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  • Summary: In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe after it has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by the corporation Horzine.

    The Zed outbreak caused by Horzine Biotechs failed experiments has quickly spread with unstoppable momentum,
    In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe after it has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by the corporation Horzine.

    The Zed outbreak caused by Horzine Biotechs failed experiments has quickly spread with unstoppable momentum, paralyzing the European Union. Only a month ago, the first Zed outbreak from the original KILLING FLOOR ripped through London; now the specimen clones are everywhere. Civilization is in disarray, communication networks have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe are now focused on self-preservation, the lucky few who survived having gone into hiding.

    But not all have given up hope; a motley group of civilians, soldiers, and mercenaries have banded together to fight the outbreaks from privately funded bases across Europe. When a specimen clone outbreak is detected, the players are sent into Zed-laden hot zones to exterminate all threats using whatever means necessary. Welcome to the Killing Floor.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 9, 2017
    100
    If you like tough cooperative experiences, it really is a joy. The game naturally encourages everyone to stick together in large or small groups, watching each other's backs and using class abilities to help the team. The 15 levels are all excellent and memorable (despite the lack of environmental interactivity), providing the sense of variety that the bosses do not. With tons of classes to level and weapons to wield, Killing Floor 2 has some serious staying power. Tripwire has announced Xbox One X enhancements, too, which will keep the game going even longer.
  2. Sep 5, 2017
    88
    When I first started up Killing Floor 2 I had no idea what to expect. The game looked like a very grim, zombie-killing game. What it actually was - a ridiculously impressive and immersive strategy game… that was very grim. There are a few technicalities, but overall there is nothing out there that gives you such a feeling of fight-or-flight – while at the same time – giving you a giant adrenaline rush from decimating mass amounts of baddies. And I can tell you after some 25 hours… it doesn’t go away.
  3. Sep 8, 2017
    85
    Killing Floor 2 is a lot of mindless fun. I say mindless, but it really does take some strategy to be successful. That’s what makes it the most fun. The only thing I must warn people about is the fact that if you’re thinking of going into this game solo, it’s going to be an uphill battle that will quickly get old. This game is best experienced in co-op with some friends. Even if you don’t have friends to play with, the game’s matchmaking system is strong and works well and people are generally decent to play with. People looking for some co-op fun will find a great time here and I believe it is well worth the price.
  4. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    Blood, zombies and a lot of adrenaline waits us in Killing Floor 2, a game that fans of cooperative modes will love. The game delivers a frenetic proposal that will offer many and many hours of fun.
  5. Sep 3, 2017
    79
    Killing Floor 2 arrives on Xbox One with a port from PC that is quite correct but not solid if we talk about technical aspects. The gameplay remains intact keeping the fun above all the blood that will fall to us.
  6. Sep 5, 2017
    72
    Despite being released almost one year ago on PC and PS4, this online shooter with horror elements makes its debut on Xbox One with all of the previously released content and some limited-time exclusive skins for weapons and characters.
  7. Sep 12, 2017
    68
    A solid and bloody zombie hunt, that neither offers server browser or user content, but makes up for it with bonus material and integrated DLC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 31, 2019
    10
    Really fun and sometimes challenging cooperative experience, with lots of gore.
  2. Sep 27, 2017
    8
    For the past few years, I’ve had a void in my life after Left 4 Dead 2 became stale and the player base dwindled. I yearned for new locationsFor the past few years, I’ve had a void in my life after Left 4 Dead 2 became stale and the player base dwindled. I yearned for new locations and weapons to mow down endless zombie hoards. While Call of Duty’s Nazi Zombies was a nice distraction, I found it lacking the depth and staying power that the predecessor offered. Out of nowhere, Killing Floor 2 has come along and almost made me forget Left 4 Dead was even a thing.

    While there isn’t much of a story, the game revolves around a virus that struck a European nation and decimated the population, turning the inhabitants into various forms of the undead. While there are a nice variety of enemies, they all seem to be thrown together from other games or films that clearly inspired the various locales throughout the game. You’ll face spider zombies, cybernetic enemies similar to Doom, gigantic slow moving bullet sponges with machetes and a number of others. While they are not complete rip-offs of the enemies they are inspired by and do come off as visually stunning, I feel like they would have been more effective if the specific enemies you faced matched the different locations you explore, opposed to just being strewn about haphazardly. It’s not that this is a bad thing; it just comes off as a missed opportunity and random at times.

    Visually, the game is stunning. The enemies show an amazing level of detail and even more so when you blow them to bits using the vast arsenal at your disposal. Each level features the same level of detail and always feels like something is around the corner, ready to sink its teeth into you if you’re not paying full attention to your surroundings. The game boasts a large selection of levels from abandoned farm houses to run down carnivals. Each can be completed in any order either solo, with a group of friends, via matchmaking, or in a PVP mode. While taking on the undead solo, most players will struggle, so grouping up is recommended. Sadly, the PVP lobby appears to be dead at launch on the Xbox One, so I was unable to partake in any of the matches for review purposes.

    The gameplay is not in the style of going from point A to point B, killing waves of zombies on the way; it’s more akin to a very large version of hoard mode from Gears of War. After each wave you will be directed to a hub that allows you to purchase better weapons, armor and grenades using funds you’ll earn from defeating the undead. Similar to counter strike, you will be limited to the number of guns you can carry at one time by a point system. There is a class system which gives the player certain bonuses for using certain guns or playstyles; better yet, you are not limited to the weapons offered to your class. This adds an extra layer of depth and promotes experimentation. During my time with the game, I stuck with the commando class, but often supplemented my class’ guns with shotguns or flamethrowers from the other classes.

    Each level does feature collectibles if that is your thing. While they do not add anything to the game other than the corresponding achievement or trophy reward, they do give you something to do between waves. While you are given a fair amount of time between waves to find the hub to upgrade your items, it was often too much time with no option to skip ahead into the next wave. You are given the option of completing a game in 4, 7 or 10 waves, with a final boss fight at the end. This countdown can lead to the 10 wave game taking a lot longer than needed. Additionally, the boss fight at the end of each match can become repetitive, due to the lack of bosses (there are only 2 at launch). While not varied, these are intense battles, and if you and your team are not able to take the boss down quick enough, he will run off to heal and return with a slightly smaller health bar than before.

    While not overly original or deep, Killing Floor 2 offers a great deal of co-op fun if you’re looking for something to take the place of Left 4 Dead since we won’t be getting a third. While it does run the risk of becoming repetitive and definitely isn’t for everyone, I found it to be an extremely enjoyable experience and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of wave based combat. The recent Xbox One release is a steal and offers hours of entertainment, as it contains all of the paid expansions for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions included in the $40 price point, and has an Xbox One X visual update on the way.
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  3. Jun 14, 2021
    8
    Killing Floor 2 is a zombie horde shooter that should please Left 4 Dead fans. It may not include a campaign or numerous competitive modes,Killing Floor 2 is a zombie horde shooter that should please Left 4 Dead fans. It may not include a campaign or numerous competitive modes, but it does provide plenty of fast-paced fun. The main draw is a 6-player cooperative mode in which you must survive 4 to 10 waves of zombie hordes. Each match features an onslaught of various undead creatures and concludes with a boss fight. It can be a relentless battle to the end, so you're encouraged to stick with your teammates. But even if you die, you'll be resurrected if any remaining team members manage to finish the wave. Additionally, at the beginning of each new round, you'll have the option to purchase new weapons, armor or refill ammo.

    "Killing Floor 2" also features different characters to choose from as well as "soldier" classes such as Sharpshooter, Medic and Commando. Each soldier type have their own individual skills and weapon sets. As you gain XP points by killing zombies, you'll level up. Every fifth level earned gives players a choice of selecting one of two different "perks"; special abilities that relate to each class. For example, level 5 of "Commando" gives you the option to either carry more ammo or reload faster. Like most modern shooters, KF 2 also features cosmetic customization. As you complete Survival matches, you'll earn colorful weapon skins, silly costumes, funny emotes and wacky accessories. Unfortunately, micro transactions are a thing in "Killing Floor 2". As specific earned crates can only be opened by purchasing a key.

    In addition to the main Survival matches, there is Versus which is simply a PVP version of Survival. Also, Weekly is a mode that alters the rules and challenges of a Survival match. Finally, the makers of "Killing Floor 2" constantly update it with limited time events for those who like to earn special rewards. Overall, this is a fun bloody game that offers plenty of challenges. It can get repetitive due to the lack of different game types and bosses, but fans of zombie horde games will get a kick out of it. I would give it an 8.2 out of 10.
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  4. Sep 7, 2017
    8
    This is game is pretty damn entertaining. I love the progression system. Seems to take a good amount of time to rank up. The kills are veryThis is game is pretty damn entertaining. I love the progression system. Seems to take a good amount of time to rank up. The kills are very satisfying, especially when slo-mo hits at the perfect time. Overall, I could see this game getting pretty repetitive after awhile. Fun right now though! Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2017
    0
    I am so glad that I'm allowed to give this game a score of ZERO!!!!!
    Bought it yesterday. I played it for 10 or 15 minutes before bed.
    I am so glad that I'm allowed to give this game a score of ZERO!!!!!
    Bought it yesterday. I played it for 10 or 15 minutes before bed. Today I try to play and it keeps saying that its logging me in. And I waited forever. I even walked away from the xbox for 60 minutes and it still won't log in.
    I checked online. No reported issues that I can see. I try to go into a forum to ask questions from support. After signing up on Tripwire, I can't post anything because after an hour I still do not have the confirmation email. This is the worst experience with a game i have ever had. According to the terms and conditions as well as consumer rights in the United States, Tripwire has not delivered on the promised product. I will be looking for the means to get a refund. I don't care about the policy. I will take them to small claims court.
    Avoid this game AT ALL COSTS.
    It is way overpriced to begin with and then you can never play it.
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