At first glance Killing Floor seems a lot like Left 4 Dead. In fact you won’t be the first to call it a poor man’s Left 4 Dead. The setting’s been shifted from America to London but the theme pretty much stays the same. Humanity is on the brink of destruction thanks to a failed military experiment that’s converted innocent civilians into blood-thirsty monsters and an unwilling band of heroes emerge from the chaos to salvage what’s left of the country.
Ok so the plot’s not like Left 4 Dead but the premise certainly is. Survive an onslaught of enemies in every level that progressively gets tougher. At the end of every round, your friendly neighborhood trader pops up for 30 seconds during which you can replenish ammo or buy newer and powerful weapons (provided you have the dough).
Like Left 4 Dead there isn’t a single player campaign in the conventional sort of way. You can play through all the game’s levels alone but you’ll die faster than you can say "God Save the Queen" since there’s no bot support (offline or online). Also mowing down wave after wave of enemies alone will get kinda boring and tedious so you’re really better of playing the game online.
Killing Floor is a budget title so expecting production values to be insanely high is kind of stupid. The game looks pretty decent for a title that’ll set you back by around 700 rupees ($15) even though it does have a few clipping issues and minor graphical kinks. It’s been made using a modified version of the Unreal 2.5 engine, the very same engine that was used by Tripwire Entertainment to make their Unreal Tournament 2004 mod Red Orchestra and it looks surprisingly good for its age performing really well even with tons of enemies on screen.
If you can look past the dated visuals there’s a pretty entertaining game in there that offers six player co-operative play along with a perk system. Depending on which weapon you use in the game you’ll earn experience points that’ll allow you to further enhance your skill set as far as that weapon is concerned. For example if you’re a fan of the shotgun, the more kills you rack up with that weapon, the more experience you earn allowing that weapon to inflict more damage in addition to other stuff. Not only does this keep things fresh but it also gives you a chance to experiment with pretty much every weapon this game has to offer.
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