Excerpt: Killing Floor was originally an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod that was later released in 2009 by Tripwire Interactive for download on PC. Killing Floor continued its initial success by releasing additional DLC and bonus content over last few years, and now, you can purchase Killing Floor Gold Edition containing the game, all previously released DLC and a new female character as part of a milestone commemorating the millionth copy of the game having sold.
Conclusion: Priced at around Ł15, Killing Floor is just about worth its weight. The extra content and support provided by Tripwire, as well as the modding community will help add extra value to that. Those of you who are happy with L4D might enjoy a change of pace with this title, then again you may not. There really is very ‘little’ to this game in terms of depth, and it still feels a little bit like a mod.
Excerpt: Developer/Publisher : Tripwire Interactive / Tripwire Interactive Release Date : May 14, 2009 Rating : M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language Available On : PC Genre : FPS Number of Players : 1 (Offline); 1-6 (Online) Strong Points : Perk system adds plenty of variety; realistic combat; fantastic weapon sound effects; easy to jump in; great level design Weak Points : Passable graphics; weak and sometimes grating voice acting; some...
Pros: : Perk system adds plenty of variety; realistic combat; fantastic weapon sound effects; easy to jump in; great level design
Cons: : Passable graphics; weak and sometimes grating voice acting; some animations can be stiff
Excerpt: The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up Iceberg Interactive’s Killing Floor is that it connects automatically to Steam online, leaving you no option but to sit back while it takes around 15 minutes updating before allowing you to proceed. In fact, throughout the test period, the game itself is hindered by frustratingly long connection times to servers, although once connected, it’s mostly stable with no noticeable in-game slow down.
Excerpt: 's amateur origins are uncomfortably clear, and there's no doubting that a little more polish would have gone a long way. Still, when you find yourself scurrying between cover in an open field at night, carefully aiming for the heads of a stream of mutated foes, before someone chimes in on the radio and makes a gag about liking "the big ones" the best, you'll understand. For all its quirks, inconsistencies and annoyances, you'll likely find something to love.
Summary: To be honest, I wasn’t really entirely interested in Killing Floor before its release. I know a handful of people considered it an anticipated title, but I was hesitant. I only really became interested in it when my Left 4 Dead CAL clan all decided to purchase it. I gained a little bit more interest when I realized that this was actually the retail release of the UT mod of the same name. I love a good mods-to-riches story, who doesn’t?