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Dead Earth: Trigger Man Duty & Last Shooter Call, battling the machines from your Windows Phone

Dead Earth: Trigger Man Duty & Last Shooter Call is a first person, Sci-Fi shooter for our Windows Phone where you find yourself in the middle of a war against cyborgs.

You patrol the streets taking out as many rebellious machines as possible before your oxygen supply (a.k.a. game timer) runs out. The game does take on a RPG gaming feel with character advancement and equipment upgrades available.

Dead Earth: Trigger Man Duty & Last Shooter Call is available for low-memory games and comes across as an entertaining action game for our Windows Phones. Graphics are a little on the dark side but game play is full of challenges.

Dead Earth: Trigger Man Duty & Last Shooter Call (we'll go with Dead Earth from here on out) wastes little time by launching directly to your game play menu. You have game play chapters displayed in the center of the screen, your vital stats running across the top of the screen and links to the armory, your profile and the game shop running across the bottom of the screen.

The game's armory will allow you to upgrade your stats (health, armor, and oxygen supply), upgrade or buy new weapons and upgrade your boosts. These improvements don't come without cost and you'll need to earn some cash through game play to improve your player and their gear.

The gamer profile covers your gaming stats and achievements while the game shop offers a few in-app purchase opportunities for gaming cash.

Each game chapter has a collection of objectives you need to accomplish before your oxygen runs out. The objectives includes tasks such as killing a set number of cyborgs with a certain weapon, survive for a set time, etc.

Game Play

Game play with Dead Earth is from the first person perspective. The gaming screen has your weapons trigger, reload button and special weapons buttons (grenade, etc.) in the lower right corner of the screen. You can find your health, timer stats and weapons choice running across the top of the screen.

Finally at the bottom center of the screen is a tiny radar that will show the direction your enemy is approaching from. You can also tap/hold on the radar to change your perspective to shoot above or below your position. In addition to the radar, red warning symbols will appear on the screen to note the direction enemy cyborgs are approaching from.

Aiming your weapon is done by sliding your finger around the screen to change your point of view and moving the weapon's cross hairs. Reloading is automatically done when you shoot your weapon dry but you can reload manually by tapping the reload button while transitioning between waves. This can save a little time and avoid costly downtime to reload while being attacked.

Each chapter consists of multiple waves of cyborgs and your ultimate goal is to survive these attacks until the timer runs out. You'll earn cash with each round of game play based on your performance that can in turn be used to upgrade your character's gear.

Overall Impression

Dead Earth: Trigger Man Duty & Last Shooter Call is a fun first-person shooter for our Windows Phone. Graphics are nice, but a little on the dark side. This helps set the mood of the game but can make long distance aiming a little difficult.

While the game will run you through a brief tutorial when you first jump into game play, the game lacks a help section. It's not a critical need but a help section would be nice to have for at least a reference guide.

Game play is challenging enough to keep things interesting and I like the chapter objectives. It gives the game a little more flavor beyond the customary "kill everything in sight" goals.

I'm not sure if Dead Earth can knock off Dead Target: Zombie but it should give the Zombie game a run for its money. At last check, Dead Earth captures a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store, which is on target for the game.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

31 Comments
  • PArsing error in windows central app
  • yeah, same here.
  • Search in the store. It's quite popular in the store actually
  • Wow, just downloading it.
    Btw, sorry for being off topic.. but isn't there have been long time since last Facebook app and Messenger app update!
  • Nonono, just updated yesterday
  • No, the last Facebook app update was on 13th October. Its November now. Facebook Beta was updated on 2nd October, and Messenger app in September.
  • You're very accurate.
  • Third
  • Parsing error... Whose going to fix it.. Wpcentral
  • Here is the link
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=5b6a9df3-057b-4d20-a241-65c37abc6c2e
  • I've been finding a lot of these games with hilarious names that are actually not bad... but trying to rely on clickbait-esque naming schemes to get attention.
  • Available for Low memory games? Really?
  • This dev just can't make a name by himself. Check out his apps. Their names are only mixtures of big titles. Just kind of click-bait. I hate copycats, like this one.
  • Is the name a mixture of maybe Dead Trigger, Call Of Duty.. I don't know.. Just wondering :P
  • It even looks like dead trigger at least to me it does
  • how many days are left for windows 10 preview for phones?
  • Huh?
  • how many days left before you stop posting irrelevant stupid off-topic questions ?
  • Wow! gonna download all 3 of them
  • What a huge name.
  • The game looks good. I only wish more games, especially shooters, would support MOGA.
  • Looks good, I think I'll give it a try.... But this game is quite popular now, u guyzzz are a bit late :-p
  • These FPS games where you're stuck in one spot and can't move are kinda weird. Graphics look great, but I bet if you could move around in the game, it wouldn't be 512 friendly anymore...
  • That name, just rolls off the tongue.
  • I think it's awesome that this is NOT another puzzle game
  • One of the stupidest names ever.
  • Every game from this developer (T-Bull Sp. z.o.o.) has stupid and irritating name. But there are many good games coming from them. They are very good in developing games but very bad in naming them.
  • I basically boycott all apps from that developer. Anybody who creates apps with titles that aggregious that are merely named that way to get search hits when you search for other games doesn't deserve my download. Come up with your own ideas...
  • I originally gave DEAD TARGET:ZOMBIE a 4-star rating, but after playing it a while it has become very-very repetative and I've given up on it. I think GunFinger is a much better game because I felt I was progressing through the game, the levels (although re-used) were presented differently, the power-ups are better, and the gun upgrading is better.
  • these kind of "games" should be called out for what they really are: cheap click-bait, trying to lure users who are actually searching for other titles   it's a shame that Windows Central actually promotes this sad state of affairs
  • Maybe I just don't like basic fps' but I find this game boring. It looks great, isn't pay2win but omg it drags on.