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90

Though the 12 maps will become very well-known after spending hours in the game and repetition overall will start to creep in with players, some much sooner than others. It’s a small issue though in my eyes as the core gameplay here feels and looks great and it’s a game that can be enjoyed online with friends and the online community. The harder the difficulty and more waves adding, the crazier it gets. Players looking for a great arcade online shooting experience really need to look no further. Killing Floor 2 is here to please.

90

Killing Floor 2 is an amazing example of how to take a gameplay element often pushed to the wayside in other blockbuster releases, and refine it to such a degree that hardcore fans of the experience can’t help but be impressed and have plenty to do.

90

It’s not often that I stick with a multiplayer game for any length of time, but this one has its hooks in me deep. At the end, yes, you’re fighting the same enemies with the same weapons over and over again, but the level of challenging chaos keeps me coming back.

90

Killing Floor 2’s concept remains simple, but the development team has polished it to a point where it’s always exciting. The attention to detail featured here is rivaled by few other games, and the fantastic maps, weapons and characters offer the needed variety to keep things fresh for a long time. The original Killing Floor still has a loyal following to this day despite its age, but Killing Floor 2 has just made it obsolete.

90

Killing Floor 2 is dangerously habit forming. There is always something new to level up, some new difficulty to master, a new way to mess up the piles of biomechanical flesh. Whether with a pick up game or a group of friends, Killing Floor 2 mainlines cathartic bliss.

85

Fans of horde modes in their shooters will find plenty of reasons to keep coming back to Killing Floor 2, although the experience is substantially better with a group of like-minded friends.

80

Very little has changed in Killing Floor 2, except where it matters the most: the game just oozes fun and refinement from top to bottom, with every weapon having its own unique pros and cons, a decent enemy variety that requires quick thinking and strategic cooperation (or retreat, for those pushing their luck trying to take out a bigger enemy all on their own), and an overall feeling of visceral excitement over the mountains of corpses beneath your feet and the appropriately head-banging heavy metal soundtrack screaming into your ears. The co-op combat is the main draw, and it is almost always consistent and chaotic fun.

80

Best enjoyed with friends, I would have liked a little more freedom with character customization visually and I felt the need to buy bullets between waves was a waste of the excessive amount of time players are given to shop, but overall the experience should be enough to please even the most bloodlust consumed gamer around.

80

While Killing Floor 2 doesn’t offer a lot of content, especially compared to many other multiplayer shooters out this year, at the end of the day, it’s still fun to shoot some Zeds with your friends. If you’re really looking for some quick, challenging multiplayer action, Killing Floor 2’s a pretty good place to start.

80

In a time when shooters are competing to have the most modes, the biggest campaign, the most guns, and generally the most “stuff,” along comes Killing Floor 2, totally unconcerned with running that race. Its lack of modes and bosses will eventually turn away anyone but the most dedicated of fans, but its foundation is so fun and rock solid that, even if you only plan on playing for a few weeks with your friends, there’s plenty here to enjoy.

80

Killing Floor 2 had a tall order, being asked to recapture the attention of an audience that was either too jaded or too burnt out to give it a fair shake, all the while attempting to improve upon a beloved-yet-flawed low-budget title. Sporting a mostly-overhauled progression system, a built-from-the-ground-up skill system and improving on the grisly gore we’ve grown to adore, Killing Floor 2 has made a triumphant return. It will likely keep you engaged for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours of Zed-killing.

80

As the blood flies and the bullets rain down like a bad storm, you’ll whoop with delight as you survive yet another wave. Plenty of weapons, plenty of variety, and plenty of fun.

80

When it all clicks Killing Floor 2 is a fantastic, thrilling experience that delivers tense gameplay moments in a brilliant bloody display.

80

Killing Floor 2 is an accessible and fun FPS, enjoyable in co-op mode, but too simple in offline mode.

80

Killing Floor 2 is a great co-op experience with pick up and play appeal that promises to keep delivering with frequent updates and community driven content. It’s been a long time since there’s been such an addictive standalone co-op game on the PS4.

80

Killing Floor 2 will be shunned by some for essentially being a horde mode shooter alone but it is far from the afterthought that its peers tend to be. It may not work as well in single player but if you have the friends to get a game going then it makes for one hell of a blast through.

78

It’s a fun way to spend a few evenings, or as a deeper alternative to Call of Duty’s zombies mode. Even though you’ve probably seen much of what it offers already, it’ll have you cackling as you paint the walls red with a few of your friends.

75

Killing Floor 2 only does one thing, and it does that one thing very well. Intuitive controls, good graphics and a stellar soundtrack all make for some awesome, Zed killing fun. It is easy to get burnt out on however if you aren’t a die-hard fan or don’t have a dedicated team of players. The room for growth here is huge, with the possibility of future modes, new bosses, new classes and double experience weekends to help move through a class faster, but as of right now it is just a very good, single experience.

75

Killing Floor 2 is a very good choice if you, and your friends, are a maniac with a weird lust to kill hordes of horrible monsters. Cooperative mod is challenging but not too varied while the competitive mod is funny but unbalanced. Know this and have fun.

75

Killing Floor 2 is a very good coop shooter that puts you and your team in front of hordes of Zeds. If the game looks a bit better, overall there is very little new content from the first opus of the IP.

75

This sequel brings all the violence and fun of the original, and still is addictive and frenetic. It can be a little bit repetitive, but it’s a great title to play with friends, and this helps fight its shortcomings.

74

Killing Floor 2 is a solid multiplayer-based shooter, with plenty of weapons, enemies and maps.

73

Quotation forthcoming.

72

Old school shooters can still deliver, even if it’s all only fun in small doses. Nice upgrade system, but lacks game modes.

70

For anyone happy with being dumped into horde-style arenas and expected to slam zombie brains across the room with a sledgehammer with a team of like-minded savages, it’s definitely one of the better options on the market right now. Players who crave more than just shooting might find that it doesn’t quite manage to deliver a captivating experience past this core competence, though.

70

Killing Floor 2 is a fun co-op game and allows you to kill hundreds of Zed with others. Whilst it’s fun to play with friends, it becomes boring rather quickly if you play alone. The game also lacks a campaign, which would have been a great addition.

70

If you like FPS games that work over a wave after wave after wave, of enemies, you should check Killing Floor 2 a soon as possible.

70

Tripwire Interactive brings the FPS back to its most primal level, creating a ludicrous arcade-style bloodbath in an era of deeper, more thoughtful narrative-driven shooters. That approach ultimately proves to be refreshing; while more variety would have pushed the game over the top into “truly great” territory, what Killing Floor 2 does offer is undeniably visceral entertainment. And while the wave-based action is plenty of fun on its own, the perks system kept me coming back to upgrade my character and face even deadlier threats.

70

Killng Floor 2 is a good co-op shooter with a lot of horrible monsters that can be slayed in a thousand of ways. It is hard and satisfying but, after a lot of matches, the formula can become boring. Recommended for organized team of friends that love massacre foes together.

70

A fun & intense coop shooter that lacks enough variety to keep us playing for a long time.

70

Killing Floor 2 does everything it sets out to do very well and is immensely satisfying, especially with friends. It’s not the deepest game in the world, but it doesn’t really need to be.

70

Its sluggish controls and disinterested voice-acting provide a sharp contrast with its ambitious level design, neat graphics and addictive gameplay.

70

Fans of co-op shooters (and zombies) will love it, but the lack of modes and options does limit the appeal.

70

This second installment of Killing Floor is a videogame with a strong and marked personality. It is as funny as gory and very entertaining for the fans of online shooters.

70

Killing Floor 2 sets a nice base for a game with great potential. However, TripWire Interactive has to develop that potential to its full extent in order to not let it become ‘another shooter’. The game needs more modes and really simple things, e.g. a lore encyclopedia and, of course, it needs to take a step back and rethink about the random cosmetic items via real money.

70

If you’re looking for a new horde mode game to enjoy with friends (or randoms), you can’t go too far wrong with Killing Floor 2. I feel it misses out on some of the deeply ingrained teamwork of other co-op survival games, especially on lower difficulties, but if you want a challenge, it brings it in spades.

55

Killing Floor 2 just doesn’t have the variety needed to keep the attention of players. No matter what map is being played, things start to feel eerily similar after the first few hours.

40

Taking a shallow sub-mode from other games, and presenting it in a no-frills manner, might make for a competent and reliable shooter, But Killing Floor 2 also fails to be anything more than a diversion from other, better shooters as a result. It’s utterly useless in singleplayer, and for multiplayer hijinks there are more creative examples out there.

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