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Review – Zombie Army 4: Dead War

There’s not a lot of subtlety in Zombie Army 4: Dead War, available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, which really shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who watches literally any of the promotional material or even just reads the game’s title. As one of a handful of characters – including some exclusive to the game’s season pass – you take to the streets of Europe and take down zombies…tons of zombies.

To be fair to the developers at Rebellion, there IS a story here, and as schlocky as it is, I must admit I find it hilariously engaging. The basis is that Hitler, known for having a fondness for the occult, summoned zombies to fill out his armies and dominate the world – events that happened in the past games. In Dead War we discover that our triumph in the last game (available now as part of the Zombie Army Trilogy collection release) has taken away the commander of the zombies but hasn’t worked to eliminate the threat entirely.

So back to the streets of Europe we go, taking on multi-stage missions in what we’ll call ‘wide-linear’ levels that allow for some exploration but aren’t quite what you’d call ‘open world’ in nature. You’re given specific missions to taken on, with side missions like helping innocents being attacked popping up as filler from time to time. There are also some collectibles to gather, if you’re into that kind of thing, and goals to complete, like using a Takedown to kill a specific zombie type, to unlock ‘stickers’ you can collect.

There’s even a progression system that allows players to upgrade their weapons in mundane ways like doing more damage or reloading faster, or more unique ways like add special modifiers: electricity or explosives, for example. There’s also a perk system layered on top, with perks (categorized as Offensive, Defensive, or Other) that allow the player to build up their character directly. Perhaps you’d like to have more stamina so you can outrun zombies, or maybe it’s more attractive to take less melee damage – both options in the Defensive category.

Completing objectives like finishing a level without going under half stamina – for the previously mentioned stamina perk – unlock the perk for use, and then you can level it up to make it more effective by completing still more objectives.

The result is that your character and weapons become far more deadly the more you play, which allows you to take on the hardest difficulty levels or just have a lot more fun with the easier ones. Zombie Army 4, as the title kind of implies, is just a crazy ball of ‘dumb fun’ – sniping zombies, setting traps, throwing grenades…it’s no-excuses mindless fun and a blast to play solo or in co-op.

The game allows four-player online co-op, and I highly recommend it, but you’ll still have a good time solo. After all, if you can’t have a good time with a game that allows you to reanimate a zombie shark so it’ll chew up zombie Nazis, I don’t think we can be friends.

 

Crossplay Comes to 'World War Z' in Season 2 Free Content Drops

World War Z’s post-launch support has really helped keep the co-op zombie shooter at the top of gamers ‘must play’ lists since it launched, and that continues with the reveal of Season 2’s free content road map.
The highlight for me is crossplay, which will open up the ability to play with some friends who have it on different platforms, but I’m not going to turn down a pair of new PvE missions, an all-new wave-based horde mode, a new zombie type, a new weapon, and new cosmetics.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out World War Z, check out this gameplay from YouTuber jackfrags:

Here’s the press release:


NEW WORLD WAR Z ROADMAP TEASES SECOND SEASON OF FREE CONTENT

New PvE missions, horde mode, crossplay support and more coming soon to the hit co-op shooter

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2019 – Saber Interactive, in partnership with Focus Home Interactive, has shared a first look at the roadmap for the second season of free content coming to World War Z, the best-selling action-packed co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. Fans can expect a huge variety of new goodies in the coming months, including:

  • Two challenging new PvE missions set in Moscow and New York.
  • The highly anticipated introduction of a wave-based horde mode – Horde Mode Z.
  • A dangerous new zombie type.
  • PvE crossplay support.
  • The ability to prestige rank up for new weapon skins and perks.
  • A fiery new weapon and new cosmetic items.

World War Z’s first season of free content included the Weekly Challenge mode, “The Undead Sea” Tokyo mission, and the six-skulls extreme difficulty setting, as well as several other treats for players.
Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm EngineWorld War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time, able to move and strike as one collective herd, as well as break off as individual attackers. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, including New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tokyo, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.
World War Z is out now digitally and at major retailers on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, plus Windows PC via the Epic Games store. For more information, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame, and Instagram @WWZGame.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (GreedFall, A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunner and many more.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Unrelease Dying Light 2 Gameplay Trailer Drops Today

Dying Light was a surprising renewal of my love of zombie (called Infected in Dying Light) games, with the excellent traversal and brutal combat combining to create a game that I just kept going back to. Now Dying Light 2 looks to up the ante, with a much larger world and player choices that will influence both the story and the world around you. Add four-player co-op to the mix and you’re looking at a good time.
The game is set to release in Spring of 2020, but during a livestream today – slated for 12 pm MT – you can check out an unreleased 26 minute gameplay video that won 75+ awards at E3 this year.
Here’s the links: Twitch  Facebook  Steam  YouTube
Check the full press release below:


TECHLAND RELEASES DYING LIGHT 2 GAMEPLAY VIDEO THAT GARNERED OVER 75 AWARDS AT E3 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2019) – Techland is proud to reveal its dramatic, previously unreleased 26-minute Dying Light 2 gameplay video that brings back the exceptional ability and brutal combat gameplay, viciously evolving infected, and the next iteration of the day/night cycle.
Presented behind closed doors at E3 and Gamescom 2019, the video further showcases how player’s choices have far reaching consequences on both the narrative and the world around them that results in a playable sandbox that is 4x larger than the original Dying Light game.
Welcome to The City, a modern world plunged into a Dark Age – the last bastion of humanity, where factions fight for power, and regular people fight just to survive. Our protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, is forced to make difficult decisions under pressure, that will shape both the narrative and the world around you.
Be one of the first to watch the full gameplay reveal on one of our official Dying Light 2 channels:
Twitch
Facebook
Steam
YouTube
The stream will take place on Monday, August 26 at 8pm CEST / 7pm BST / 2pm ET / 11am PDT. 
Dying Light 2 is scheduled to release in Spring 2020.