Killing Floor 2 Review

Posted on Nov 21 2016 - 10:10am by Ben Brown
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There are a lot weapons to choose from; pistols, shotguns and machine-guns, and there are melee weapons as well. The more lucid Zeds also use weapons such as chainsaws and are the more dangerous than the simpler zombies that simply run or crawl towards you. The boss battles aren’t only against the Zeds either, Dr. Hanz Volter or the Patriarch are also there to give you a hard time, and they are quite difficult to kill initially. Once you get the knack of their pattern, things do get little easier. However, both of these characters have extremely damaging attacks that can wipe out your entire team very easily, which is unfair to say the least.

I’m happy to say that the team dynamic can change quite dramatically by the members involved, because you can choose different classes of character when playing. There are Field Medics, Support, Commando, Firebug, SWAT, Survivalist classes and more. Each class has a different set of weapons and skills, but a good mix of these is essential to your team’s survival, especially the Field Medics and Support classes. If you’re playing the game solo though, you will struggle with the boss fights, especially when they can wipe you out in a single attack.

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Some of these classes seem to get more use than others, the Field Medic for example is sorely underused, but is also essential to the team’s survival. However, the Demolitionist class is one of the most overpowered in terms of attack power, so more people tend to choose this class over others. I guess it depends on whether you’re playing with friends, or random people online, but you’ll struggle if you’re team members don’t care to support each other. You can however level up your perks so things do get a little easier as you progress.

In addition to the main Survival mode, there is a new 6v6 PvP mode. In this mode, 6 humans fight 6 Zeds. The players playing as the Zeds have all their abilities, but are tougher than the CPU counterparts. After one match, you switch sides and try and kill the humans if you’re a zombie and vice-versa. Killing Floor 2 is better than the original game, but still retains the aspect of fun and anarchy that the original managed to capture. There isn’t much story here, but it’s all about gameplay, and the shooting mechanics are top-notch. If you’re a fan of Gears of Wars’ horde mode, this might be worth a look.

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