Feb 13, 20131Worst crap ever! The developers seems to be born in a barn. Nono, we haven´t stolen EVERYTHING from Day Z, give us a break ffs! Are you really trying to getting us to belive that? The game is at it´s best mediocre, and that´s being kind to it. The fighting is dumb, weapons sounds like a toy and the sprinting is so stupid. I mean you can run for 30 seconds, but then you have to recharge stastamina which takes 2-3 min.
And I don´t even want to start about the bugs, sure it´s an beta. But they have been working with for a while now, and it can´t be this hard to fix?… Expand
Feb 13, 20130I created this account to just say how much this game blows.
Ive been playing since alpha and the game just keeps getting worse and worse.
This game is broken to the point of no retuen.
They relized this, and now are just trying to suck as much money from the players before dayz comes out and takes every single player
Feb 16, 201302/16/2013
I purchased this game after it had already been removed from steam thinking "how bad could it be?"
Well this is by far the worst game I have purchased so far. The game is filled with hackers, The devs response to the issue was renting private servers at 50$ a month instead of getting rid of the hackers.
They also cut their public servers back by 75% during the private server release to manipulate people to rent them since the other servers were full. The collision detection is completely jacked up where if you walk on rocks it makes loud metal noises and if you walk on metal it makes water splash noises. I'm convinced that the developers are either complete noobs or complete scammers. Either way nobody you want to support or buy a game from. There is absolutely no story or point to the game and it has one horrible map that you can cover in a couple of hours. Oh yeah and lovely spawn camping you can barely make it 100 ft from a safe zone without being killed and when you do chances are you won't have any weapons because the spawn campers looted you from your last death. 1 more thing. 1 hour respawn time. WTF?! Not only is this game in a sad state of development but these people should be sued for selling it as a finished game.… Expand
Feb 21, 20130This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Disgustingly bad game. Very unprofessional developers blatantly lying about the the features of the game. Over-presented and under-developed. Save your money and buy yourself something more worthwhile than this stupidly bad game unless you wish to get banned by the developers who openly cheat and break UK laws.… Expand
Feb 27, 20138I have to admit, this game has had a bad start and with that went it's reputation, but now at least you can see new interest in the developers and as of right now, my interest for the game is rising and with all the haters out there, how do you expect for the game to be better if the community doesn't allow it, how do you expect for the game to rise when people are pushing it back down, I have to say that it isn't that the game is bad, it is the game's community (not all of it) for the game that is bad and I think that with the right push, and the right acknowledgement from the whole gaming community we may see this game become an outstanding MMO RPG but, with a good contribution and effort from the developers and the gaming community.
PS: The developers have yet to open their eyes and see that their game is still in Beta.… Expand
Apr 1, 20130My worse gaming experience ever... I've got this game a few months back for my wife. She's a fan of zombie games and I browsed war z a bit. "Obviously didn't do enough research" I got the game on her steam and played with it a bit. Keep in mind that the things I'm about to mention are about 3-4 months ago.
1 In character selection/creation... You are stuck playing as a male character and the female character is locked and needs to be unlocked. "My wife start getting upset about it already"
2 There are only PvPvE servers and no PvE servers. So the moment you log into the server you may get killed instantly by another player.
3 Every time you die, you loose everything you've horded "We lost hours worth of items to some random player"
4 You are stuck with a 1 hour cooldown before you can log back in.
5 Many things in game shop (assuming you are spending money) are typically useless especially if you are gonna die and loose the items to a random person.
6 There is no story or missions in this game... just play to build up points, gathering, survive, die, 1 hour cooldown... (Rinse and repeat)
7 There are no vehicles or source of speedy transportation. You can literally spend a lot of time running across the map to get to another location while avoiding zombies and other players along the way.
8 Every time you revive you start with nothing on you. You can't even fend for yourself with fists.
9 If you managed to get any items you wish to save in storage, you will have to walk/run your way back to the nearest safe zone to log out and unpack them.
10 Personal bag space is limited... there are times you would run out of space and you are stuck deciding what to throw out be it weapons, ammo, food, etc... (Think there was 6-8 bag slots.)
11 With the way the game is set up... it can be very time consuming to play or just to wait for revival. Either way... every time you die you start from scratch more time wasted little to no progression more frustration.
12 Zombies path finding here is somewhat annoying... If you stood on top of a car or platform they sometimes clip through the object and hit you and if they didn't sometimes when you are beating them over their head, they take no damage (or take forever to die)
Over all the game concept was attractive at first... but in the end... it was a crappy experience for both my wife and I. Personally I wouldn't recommend this game. It's incomplete although they say it is a "Foundation Release" it just means their current product could be at bare minimum set up and it's a work in progress... For all I know the game might not even last through the end of the year with the way they are. The bad press didn't help it either. Save your money for something better or what not.… Expand
Mar 30, 20139If your not a hate-wagon follower or a dayz fanboy and you have archived some grade of maturity in your life, feel free to read me If you are a blind hate bandwagon follower, 15 years old or a day z fanboy, go right ahead and rate my review down, walk away and be happy After all, this game isnt as bad as everyone makes it out to be. While i do agree that the game often goes into directions that the playerbase doesnt want this game to go, the game at its core is fun, lots of fun.. The pure insolence that all this so called "Professional and Mature" game magazines have delivered here simply makes me want to rip my hair out It should be 100% clear that this game is far from complete. Since the big hate outbreak that some people started, out of pure self-intrest, the game has improved itself over and over again, engine optimazations have been done, the melee is finally challenging, the world has been improved, houses have been opened, some textures have been enhanced, and so on; And it keeps on going, week after week, day after day it becomes a more and more immersive experience. With my gaming knowledge, starting at the 16 bit era i can honestly tell you that you should give this game a honest try and bring the senseless hate to a halt. Im also telling you that im in deep love with day z and that im eagerly awaiting standalone... After all, i think two great games are better then one, right ?The developers seem to have alot of mercy with the hackers.. It usually goes like this, person "a" hacks, gets reported, the developers take a look at the screenshots that fairfight does of the persons UI, wich detects and shows all signs of ESP, and person "a" finally gets banned! Person "a" cant believe it, spams the forum and writes a support ticket and cries to everyone on how bad this game is, gets unbanned and the process repeats. And so do the simple haters, or fanboys that keep on scaring people off that wanted to buy the game It is sad to see it with a clear mind, it is sad how overpopulated the internet is, with young raging players and immaturity.. It is 15 bucks, it IS a fair price. Im playing this game since it came out, and havent been banned nor kicked nor warned once... Dont listen to those people and give it a try! It really isnt as bad... I am also sorry for those people who really got banned without a reason and i want to make myself clear that i am not talking to them or want to offend them in any way... Thats enouth of my wobble, so, pick it up (or dont)… Expand
Apr 18, 20130Its an unfinished, buggy and unplayable game with all the hackers, and then I am randomly banned out of the blue for no reason.
Went to make a complain and asked them to review it for me at the help website and simply received a reply telling me how I was hacking and that the evidence is too sensitive to be shown.
I then made a fake account with an email address of mine that was not a registered warz account using a character name that was not in game (sbfsbmmzq2) Then made a complaint that I was banned for no reason.
Guess what? I RECEIVED THE SAME REPLY AS I DID ON MY OTHER ACCOUNT.
These people are crooks banning people for no reason coincidentally after the Paypal deadline for returns/claims.
Do not buy this horrible game or support these crooks. The game overall is poor with in-game items becoming rare whilst in-game shop items become more expensive.… Expand
Apr 25, 20133I was very disappointed with this game when I found I had purchased a buggy mess that became the first game I have ever asked for a refund on that was not "Officially broken". The Steam page on which I brought promised many things that simply were not there, multiple large maps (only one small one), finding it was only in Alpha Beta (Not mentioned when I brought it), Private servers (Nowhere to be found), skills (What skills? where are they?) and the list goes on but I would be here to long.
The reason I gave this game a 3 out of 10 though was because out of the 6 hours I painfully had in this game with broken AI and some of the worst textures I have ever seen, I did find it slightly more satisfying when I found a few friendly people in the game and went around with them in search of a gun which I never saw after 6 hours...
But those two people were the only two people outside of hackers and people who just shoot you for the sake of being you, as already mentioned the zombie AI is a joke, they run all around you rarely hitting you, run and get stuck on anything that's not flat or use their mighty zombie powers to kill you from many miles away.
And I thought I'd mention the textures again because it will take some beating to find a game with worse, sometimes you might think your going along a road, nope in fact you've been stumbling up a hill that looks like a road because of this giant pix elated mess that sits before you. And let's not forget the classic fall a few centimeters equals death part of the game, if this is what a real zombie apocalypse would be like, thank goodness it doesn't exist.
To put this game into a nut shell, if you like a good old broken mess this game is right up your street, if you want a zombie survival game just get Day Z, whether that means waiting for it's standalone release or it's Arma II mod it's a much better experience and the source most likely for this game trying to cash into it's success.
Staying away from this game is a wise phrase most people use for this game, I agree with them, at least until this game gets some severe updates and by that time Day Z standalone should be out. I may have given this a 3 out of 10 but that was scraping the barrel.… Expand
Dec 23, 20122This game is a failure at best and a scam at worst. Not remotely finished, horrible dev team (what kind of dev team plays the game using cheats against other players?), shoddy gameplay (Day Z ripoff, but somehow manages to be clunkier), very little content, and F2P style unlocks. Horrible.
Dec 19, 20121I consider myself to give all games a fair chance to prove themselves. WarZ, however, has shown that it doesn't deserve this. With poor graphics, atrocious gameplay, and horrendous community management, WarZ has proven itself to be one of the worst games that have come out in recent years.
Such attempts at grabbing money are insulting, and should not continue. Mr. Titov has effectively destroyed any future attempts at releasing a game that people will buy. With both WarZ and Big Rigs on his resume, I can imagine that this is going to be us last hurrah.… Expand
Dec 20, 20120Ton of fanboy's with their positive reviews ya it can be a good game but it is being so rushed and it still seems like a mod of WarZ. I still jump on once in awhile but the game seems like its only 30% complete of a normal mmo release. Plus with all there false advertisement's I can't stand the Dev team. Avoid till end of next year maybe if they keep going.
Dec 19, 20120I bought this game on Steam and, when i found out AFTER i had bought the product that it was still in a largely unfinished state, that the store page was actually misrepresenting the actual product... The game is still in BETA... it's not finished... After so many searches via Google I can see I'm not the only one very disappointed with this game and the fact that STEAM has decided to sell this product over their delightful (no sarcasm intended) store system. I can't believe the people at STEAM did not vet this game before releasing it onto the public... If I were STEAMPOWERED.COM i would sue Hammerpoint Interactive for damages of reputation.… Expand
Feb 26, 20130You would do a lot better by purchasing just about any other game rather than buying The War Z which is an abysmal and sorry excuse of a game. If you want to play a game that's about surviving a zombie apocalypse, go and play DayZ that's the game The War Z so desperately wishes it was and fails horribly at copying.
Feb 14, 20130If You checked Score on Metacritic and still don't believe, that this game SUCK BALLS Believe! I didn't, and now I regret. This game could be a milestone, but NO! Whole game is a LIE! Just imagine that: Zombie apocalypse... You stand in a middle of forest with flashlight and some food/water. You head for military base to find some weapons. You wander around for half an hour trying to avoid zombies You don't want to fight them because its half a minute smashing it's head! Finally a bat. So I can kill zombies easier right? WRONG! It's still flashlight but without light! Ok lets look for something else. Body armor! Nice huh? NO! You got shot by armored to the teeth camping new players! Thats what this game is about Find equipment and hunt new players! Need a prove? Try to shoot a zombie i DARE YOU. In less than 5 sec You will be surrounded by instant spawned 20 zombies and get killed loosing all eq. Killing zombies? What for? ALL You got is 5xp per zombie and nothing to spent those xp for. If You REALY want this game so badly at least get some friends to play with You. And trust NO ONE! Kill everyone on sight. "Don't worry im friendly, please help me... I'm just aiming for your head for fun... BANG haha looser!"
Stacking zombies, clipping items problems, broken sounds, ugly graphic, missing textures, tons of hackers And thats not even half of it! DONT-BUY-THIS-GAME it's BROKEN… Expand
Dec 19, 20120The game runs horribly, it's not even optimized. IThere is little to no content unless you like spawning in and dying immediately to hacking. But that's ok, because you can spend real life currency to just respawn, or instead wait 4 hours to play that character again. The other half of the content is just walking around a map that won't even let you step off of a 1 foot high elevation in the ground without taking half your health away.
The game is just pure awful. The developers lie consistently about what content is in the game, they blame it on the customers, saying they are basically too stupid and should just generalize their facts for the best results. It's also close to impossible to get a refund on this game.
Do yourself a favor - Just type in WarZ controversy in Google and you'll get all the facts you need to steer clear of this awful, deceitful, scam of a game.… Expand
Dec 19, 20122After 2 hours I asked for refund, and fortunately got my money back. This "game" is in pre-alpha stage, animations are terrible, dev's are using hacks on public http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eOrNAKJbHpc#t=453s and calling players "faggots" http://www.gamespot.com/news/the-war-z-producer-calls-campers-fgots-6398729
Game description on steam is lying, they are turning this game into pay 2 win.… Expand
Dec 19, 20121Long story short, this game is a giant scam. They made it so you have to constantly buy microtransactions. The game has been removed from Steam because of this. DO NOT BUY IT! Do not support these greedy conmen. Its so bad that the devs have come on this site giving it scores of 10. They are pathetic.
Dec 19, 20121This is a fairly unbiased review (if that's even possible...).
The game succeeds in:
Scope - You really feel like your in a huge world. Atmosphere - Sound design gives you some fairly eerie sound effects, especially at night.
Player Interaction - To a small extent, Id say. You don't know anyone's name (does not show up) and they could be anyone. Tense, but forcefully so. Leads to some funny encounters, but accidentally.
UI - Its.... OK. A bit better than serviceable.
Bugginess - A bit of a stupid positive, but it really is a little fun to jump in a bin and be totally immune. Not a reason to buy the game, obviously...
The game fails in:
Density - There is nothing in this game. Nothing to do. You either find guns or people kill you first.
Graphics - HORRIBLE. Low-resolution textures coupled with horrible meshes and the WORST particles/post processing I have ever seen. The screenshots are fake and do not represent the game. I cannot stress enough that you should not buy this game because of the graphic fidelity in does NOT HAVE. Feels retro its so bad.
Gun play - Fairly shoddy - nothing good going on here. Low budget gun play - no noticeable effect on enemy, no real feedback from guns.
Movement and Controls - Again, shoddy. Clunky and it feels like your riding a horse.
Survival - Its there, but it doesn't really matter. No real consequence.
Lack of Features - The majority of promised features are not in the game. Especially cars/strongholds/player caps/different worlds/just about everything. Also, most game assets are copied from War Inc., their previous game.
Sound - Jumpy and everything seems to be a different volume. Fair ****
Anti Cheat - Doesn't "really" work. Lots of cheaters.
Bandits - Wow. Its a dog eat dog world. While you may enjoy wanting to kill survivors, it gets overbearing and indiscriminate, considering guns kill you in about 2 shots.
Restrictions - Very boxed in. Cant swim, even though lakes are everywhere - prepare to go around.
Alpha Bugs - they say its releasable, but it really is still in alpha. Horrible crashes, disconnects and bugs all round.
I'm really struggling to find positives about the game, but I tried. With a bit of weighing up. I would give the game 2/10, but the developer management of the community forces it down to a 1 - they truly are just horrible. Id recommend you sit this one out and look elsewhere. I hate to be that guy, but DayZ is really shaping up - Id check it out if you have not already.… Expand
Feb 22, 20130This game is horrible. Seriously don't buy it. It takes a lot of time and a lot of luck just to get a gun, but most of the time another players kills you before you even find one. I bought an item from the market and I didn't even get it. This game is crap and the company should give everyone that bought it refunds.
Feb 22, 201317The War Z has about as much value as its crappy in-game melee weaponry and that’s not much at all. At least it doesn’t cost anything to play after you buy it, and the cash shop items are fair enough, so you won’t see people running around with machine guns just because they spent money. If you’re going to give your money to a zombie-survival game, grab ArmA II and a copy of the DayZ mod, or wait for the full retail version of DayZ to arrive on digital store shelves and check that out. Do not buy into The War Z.