Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 29, 2016
    A fantastic game with more than competitive graphics. Whilst slightly repetitive, it is undeniably enjoyable with teammates and the more friends you play with the more fun you will have within the game.
  2. Nov 23, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 is a pleasant surprise. Tripwire manages to get the fundamentals so, so right. Fighting zeds is a pleasure thanks to guns that are satisfying to use. If there is anything wrong with Killing Floor 2's dumb, yet addicting co-op fun, it's that there simply isn't enough variation, both in terms enemy types as well as game modes.
  3. Nov 23, 2016
    Repetitive but fun, a hellish challenge or a relaxing, spectacular gore bath depending on how you approach it.
  4. Jan 4, 2017
    Cooperative action Killing Floor 2 pleads for attention with richer content, explicitly displayed violence and perfectly optimized technology. It is nearly like the previous installment, but we could expect anything else. The attractiveness of the game increases the creativity of its community.
  5. Dec 5, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 is a joy to play and while it is made far better with friends, it does fail to deliver a worthwhile single player experience. Call up your squad of friends however, and Killing Floor 2 is a masterpiece of chaos as you cut your way through wave after wave of the toughest zeds as they struggle to overwhelm you. Killing Floor 2 is a bloody mess, and it’s a bloody good one too.
  6. Nov 23, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 is brutal and intense, definitely worth recommending for fans of co-op action. Mission goals are not very creative or varied, but the shooting is satisfying enough to keep you engaged even after many hours of combat.
  7. Nov 21, 2016
    Killing Floor 2, for better or worse, is much like its predecessor. The strong gameplay system is elevated by both its visuals and audio, with the guns being a particular highlight. There are some kinks to be ironed out here and there, but at the end of the day, Killing Floor 2 is a satisfying cooperative shooter that is so simple, so easy to play, that it’s difficult to not come back for more.
  8. Nov 21, 2016
    If you love FPS games and have some friends with whom to share hours of hilarious nonsense shootings, this is the product for you, definitely.
  9. Nov 18, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 is doing what the first episode did, but much better. Better graphics, better perks, better game mechanics... It's the best survival FPS around.
  10. Nov 23, 2016
    Brutal and action-packed co-op zombie shooter for up to six players. You'll have the most fun when playing with friends.
  11. Feb 7, 2017
    While it's a shame Tripwire didn't improve enemy variety or add a new co-operative mode, Killing Floor 2 has some of the most satisfying shooting around as the old formula holds up well thanks to high levels of polish, good perk variety, and solid maps.
  12. CD-Action
    Jan 13, 2017
    The game might not be very friendly towards newbies (it doesn’t teach you how to play and therefore forces you to resort to trial and error) but once you get hold of it and gather a reliable team you’ll spend many enjoyable evenings with it. [01/2017, p.42]
  13. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 19, 2016
    For the first few hours KF2 really holds your attention with dynamic gameplay and constant gore-fest. But soon it turns stale, as there’s only one mode (plus a variation of it in which other players can join as monsters), there’s only so many types of enemies, plus, maps don’t offer sufficient variety. So every battle basically follows the same scenario. If Killing Floor 2 was a cheap indie game, it would’ve been forgivable, but at $30 price point players really have a right to expect more. [Issue#215, p.54]
  14. Dec 24, 2016
    The excitement gradually wears off as matches turn into grind. Killing Floor 2 can be extremely fun when taken in small doses.
  15. Dec 21, 2016
    There are not many games as cruel and bloody as Killing Floor 2. Taking down waves of huge monsters was never as satisfying as in Killing Floor 2, but the gameplay is not as solid as it should be.
  16. Dec 19, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 delivers what it promises. Mindless, explosive, bloody killings of Zed hordes upon Zed Hordes. Shooting, gore and graphics are beyond satisfying, but the gameplay, due to its limited and repeated nature, falls short after some hours. Recommended for what it is, but nothing more.
  17. Dec 2, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 has a lot of potential, and what it has is often pretty fun, but not enough to keep players attention for long.
  18. Nov 21, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 is a much more refined game than its predecessor, but it lacks some of the depth and contents that we expect from a 2016 shooter.
  19. Nov 28, 2016
    Killing Floor 2 can be a neat but casual online gore-fest. But even with the interesting classes it lacks variety in terms of enemies, bosses and thrills, so you’re limited to hours of grind on the same maps against the same groups of enemies.
  20. 60
    While pretty light on new features (particularly ones that could have contributed to its co-operative nature), Killing Floor 2 is still an unrelenting deluge of mindless, entertaining violence.
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  1. Is it currently fun? Undeniably. It’s gross, silly, and more than a little thrilling, and while the matchmaking system is a bit rubbish, there are always plenty of active servers to choose from manually, ensuring that you won’t have to spend much time looking for a game. But for that single mode to remain fresh, a frequent injection of new stuff is going to be necessary.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 5 out of 41
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    As it stands right now, judging it as if it were a full game, I already think a 8 is a fair grade for this game, and that's when you pretendAs it stands right now, judging it as if it were a full game, I already think a 8 is a fair grade for this game, and that's when you pretend three maps is all you're going to ever get.

    At the moment it is in the very first early access build, and the game feels like a completely overhauled and massively upgraded killing floor, except very skinny on the actual content. The basics are there, you have 4 perks with 3-4 weapons each and your full set of freaks, including 2 more variants of the cloth compared to the first game. It isn't a lot, but you have to consider that Tripwire supported the original Killing Floor standalone for close to six years with new maps, weapons and characters. I have no doubt that by the time this game hits the shelves officially, it will have more than triple the content it has now. And over the years to come I expect Tripwire to live up to their name and add yet more maps and weapons (probably paid skins too, but that shouldn't bother anyone) to their game.

    Anyway, the core game is already there and it feels very complete. The trademark authentic weapon feel is an example of the attention to detail this early access already has, each weapon looks and feels amazing, with the high-framerate animations making them incredibly satisfying to shoot and reload. They may not have a massive selection yet, but the guns they do have are absolutely amazing. The perks are limited at the moment, but still offer enough variety to keep the game interesting for at least a few more months, and by that time the game should have more content already. The game now covers melee, shotguns, rifles and some futuristic medic versions of those, and given how good every class feels I don't suppose anyone will get bored quite yet. The limited range of maps might be your biggest complaint in this early access, but three maps still do the job. You can play all three on any of the four difficulty settings, which adds some longevity to the maps. The different attacks and tactics zeds have on different difficulties should keep things fresh.

    Altogether this build feels very complete in what it has, it just doesn't have a lot yet. But for €26,99 I think you are getting a good experience quite already, and given Tripwire's track record I feel safe to recommend this game to anyone who can enjoy some co-op wave survival. The game is already very solid, and if Tripwire delivers on their promises it will offer the most bang for your buck since Skyrim.
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  2. Sep 3, 2016
    This is the Killing Floor game that every fan of the game expected to see! In addition to the first game this one has a lot of improvementsThis is the Killing Floor game that every fan of the game expected to see! In addition to the first game this one has a lot of improvements like game mechanics,new animations for zeds,graphics,soundtrack and more. I'm writting this in the early access stage and I'm sure that tripwire will improve our game experience for this title(the game is amazing right now to play but it will be better).I really recommend this game because it is a team-based game so you can have fun with your friends and also the price is very good! The game really worth it even if it is in early access. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2016
    An excellent HD sequel to the original KF game, KF2 brings an excellent graphical overhaul to the team based co-op shooter. Tripwire sold anAn excellent HD sequel to the original KF game, KF2 brings an excellent graphical overhaul to the team based co-op shooter. Tripwire sold an early access with KF2 that left several of the old classes out and later added them in. The final build as it stands today still hasn't added back in some of the old weapons I had loved with KF1 (most notably being the Flare Revolvers for the Firebug) but has drawn me to other classes (the Gunslinger) with new additions. Full Review »