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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: 30 out of 426
  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. Aug 14, 2012
    10
    I must begin by saying I spend an absolute ridiculous amount of time playing Killing Floor (nearing 400 hours played) and even I will have to admit that yes, the game can get repetitive at times. The solution to that is typically trying a more advanced difficulty; even when you know what to expect the harder difficulties presented in the game are truly a challenge. You Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2013
    10
    One of the best shooter out there. Its fun its co-op with 4 pals. Easy game mode to extreme hard mode. However the game is old 2009 also the graphics are outdate but that's says the game play is the best gameplay you will find in any shooter. Ignore the negative reviews there are haters that's for sure. and no 1081 positive reviews are not from 1 person lol what some people claim that's just insane. You can see there review or account how many review the have done so there is the answer about any negative review.

    About l4d2
    This is not the same game yes its a zombie game yes its a hack slash shooter game play. However l4d2 is a game from point a to b and in the best way possible
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  4. May 7, 2013
    9
    The most AND BEST zombie co-op post apocalypse game. I can't describe how UNDERRATED Killing Floor is.
    It keeps you on the end of your nerves
    as you learn more strategies (like staying together with your team the whole time). Unlike other games like Left 4 Dead 2, this is a more strategic one, and a lot of teamwork is required. Playing with voice comm is very effective.
    Conserve your ammo, and play on!
    -FCHD
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  5. Dec 8, 2012
    9
    This game is so fun, the DEA should put people in jail for playing it. I has a 6 player coop where playing as a team actually matters. People that like to wander away from the group end up dead. 6 classes that impact the game in their own unique ways.

    AND the game is fully modifiable for tons of extra fun beyond the core game.
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  6. Jan 13, 2014
    8
    A game made in 2009 that stays popular 4 years later is something to stop and look at, and man, am I glad I did. This is simply a well made, challenging, unique game. Graphics are nothing to marvel at, but as it is a 2009 game they are pretty good. But the game play more than makes up for it: think of those intense gaming moments, the ones that speed up your heart, when you maybe embarrassingly yell at your screen and brag to your friends about the next day. Every game of Killing Floor is like this. Nothing is more exciting than pulling out of an impossible situation and having everyone on your 6 player team cheering you on. Or, even just playing solo is intense, but I like co-op better. Every perk is unique and fun to play, with a new skill set to be learned for every single one. This makes the game never get old, because you can always get better. Every game is unique; there is never a time where you feel like, same old same old, done it a thousand times. It's a whole new experience.
    And stop comparing this to Left 4 Dead! It's not at all the same. More weapons, boss fights, tactical coop, so many features... I've spent more time on Killing Floor than most mainstream, $60 games I own.
    There are some drawbacks...
    -Specimens often get glitched, leading to long delays searching a huge map for a stuck mob.
    -Connection issues. Often a friend will be on a server, and I'll try to join only to get a server not responding screen. This is clearly bugged, because often I can find the server on the list and connect I just can't join a friend's game.
    -Crappy sorting; It can sometime's take forever to find a server, even if I'm just looking for a low ping with some other players on it. You have to wait forever for the list to load. There should be a matchmaking system or a more specific server searcher.
    There are some other annoying ones but those are the ones I notice the most.
    In conclusion, It's a good game. It really leaves you to your own devices (my devices in this case often are automatic shotguns) to do what you will, with a dynamic gameplay system that lets you play your own way, whether it's holding down a building with a sniper or sprinting around the map with a katana. It's completely worth it for $20, plus, it always goes on sale for $5 or at least $10 on all steam sales, so you've got no excuse. Go buy this game now!
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  7. Jun 11, 2014
    0
    If you don't mind fighting waves of waves of "zombies" in the exact area, with no progress, story or objectives at all you might be entertained at least fo a short (!) hour.
    Until a broken network-code and a annoying timer will piss you off. Want to host or join a simple game with your friends? Good luck!
    Ah... and don't forget the unskippable and brash advertisments for DLCs right in the main menu!
    Just remember: The developers expect you to pay for a slightly "polished" UT-Mod!
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