Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

90 / 100
Oct 29, 2015

Vermintide is a brilliant twist on the Left 4 Dead formula, and deserves much of the same praise heaped on Valve.

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Recommended
Oct 27, 2015

A thrilling twist on Left 4 Dead's co-operative action, but minor balancing issues can make it hard to warm to at first.

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IGN
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2015

The use of different classes and the evocation of the Warhammer setting is enough to make Vermintide a competent twist on the Left 4 Dead formula, but it doesn't execute them well enough to live up to its inspiration. Even at its best, Vermintide's co-op horde mode lacks a sense of suspense, and its addictive loot chase can't fully replace that. As I'm sure any Skaven would tell you, there are better things than being a rat in a maze.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Oct 19, 2016

As blatant a clone as you've ever seen, but while the PC version was a novel take on Left 4 Dead, the severe price hike on consoles ruins the fun.

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7 / 10
Oct 28, 2015

As blatant a clone as you've ever seen, but this is almost as good as the real Left 4 Dead and does have a few extra ideas of its own.

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7 / 10
Nov 9, 2015

Left 4 Dead's frantic four-player co-op gets medieval with melee combat, mutant rats, and mixed results.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2015

I just wished that Fatshark had tried to be as original in the gameplay as they have in the visual direction. At times, it just felt like I was playing a mod, and depending on how you look at it that's either the biggest compliment or the absolute worst thing I could say about Vermintide.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2015

Niggling flaws aside, Vermintide is easily one of the most surprising games to launch this year. Although there's a clear lack of originality, Fatshark has done a brilliant job in throwing together a patchwork of borrowed designs with its own previous work on games like War of the Roses. It's got the makings of a sleeper hit and hopefully, with a few more refinements, can grow into the next multiplayer must-have.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2016

A nice conversion that retains the best features of the original PC version while adding new content, and without being too technically downgraded.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2016

Vermintide is an under-appreciated gem with loads of replayability and heaps of atmosphere.

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68 / 100
Nov 3, 2015

Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide gets so many things right, and its designers have made enough smart decisions about how to deviate from the Left 4 Dead, that it makes the difficulty knee-capping and technical mishaps all the more disappointing. It's absolutely worth a look if you're looking for something to do with friends and love slay hordes of monsters. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself quitting earlier than you might want to.

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Unscored
Oct 27, 2015

It's a shame that the skaven act so much like zombies rather than having their own distinct traits. But if Vermintide can act as the catalyst for a trend whereby at least one in every three zombie games is now a Skaven game instead, it will have served a wondrous purpose. The 'tide' suffix is excuse enough to have hordes of ratbeasts running mindlessly through the streets and it could happily be attached to 'Daemon', 'Corpse' or 'Green'. That said, 'Greentide' sounds like an off-brand toilet cleaner so perhaps that one would need a bit of a rethink.

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85 / 100
Oct 27, 2015

The best parts of Payday 2 and Left 4 Dead in the gritty Warhammer fantasy universe, with a heavy emphasis on melee combat and loot. There's tons here for co-op fans, and the emphasis on melee makes it stand out from the rest of the pack.

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Nov 3, 2015

Vermintide is a great medieval-themed cooperative FPS. Despite being developed by a smaller studio, Vermintide never feels cheaply made.

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7.4 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2015

Warhammer: End Times Vermintide is a new take on the Left 4 Dead formula. It brings enhanced combat (particularly melee) and some RPG elements, but it loses the PvP aspect and user generated content, both critical to longevity in this genre. Still, if you have a group of friends this game can definitely provide lots of fun.

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Justin Celani
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2016

Vermitide is a great co-op experience. It's fun alone and competent enough to play through, but with online folks or friends it's even better, and where the experience truly shines.

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60 / 100
Oct 25, 2016

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a solid attempt at replicating the Left 4 Dead formula, but it also misses the mark in a few key areas.

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GameMAG
ACE
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide on PS4 and Xbox One is an excellent project which was unlucky with the release date. It should have come out during an off-peak period - a decision to release it in fall was fateful and negatively reflected on the community and, accordingly, on the gameplay in general. If you like Left 4 Dead and have friends, willing to go on journey with you, then you can feel free to buy the game. Otherwise it is better to save the money for something else.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2016

Occasionally stupid AI and the lack of split-screen play aren't enough to dull the formidable lustre of Warhammer End Times: Vermintide as one of the most entertaining and flat out enjoyable online co-op games you can get on PS4. Killing rats has never been so much fun.

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Nov 10, 2015

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide seems like an eerie, well-done Left 4 Dead mod on the surface. But players that soldier through disheartening dice rolls will find a replacement for their co-op and loot-driven needs, Warhammer fan or not.

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