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  • Summary: World War Z is a thrilling four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey. Focused on fast-paced gameplay -- and based on the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name -- World War Z explores newWorld War Z is a thrilling four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey. Focused on fast-paced gameplay -- and based on the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name -- World War Z explores new storylines and characters from around the world in tense, overwhelming, gruesomely exciting missions crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC.

    The swarm feels neither fear nor mercy. It rolls forward to spread and consume. Together, make your stand and unload an arsenal of deadly weaponry into these hundreds of swarming zombies. Feel the satisfying rush of life as you cheat death and prevail against such overwhelming odds. Cut the undead down with rocket launchers, machine guns, sentries, turrets, grenade launchers, barbed wire, and more.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Apr 24, 2019
    90
    Throw down the money and come enjoy the world that was brought to us in the movie. You won’t see Brad Pitt in the game, but you will have one heck of a time either way.
  2. Apr 22, 2019
    80
    A capable coop shooter with a lot of potential and amazing swarm mechanics.
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    75
    Is World War Z as good as Left 4 Dead? No. Is it fun despite that? Yes. There's few pleasures in gaming that can compare to swinging a thrumming chainsaw blade through a horde of ravenous undead, and World War Z delivers. And really, it's not like Valve makes games anymore.
  4. Apr 24, 2019
    70
    World War Z is a decent Koop-Survival-Shooter, which compensates for its lack of innovation with a lack of major flaws.
  5. May 8, 2019
    70
    Overall, World War Z provides a decent co-op zombie experience, despite some drawbacks. The weapons lack oomph, even when powered up, but they are still decent. The class system doesn't make anyone feel too different, but much like the weapons, there aren't any terrible classes. The locale changes are nice (even if the level beats remain similar), and the inclusion of standard adversarial multiplayer modes is also welcome. It's in real need of polish as far as matchmaking basics go, but it will satisfy those who have been waiting a long time for another co-op, zombie-killing experience.
  6. Apr 19, 2019
    63
    While we wait for Left 4 Dead to come back from the dead, World War Z is not a bad option, but it isn’t as good as that series. If you like killing zombies with friends you’ll have a great time, although the game has a fair amount of shortcomings.
  7. May 13, 2019
    58
    If World War Z proves one thing, then how exceptionally good Left 4 Dead was more than 10 years ago. It tries to emulate the formula but in the end fails to replicate the good times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 160
  2. Negative: 58 out of 160
  1. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    The game looks and feels great! Hordes of zombies are amaizing. Playing coop with friends is really fun!
  2. Apr 21, 2019
    10
    Truly an amazing game! The dialogue is hilarious it can be random and on different difficulties provide different speech, memorable charactersTruly an amazing game! The dialogue is hilarious it can be random and on different difficulties provide different speech, memorable characters who have interesting story lines. TONS of replay-ability!!! This isn't a new L4D and this has its own unique spin on the zombie world. People who rate this 0 are giving the game 0 chance. Remember when L4D came out, it was rather bare, not a lot of campaigns. Give the developers a chance to finish porting the game over to the Switch and I am sure we will see lots of content being made for the game. No micro transactions which is AWESOME. This game is very polished for release. Buy it, if you don't like it, refund ir. Just don't let the L4D fanboys throw you off with scores of 0 because they don't like that it's not a LEFT 4 DEAD 3. There is absolutely NO WAY this game deserves a 0. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2020
    9
    If you like PvE L4D, then this game is really is for you. A very solid PvE coop zombie shooter with a lot of customizations and leveling.If you like PvE L4D, then this game is really is for you. A very solid PvE coop zombie shooter with a lot of customizations and leveling. There are plenty of players as it is crossplay between consoles and PC. I don't recommend PvP as it is pretty imbalance but still offer a good laugh as you see campers getting eaten alive by the horde.

    What makes WWZ great is its developer. They continue to new maps, mode, crossplay across PS4, Xbox, and PC, new zombie type, mutations, and so on after the initial launch. Also, a lot of technical issues have been resolved.
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  4. Jan 10, 2020
    7
    It looks nice and would be quite good if not for the fact that the companion AI is abysmal (I like to play solo with bots). This is enhancedIt looks nice and would be quite good if not for the fact that the companion AI is abysmal (I like to play solo with bots). This is enhanced by the fact that many missions have you defend places but the AI is terrible at protecting stuff so you end up losing missions instantly because you failed to defend some point that you have to defend yourself while the AI don't care (these instant mission fails is also a serious design flaw in terms of being really annoying in itself to just lose in that way) Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2020
    5
    Si me dijeran que tengo que ejemplificar algo mediocre en un juego claramente World War Z vendría de pocas pulgas, ya que lo hace a laSi me dijeran que tengo que ejemplificar algo mediocre en un juego claramente World War Z vendría de pocas pulgas, ya que lo hace a la perfección. Es una inspiración CLARA de Left 4 Dead, con elementos de juegos como el The Division, pero que nunca llega a llenar. Todo se siente de demasiada baja producción pero mal ejecutada. Los personajes no tienen alma alguna, las animaciones y controles dejan mucho que desear, la dificultad es de risa y los enemigos son calcos del Left 4 Dead, ni siquiera hay un intento de separarse de esa franquicia. Luego, es todo lo mismo: Seguir, matar zombies, seguir, etc. En ningún momento el juego explota y al final termina aburriéndote rápido y dejándote con más ganas de ir a jugar al Left 4 Dead 2 que de volver a jugar algo a este juego.
    Ahora entiendo por qué lo estuvieron dando gratis. Bien mediocre y olvidable.
    5/10.
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  6. Apr 27, 2019
    2
    This is straight rip-off from left 4 dead. Same zombies same stupid AI same almost same special zombies. The onliest thing is that it hasThis is straight rip-off from left 4 dead. Same zombies same stupid AI same almost same special zombies. The onliest thing is that it has improved graphics. If you like these kind of games i suggest play the original game, left 4 dead 2.

    The guns are nice but too op. Like left 4 dead you can almost not die by the default zombied. Really not worth the price tag.
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  7. Apr 30, 2020
    0
    not good at all, barely a minute in i already experienced 5 audio cuts. Usually happens when theres too much sounds playing, so thats poornot good at all, barely a minute in i already experienced 5 audio cuts. Usually happens when theres too much sounds playing, so thats poor optimization. This game proves that somehow, a game with tons of money put into it can still be garbage. Left 4 dead is worth more of your time than this garbage. Animations are stiff and look wack, speech is lacking in variety and mainly consists of "rest in peace" and thats it. NPC speech is very unnatural and weapons make no sense, why would there be a 2 meter long chainsaw? The game looks pretty unfinished. The problem is the fact that it just is LAZY, if you look at animations, stiff, gunplay, nothing unique, optimization? garbage. Expand

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