Second Extinction is an upcoming cooperativefirst-person shooter, developed and published by Systemic Reaction for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S. In the game, mutated dinosaurs have taken over the Earth, and players must work together in fighting a war against the animals. The game received an early access release through Steam on October 13, 2020, and through Xbox Game Preview on April 28, 2021.
Second Extinction is a first-person shooter, and a live service game, with content updates being made regularly. Because the game is always online, it does not include a pause feature.
The game’s premise revolves around mutated dinosaurs taking over the Earth. A group of human survivors retreated to an orbital station, and eventually returned to Earth, launching a war against the dinosaurs. The animals work together against the player. Enemies include raptors and T. rexes. Because all the dinosaurs are mutated, they possess unusual features, including the ability to generate electricity to launch shock attacks. Some dinosaurs can spit acid, while others can dig underground, or can call reinforcements.
The game can be played solo, but is primarily meant as a three-player cooperative video game. The game has several playable characters, who are divided into different classes, each one with its own weapons. The player can request additional ammunition and health to be airdropped into the environment.
The game has various locations, including caves where dinosaur nests must be destroyed. The game has three threat levels, which are applied to each area depending on the local dinosaur population. Players’ success in the war effort will reduce threat levels in parts of the world, although the dinosaurs will turn elsewhere in response, increasing the threat level wherever they go. Threat levels are updated each week. The game has several weather conditions, such as snow storms, and some gameplay takes place at night.