Killing Floor // Review

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Overall score: 7/10


 

Quick Overview

Pros

  1. Quick competitive matches
  2. Great replay value
  3. Teamwork is needed to survive
  4. Min spec need to play is low
  5. Simple and effective

Cons

  1. Graphics could be better
  2. Better RPG elements
  3. More Guns
  4. Online score sheets

 

Plot

It’s a co-op survival horror game. Up to 6 players in online co-op mode, or just you, on your own, playing the Solo mode. The aim – cleanse each area of zombies, in waves, until you get to the last one. The Big One. The Patriarch. Then exterminate him, too. Actually, they aren’t “zombies”. They are the left-over “specimens” from a cheap and dirty government program to clone soldier-monsters. The basic ones will just munch on your arm and try to disembowel you. The bigger ones were the first ones they tried arming. Nothing much. Just a chainsaw or a blade for starters. They had just got on to the chain gun and rockets when the government tried to secretly shut down their secret program.

But, in the typical way these things go, the program didn’t want to be shut down. The specimens got loose. No-one was left alive to turn off the specimen-cloning equipment. And now they are running amok. Well, some of them are running amok. Others are shambling amok or even jumping amok, but you get the idea.

The police were sent in, but that wasn’t even a challenge for the specimens. The first army units hadn’t been warned what to expect. The screams of “its got a bloody chainsaw!” over the radios probably didn’t do much for morale, as whole units were chewed up. Quite literally, in some cases, of course.

And now, there is just you. And a few friends. The few survivors from the first police and army units thrown in. Of course, you can’t tell anyone anything, because that would be a breach of the Official Secrets Act 1911, 1920, 1989. And that would be a disciplinary offense. So just get in there and do your bit for Queen and Country…

Zombies. Lots of them. Big ones, little ones. Armed and Dangerous. JUST MAKE THEM ALL GO AWAY!


 

Our Ratings

 

Gameplay

It’s a pleasure to play to say the least, if you like Nazi Zombies from Call Of Duty, then you will like this! The game works in a series of waves from 1-10 each getting harder as they progress. Monsters aren’t stupid and to go with this the spawn points of this game change depending on where you are, so one minute they aren’t there and the next minute they are.

The game features something that allows you  slow down time watching in slow motion when you shotgun a monster to the face…this can be quite enjoyable, as you can see trick shots and other peoples bullets flying in the air as they hit the monsters!

The model disassembly factor is very appealing as you can littlery blow the legs off your foes with the right aim! This comes in very handy for headshots!

The game has single player and multiplayer modes, while also adding a community with lots of mods to maps and monsters and weapons from the steam community or killing floor mod websites.

The game also adds an aspect of RPG (role playing game) into the mix, by using particular types of weapons, after a while you will gain points and level up. Each level making you stronger and faster and more powerful.

You may also weld doors or heal friends, as these features allow you to organise and funnel the monsters the way you want. Be careful for they will break down the doors making them harder to weld the next round.

This game requires teamwork, and the skill to get the right shots at the right time. Stopping the monsters overwhelming you as they most often will. A great player will need to understand the map, the monster weakness and organise a team.

At the end of every match on the 10th round you will be faced with a final boss, this creature has many tricks and is extremely powerful so don’t let him get close to you! You will need to work as team to wear him down and kill him.

TECH2DAY Rates Gameplay: 8/10

Graphics

The graphics of killing floor are as we would call retro, but are in no way obsolete, in fact it’s this feature that allows most people to this game on medium to low end setups and still keep a steady frame rate of around 60FPS.

The details and lighting are nicely polished, but could be a little better. However this can be slightly improved with graphics mods you can integrate into the game.

In all they aren’t anything like Crysis 3, but they are suitable for the game and can add an extra scene of fun to it!

TECH2DAY Rates Graphics: 4/10

Story

There isn’t much to say about the story (plot further above) each character has his or her story, as wacky as they may read they don’t add anything to the game. Tripwire haven’t added much here, they designed a game where you go to areas and just survive, that’s littlery it. Each area might have a backstory too but again this adds nothing to your sense of purpose or fun.

TECH2DAY Rates Story: 1/10

Replay Value

This is where Killing Floor shines!!

The replay value is very addictive, with you and your team finding new and different ways to survive mixing combinations of attack and defence, utilising the environment around you in innovative ways.

Having the integrated RPG levelling system also acts as incentive to play, to get higher and become more powerful. There is a very satisfying feeling when you are the last man left and you survive the round as everyone is counting on you!

TECH2DAY Rates Replay Value: 7/10

 


Here are some wall papers from the game! 

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Link to killing floor website: http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/

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