itself.
From graphics to music/sound there really isn't anything all that positive to say, the game provides pretty much little to no music in the levels and when it does provide music it's pretty bad and is more irritating than nice to listen to whilst shooting zombies.
+ Visual feedback of the gun play is somewhat satisfying
- Lack of variety of gameplay, almost every level is kill X amount of zombies on a small map - Lack of weapons - No balance to the weapons in the sense of damage done to zombies - First person is weirdly unstable, moves around a lot even when your standing still - Graphics are dull and not very inviting - Little to no music, and when there is music it's more irritating than nice to listen to
Result / Final Thoughts
I think it's safe to say that this game has a lot of problems, from it's lack of weapons to the lack of levels and variety of objectives to do in those levels. I would defiantly not spend £1.99 for the game, with the problems it has and with the lack of updates to fix these problems I just wouldn't bother with this game at all.
Intro: Crimson Earth 2 is a glitchy mess of random Unity assets mashed together with horrible gameplay and little to no value. There's really no reason to play this game as it's a complete waste of time and money. The only things even remotely interesting about this game is that the locations have a good variety and the game looks half decent overall which is more of a testament to the quality of its stock assets and Unity Engine than the work of its developers.
There's nothing more to the gameplay than mindlessly shooting countless zombies over and over again in different maps with a very limited arsenal and some special abilities called perks. Also, the music is just completely broken and rarely plays at all. Overall, it's an absolute garbage that you should avoid at all costs.
Pros (+3): - Shooting feels alright - Decent location variety - Graphics look good (all thanks to Unity)
Neutral(x1): - Made with Unity Engine
Cons(-10): - Lack of content - Dead multiplayer - Stock unity assets - No in-game options - Terrible level design - Horrible sound effects - Music rarely plays properly - Numerous bugs and glitches - Very few weapons and enemies - Utterly pointless and boring gameplay
Verdict: 3.5/10 - Poor A horrible mess of stock Unity assets mashed together with terrible gameplay, incompetent level design and countless bugs making it a borderline broken game that's a complete waste of money and time. Avoid this game like the plague. The only reason to ever buy this would be for its Trading Cards on a sale.
5 people found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2017
The achievements didn't work for me, as that is really the only reason to buy this type of game; it is an instant return. How did this get delayed so many times & still come as a worse game than Zombie Parking.