No More Room in Hell 2
|a game by||Lever Games|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Zombie Games, First Person Shooter, Co-op Games|
Source Engine mods have had a long history of becoming great games of their own, and that’s the case with No More Room in Hell 2. This title pits players against hordes of undead enemies in a frantic fight for survival where cooperation is key. As the game tagline reads: “survive together or die alone.”
Featuring some impressive visuals thanks to developer Lever Games’ grasp on the Source Engine, No More Room in Hell 2 is the proper zombie game we’ve been waiting for. It might be simple, but, sometimes, a straight fun shooter like this one is just the kind of game we’re looking for.
Survive the apocalypse
No More Room in Hell 2 might be the Left 4 Dead sequel we’ve all wanted. The two games share a lot of similarities, down to the engine they use. However, while Left 4 Dead had more plot-driven gameplay, this game is all about frantic encounters with the undead.
After an unknown virus turned the majority of the world’s population into mindless killing machines, eight strangers must come together and fight for survival. In a world where everything wants you dead, you must use your wits and rely on your companions if you hope to live to fight another day.
The heavy emphasis on teamwork is vital to No More Room in Hell 2. However, teammates can also become your worst nightmares, thanks to the game’s infection mechanics.
Lever Games seems to be decided to push the Source Engine to its limits with this game. The developers added a revamped lightning model that gives the game a much-needed fresh look, bringing it up to par with some other modern zombie games like Dying Light.
Also new to the game is a dynamic gore system, said to be able to give gore physics to any mesh. This translates not just into a more visceral carnage, but it also adds some next-level realism and originality to No More Room in Hell 2’s enemies.
Added to that is a revamped AI that makes the infected more vicious and dangerous than ever. These zombies are smarter than what their decayed looks might show, reacting naturally to outside stimuli like smell, hearing, and seeing. Players will have to carefully navigate their environments if they wish to avoid the dreaded hordes of the undead.
Never get comfortable
A common complaint in some zombie games is repetition. Players can quickly get accustomed to the infected’s behavioral patterns and easily outmaneuver them. That won’t be so easy in No More Room in Hell 2.
The new enemy AI isn’t the only obstacle in the player’s way to survival, as they also have to compete against unrelenting randomized odds. Players will find that resources, random events, and even damage outputs can vary wildly between play sessions. In this game, the moment you get comfortable is the moment you get dead.
Since clashing with hordes of enemies might be more dangerous than it’s worth, players will have to remember that combat isn’t always the only solution. Thankfully, the game offers many ways to tackle its enemies, with stealth proving to be a survivor’s best friend from time to time.
With some solid bases and promising gameplay, No More Room in Hell 2 builds upon its predecessor’s award-winning formula. The revamped mechanics and spectacular enemy AI turns this into one of the best zombie games of all time.
- Impressive enemy AI
- Engaging gameplay
- Polished visuals and presentation
- Some performance issues (to be expected in an early access game)
Download No More Room in Hell 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP