Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Meta-Review – Smash and Crunch!

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Release date: March 8, 2018

Developer: Fatshark

Publisher: Fatshark

Genre: Action game

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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If you played Left 4 Dead then get ready for a game that seems to have a lot of similar traits mixed into an RPG shell. This Warhammer sequel displays extremely gory scenes and has very graphical, satisfying kill events. Smash and Crunch by yourself or play online! See what some game reviewers have to say below.

Game Description

“Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide. The time has arrived to revisit the fierce first-person co-op slaughter-fest featuring visceral and ground breaking melee action, set in the apocalyptic End Times of the war-ravaged Warhammer Fantasy Battles world .

Our 5 heroes have returned to take on an even greater threat – the combined forces of a malevolent and destructive Chaos army and the swarming Skaven horde. Prepare to be challenged like never before as you and your team desperately try to survive the never-ending onslaught. Choose between 15 different careers, climb the talent trees, customize your arsenal to fit your unique play style, fight your way through a myriad of stunning levels, and challenge yourself in our new Heroic Deeds System. The only thing standing between utter defeat and victory is you and your allies. If you fall – so will the Empire.” — Fatsharkgames

Metacritic  – Rating: 80/100

IGN  – By: Tom Marks  – Rating: 8/10

“There are few things quite as satisfying as the feeling of popping a ratman’s head like a grape with a giant war hammer. Or cutting that head clean off with an ax, or possibly unloading a full revolver clip into it, or just burning the whole thing to a crisp. The truth is, just about every one of the multitude of ways Warhammer Vermintide 2 gives you and your co-op team to kill your enemies is punchy, powerful, and a whole lot of fun. Vermintide 2 (and its predecessor) wears its Left 4 Dead inspiration on its sleeve, but it’s by no means a carbon copy of Valve’s co-op zombie FPS. It’s a similar structure: four players fight their way through a linear level filled with hordes of rat-like skaven and decomposing Chaos soldiers, with some variety coming from some Elite enemies that will grab your allies with hooks, throw poison smoke, or even fire machine guns. But Vermintide 2 has out-of-match progression with levels to earn, skill points to assign, and lots of new loot to collect – even if that loot is largely boring. When you make contact with a mace or a sword and an enemy’s face, you can practically feel it reverberate in your bones – especially with the slow and heavy two-handed hammers available. But nearly every melee weapon hits hard, with tons of feedback in the form of forceful sound effects and staggered reactions from your enemy. If its a killing blow, blunt weapons send the now-limp body flying, while bladed options instead slice through heads, limbs, torsos, and tails – it’s a display that’s even more spectacular when cutting through groups of skaven with wide-cleaving weapons.”

PC Gamer  – By: Steven Messner – Rating: 80/100

“Like the first game, Vermintide 2 is a Left 4 Dead-style, four-player co-op first-person action game in which your party wades through treacherous levels fighting off hordes of Skaven, who have now allied with the vicious Chaos raiders. Set during Warhammer’s End Times, Vermintide 2’s apocalyptic fantasy setting is disturbing and marvellous. Its 13 levels tour ruined cities and treacherous bogs that are each as gorgeous and moody as the last. With each mission lasting about 30 minutes, you’ll end up repeating them. That might sound boring, but each level is expansive enough that revisiting them never feels repetitive thanks, in part, to the AI director mixing up enemy spawn locations. It’s a system that mostly works, though some areas of each mission do bleed together because fighting a group of Skaven doesn’t feel all that different from fighting a group of Rotblood raiders. Unlike Left 4 Dead, however, Vermintide 2 is wearing layers of RPG underwear. It’s a lot to take in at first, but I’ve come to love the nuances each character career (a kind of subclass) offers because each one plays a subtle but crucial role in a party. The five characters have their own special ability, passive bonuses, unlockable skill trees, and weapons. Once you level a character up a bit, you’ll also unlock new careers that offer vastly different play styles in addition to each having their own separate skill tree.”

Dark Station  – By: Mark Steighner – Rating: 80/100

“For a game with so much going on at nearly every moment, and set on such elaborate stages, Warhammer Vermintide 2 has a solid and reliable framerate and very few technical hiccups. It looks fantastic, the combat is epic and thrilling, and the sound design and musical score by the insanely prolific Jasper Kyd round out an impressive sequel. Lack of clarity, some brutal difficulty spikes and some core conceptual and mechanical issues with the game’s absolute reliance on co-op are the only sour notes in a dark symphony of epic action. “

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