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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: 62 out of 150
  2. Negative: 58 out of 150
  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 17, 2019
    10
    Ignore the idiotic review bombers who dont even own the game.

    Game deserves more than some hateful reviews from a bunch of children or
    Ignore the idiotic review bombers who dont even own the game.

    Game deserves more than some hateful reviews from a bunch of children or mentally challenged manchildren
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  3. Apr 17, 2019
    9
    The game leaves only positive emotions. The picture is visually pleasant, the game has no lags and freezes, game characters move naturally,The game leaves only positive emotions. The picture is visually pleasant, the game has no lags and freezes, game characters move naturally, easily and pleasantly.

    Of the minuses is a small amount of Pve missions, but there are difficulties so that you can play for weeks.

    I hope the developers will actively support the game by releasing external skins for real money and free add-ons.
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  4. Feb 8, 2021
    6
    The game isn't bad. The developers deserve credit for the engine and crowd AI of the zombie hordes. This is done perfectly. The companion AI,The game isn't bad. The developers deserve credit for the engine and crowd AI of the zombie hordes. This is done perfectly. The companion AI, however, isn't good. Sometimes, the NPC companions even block your sight and you accidentally shoot your companion. The graphics are decent. Weapons as well. The class system is a little bit odd. Among all the available classes, I can't find a single one to identify with. The class skills seem kind of arbitrary often and I have difficulties finding the right play styles for the skill trees that I select. Something doesn't add up there. It becomes even more of a concern considering how difficult the game is to beat when you don't get perfect multiplayer companions. In solo, you will loose. In multiplayer on easy mode, you will still need decent player companions to survive a round - not speaking of horde mode which doesn't have an easy mode. All in all, it's simply too difficult for the given skill tree options that don't grant you many benefits. I would have hoped for more options to max out your class and their special skills. Another point I dislike is the lack of ultra wide support. Lastly, the stories are fine given the genre and WWZ lore (having read the book). It's difficult to follow though when you're supposed to listen to your characters and companions while hordes of zombies run at you. But there isn't much of a story to discover overall, which limits replayability to minor extensions in the skill tree and predicting the crowd AI (which is difficult). Shooting, shooting, and shooting just don't provide what I need to replay the missions. In conclusion, I had hoped for more but I also want to give credit for the engine work and crowd AI, which seems novel for a zombie shooter. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    4
    I normally don't write reviews but after playing this game for a couple hours I felt it was necessary. Game play/story was adequate. NothingI normally don't write reviews but after playing this game for a couple hours I felt it was necessary. Game play/story was adequate. Nothing fantastically amazing but it was enjoyable. The game breaker is the lack of private games with friends. If you don't have a full group of 4 people you HAVE to have a random person join. So when you're a level 1 and get a level 59 joining your party you're constantly left in the dust. Always the last to the checkpoints and the last to where any weapons might have been. At least cut scenes between the co-op episodes couldn't be skipped unless all players agreed but having to have these random people instead of AI or scaling to smaller sized parties really brought the game down. Until they implement private lobbies I am disappointed that I spent money on this game. Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2021
    2
    E-sport garbage focused for multiplayer has nothing to do with the World War Z book of Max Brooks it's extremely repetitive there is almost noE-sport garbage focused for multiplayer has nothing to do with the World War Z book of Max Brooks it's extremely repetitive there is almost no story or any character development and you just do the same boring combat and defense in few stages around the world and as for the AI it's extremely stupid. Another cash-grab made for kids and the brainless masses of the web. I am very disappointed uninstalled immediately from my PC and asked for a refund. This game is an embarrassment for the book and even the movie should not exist Expand
  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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