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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 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. May 8, 2019
    91
    I’d absolutely suggest giving World War Z a shot, even more so if you were a fan of Left 4 Dead. It really scratches that itch, namely a fun, zombie focused co-op shooter with a solid progression system that’ll keep you hooked for a while. So despite its association with a so-so horror film, World War Z manages to rise above its source material into something that I found to be a lot of fun.
  2. Apr 28, 2019
    80
    World War Z is a pretty fun but extremely short co-op zombie shooter that is eerily similar to Left4Dead but helps counter the withdrawal any fans of that franchise may have. A few more bug fixes and much more in-game content would give this game the much-needed resuscitation it deserves.
  3. Apr 22, 2019
    72
    World War Z successfully recreates the most spectacular scenes of the movie. The co-op experience works well but it's a bit short and doesn't add anything fresh to the genre.
  4. Apr 22, 2019
    66
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    65
    World War Z has a Left 4 Dead-based-DNA that exposes too much its lack of originality. The game, in its essence, is fun and enjoyable, but most of the merit it isn't all of its doing.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 28, 2019
    60
    Reasonably priced but with only glimmers of personality. A fairly standard selection of multiplayer modes are livened up by the horde and generally a lot more fun than a lacking story campaign. [IssueE163, p.60]
  7. Apr 16, 2019
    40
    World War Z has some moments that are an utter blast – the special zombie types and impending doom of a zombie tower bring pure excitement. However, these moments are few and far between, leaving a shell of game with very little content, a lack of creativity, a near non-existent story, and a disappointingly shallow progression system.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 96
  2. Negative: 19 out of 96
  1. May 15, 2019
    10
    This game really makes you feel like World War Z as It really rises above the source material.

    10/10 GAME OF THE YEAR.
  2. Apr 17, 2019
    10
    You wanted Left4Dead 3? You've come to the right place mate.

    Pros: The hordes of zombies aren't mashed potatoes. They just look like
    You wanted Left4Dead 3? You've come to the right place mate.

    Pros: The hordes of zombies aren't mashed potatoes. They just look like one. They are actual individual zombies you shoot (peel) off, one by one. Whoever that did the design on the mechanics of this, gets the FUQIN AWESOME DUDE/DUDETTE AWARD!

    Cons: Game crashed once. Yeah, it's new release. Sometimes I get mad, sometimes I don't because the game's amazing. I mean, AMAZING.
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  3. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    Very good game. Basically Left4Dead3. The hordes of zombies are really impressive.
  4. Apr 21, 2019
    8
    The game is good. It’s not left4dead exactly if that’s what you are looking for, so be wary of that.
    What it’s not good is that they released
    The game is good. It’s not left4dead exactly if that’s what you are looking for, so be wary of that.
    What it’s not good is that they released it unfinished. There are obvious signs of that ( the absence of private lobbies is the clearest example, in a game like this that’s a must). I hope they have a good plan to compensate players for that because this game is heavily dependent on player population on servers. But i digress, in summary.
    Pros:
    • good, fun gameplay. Satisfying gun mechanics.
    • varied missions. Really fun with hordes
    • Good progression mechanics. Elongates the game
    • class system works surprisingly good in such a game
    • cheaper price can make us forgive a bit some of the cons

    Cons:
    • unfinished game, many bugs and crashes. Hope they fix it fast
    • Short, needs more content like missions and more special zombies or different kind of hordes maybe? There are a lot of lost opportunities with bosses and situations they can put you in.
    • Feels overall like it needs more polishing, like a beta of sorts.

    TL;DR: good game, not exactly left4dead but better in some aspects (progression, more suited for modern game standards). It’s a 40$ game so don’t expect perfection. Definitely needs more content and it was launched incomplete but they know it and are working on it. If you’re gonna play it with friends it’s a no brainer
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  5. Apr 16, 2019
    7
    First off, I played about 4 hours of the game. Anyone who scored this lower then a 5 is salty because they thought this game was going to beFirst off, I played about 4 hours of the game. Anyone who scored this lower then a 5 is salty because they thought this game was going to be either "the best zombie game ever" or "its the next Left 4 Dead" If you watch any of the gameplay you would see that those thoughts are not right.

    If you thinking this is going to play like Left 4 Dead or Killing Floor 2 you are mistaken. The game plays like World War Z Movie or book. If you think the will be only 4 zombies behide the door you will pay for it with your life. The game is a without a doubt unforgiving. Almost everything is randomly spawn in, include items to help you with on "hold the stage" levels. Yes they are bugs and people need time to catch up to this learning curve.

    Pros:
    -A solid third person zombie shooting game with some good solid game-play be hide it
    - Multiplayer with some game modes that haven't been explored yet in the zombie genre shooters
    - All around fun game with a large weapon classes and the leveling system of both classes and weapons

    Cons
    - Lack of content. because it has little to should be around 25 dollar instead of the 35 dollars (PC)
    - The type of special zombies are also lacking, you will find your self facing 3 "bulls" tanks instead of 10 types of zombies that keep you on your toes

    All and all the game is pretty good. If you don't want to spend 35 dollars on the game then I would wait until it goes on sale because you probably be disappointed.
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  6. Apr 23, 2019
    6
    I was hooked by the trailers and how they looked a lot like the movie. I know better to not take a trailer at face value, but this stillI was hooked by the trailers and how they looked a lot like the movie. I know better to not take a trailer at face value, but this still looked pretty fun.

    And, while I was able to play it, it wasn't awful. it's still in its infancy and the crashing is something a lot of my friends also complain about (I got kicked to PS4 menu four times in under an hour). The game play is a bit unimaginative because it is, as many people have said, very Left4Dead-ish. The special enemies are almost direct copies of L4D special enemies.

    The XP system where you earn levels, perks, and customization is nice, it encourages replay, cooperation. If I play this for six months, I'll be shocked.
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  7. Apr 24, 2019
    0
    Это просто бездумная стрельба, зажал кнопку и смотри как зомби падают. Можно сказать, что это Left 4 Dead на минималках, прям совсем наЭто просто бездумная стрельба, зажал кнопку и смотри как зомби падают. Можно сказать, что это Left 4 Dead на минималках, прям совсем на минималках Expand

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