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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: 49 out of 88
  2. Negative: 28 out of 88
  1. Apr 20, 2019
    10
    so long ago there were no co-op zombie games. l4d is old lady. miss you zombies, u miss me too I see
  2. Apr 17, 2019
    10
    Fun game. I think it will drag on for many evenings. Thanks to the developers!
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    The game looks and feels great! Hordes of zombies are amaizing. Playing coop with friends is really fun!
  4. Apr 22, 2019
    8
    I've put 2000 hours into Left 4 Dead 2, mostly playing semi-competitively with and against the best players of the scene. I'm aware of theI've put 2000 hours into Left 4 Dead 2, mostly playing semi-competitively with and against the best players of the scene. I'm aware of the comparisons between L4D and World War Z, and I definitely saw the similarities as I watched the WWZ gameplay and noticed the hunter-like and charger-like special zombies.
    Then I got the game but could not play it because of the black bars on my ultrawide monitor. As I waited for a few days for the devs to fix it, I decided to look into the disassembled code of the game, and I made a mod to enable ultrawide support.
    So I got into it. The game was more like The Division than Left 4 Dead - in its the third-person perspective, the detailed, vast and gorgeous levels, and the object interactions. But it does not need to be compared to anything. It's a unique game primarily because of the horde mechanic, where - as you probably know already - hundreds of moving zombies constantly appear on your screen, climb over each other, forming live ladders, or just jumping from above you.
    The amount of things you have to kill makes it super fun, and the killing itself feels enjoyable - in part because of the impact your shots have on the zombies and in part because of the variety of weapons that you get. There's many characters to play as, each having a very detailed look and a backstory to discover. The game never lets you rest, and even the skippable preparations involve placing turrets, refilling ammo and more. The PVP mode isn't bad either, as the zombie hordes invade your classic 4v4 team deathmatch or capture point matches and spice up the experience.
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  5. Apr 24, 2019
    6
    The unique zombie stacking mechanic is great. However, instead of pushing the genre forward with a fresh take on cooperation, the game copiesThe unique zombie stacking mechanic is great. However, instead of pushing the genre forward with a fresh take on cooperation, the game copies Left 4 Dead almost exactly. Even the special zombie types were replicated, except that they come off as cheap imitations. The character progression looks to be a copy of Killing Floor 2's progression system, except with less depth. Overall, I'm disappointed that this game imitates other zombie games instead of blazing its own trail. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2019
    2
    As has been said, very reminiscent of L4D, slight variances added here and there but overall not worth creating an epic storefront account for.
  7. May 2, 2019
    0
    Отвратительно безобразная поделка, ничего кроме отвращения подобные игры не вызывают, отвратительный клон игры Left 4 Dead 10 летней давности,Отвратительно безобразная поделка, ничего кроме отвращения подобные игры не вызывают, отвратительный клон игры Left 4 Dead 10 летней давности, причем не самый удачный клон. Здесь безобразно все, начиная от графики, заканчивая геймплеем, боевкой и устаревшими механиками. Такой унылый мусор стыдно выпускать в 2019 году Expand

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