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World War Z by Mad Dog Games

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  • Blood and Gore
  • Intense Violence
  • Strong Language
World War Z is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 889.
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  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Publisher: Mad Dog Games
  • Developer: Mad Dog Games
  • Category: Shooter

Product Details:

Humanity is on the brink of extinction. From New York to Moscow and Jerusalem, the undead apocalypse continues to spread. As the end looms, a hardened few band together to defeat the horde and outlive the dead. World War Z is a heart-pounding coop third-person shooter for up to 4 players featuring swarms of hundreds of zombies. Based on the Paramount Pictures film, World War Z focuses on fast-paced gameplay while exploring new storylines from around the world.

  • Battle swarms of hundreds of zombies - the Swarm Engine seamlessly renders hordes of zombies in incredible firefights. Advanced gore systems offer gruesomely satisfying action.
  • Coop story-driven campaigns - survive around the world, as unique groups tell their stories of perseverance.
  • Fight other players for survival - several intense Player vs Player vs Zombies game modes complement the coop campaigns.
  • Grow stronger - unlock powerful weapon upgrades and level 6 character classes to take on greater challenges.
Review
World War Z

Toppling Expectations

by Kyle Hilliard

Regardless of how you feel about the movie World War Z, you can't deny that the way zombies moved in its world was impressive. They didn't look too different from typical zombies individually, and they ambled and groaned in familiar ways, but when they amassed, they climb on top of one another to create giant hills of the undead in order to overcome barriers. It was horrifying to look at and scary to imagine how you would react in that situation. The World War Z video game takes that key element of the film and uses it to create a visually interesting gameplay mechanic that is horrifying to witness but fun to dismantle, creating one of the best Left 4 Dead-inspired games in years.

World War Z is made up of four disconnected cooperative narrative campaigns that take place in different parts of the world. Each has four distinct playable characters, structurally placing it a little closer to the book than the film. You must make your way through linear locations like Japan and New York, fighting for survival while achieving a series of goals together, like opening a door so a train can get through, or getting on a boat before being overtaken by zombies. The story is light, but it provides some interesting context for what you're doing. Sometimes you're just trying to get out alive, sometimes you're helping to protect a mobile caravan of survivors, and sometimes you're escorting an important scientist. The narrative touches are quick, but I appreciated that they qualified everything just enough so I was doing a little more than just moving point to point.

Read more of the review at Game Informer

8.25
Concept

Take arguably the best element of the film World War Z - the zombies - and adapt them into a cooperative shooter inspired by games like Left 4 Dead

Graphics

The non-infected player characters are full of detail. Watching the zombie horde descend, even when you're replaying a scenario, is impressive

Sound

The soundtrack doesn't inspire the intensity it aims for, and the character barks are obnoxious. The performances in the animated short stories are better

Playability

Moving and shooting feel great, but some quality-of-life elements for non-verbal communication with other players are missing

Entertainment

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

Replay

Moderately high

World War Z is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 889.
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