Killing Floor 2
|a game by||Tripwire Interactive|
|Editor Rating:||8.3/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Zombie Games, Horror Games, First Person Shooter, Killing Floor Series, Coronavirus Games, PvP Games, Gore Games, Co-Op Horror Games, Halloween Games, Fast-Paced Games|
Killing Floor 2 takes what was great about the first game and expands upon it in every way possible. This is what a good sequel should do! Killing Floor 2 is much more refined than the first game and the new additions make it the ultimate Killing Floor game. It is so good that you would have a hard time going back to the first game after playing this.
Killing Floor 2 brings back the perks from the first game. These are basically the classes that you get to play as. Killing Floor 2 has ten different ones for you to choose from these range from a field medic who is fast and all about healing the team to a demolitions expert that can use C4 to blow stuff up. I feel that there is a lot of diversity to the classes, but it can take a while to get there. You see you cannot actually unlock your special skills for a perk until you are level 5. This can take you a few hours so until then the perks do kind of feel a little samey, but that is not meant as a major criticism of the game.
Bigger, Better, Badder & Bloodier!
Killing Floor 2 is still all about surviving wave after wave of zombie (ZED) attack. There is a great variety of zombies such as ones that shoot yucky stuff at you to these super creepy witch looking ones. You will eventually figure out what is the best way to take out a certain kind of enemy. The problem you have is the sheer number of them that come at you at once. Killing Floor 2 is awesome at always making you feel like the odds are stacked against you and at the end of a wave, your controller will be soaked in sweat!
As you play the game you earn money and it is up to you how you use this money. I liked to use basic stuff for as long as possible so I could save up my money and get the best items possible. The earlier levels are hard, but manageable as long as you work as a team, even when using basic stuff.
Like the first Killing Floor, Killing Floor 2 greatly encourages teamwork. When a boss appears (there are only two bosses!) you have to work together or else they will pick you off one at a time. Healing each other and sharing items as well as making use of your special perks once you have them all make the game so much more fun and also rewarding when your teamwork pays off.
Human vs Zombie!
One new mode that is added to Killing Floor 2 is Versus Survival. In this mode, one team plays as the humans and the other plays as the zombies (ZED’s) and it is a fun mode, but it could have used a little more effort. In theory, playing as a ZED should be awesome and if you get one of the bigger more powerful ones it is. However, if you play as one of the smaller, weaker and dare I say lamer ZED’s it is not as much fun. While I did not have as much fun with Versus Survival as I did the main game mode. I do think that it serves as a nice distraction and if you can get a large number of people you know playing together then it can be even more fun.
Blood Looks Really Red!
One other area that Killing Floor 2 improves over the first game is the presentation. I am not saying that Killing Floor 2 is going to win any awards for the way it looks. Yet the different ZED designs and the levels do have a much higher quality look to them this time around. As a result, the gore and violence are even more over the top than it was before. The soundtrack that Killing Floor 2 has could not be any more perfect for this game. I am a huge metal head so having a rocking soundtrack while I am blasting away hordes of ZED’s just made me even more pumped up and ready for action.
Without a doubt Killing Floor 2 is a better game than the first. It offers the same kind of experience, but it does everything much bigger and better. This is a really fun game to play, but it can take a while to get to level 5 and that is when the game really starts to open up. While I enjoy Killing Floor 1. If you are new to the series, I would recommend skipping that and going straight to Killing Floor 2.
- 10 different classes to choose from
- The action is very intense
- The shooting feels great
- Has a new multiplayer mode
- It is very addictive
- Takes a while to level up and see what a perk really has to offer
- Could have done with more story
Download Killing Floor 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
If you liked what the original Killing Floor offered, you will really love what Killing Floor 2 is bringing to the table. This is a great example of how you do a sequel right. They do not try and reinvent the wheel here. Instead, they are just improving on the original game in pretty much every way you could imagine.
The story of Killing Floor 2 for me is stronger than the first game. The ZED outbreak from the first have has taken over Europe! A group of survivors though have banded together in order to fight back the infected. It is not going to win any awards for the story, but I really liked it. Once again it has a rather straight to DVD feel in regards to the story, but I actually mean that in a complimentary way. Killing Floor 2 raises the stakes in terms of the story and you do feel that the whole world could end if you die!
Killing Floor is a pretty ugly game, let's be honest! For Killing Floor 2 I feel that they did put in a lot more effort in terms of the presentation. I would go as far as to say that this actually a downright decent looking game. The ZED’s have more detail to them and overall the levels have more detail as well which makes it feel like you are in a real place. The gore is even more over the top than it was in the first game and it is awesome. There are blood and guts everywhere and I love how over the top it is. Some might say it is “too much” but I disagree, the gore is a huge part of what makes Killing Floor 2 so much fun.
I really do love what they did with Killing Floor 2. The perk system that was part of the first game is greatly expanded on here. You have ten different ones that you can pick from and three is one for each kind of play style. For me, playing as the medic was the best as I loved how quickly you can move around the map.
One thing that is a little strange is that you cannot use your main perks until you are level five which can take longer than you would think. Still, I do like how there are so many different “classes” and how different they all are.
You will be once again trying to survive wave after wave of ZED’s until it is time to fight a boss. While the boss types are rather limited, I do like the different types of other ZED’s you have to face. You will need different tactics depending on the kind of enemy that you are facing. Sometimes it can feel rather overwhelming when what feels like a thousand are coming at you all at once. Multiplayer is once again a huge focus of the game and working together is certainly the way to go. Not only will this get you further through the game. Working together and communicating with your team makes the game even more fun.
They did add a new game mode that is PVP. Here you have one team of human players and one team of ZED players. This is an ok mode, but something I hope is expanded upon if they ever make a Killing Floor 3. Playing as the ZED’s should be way more fun than it is. It can be fun if you get one of the cooler ZED’s, but that does not happen as much as I would like.
Final Thoughts On Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor 2 is better than the original Killing Floor in every single regard. They took what was fun and good about that first game and made it better in every single way. If you like horde style first person shooters, especially those that reward playing with others. I can see you getting well and truly addicted to Killing Floor 2!
Final Score: 8.5/10
- The perks/classes are all quite interesting
- There is more to gameplay than just mindless killing
- There are lots of fun weapons for you to use
- It is very over the top with its violence and blood
- A new game mode has been added
- Leveling up the perks/classes takes too long
- Still not the most story-driven game