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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".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
Score distribution:
  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. We were already armpit-deep in the dead, but we've still found room for more slaughter on the Killing Floor. [Issue#24, p.50]
  3. Long-term value is one of the many deciding factors in purchasing this game. It’s already receiving more content, it’s cheap, and it’s really good about killing stuff. Buying Killing Floor is easily one of the best purchasing decisions you can make this year.
  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. It isn't perfect. It's not the sort of game that future generations will gather to celebrate, linking hands and singing sad songs of fond remembrance. It is, however, clever, boisterous, faintly silly and relatively cheap.
  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: 32 out of 436
  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 notA 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. May 7, 2012
    10
    very good game. i dont understand people who graphics are almoust only thing in game its the idea of game and this game have very good ideavery good game. i dont understand people who graphics are almoust only thing in game its the idea of game and this game have very good idea and pretty good graphics Expand
  3. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    This game is very underrated. The fact that you just have to kill zombies, go to the trader and get back to the fight is just very addicting.This game is very underrated. The fact that you just have to kill zombies, go to the trader and get back to the fight is just very addicting. You cant say much about the graphics, as its an old game. The guns feel so good when you shoot. Especially when someone slow mo when your pulling off an headshot. Thats very satisfying. Best zombie horde game ive ever played. 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 whereA 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. Jul 21, 2012
    9
    As far as zombie shooters and co-op games go, this is a classic. The graphics are OK, but by no means bad. It's the gameplay that's awesome.As far as zombie shooters and co-op games go, this is a classic. The graphics are OK, but by no means bad. It's the gameplay that's awesome. Something about it... the developers found the perfect formula. It's like a cross between CS and L4D - but even better than both of them. The shooting and reloading animations are extremely well done, as is the sound. At this point the graphics and UI are a bit antiquated but it's still a good value if you can get it on sale. 9/10. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2012
    8
    It doesn't have the best graphics and the game play can get repetitive. That said, it's cheap (i got it for $11) and i got about 20 hours outIt doesn't have the best graphics and the game play can get repetitive. That said, it's cheap (i got it for $11) and i got about 20 hours out of it so far. It's not one of those games you can binge play, I can see how that would get old quickly. Whenever i pick up killing floor I play a game or two then move on and come back to it the next day, and it hasn't soured yet. 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 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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