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Game of The Year Intern's Pick: Killing Floor 2

My intern pick for Game of The Year is Killing Floor 2. Why is this game so great? Find out.

2015 has been a great year for games, Hotline Miami 2, Fallout 4, Rise of The Tomb Raider, Life is Strange and my pick for Game of The Year, Killing Floor 2. Killing Floor 2 has a certain charm that just has a way of getting players hooked. From the over the top blood and guts, to the hard boss fights to the great co-op experience, this game has a lot to offer players for almost half the price of other games. The game is available on PlayStation 4 and on PC, sorry Xbox fans.

Gameplay

The idea of the game is simple, you and your team must survive wave after wave of Zeds (think zombie monster things). Depending on the difficulty each wave could throw anywhere from 20 to over 150 Zeds at you and your team. There are also special Zeds like the Bloat, the Siren, the Husk, the Scrake and the Fleshpound. Each one has a unique weapon or ability, but they all have one thing in common; they all want to kill you. The game relies on you and your team working together to prevent that.

It can be very easy to be surrounded by Zeds when you decide to run off on your own. After each wave of Zeds, you and your teammates will have one minute to regroup, buy new guns and ammo, heal up, and prepare for the next wave of Zeds. The very last wave is the boss wave; an enemy that is so tough he can wipe out your whole team in less than a minute you're not ready. The boss can only be taken down if you work together and everyone does their part.

The Classes

The game offers players six different classes to pick from, Berserker, Commando, Support, Field Medic, Fire Bug, Demolition, and the newest addition to the game, the Gunslinger. Each class has its own perks, a specific kind of grenade, and its own selection of guns for players to choose from.  As you and your team survive each round of the game you earn Dosh, which can then be used to buy more ammo, armor, new guns or grenades. When playing the game its best to have a rounded team with varied classes. It actually helps a lot to have each person be a different class unlike other games where it doesn’t really matter.

What Makes it so Great

For the price of $29.99, you are really getting a lot of bang for your buck with this game. The game is still in early access so you do need to keep that in mind, but it will have you and your friends yelling at your screen, laughing at one another as you die, and asking one another for help as you are surrounded by Zeds.

If you and your friends are a fan of first person shooters like Left 4 Dead, Halo, and Call of Duty World at War Zombies mode, then this is truly a game you need to play. It offers players so much fun and enjoyment for a price so low it's hard to believe. The developers are also always working on improving the game for players offering new maps, players, and perks every once and a while.  With lots of fun characters, tons of cool guns, fun levels to explore and tough gameplay, this is a game that everyone should try.

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Published Dec. 11th 2015

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