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  • Summary: In KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, theIn KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 29, 2016
    85
    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
    81
    Repetitive but fun, a hellish challenge or a relaxing, spectacular gore bath depending on how you approach it.
  3. Dec 5, 2016
    80
    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.
  4. Feb 7, 2017
    75
    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.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 19, 2016
    71
    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]
  6. Dec 21, 2016
    70
    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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Feb 23, 2016
    10
    I love this game, very special and great.
    The classes are unique and i like specialy the firebug is the beta but people would love the final
    I love this game, very special and great.
    The classes are unique and i like specialy the firebug is the beta but people would love the final version I guess... It needs more atention by the developers but i like see games involved. Great for gaming with friends
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  2. Jun 18, 2019
    10
    TLDR: You kill clones with classes that use certain weapon types and improve those classes to get better performance. Playing with friendsTLDR: You kill clones with classes that use certain weapon types and improve those classes to get better performance. Playing with friends makes things harder but also you have friends with you to (hopefully) help. Rinse repeat.

    The name of the game says it all, Killing floor.

    What is killing floor? Well, it's an FPS where you must survive waves of clones called zeds. You do this by shooting, slicing, burning and exploding them to tiny pieces. That alone is fun but they make things interesting with a class system they call perks.

    Each perk is specialized in some form of combat. For example, you can be a Firebug which specializes in weapons that set enemies on fire or Support for some shotgun action. How about a Berzerker who loves slicing and smashing through zeds? (My personal favorite) By using these perks they get bonuses with their weapon type and as you use them they level up to a max of 25.

    Every level your perk gets a percentage based boost to certain things depending on what perk you're using. Such as damage with perk weapons, maximum magazine size or increased movement speed. But that's not all you get, Evey 5 levels you also get the choice between two skills for your class which can massively change your play style. For example, the Medic can choose to make their heals also buff their friends or to make their weapons do more damage.

    BuT wAiT tHeReS mOrE. When you're enjoying making zeds disappear sometimes when something cool happens such as a headshot or explosion you might enter slow motion known as Zed time. This lets you line up the next few shots, Heal really quick or just get a quick look around to see what's going on. Also, every class at max level gets to choose a skill that only works in zed time and these skills are usually really powerful. For example, Berzerkers can move in almost real time letting them slice away at slow-moving zeds or they can cause nearby Zeds to flee in fear while automatically healing themselves. Another fun one is Gunslinger who can either shoot in near real-time allowing you to unload into a zed face or have a bottomless clip so you always have ammo to shoot in zed time. MY POINT IS, There's plenty of perks to try and different way to play each perk.

    Then there's the gameplay which admittedly can get very repetitive. You start off with a starting weapon for your class and start off killing easy small zeds. As you kill you'll earn dosh, Not money DOSH (Basically money). This lets you get higher priced weapons which will (usually) be better than whatever the cheaper option is. You're going to need those big weapons cause as the waves progress you'll fight harder enemies from the basic clot to the devastating fleshpound. After 5, 7 or 10 waves depending on how long you set the game you will fight a random boss beat them and you win!

    At first, the game is fairly easy but the game can become crushingly hard if you want it to be. Playing on Normal you'll have to deal with the lowest of stats for the Zeds. Lower movement speed, Health, and damage so you can get used to the game. However, as you go up to Hard, Suicidal and Hell on earth difficulties Zeds get faster, stronger and hit harder but that's not all. They may also gain new abilities and movement patterns. For example, The Husk is a ranged zed that on Normal sticks back and occasionally shoots a fireball at you or your friends (And sometimes other zeds which they don't exactly let slide). However, on higher difficulties, they can use the cannon as a flamethrower to roast you up really quickly or even kill themselves by overloading their weapon to try to take you down with them.

    But of course what is suffering without friends? You can have up to 6 people (Even more in a modded server) join you. Doing this changes a few things but the main thing it changes is zeds get more stats to make up for all of your friends. At 6 friends enemies that could be killed easier alone are now a 6 man chore to take on that'll absolutely destroy someone alone ESPECIALLY the bosses. However, if you and your squad can work together it can be a hectic, fast-paced but fun fight for survival.

    Overall it'll keep you entertained for at least an hour or two for each of the 10 perks and is worth at least trying.

    OH also at the time of writing it's on sale for 66% off so now may be your time to buy since it's out of beta and very much full of content.

    (And for god's sake buy a medic pistol in multiplayer on anything higher than normal it'll save lives)
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  3. May 23, 2019
    9
    Un juego repetitivo y con poco contenido pero su gameplay es increíble,entretenido y único,sistema de clases increíble y si lo juegas conUn juego repetitivo y con poco contenido pero su gameplay es increíble,entretenido y único,sistema de clases increíble y si lo juegas con amigos,es un juego que hará que te relaciones hasta con el que te cae más mal Expand
  4. May 13, 2020
    8
    A good option if you want to play something other than Left 4 Dead 2 or No More Room in Hell.
  5. May 21, 2016
    8
    Enjoy able game. I think what makes this game so much fun is the community created maps. You don't see many games today that give out a mapEnjoy able game. I think what makes this game so much fun is the community created maps. You don't see many games today that give out a map editor. I really wish that was common with the shooter genre again. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2019
    7
    The original Killing Floor is one of my favorite online fps games. The game had character. It was dark, it was sinister and -at times- brutal.The original Killing Floor is one of my favorite online fps games. The game had character. It was dark, it was sinister and -at times- brutal. It required you to choose a perk and play it well. The maps were unique and fun. The sequel, however, despite having much better graphics, did not click with me the same way the original game did. From the way Killing Floor 2 is designed, it is apparent that the game wants to appeal to more casual gamers and reach a wider audience. Yes, the graphics are good (the first game did not have good graphics but it had good visual style). But the sinister atmosphere is lost. The game is less claustrophobic, less scary. The metal soundtrack is still good. And the gameplay is easier in comparison to the first game. In the original, even if you played in the normal difficulty, all players had to play their perk well to survive. You had to have a strategy. In Killing Floor 2, zeds are coming from pretty much everywhere, leaving little room for strategic team play. Now you can use any weapon from any perk, and consequently perks lose their significance. The majority of maps -with some exceptions- do not feel the same. Gunplay, on the other hand, is still very good.

    Do keep in mind though that the above criticisms come from someone who liked the first game with a passion. I was very excited about Killing Floor 2 and it did not live up to my expectations. That said, if you are a newcomer to Killing Floor, I still think you will have great fun. However, if you are coming from the original who loved Killing Floor 1 for the same reasons that I did, you may find yourself disappointed. Killing Floor 2 reminds me of how I felt about Diablo 2, as a fan of the original Diablo. Diablo 2 was more popular, offered smooth gameplay, had better graphics. But it did not come anywhere close to Diablo 1.

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  7. Nov 21, 2018
    1
    Bought at a discount and still feeling that I was scammed. Overall impression that it is a free-to-play game which however cost money for someBought at a discount and still feeling that I was scammed. Overall impression that it is a free-to-play game which however cost money for some reason. Bad performance, bad localisation, bad servers, bad maps, bad weapons/skills/difficulty balance, extreamely slow exp gain and progress (like worst f2p-style). All this leads to unfun boring gameplay (though I played KF1 and liked it in the past). And the most that pisses me off - unforgivably long launch time, probably longest in all game history of this world!
    So what Tripwire have done in these two years? Well mostly nothing except 50 Gb of skins and loot boxes.
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