World War Z

Dining out on the army of the un­dead

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - PLAYSTATION 4 2019 -

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Based on the events of the novel, not the Brad Pitt movie, this zom­bie co-op shooter looks to take the pulpy fun from Re­bel­lion’s Strange Bri­gade and turn up the ter­ror.

Boast­ing over 500 zom­bies on screen at any one time, all act­ing and re­act­ing to your tac­tics with a unique swarm-like men­tal­ity, there’s a level of am­bi­tion here that over­shad­ows the rel­a­tively low-key de­vel­op­ment, and it makes for ex­cit­ing ac­tion.

In the heat of a fight there’s some­thing mes­meric about the scale of the task at hand, as hun­dreds of the un­dead fall over of­fice fur­ni­ture and crash through panes of glass in their de­sire to eat our brains. But it’s the spec­ta­cle of see­ing writhing bod­ies pile up against ten-foot-tall glass doors, which crack un­der the pres­sure and even­tu­ally spill the un­dead out into our path, that re­ally, re­ally im­presses. You haven’t played a zom­bie game like this be­fore.

“HUN­DREDS OF THE UN­DEAD CRASH THROUGH GLASS IN THEIR DE­SIRE TO EAT OUR BRAINS.”

It re­ally puts the ‘horde’ into ‘horde shooter’.

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