The release of Into the Dead 2 has given fans of the zombie bashing genre a fresh game to enjoy, but it's also given us the opportunity to revisit our roundup for the best free action games for mobile. Not only did it replace its predecessor in our charts, it managed to surpass it. Here's what made the game shine through.
The original Into the Dead was a huge success, blending in elements of endless runners and zombie games for a truly intense and terrifying mobile gaming experience. Into the Dead 2 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, but now with added twists and content that make for more exciting gameplay. The most significant changes come in the form of an added storyline and objective-based stages that break apart the tedium of endless running.
The original recorded how much distance you covered as its primary goal system, but Into the Dead 2 takes the opposite approach and lays out the exact distance you have to run in order to get to safety and move on to the next stage. This element alone opens the game up to those of us that prefer story-driven, stage-based games over endless runners.
Like the original, Into the Dead 2 comes jam-packed with content that you can unlock as you meet certain goals, such as collecting 20 crates or killing 10 zombies in a single run. An arsenal of weapons, ranging from knives to pistols and assault rifles, can now be unlocked without activating it as a perk. You can even recruit companion dogs to maul any undead in your way and add to your kill streaks.
Into the Dead 2 features updated graphics that — compared with the original — bring the undead to life and add to the excitement as you put them out to pasture for good in gory fashion. Best of all, the game is free to download for both iOS and Android, so if you haven't already installed it, now is the perfect time to try this awesome game out for yourself.