About the Game

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Released

April 16, 2019

Platforms

PC | PS4 | Xbox
(REVIEWED WITH M/KB)

Developer

Saber Interactive

Price

US$ 34.99

(MAY VARY PER LOCATION)

Game Description

Outlive the dead.
WWZ is a heart-pounding four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey.
Focused on fast-paced gameplay — and inspired by the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name — WWZ explores new storylines and characters from around the world in tense, overwhelming, gruesomely exciting missions crafted specifically for modern PCs.

Step 1: Playing Conditions

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Read below the game basic characteristics. If it is something you see yourself playing, move on to Step 2: Graphics & Sound.

Genre

TPS


 

Mode

PVP | COOP


 

Victory Condition

Complete missions or PVP goals before the enemy team.

Gameplay Overview

You need to love shooting, shooting, and shooting. That’s the game.
The only “new” thing it brings to the TPS scene is the ZOMBIE SWARM. Every other element of the game can be found in previous shooting games.
There are classes and weapons customization which gives an RPG flavor to the game but when compared to other RPG shooting games it’s very shallow.

Step 2: Graphics & Sound

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Watch 5 to 10 minutes of any video below. If you like what you see and hear, move on to Step 3: Game Evaluation.

World War Z Gameplay Session During Game Review Process
World War Z Gameplay Session During Game Review Process
World War Z Gameplay Session During Game Review Process
World War Z Gameplay Session During Game Review Process

Step 3: Game Evaluation

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Build your expectations about the game by learning what it offers and how was The Partisan Spy’s experience.

USER INTERFACE

Game UI Rated as Traditional

Follows the guidelines of shooting games. There are small details that could be REWORKED to make the experience better and game mechanics more transparent. For example, heavy weapon charge meter at PVP matches.

STORY

Game STORY Rated as Trivial

You play at different cities, characters and classes, but in the end, it’s always about killing zombies swarms. The storyline plays a MINOR ROLE on the game and each character has an unlockable video with life before WWZ.

COMMUNITY POTENTIAL

Game Community Potential Rated as average

Every TPS game has a huge appeal on the gaming community. WWZ game was announced as a high potential because of the movie’s success. The lack of novelty to the TPS game scene drags it’s CTOP potential down to AVERAGE.

GAMEPLAY MOOD TRACKER

World War Z 25 hours Mood Tracker

MOOD ANALYSIS

Game MOOD Rated as normal

+60% of the 25 hours of gameplay my mood is between HOPEFUL and ENTERTAINED. Mood spikes happened with first zombie swarms, accomplishing goals, and switching from COOP to PVP. To change the game mode felt refreshing as playing COOP for +2 hours can be tiring.

GRIND FEELING

Game Grind Feeling Rated as trivial

Grind feeling appears in COOP mode. There are 4 cities, 11 missions in 6 difficulty levels. Repeating missions in different difficulties brings up the grind feeling. The change of classes helps but the more you play, stronger will be the feeling. Regardless of the class, it’s always about shooting zekes.

LIKED THE MOST

Zombies swarm makes an impression at first hours of gameplay but you get used to it.


 

DISLIKED THE MOST

Price is not compatible with what the game offers. It’s a common TPS game +  zombie swarm.


Reserved Space for Supporters

EVALUATION SUMMARY

 

The benefit to associate a game to a blockbuster movie also comes with a huge obligation: the gameplay experience should make players live the feelings they had while watching the movie. This expectation is “non-negotiable” as it carries the brand: WORLD WAR Z.

 

Besides being far behind from fulfilling this initial expectation, the price tag is not equivalent to the game that was delivered. Recurrent server connection problems and basic UI elements were left behind, for example, a button to leave the PVP match queue. From the “series of movie games,” this is another one that doesn’t meet the standards set by its movie.

Review Summary: Cons, Neutrals and Pros for World War Z

Choices & Advice

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DON’T BUY IT


IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE SHOOTING GAMES YOU HAVE.

 
 
 

SPY ADVICE

WAIT TO BUY


IF YOU ARE REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT THE ZOMBIE SWARM.

(It will give you 5-10 hours of gameplay.)​

 
 
 

BUY NOW


IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SHOOTING GAME AND MAINSTREAM GAMES ARE NOT AN OPTION FOR YOU.

 
 

GAME LIFETIME


IT CAN GIVE +500 HOURS OF GAMEPLAY, DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO REPEAT MISSIONS OR PLAY PVP.

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