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  • Summary: A co-op third-person shooter for up to 4 players featuring massive swarms of hundreds of zombies, focused on fast-paced, gruesomely spectacular action. Preorder to receive the infamous Lobo melee weapon with a trio of golden weapon skins to take down the zombie hordes in style.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 16, 2019
    80
    While it’s unfortunate you don’t get to play as Brad Pitt, or have much of an overarching narrative tying all the mini campaigns together, World War Z scratches that Left 4 Dead itch that I’ve been craving for a few years now. While it does eventually turn into a grind, facing off against swarms of hundreds of rushing zombies, it never ceases to impress with its technical prowess and core fun of shooting a mass of zombies.
  2. Apr 29, 2019
    80
    It’s actually surprising just how good World War Z is.
  3. May 7, 2019
    80
    World War Z doesn't hide its intentions. It's not a layered, in-depth survival sim. It doesn't try to be anything it's not. It's built around the horde effect, which it nails. They're like train wrecks: you can't stop watching them—except the train is headed straight for you.
  4. Apr 21, 2019
    75
    World War Z offers a fun experience that, despite a few technical issues and some visual blemishes, utilizes its source material rather well. Whilst it would have been nice to see more focus on its story elements, its tense gameplay, its mechanical depth, and its decent variation across the board, largely offset its blatant downsides. Indeed, it barely holds a candle to Left 4 Dead, but, it certainly achieves much of what it set out to accomplish.
  5. Apr 24, 2019
    75
    World War Z is a fine co-op zombie shooter. It doesn’t have the spark that Left 4 Dead had or the customization Killing Floor 2 had, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with the game. At a budget price, it’s a fine game that Left 4 Dead fans can have some good fun in, and seeing the hoard mechanics in play is something to behold. If you have three friends that are looking for a co-op game to plow through, you’ll find a fun on here even with the issues that it presents currently.
  6. Apr 19, 2019
    70
    Though clearly inspired by Left 4 Dead in its mechanics, World War Z plays differently. It doesn't have the same depth, which limits it to a simple way to let off steam, but it can offer some good memories for you and your friends.
  7. Apr 29, 2019
    58
    Contributing significantly to the disappointment are the sound effects - with the guns and explosives sounding particularly underwhelming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
  1. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    The L4D2 spiritual successor I'd long forgotten I was dying for!
    I took a chance on a developer I hadn't heard of after watching plenty of
    The L4D2 spiritual successor I'd long forgotten I was dying for!
    I took a chance on a developer I hadn't heard of after watching plenty of gameplay and I am very impressed. WWZ has interesting characters and classes, beautiful visuals and level design and a great deal of content. It handles beautifully well, perhaps the smoothest gameplay in the genre.
    I will now be hooked to this game for the foreseeable future - goodbye normal world!
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  2. Apr 19, 2019
    10
    World war z is a wild game in a good sense of the word.Board a good coop game,I did not play.Everything is here for a good time.MultiplayerWorld war z is a wild game in a good sense of the word.Board a good coop game,I did not play.Everything is here for a good time.Multiplayer top guns a lot.The graphics and music of course harcout,but it's not peshay enjoy the game.In General I advise everyone! Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    Great game, definitely potential for being even better than L4D. More guns, better graphics, MORE zombies!, levels are designed well, XPGreat game, definitely potential for being even better than L4D. More guns, better graphics, MORE zombies!, levels are designed well, XP progression system, and 5 difficulties. Probably can sink hundreds of hours in this game. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2019
    8
    This is Left 4 Dead but on steroids, immediately people will compare this game to L4D and wonder if its a knock off? No, not only is WWZ aThis is Left 4 Dead but on steroids, immediately people will compare this game to L4D and wonder if its a knock off? No, not only is WWZ a great game it is better than L4D in almost every catagory. If you want zombies you get them with hundreds of the dead swarming you. There is a feeling of excitement when you see 500 zombies rushing you at once, then climbing over each other to get to you. WWZ also gives you character backstories for i believe 16 characters. As well as player and weapon progression. Thats just the campaign, WWZ also offers 5 pvpve multiplayer modes that also has a progression system separate from the campaign. For a AA release i would say this game has launched in a better state then most AAA games and has just enough content to keep you coming back for more until they release more content. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2020
    6
    It had the potential to be a good game. But it is a really average zombi shoter. Nothing special about it, but I need to mention thatIt had the potential to be a good game. But it is a really average zombi shoter. Nothing special about it, but I need to mention that sometimes it is fun to shoot running hundreds of zombies. Expand
  6. May 23, 2021
    4
    Would be a great game if you could play it solo but really requires team of friends. The a.i. is not good enough to do it with bots. But ifWould be a great game if you could play it solo but really requires team of friends. The a.i. is not good enough to do it with bots. But if you want to play it free/gamepass it's worth a look Expand
  7. May 27, 2020
    0
    This game is really bad. Zombies bruhh, omg so many zombues!!! Tacticool pay2win bro

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