Into the Dead 2

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Mature, bloody zombie runner adds scares to sprint game.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, but really challenging.


Players use variety of guns to shoot zombies, zombies use teeth to bite you. Both result in lots of blood, guts being spilled.


Players can use in-game currency to buy weapon upgrades or keep playing. Players can also watch ads to earn weapon upgrades and loot.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Into the Dead 2 is an endless runner crossed with a zombie shooting game, and is inappropriate for kids. Not only do you shoot zombies with a variety of weapons, but they chow down on you when you don't, both of which results in a lot of splattered blood, gore, and dismemberment. Players can use real-world money to buy in-game currency, which is then used to keep playing or to upgrade weapons. Players can also watch advertisements to earn bags of random loot or weapon upgrades. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's settings menu or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byunderaged April 26, 2020
fun that you get eaten
Parent of a 11-year-old Written byBinge W. August 2, 2018

T for teen

Why do people make such a big deal out of this game. It isn’t too violent just a little blood comes out of their head when they die that’s all.
Kid, 11 years old December 18, 2020

Not for kids

This game is not made for kids because it has too much violence and blood in it. You shoot zombies with guns and run them over with lawnmowers, and zombies also... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old May 28, 2019
This game is not for kids that are really young. The game has a lot of swearing. This game has an awesome story mode. Its pretty bloody like if you get caught b... Continue reading

What's it about?

Set during a zombie apocalypse, INTO THE DEAD 2 casts you as a truck driver named James whose truck crashes and he has to run for his life. While he also has guns he can use on the undead, and is a really good shot, his ammo is limited. He'll be able to use a knife at times, but it's a single-use weapon. Eventually, he'll fall, either by running out of ammo, hitting an obstacle, or landing into the arms of the undead, at which point you'll have to start over.

Is it any good?

Given that the best way to survive a zombie outbreak is to run for your life, it's hardly surprising that this endless runner set during a zombie apocalypse would be instructional -- or fun. In Into the Dead 2, you have to run for your life from a bunch of flesh-eating zombies. Stopping simply isn't an option. While you can veer to the right or left to avoid being eaten or to grab a pile of ammo, you're always moving forward. But you have to watch out for those trees, which will knock you flat and turn you into a zombie snack. Also, while running and dodging the undead is your best option, you also have guns, and are a really good shot. That means you can always take out a zombie or three when necessary; just be conservative, since you don't have a lot of ammo, even after you've run over a pile of the stuff. There are also times when you'll get a knife, which you can use when a zombie does grab you, though like all knives, it's a single-use item. It's a simple idea, but an effective one, especially since the zombies seem to get in your way randomly. That said, it can get a bit repetitive after a while, and unless you have a newer tablet or phone, you'll have to bump down the graphic settings or else it'll chug and sputter on-screen like a slow train. Even so, Into the Dead 2 is still an entertaining way to kill time ... and an effective way to train for the inevitable run for your life.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about disaster preparation. Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster?

  • Talk about managing your money. Here, you can spend money to do things that are free if you just wait, so does it make sense to spend a lot of money on this game?

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