Killing Floor set the stage for cooperative first person shooters when it released as a mod nearly 10 years ago, and again in its retail incarnation in 2009. The series excels in its formula, pitting squads of players against increasingly difficult hordes of zombies, leading up to climactic boss battles. Each wave is divided into rounds, where players can use their currency to purchase new guns, armor, ammo, and even trade with other players.
(http://www.killingfloor2.com/) Killing Floor set the stage for cooperative first person shooters when it released as a mod nearly 10 years ago, and again in its retail incarnation in 2009. The series excels in its formula, pitting squads of players against increasingly difficult hordes of zombies, leading up to climactic boss battles. Each wave is divided into rounds, where players can use their currency to purchase new guns, armor, ammo, and even trade with other players.
Josh’s Beta Impressions
We continue this “Cooperative Review” style with Killing Floor 2, because at its best, the game allows for some of the best cooperative fun you can find on any platform. Whether it’s plotting the strategy for the next wave of enemies or giving a little of your Dosh (in-game currency) to allow your buddy to buy that cool gun he’s a little short on acquiring, Killing Floor 2 enables one of the most exhilarating co-op experiences to-date.
Killing Floor 2 is much of the same core formula as its predecessor, but takes each to the next degree. The zombies (Zeds) are more varied in their attack patterns and types, the levels more intricate, and the guns more fun to use. As a cooperative shooter, this is about as good as it gets. Each class feels unique and essential in order to progress through the difficult waves of Zeds. Medics specializing in healing became my class of choice as I found a certain satisfaction in being rewarded upon throwing the healing grenade into a group of my peers getting mauled by the herd.
Through the Beta and a few rounds of the Steam-released Early Access, Paul and I shared some thrilling gaming moments in Killing Floor 2. We’ve yet to beat the game’s only boss (we’ll get him next time!), but the excitement and satisfaction from completing each wave is rewarding in its own right. I highly recommend Killing Floor 2 to anyone who’s a fan of the series or is seeking a new game to play with their friends or strangers on Steam.
Killing Floor 2 will also be available for PS4 in the future.
Paul’s Beta Impressions
Having played the first Killing Floor for far too many hours, I was very excited for the long awaited sequel Killing Floor 2 to make its debut appearance on Steam in beta form. While Killing Floor 2 has some time until it will make its full release, anyone is welcome to purchase its “early access” version on Steam. As I said, I’m quite the fan of the game so I downloaded it as early as I could. Killing Floor 2 follows the rule of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. Killing Floor’s formula for fun was fantastic; it just needed some graphical updates, new guns, and a fresh coat of paint. I’ve plugged in many hours of the new beta, and I can’t wait to see the final product Tripwire puts out. Killing Floor 2 is just as much fun as the first, if not more fun. Blasting zombies to awesome hard rock music is still best done by the Killing Floor series, and it’s looking like the final product will be the worthy sequel fans have been waiting for. If you haven’t heard of Killing Floor, I highly suggest checking out the early access version of the sequel on Steam now, it’s only going to get better and better.
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