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Kill Strain

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 19, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Sony San Diego Studio

Publisher: Sony

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

Kill Strain is a top-down, competitive twin-stick action shooter with a monumental twist where three teams are pitted against each other for domination. Featuring innovative 5v5v2 gameplay, two teams of five players battle to contain-and-control a mysterious and powerful energy source codenamed ‘The Strain’ that has been discovered in research facilities. The humans are not alone in these remote locations, as two additional players take on the roles of mutants. Endowed with additional abilities when in contact with ‘TheStrain’, the mutant team wreaks havoc on the humans to spread ‘The Strain’ further on the field; turning humans into mutants along the way and creating a more powerful force.

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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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