World War Z Reviews
World War Z: Aftermath is another lumbering step forward for zombie-kind, even if it doesn't completely satisfy one's appetite for brains.
Bland and mostly harmless, World War Z is another co-op zombie shooter that you could play.
A co-op shooter that's an unashamed throwback to Valve's all-time classic, complete with a few quirks of its own.
World War Z's lack of variety and ambition can't stop a satisfying zombie slashing with a good group of friends.
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.
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.
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...
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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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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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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.
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.
The absurdity of World War Z's Horde Mode XL is certainly worth checking out, and for newcomers it has a fun campaign to shoot your way through, too. As a PS5 upgrade, it's supremely disappointing to experience worse performance than what came before, but it isn't quite enough to spoil the fun we had spraying bullets into piles of zombies.
The World War Z Aftermath next-gen update brings new visuals, fixes old audio issues, and introduces an expanded Horde Mode XL that packs more zekes on-screen than ever. The game is entirely predicated on the uninhibited good time that mowing down waves of onrushing enemies presents itself. Unfortunately, that's both where the game starts and ends. It's a rush, over and again, but when you want to look for something different, you have to go elsewhere to find it. A great gameplay loop to be sure, but a one-trick pony never the less.
World War Z began life as a rough around the edges, but entertaining co-op shooter, and in the last few years it has evolved into a better, faster, stronger zombie-slaying experience. This PS5 version brings more undead and a slight touch up to one of the most enjoyable zombie shooters around.