developer: Tripwire Interactive
publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-6
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Killing Floor for PC is a special version of a popular modification for Unreal Tournament 2004, developed entirely by an independent, amateur team of Shatterline Productions. Its commercial debut was possible with the help from Tripware Interactive, established a few years earlier and already famous thanks to their modification, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, which won the Make Something Unreal competition.
Killing Floor’s story uses survival horror setting and takes place in Great Britain, where people started to turn into mutants due to genetic experiments. The plague is a work of the Horizon organization and has been contained for a while, but then research has been taken to the underground of biggest British cities and soon a lab assistants’ mistake resulted in the monsters crawling back to the surface. As one of six heroes, players must stop the dark invasion of infected people, save the healthy ones and restore the order.
Killing Floor is an FPP shooter, in which players use many categories of weapons to fight nine types of enemies on vast and open arenas, designed for battles against huge hordes of monsters. Teamwork is crucial, as ammunition is spare and using environments (for example blocking doors) plays a huge role. Occasionally, the game will initiate the ZED Time, a bullet-time-like feature that affects all players. One of the game’s characteristic features comes in form of a perk system, which can be used to trade obtained achievements for improvements of the character’s skills. Players select six perks at the start of each map, letting them customize characters to fit their playstyle.
While Killing Floor focuses on cooperation mode, it also offers single player options, although without A.I. controlled teammates, players are left on their own.
PC’s version of Killing Floor has been developed on Unreal Engine 2.5. The game also features an editor that can be used to create new arenas and modifications.
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 614 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista