Dead or Alive 2 is one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years, having finally been launched in 2019. The NetEnt original, one of the many free online slots out there, was incredibly well-received and remains one of the top titles today. Featuring five reels and nine paylines, this exciting and rewarding slot game boasts rich graphics, an immersive Wild West theme and plenty of action on the reels. The slot welcomes back the original gang of bandits from the first game, while new adventures (or misadventures) and features mean that you can have double the fun and perhaps double the rewards.

  • Positives
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  • Amazing gameplay
  • Multipliers Wilds
  • No progressive mode

Slot Theme

Just like its predecessor, Dead or Alive 2 has a Western theme, and you’ll take on the role of a bounty hunter. Your job is to find and bring in the gang of bandits wreaking havoc on a small fictional town set in 1800s America. As the name suggests, these villains are wanted, dead or alive!


The slot has all the favourite characters that made the original so popular. The gang of outlaws represent the high-paying symbols such as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Della Rose, Belle Star and Apache Kid. Other theme-appropriate symbols are the whiskey bottles, hats, cowboy boots, a gun and a sheriff badge, which is the game’s highest-paying symbol.

The wild symbol depicts each of the five outlaws and the scatter is represented by a pair of colts. Like the original, Dead or Alive 2 has a scatter jackpot win; awarded when you land five scatters in the base game. Just as an FYI, this not only triggers the free spins bonus, but gives you 2500x your stake.


What makes Dead or Alive 2 extra special is the three free spins features. These can be triggered when you land three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.

Train Heist – This kicks your gameplay into low variance. For every wild symbol that lands on the reels, it adds to the wild counter and increases the multiplier by 1x. You will also score one free spin when this happens. You can get up to a 16x multiplier and in doing so, you will get five free spins. After this, you can land even more wilds for an unlimited set of free spins and multipliers until the feature ends.

Old Saloon – The Old Saloon feature puts your game into a medium variance setting. Any wins earned during this round sees you score a 2x multiplier. If a wild symbol lands on all five reels at the same time, you are awarded five extra spins. And all wins are sticky, which means they remain in place for the duration of the bonus round.

High Noon Saloon – This feature is considered as high variance and this is where NetEnt’s MAX concept is used. Here, all sticky wilds come with a 2x or 3x multiplier and landing one or more wilds on the same spin means you can enjoy a multiplier of each other’s value. You will earn a cool five free spins for every sticky wild landing on each of the reels. During this round, every free spin can pay out up to 40, 500x your total stake. The maximum you can win here is a staggering 111,111.111x your bet, making this the most rewarding bonus feature in the game by far.

What our experts like

Dead or Alive 2 is a fantastic sequel to an already flawless first version. NetEnt is known for their highly conceptual games packed with rewarding features and this slot game doesn’t disappoint whatsoever. Whether you prefer low, medium or high variance games, you will most likely enjoy this action-packed addition to NetEnt’s already impressive portfolio.