Second Extinction Was Shown In Greater Detail During IGN’s Summer Of Gaming 2020

Second Extinction Was Shown In Greater Detail During IGN’s Summer Of Gaming 2020
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It has been quite a while since gamers have had a good dinosaur game to play. There have been a lot of good ones over the years, including Turok and Dino Crisis. Unfortunately, the genre has taken a bit of a backseat.

And then Second Extinction was announced from developer Systematic Reaction. It’s a game about killing dinosaurs, a concept that is beloved by many in the gaming community.

Who hasn’t wanted to use advanced weaponry and put their survival and hunting skills to the test against Earth’s former elite predators? It sounds like a winning recipe that should provide hours and hours of fun.

And now, fans don’t have to keep wondering what gameplay will be like because some footage was just shown during IGN’s Summer of Gaming 2020. There are actually about 11 minutes to break down, giving us a good peak behind the curtain of what Systematic Reaction has been working on.

It’s important to note that the trailer shows off pre-beta gameplay footage. It doesn’t waste any time getting into the dinosaur-killing action. As soon as the players are dropped off at a remote site, they’re instantly greeted by hostile threats.

The co-op design really shines through in the gameplay footage. As hordes of dinosaurs close in on your location, you and another play will have to come together and fight off the wave of threats strategically.

It has a very Left 4 Dead feel that is getting many gamers excited about Second Extinction’s potential. The co-op elements are similar, but rather than taking down zombies, the action is dialed up to an eleven thanks to the presence of ancient reptiles that want some flesh and blood.

The game also has a survival element to it because you won’t be able to take out every dinosaur that comes your way. That’s especially true the farther along you get in the game.

As you and two other players advance, you’ll be able to upgrade your character and weapons. In this way, the game plays a lot like Destiny. It’s a great idea from the developer as to give players plenty of content to look forward to. The progression should also help with fighting off the tougher threats and bosses.

Second Extinction still doesn’t have a release date, but it has the potential to put dinosaur games back on the map. That just means even more epic combat encounters with these prehistoric beasts.