Useless Island 2 was at all times going to be a gory sport. The primary Useless Island, launched in 2011, performed like a schlocky, uninhibited horror B-movie, and Useless Island 2 developer Deep Silver made butchery a precedence quickly after it started engaged on the sequel in 2019. Blood and brains are additionally normally a given the place zombies are concerned, however none of that numbed gamers to Useless Island 2’s actually nasty, excessive constancy carnage.
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If something, pre-existing expectations solely helped heighten gamers’ satisfaction—like seeing a photograph of a luxuriously swirled ice cream, ordering it, and realizing it tastes even higher than you hoped. So, much less sweetly, however with as a lot triumph, Useless Island 2 gamers are capturing and sharing the perfect gore the sport has to supply.
A few of Useless Island 2’s gore, together with most of what you see within the under photos, is already thoughtfully smeared into its surroundings. Whilst you discover the sport’s besieged model of L.A., you would possibly stroll into one thing unassuming, like a toilet or front room, and discover that, whereas it’s a typical rest room or front room, it’s additionally submerged in wine-red, congealed blood, entrails, and stained tail bones.
You may work together with environmental gore, too. This mutilated carcass trailed blood; it flowed throughout somebody’s good stone steps, so the participant used a jerrycan full of water to rinse it away. Excellent. That’s one much less home chore to fret about.
However, although Useless Island 2’s environmental gore is grossly spectacular, its true shining star is its fight, made magnificently sickening by its proprietary, procedural “flesh system.”
Based on its builders, Useless Island 2 has an “anatomically right” F.L.E.S.H. (“Absolutely Locational Evisceration System for Humanoids,” sport director David Stenton instructed IGN in 2022) system for fight, which realistically sloughs off zombie layers in response to successive hits, even after they’ve died for good.
When a zombie will get in your face with its sizzling breath, you’ll be able to kick it off and begin slicing together with your blade, pulling off pores and skin, muscle, and fats till blood surges and splotches on the wall.
You may sledgehammer heads till they pop like pinched grapes, with the juice oozing out. You may hold going, pounding a limp zombie physique together with your fists till its rib cage whirls round and snaps off. The flesh system will enable it to divulge to you its stringy intestines and smashed gallbladder, just like the paper shreds on the backside of an Easter basket.
Yeah, that’s disgusting.