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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
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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. 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 433
  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. Jul 20, 2012
    10
    Killing Floor is a flawless game. To start off the graphics are very impressive for a 2009 game that is based off of a mod, the shootingKilling Floor is a flawless game. To start off the graphics are very impressive for a 2009 game that is based off of a mod, the shooting mechanics are golden, every gun can be useful for different scenarios. My favorite part of the game is the fact that you will usually never win if you do not have a good team with you, it is NOT by any means an easy game that you can mess around in, if any players are bad they will hurt you and your team in many ways, when there are multiple bad/inexperienced players in your game I can guarantee you that you will not win unless you are playing on the easiest mode in the game (beginner mode), that being said the game forces everybody to work together using a myriad of different tactics. The class system is also flawless, all 7 perks in the game take a very long time to rank up to level 6. And with each of those levels your class becomes much more effective, which practically balances out the game, in that if you play as a level 4 sharpshooter on hard mode you will usually always do MUCH better than somebody who is playing as a level 0 - 3. The in-game soundtrack is also great, every song will seem weird at first but they eventually start to grow on you. Overall, Killing Floor is a master piece in the world of co-operative gaming. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    This game is amazing. The critics completely destroeyd this game and they are wrong. Proved by the users at an 8.8(88)/10(100) compared to theThis game is amazing. The critics completely destroeyd this game and they are wrong. Proved by the users at an 8.8(88)/10(100) compared to the critics score of 72/100. I will honestly say this game is better than the two Left 4 Deads. Only very minor flaws. Expand
  4. LukeM
    Nov 7, 2009
    9
    This is one of the few games that I will revisit time and again. The use of perks and achievements keeps you coming back for more and the This is one of the few games that I will revisit time and again. The use of perks and achievements keeps you coming back for more and the sustained refinement and free downloadable content (new guns, maps, achievements and even an additional perk since the initial release) means that the game has maintained it's replayability. Admittedly the graphics are somewhat dated compared to some of the blockbuster games released now but the solid gameplay more than makes up for it. For the price I'd highly recommend it. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2014
    9
    One of the best PC zombie games around. Better than left for dead 2 (Although that is a great game) Tripwire has truly put so much content andOne of the best PC zombie games around. Better than left for dead 2 (Although that is a great game) Tripwire has truly put so much content and work into this game its a must place if you have a pc. It takes a different look on zombies that arent just mindless people who were bitten. The zombies can be blown apart which makes for a more immerse game although not as in debt as left for dead.
    Graphics 7/10
    Gameplay 9/10
    Online 10/10
    Reputability: 9/10
    Mod support: 9/10
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  6. Sep 27, 2012
    8
    I cannot agree more with one of the critic's statements that, "this game is more fun than it has any right to be." It is a mod, andI cannot agree more with one of the critic's statements that, "this game is more fun than it has any right to be." It is a mod, and ironically an incredibly fun one. If you enjoy shooting the heads off of zombies over and over again, this is the game for you. If you want PvP, youre outta luck, unfortunately. I normally opt for PvP in any PC game but for some reason fighting off AI zombies kept me intrigued for hundreds of hours. 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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