Story - 48%
Graphics - 73%
Audio - 75%
Gameplay - 87%
Replayability - 60%
The game based off the epic movie that was based off an epic book. It’s about time we start seeing reverse franchise “bandwagoning”, but was this a little too late?
For no reason was I always waiting for an awesome zombie shooter game, I mean, we had the likes of Left for Dead in the mix already, so I don’t feel like this was much anticipated but more of a “lets try this out” kind a game. The simple nature of the game is probably it’s biggest selling point, it is just a fun zombie shooter with a co-op story that take place in different location with level type scenarios for you to play through. It’s less of a story and more of a fun, themed shooter with a background so it doesn’t feel boring and bland.
The title boasts quite the progression chart, with playable character unlocks and ability unlocks, each region in the game has it’s own character with its own progression. You get 6 classes, theres Gunslinger, Medic, Hellraiser, Slasher, Exterminator and Fixer. Each class has its own character per region that allows for diverse dialogue in levelling but still has the same feel through the game. The unlocking and grinding is cool and all, but can become boring and extremely flat when you aren’t doing it with friends or unlocking it randomly when just having fun.
The game is stunning boasts a great range of zombie models, world model details and destructible environments. There are no shortages of gore and blood in every stage and will leave you feeling like you just ran out the zombie apocalypse and not your average butcher. The sound and effects in the game create and great environment that really immerses you in the nature of what is happening but can also become extremely annoying when you have a bazillion zombies rushing at you at once.
Overall, World War Z is a game made for the now and I don’t think it’s going to be one that lasts. It captures the essence of the zombie apocalypse but loses the depth of storytelling and character relations, a great title that can give you hours of fun but not months of immersion.