The concept of making a co-op focused third-person shooter based on the World War Z movie is exciting in theory, but the execution here is clearly flawed. Nevertheless, it is a solid shooter that works out mostly in its co-op mode with a group of friends.
It might not too unbearable when you play with your close friends and you guys coop perfectly. But in general, this game is even much more boring than the zombie's daily life.
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World War Z is probably actually up there as film tie-in games go, and is capable of offering some nifty zombie action that can get your pulse racing. But once you've seen its tricks, it all gets a bit samey fast - faster because we've seen something very similar before - and it's hard to imagine it having much of a shelf life
Bland and mostly harmless, World War Z is another co-op zombie shooter that you could play.
World War Z's lack of variety and ambition can't stop a satisfying zombie slashing with a good group of friends.
A co-op shooter that's an unashamed throwback to Valve's all-time classic, complete with a few quirks of its own.
A curate's egg of zombie clichés and surprisingly solid multiplayer, with the movie's undead hordes replicated in impressive fashion.
World War Z hews closely to the core tenants of the genre, but its zombies make the familiar monster feel unique. The story is interesting, but light enough that it knows when to stay out of the way
World War Z is unrefined and rough around the edges, but it makes up for this with satisfying co-operative action that fills your screen with hundreds of enemies for you to kill.
World War Z is an OK multiplayer game elevated by hilarious zombie physics
Is World War Z as good as Left 4 Dead? No. Is it fun despite that? Yes. There's few pleasures in gaming that can compare to swinging a thrumming chainsaw blade through a horde of ravenous undead, and World War Z delivers. And really, it's not like Valve makes games anymore.
It's safe to say that World War Z doesn't shy away from its undeniable likeness to Valve's 10 year old masterpiece. In borrowing many of that game's ideas, from its AI engine to the uncannily similar special zombies, it's actually become a spiritual successor that can scratch that Left 4 Dead itch. World War Z might lack in originality, but this isn't enough to deter from the brainless, fast-paced, cooperative shooter action that you can effortlessly sink hours into and unknowingly get a real soft spot for.
World War Z is a game full of zombie hordes everywhere, a feeling of great burden and a great experience to try with friends, who will have fun for a long time. But, at the same time, the negative points are very huge, from a bad gunplay to the little variety and very short duration. And they weigh a lot on the title...
Review in Spanish | Read full review
An interesting game for those who are still waiting for Left 4 Dead 4, but with it's own twists that makes this game even more fun. It could have more zombie types, better matchmaking or an interesting multiplayer PvP... But maybe that's too much for a B class game like this.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
World War Z has a Left 4 Dead-based-DNA that exposes too much its lack of originality. The game, in its essence is fun and enjoyable, but most of the merit it isnt't all of its doing.
Review in Italian | Read full review
World War Z is a competent team-based shooter that doesn't really add anything new to the genre. It is, however, great fun to play with friends in short bursts.
Saber Interactive, Mad Dog Games, and Focus Home Interactive's third-person co-op shooter World War Z provides decent zombie-slaying fun, but it is far from perfect.
World War Z doesn't hide its intentions. It's not a layered, in-depth survival sim. It doesn't try to be anything it's not. It's built around the horde effect, which it nails. They're like train wrecks: you can't stop watching them—except the train is headed straight for you.
As it stands, World War Z is a game that should bring you a good few entertaining hours blasting zombies away with some buddies.
World War Z isn’t exactly a polished game but it is an intense and thrilling experience that is easy to recommend.