Killing Floor: Incursion
|a game by||Tripwire Interactive|
|Editor Rating:||8.8/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Zombie Games, Killing Floor Series|
I have tried many different VR first person shooters, but Killing Floor Incursion may very well be the best! This is a game that pretty much everyone who has actually tried has been blown away with. If you liked the other Killing Floor games then you will go VR crazy for what Killing Floor Incursion has to offer.
A Tale of Four Stories
Killing Floor Incursion is split into four distinct sections and each one has its own feel and is very different from the others. My personal favorite is the one that is set in a camp in the woods. This feels like something out of a horror movie and I could have easily spent the whole game in this location. The next one is a series of dark and creepy catacombs that are inside a canyon.
Then we have a level that is set in Paris in the near future. This level is very creative as you are both above and below the city and it features the best use of a sniper rifle, I have ever experienced! Then we have the industrial plant where some of the game’s secrets come to life. If I am honest the industrial plant is probably my least favorite of the stages, but that does not actually mean I do not like it.
Kill Them All
Before I get into the actual mechanics let me tell you that Killing Floor Incursion is the same Killing Floor that you know and love. You have waves and waves of enemies that you need to take down and you will be taking them down in buckets and buckets of blood. Each stage will also have various puzzles that you need to figure out. These make great use of VR and they never feel out of place or so hard that they are frustrating. The enemy types are my main criticism of the game. The game throws a ton of them your way, but there is not a ton of variety to them.
Holding A Gun Never Felt So Good!
The gunplay in Killing Floor Incursion is absolutely awesome! I am struggling to think of another VR game that makes using firearms as much fun as this. From having to manually reload a sniper rifle and carefully aim it. To reloading a badass double barrel shotgun. All of the guns in Killing Floor Incursion feel great.
Actually, the whole world does. Interacting with doors, smashing open a glass case to get a fire ax and all of the puzzles really do immerse you in the game amazingly well. I was blown away at how good the game felt to play. Of course, as this is Killing Floor, you may on occasion find yourself a little overwhelmed. Do not worry though as you can pretty much pick up anything and use it as a weapon, even the severed limbs of the monsters you are taking down!
I really cannot overstate how great Killing Floor Incursion is. I have no idea why this is not pushed super hard as one of the definitive VR experiences. It is not only scary and action packed. Killing Floor Incursion also actually makes you feel like you are in the game. Any other VR first person shooters need to take note because this is how you handle gunplay in a VR first person shooter!
- Four stages that all feel very different
- Using the guns feels amazing
- Doing puzzles and using melee weapons also feels great
- The game is a pure joy to play
- Controls work great
- The monsters could have used a little more variety
- Some may get a little motion sick while playing
Download Killing Floor: Incursion
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
The next step for the Killing Floor series was Killing Floor: Incursion which combined the game with VR. It would have been so easy for this to be nothing more than Killing Floor 2 but in VR or just a gimmick. That is not the as at all and as a result, Killing Floor: Incursion is one of the best first-person shooter VR games ever made.
Killing Floor: Incursion is continuing on the story that the other games set. There is a ZED outbreak and only you and your team can put a stop to the zombies. One thing that I really like about the story that this game has is the chapters as each one has its own area and style.
You have four different areas to play through. The first one is actually my favorite as it is a summer camp and is like a cheesy 80s slasher flick. You then have a stage set in a canyon where you have to navigate these creepy catacombs. Then you head to Paris in one of the most spectacular VR levels I have ever seen. The game ends at an industrial site which for me is the weakest of all the areas that the game sends you to.
As I said there are four very distinctive areas in the game and I think that for the most part, they look great. While the level in the woods is my favorite, I feel that Paris is the one that has the most variety as you are above and below ground so that makes this part of the game the most diverse.
Killing Floor: Incursion, as you would expect, is full of the red stuff and seeing it splat all round in VR is even crazier than it was in the last game. Hacked of limbs, and destruction all around look great. As is the case with the other Killing Floor games a ton of enemies come at you at once. The problem is that I do feel they could have done a few more ZED designs as they do get very repetitive. To be fair this is a bit of a harsh criticism on my part, but a bit more of a variety to the ZED’s is probably my biggest gripe with the game.
The gameplay is what makes Killing Floor: Incursion such an essential VR purchase. I have played other first-person shooters in VR, but this one just nails the controls. Using the different guns in this game feels amazing. Using a sniper rifle is done better in Killing Floor: Incursion than in any other VR shooter I have played. Even doing something simple like reloading your shotgun makes you feel like a badass.
The overall gameplay sees you having to survive wave after wave of the ZED’s. You have lots of weapons that you can use and you can even pick stuff up such as severed limbs and use that as a weapon. The game really is a lot of fun to play and thanks to some clever, but also fun puzzles things never get repetitive.
Everything in Killing Floor: Incursion feels great. While the gunplay is done very well, so is moving around, using other items, opening doors and so on. They really did nail the controls for pretty much everything and that for me is why it is so much fun to play.
Final Thoughts On Killing Floor: Incursion
If you like to play VR games, Killing Floor: Incursion is a must play. This is one of the best VR (if not the best) first person shooters I have played. While a few more levels and game modes would have been great. Killing Floor: Incursion serves as a great starting block for what I feel could be the premier VR FPS series!
Final Score: 9/10
- I love the variety in the different stages
- The best handling of guns in VR
- You also have puzzles to do which are fun
- The controls of the game feel great
- It is a lot of fun from start to end
- I have heard some folks get motion sickness when playing this
- Just a tad more content would have been nice