Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games is an educational game set in the fictional town of Dumbsville. The game attempts to teach a player about a variety of realistic and fantastic dangers and related safety tips via minigames. Although the main safety focus is metro trains, the player also receives lessons about bungee jumping, cold weather, water zones, wild animals and other topics.
The player's main objective is to earn as many points and safety points as possible. They also need to complete achievements to earn token tickets to compete in a Dumbest of the Dumb event. The game breaks up the minigames across several areas of the town (Adrenaland, Dumbest of the Dumb, Freezerville and Drown Town). There's also a Dumb Dome that's under construction. The game supplies a daily bonus and multipliers accessible via advertisement views.
The player, via in-game characters, might need to learn why it's important to close windows quickly during winter, jump over holes in the ice on a lake, swim away from piranhas and walk instead of run on slippery poolside tiles. They might also need to learn why they should never lick a frozen pole, the importance of non-frayed bungee cords and how to use caution around train doors and tracks. In every area, the deadly scenarios speed up after the first death. The player must act before a black horizontal bar disappears from the screen.
Important Warning: Parents of young children should personally review the game before allowing their children to play it. The minigames reenact many types of gross and violent injuries and deaths, including limb removal, a full-body explosion and a bloody head injury.