Kill Strain

Sony, Sony San Diego Studio
Jul 19, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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6 / 10
We Got This Covered
2 / 5
5 / 10
PlayStation LifeStyle
4.5 / 10
6 / 10
4 / 10
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Kill Strain – Gameplay Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

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Critic Reviews for Kill Strain

Kill Strain has a lot of cool ideas, but many of them don't translate when mired by the sluggish pacing of each round. I think it definitely needs some further optimization, but the uneven fun factor between the Merc and Mutant camps may take longer to iron out.

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Kill Strain may find its following as a free-to-play game, but I expect more polish, more stability from shooters that we’re asked to play for long periods of time. I can’t accept the odd matchmaking decisions, nor the way Kill Strain sabotages teamwork by encouraging lone wolf playstyles.

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Kill Strain was conceived as an "asymmetric MOBA" with a Twin Stick control scheme. It is an unbalanced battlle arena with a sloppy graphic and an impressive scarcity of contents.

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It would be hard to say that Kill Strain isn’t at least ambitious. The game was a studio’s first outing in a relatively immature genre, which attempted to take a dramatically different approach to many of core mechanics that define MOBAs. Though carefully calculated, these risks fall flat in execution, resulting in a confusing and joyless experience. Too bad that infected class couldn’t contaminate the other factions with a little fun. Now that would be a character class worth paying for…

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6 / 10

In the end, your mileage with Kill Strain might vary. Did I have fun? Sometimes when everything click. Is there a lot of changes that need to be implemented into the game? Defintely. Sure, it might not be the best MOBA on PS4, but with a few patches to fix things, this could be so much more. We’ll see what the next couple of months bring for the game.

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Is Sony San Diego's top down free to play shooter worth your time? Spoiler; No. No it is not.

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