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  • Summary: Vermintide is an epic co-operative action combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 3, 2015
    90
    Amazingly true to the source material, with combat and action aplenty, and lots of rewards (loot!) for repeat play. Verminitide is the rat's whiskers. [Dec 2015, p.53]
  2. Oct 27, 2015
    85
    A great interpretation of the Left 4 Dead school, full of love and attention to detail for the Warhammer Fantasy license. Fun, well executed with a lot to offer, a great multiplayer experience.
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    85
    Vermintide is great when it comes to depth and replay value. The classes bring a good mix and a strong combination with the very well developed melee system. There are few small bugs, but this still is a very solid co-op experience.
  4. Oct 29, 2015
    80
    Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide is a frantic, engaging, Left-4-Dead-influenced cooperative action game. It's got a solid gameplay, five unique characters and thirteen missions to keep you entertained for a long time.
  5. Nov 14, 2015
    80
    Despite some disheartening bugs, Vermintide is much more than a mere Left 4 Dead clone: relentless action, endless waves of enemies and true co-op action makes it worthy of your time.
  6. Nov 8, 2015
    80
    For any fan of the warhammer franchise it’s a must have, but even someone who knows nothing about it would still have an unbelievable experience. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide scores [80] as some people might be slightly put off by its online only gameplay.
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    60
    A technically flawed copy of Left 4 Dead that does not even have a proper Warhammer atmosphere. [13/2015, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 74
  2. Negative: 12 out of 74
  1. Jul 16, 2016
    10
    After spending 90 hs on this game, bought it on sale on steam for 15 $, normal price is 35$, you can not get a game with this much content forAfter spending 90 hs on this game, bought it on sale on steam for 15 $, normal price is 35$, you can not get a game with this much content for that price, 9.5/10 Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    I have not played the L4D games. But I have played Warhammer games for the last 25 years. The tabletop, RPG and computer versions. The levelI have not played the L4D games. But I have played Warhammer games for the last 25 years. The tabletop, RPG and computer versions. The level of absolute love and lavish detail evident in Vermintide is alone enough for me to profess my eternal respect for anyone involved in the production of this game. If you have played WFRP 3rd edition you will geek the #$%@ out over this game.

    Fatshark have benefited greatly from GW opening up their IP. And in my humble opinion, the IP has benefited as a result of these guys' magic - even more impressive when you consider the relatively small size of their team.

    I don't think I have ever played a game that I thought was designed just for me. Until I played this game, I didn't think there was one. What a SICK amount of fun.
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  3. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    I simply love it. It gives me the shivers. It's not just a clone, AWSOME! The leverls are good, except that shipyard level , that was way tooI simply love it. It gives me the shivers. It's not just a clone, AWSOME! The leverls are good, except that shipyard level , that was way too fast to complete, but every other level was fun and challenging so far! Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2015
    8
    With a L4D game play scheme (about time we started seeing more of this genre) but much more layers to it, Warhammer: End Times-VermintideWith a L4D game play scheme (about time we started seeing more of this genre) but much more layers to it, Warhammer: End Times-Vermintide throws you into the Warhammer fantasy setting head first. With heavy melee fighting, 5 UNIQUE classes, varied maps with different goals and an actual end game boss level, this has finally replaced Left 4 Dead as my favourite co op game.

    Highlights
    -Beautifully dark setting
    -Entertaining voice acting
    -Craft and loot system which encourage replay
    -Different goals on different maps
    -Rewards for exploring and risk taking (will you choose to carry health or a tome to give you bonus dice for the loot role?)
    -Solid hero respawn to get you back in the game relatively soon.
    -Skill is vastly more important then just getting better upgrades.
    -Improved on (from L4D) special enemies.

    Some negatives
    -May need to adjust settings to lower to compensate for high end graphics, lose out on some aesthetics.
    -Can be punishing at beginning until you learn and get comfortable with fighting styles and weapon differences.
    -Stupid, stupid hero bots tend to glitch out or ignore you as you lie bleeding. Also tend to fall off ledges.

    Bottom Line: If you like L4D, fantasy settings, team work co-op, and a game that rewards skill. You should buy this.
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  5. Oct 25, 2015
    7
    Good L4D copy in a fantasy setting with a focus on melee over ranged combat. Co-op mode only, no versus mode as yet. Distinct characterGood L4D copy in a fantasy setting with a focus on melee over ranged combat. Co-op mode only, no versus mode as yet. Distinct character classes with different play styles and favored weapons. Varied quality of level design. Special skaven are almost all copies of L4D special zombies. Randomized loot system encourages playing the multiple classes but means finding gear for your favored class is a total grind.

    One complaint I have about the loot system is the dice roll mechanic at the end of each level. In most levels, you find tomes which occupy an inventory slot. The more players that carry these tomes through to the end of the level, the more special dice are awarded to increase the chance for rarer variety loot. There are also grimoires which guarantee a successful dice roll. When your team has one grimoire in possession, it takes everyone's health down by 1/4. With two grimoires, it takes everyone's health down by 1/2. Playing the maps to find all tomes and grimoires and strategizing to make it through the level with all of them is essential to maximizing the grind for random gear. This means, that already, players are sacrificing survivability and exploiting shoddy AI and level design glitches to compensate in order to get better RNG at the end of the level. The grimoire and tome mechanic encourages exploits and as a result, in my opinion, lessens the overall fun factor of the game. It makes exploits the only viable strategy on harder to difficulties in order to beat the level and get the RNG loot. If your team wipes a level, you get less XP and no loot drops.

    Melee hit boxes feel good, but ranged ones are all over the place. Although poor latency and projectile travel time could be giving the illusion of shoddy hit box design. It's difficult to tell.

    Performance on certain hardware setups is rough. CPU usage is extremely high and GPU usage is correspondingly low. CPU and mobo temps may also be very high for some people depending on cooling solutions and case air flow. One work around is to cap frames and enable vsync, but some people might not find this a satisfactory solution.

    There's a good game at a reasonable price beneath the glitches and poor optimization. If you're ok with constant exploit runs to get good loot at higher difficulties (the only way to get good loot) you'll have more fun than others.
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  6. Oct 29, 2015
    5
    Almost a great game. This is a solid four person first person coop game with a strong focus on melee combat. However, the limited amount ofAlmost a great game. This is a solid four person first person coop game with a strong focus on melee combat. However, the limited amount of content, heavy reliance on randomness to drive (slow)progression, and unforgiving game play may be off putting to some. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2015
    0
    As a guy who loves this genre (with over 2000 hours spent on L4D1/2) I headed into Vermintide expecting a great and fun adventure with a tonAs a guy who loves this genre (with over 2000 hours spent on L4D1/2) I headed into Vermintide expecting a great and fun adventure with a ton of replay value. However, after the first hour of playing it, I was immensely bored. After 2 hours and 45 minutes, I realized that it would not be getting better and refunded my purchase. Expand

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