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  • Summary: 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! [Tripwire] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. If you've enjoyed zombie games of the past and want to see a different take on what cooperative zombie horror games should be like, then I think you will enjoy Killing Floor too.
  2. If you hate zombies and you want to kill them in an atmosphere of gloom, welcome on the Killing Floor – here you'll get enough of them to kill.
  3. Having spent many hours playing Killing Floor, I am delighted to report that it's really, really enjoyable - sometimes even more so than the amazing Left 4 Dead.
  4. Once a mod now a game on its own, Killing Floor confronts the player with hordes of undead minions threatening his character’s life. While being independent enough of zombie-shooter-king Left 4 Dead with features like sealing doors, character perks and weapon stores, the game itself offers little variety and a flawed AI.
  5. Hectic coop multiplayer game offers no story but straight–forward nonstop mayhem in stylish locations. Rich and balanced equipment makes the multiplayer clashes all the fun. Chainsaw included! [July 2009]
  6. Even talented designers couldn’t have saved Killing Floor. The game is so low-budget that it evokes pity instead of nostalgia. The visuals aren’t bad for an Unreal Engine 2 game, but they are a far cry from modern shooters. Threepenny lighting and jerky animation are the worst horrors you’ll see here.

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  1. Negative: 29 out of 422
  1. Oct 8, 2010
    10
    A very underrated game.This is if not the best then one of the best zombie-shooter games i've ever played.To be more simple.Graphics:Well not anything to say just good graphics.Gameplay:The gameplay is awesome as well,the thing that many will notice first is that there is no crosshair in the game (which makes it more realistic in my opinion) but this is not anything to worry about,you 'll get used to it pretty fast.Another part that i really liked is that there are some huge maps in the game in which you can go ANYWHERE and i mean anywhere you want.There are no restrictions to that like "Kill those zombies then move on to that area and when you finish you gotta go there bla bla bla",you can just go anywhere in the map and take cover in buildings.Another thing i liked is that you don't have to nessecary be with your team 100% of the time you play in a map,you can go solo as well but only if you 're a "pro" (or however you want to say it).You also have money which you can buy a lot of different weapons (from an axe to a flamethrower) from shops which can be found after you finish killing a wave of zombies.These are some of the things i like about this game,and for those who are thinking about the multiplayer - i can say that it's 2 times more fun. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    great game,a bit old but still fun and with a ranking system ou are more encouraged to play different as classes. if you are thinking about buying this game do it its fun solo or online working as a team. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    10
    I bought this game during a steam sale for $19.99, and I've since logged over 250 hours on it, and run a dedicated server for me and my gaming buds to play on. It ranks among the best $20 I've ever spent. The shooting mechanics are excellent, the game has been frequently updated with new maps and content, and the only pay DLC has been purely cosmetic. Tripwire is run by gamers, and they don't want to segment their player base with silly things like deluxe map packs. If you want a wonderful zombie survival game with very open maps, realistic shooting, and unprecedented replay-ability, you really can't go wrong with Killing Floor. Expand
  4. KevinB
    Sep 20, 2009
    9
    A game that rewards team play and it is obvious the reviewers never tried it at anything above beginner... Playing this with friends is where it shines, working together to survive to the Patriarch is just a blast, and incredibly satisfying. The support from Tripwire is amazing as always. Buy this game! Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2012
    9
    At first, i played this game in a single player. i found this game was very disturbing, and i get attacked from everywhere.. i cant even survive the 2nd wave, i was very disappointed.
    then, i tried the multiplayer, it was very exciting, and also the atmosphere of thrill makes me really need to work together.
    it's cheap, and its amazing
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  6. Sep 19, 2011
    8
    Good graphics, fun gameplay. Lacks some things (deployable defenses or sth like that), but after all it's a fun game. I have 18 hours in and counting. The only thing that I can hold against this game is the menu.It shows photos of the mutants... well, they're just gross. Expand
  7. Morten
    Dec 12, 2009
    0
    This game is an epic fail on every level. They should put a warning sign up: "Don't waste your unlimited bandwidth on this piece of shit!". God, I'm going to have to use a microwave oven and a hammer to make sure those datas will never be recovered again. Expand

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