World War Z - Xbox One

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World War Z (Xbox One)
Also for: PS4
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Saber Soft. Co.: Focus Home Interactive
Publishers: Focus Home Interactive (GB)
Released: 16 Apr 2019 (GB)


World War Z was, in many ways, the perfect set up for tie-ins, sequels and spin-offs. The book was basically a giant exercise in world building that just so happened to have a few stories in it. The film, starring Brad Pitt, built out from that and set the visual tone and now Saber Interactive, who you might remember from Quake Champions, has come along and made a video game of it.

Following survivors in New York, Moscow, and Jerusalem, this is all about survival. And yes, it s horrific. But it s definitely not a game that fits in the survival horror genre. It s a lot faster and bloodier than that and has you and three other survivors (either real players or AI) try to fight them off through whatever means necessary in a style that s reminiscent of Left 4 Dead, but with a few key difference.

One is the traps you ll lay. At key points you can shore up whatever area you re in by building defences and laying traps.

Another is the speed of the zombies. They re really, really fast. Fortunately, you have some powerful weapons to take them apart with including axes, shotguns and rocket launchers.
The big difference between this and other zombie games, though, is the sheer numbers of the living dead. Hordes might be hundreds strong and Saber has put a lot of time and effort into modelling swarms so that they ll ebb and flow, stumble and fall and, in the style of the movie, form towering pyramids of living corpses to try to get to you.

This is zombie survival at its fastest and most furious!