World War Z Reviews

World War Z is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Travis Northup
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2021

World War Z: Aftermath is another lumbering step forward for zombie-kind, even if it doesn't completely satisfy one's appetite for brains.

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60 / 100
May 3, 2019

Bland and mostly harmless, World War Z is another co-op zombie shooter that you could play.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 26, 2019

A co-op shooter that's an unashamed throwback to Valve's all-time classic, complete with a few quirks of its own.

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IGN
Top Critic
7.4 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

World War Z's lack of variety and ambition can't stop a satisfying zombie slashing with a good group of friends.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 24, 2019

A curate's egg of zombie clichés and surprisingly solid multiplayer, with the movie's undead hordes replicated in impressive fashion.

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8.3 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2019

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

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6 / 10
May 3, 2019

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.

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Unscored
Apr 19, 2019

World War Z is an OK multiplayer game elevated by hilarious zombie physics

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2019

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.

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6 / 10
Sep 27, 2021

Is Aftermath worth it then? It is if you are a fan World War Z and are looking for more content. The new class is a decent addition and can add a new tactical choice when facing the hordes, while both the episodes of Rome and Kamchatka add a couple more hours of content and more variety for when you're grinding for levels and upgrades. However, the first person mode feels undercooked and the rat swarms just aren't scary compared to the likes of the Bull and the Lurker zombies.

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7 / 10
Apr 26, 2019

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.

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Hobby Consolas
Manuel Pérez
Top Critic
65 / 100
Apr 18, 2019

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...

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

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.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2021

Overall, World War Z on the Switch is a fairly basic port of a decent zombie blaster. It was never quite good enough to trouble Left 4 Dead’s legacy and certainly won’t disturb Back 4 Blood, but it’s as close to either as we’re likely to see on Nintendo’s console any time soon.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

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.

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Apr 24, 2019

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.

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76 / 100
Oct 11, 2021

World War Z’s story was, and remains, a background element whose task is to move the player from episode to episode. Aftermath’s two new episodes are set in interesting environments, and the game’s additions and fixes will be welcome to those returning to World War Z as well as to those just starting out. The first person mechanic has potential but remains incomplete, and the new Vanguard likewise might appeal to those wanting to level a new class. Like the base game, Aftermath sans human players might not be a hard pass, but it isn’t the experience the developers intended. With some friends, or at least competent random homo sapiens, World War Z Aftermath provides a unique take on a familiar enemy and does a great job of translating the terror-inducing swarm of zombies mechanic from film to videogame.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

With its deep progression system, vast array of locations and classes, World War Z Aftermath is an excellent play for anyone looking to shoot up some zombies with their friends.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2021

Aftermath is an interesting title for this expansion to World War Z. The very definition of the word is the “aftereffects of some sort of significant unpleasant event, but honestly this expansion is anything but unpleasant. Sure, there are some frame drops, and the FPS mode is gimmickier than anything else but this is an extremely solid update. The addition of the extra class in the Vanguards, the extra story missions as well as the Horde XL update adding more hordes of the undead to take down and what you get is a very pleasant update to an already stellar co-op zombie shooter.

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