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All in all, Killing Floor is an outstanding experience that proudly wears its influences on its sleeve. While minor complaints exist, particularly regarding the difficulty curve of the final round, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid zombie game, co-op experience or a way to spend $20.
Multiplayer-based zombie mods have been around for years, mostly based on the Half-Life games, and Tripwire Interactive has finally released their new game - which has evolved over several years from being an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod - for $20 on Steam. Killing Floor pits six players against hordes of AI-controlled zombies in a cooperative environment, and it does it in a way that may seem like it borrows a bit too much from Left 4 Dead, but that ends once you've played a couple of rounds.
Gaming since 198x
Ben non, c'est impec, ta merde, là. On explose des boîtes craniennes en faisant*splortch* et on streese bien avec les coupaing. Ah oui, 6 joueurs en co-op, j'oubliais. Bisous.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Killing Floor is a game that’s a little bit different every time you play it. This variety is sure to be enhanced by the future DLC packages planned by Tripwire. If you enjoy first-person shooters or survival horror games, I see no reason why this game shouldn’t be part of your collection.
I like killing floor because it’s not trying to be a AAA game, it’s a bit of fun with lots of weapons to shoot things with, I’m giving it 8/10.
2404.org PC Gaming
Killing Floor is a game about survival. You and five others shoot mean-looking guys until you’ve killed all the mean-looking guys. After a wave of mean-looking guys, you’re given a couple minutes to regroup and reassess, and then you’re back to shooting mean-looking guys. This repeats until you finish the set amount of shooting mean-looking guys on the server. After that, it’s victory and then you move onto shooting mean-looking guys on different servers. It’s simple, blunt, and very frank, and there’s an honest intensity in that. For a paltry $20, you will not be going wrong with this purchase.
To sum this review up: Killing Floor is a strong game in its own right. The core gameplay is rock solid and has lasting replayability. The variety and detail of weapons are outstanding. The sound effects and music are great. The number of different zombie types is impressive, but still lacks something. Despite its flaws and considering its cheap price, this game isn’t one to pass up. If you have enough trouble finishing a Left 4 Dead campaign on normal, then maybe give Killing Floor a miss. If you’re a Left 4 Dead pro or you’re just after another survival horror title, definitely give Killing Floor a go!
I know what you’re thinking. It’s survival horror, it’s co-op, it’s an FPS and it’s got zombies. You could be forgiven for accusing Killing Floor of jumping on the grindhouse bandwagon that Left4Dead launched in 2008, but that would be unfair on the team that has spent the last four years putting this game together.
It’s no left4dead, but as a downloadable PC game that runs ok on old hardware you’ll get some thrills. It’s pretty pointless playing it on your own, and it’s good to have a microphone as well for online – no one has time to type when there’s a mutant on your face
Armchair Empire, The
For those of you looking to train hard for the zombie apocalypse long predicted by Max Brooks, and not have to deal with any silly cinematic conventions doing so, Killing Floor might very well be the sort of thing you need to sharpen your training regimen.
This former Unreal Tournament 2004 mod is more fun than it has any right to be.
It may not have gotten the attention that other high profile shooters have received, but Killing Floor is a fun game for up to six players to enjoy as they blast mutated creatures to bits. While the single-player experience is pretty much non-existent and there are still a large number of bugs that have to be contended with, there's enough of a foundation here for players to enjoy. Hop online and kill monsters for Queen and Country.
Tripwire Interactives Killing Floor is what you would expect of a polished mod, but doesn’t exceed expectations as a retail game. It’s good, but unfortunately far from perfect. A nice addition to the survival-horror genre though, and it has an attractively cheap price tag.
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Mein anfänglicher Fehler beim Testen von Killing Floor war die Annahme, dass sich das Spiel auch solo oder mit zwei bis drei Leuten testen lässt. Leider ist aber das Balancing in diesem Falle so unausgegoren, dass man sich entweder langweilt oder vor Wut seine Maus in die Ecke werfen will. Mit fünf oder sechs Spielern jedoch entfaltet das Spiel seinen ganzen Reiz. Das Klassensystem motiviert und lädt die Spieler ein, unterschiedliche Kombinationen auszuprobieren. Klar, Left 4 Dead (dt.) sieht hübscher aus und bietet dank der verschiedenen Spielmodi sicher auch mehr Abwechslung, dennoch muss ich zugeben, dass ich mich immer wieder dabei ertappe, wie ich zwischendurch ein, zwei Partien Killing Floor spiele. Wer von Valves Zombiehatz genug hat, sollte auf jeden Fall einmal einen Blick riskieren. Es lohnt sich.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een lekker breinloze shootersnack voor iedereen die graag coöperatief zombies overhoop knalt.
It isn't perfect. It's not the sort of game that future generations will gather to celebrate, linking hands and singing sad songs of fond remembrance. It is, however, clever, boisterous, faintly silly and relatively cheap. So to return to my opening question, Killing Floor's relationship with Left 4 Dead certainly isn't equivalent to that of Tesco Value baked beans and Heinz. It's more complex and nuanced than that. I think it's up there on a par with a tin of HP.
Dass Killing Floor ursprünglich eine Modifikation zu Unreal Tournament 2004
war, erkennt man schon am seltsamen Gleiten der Spielerfiguren. Überhaupt kommt der Titel gerade in Sachen Animationen nicht an Left 4 Dead
heran. Und auch die Spielmechaniken sind in Valves Infiziertenspiel deutlich ausgefeilter und variantenreicher, allerdings kostet Killing Floor mit 18 Euro auch nur einen Bruchteil von dem, was Sie für Left 4 Dead hinblättern müssen. Trotzdem bleibt Tripwires Zombiehatz nur etwas für fanatische Fans von Untoten plus Koop.
Hardcore Gamer Magazine
Ironically enough, this might be one to keep your eye on as the modding community gets a hold of it. Despite the flaws, this game has enough potential to end up standing out.