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Review: Warhammer Vermintide 2 - Left 4 Dead Assassin


Warhammer Vermintide 2 takes over from Kingdom Come Deliverance and is another good gaming surprise for 2018. Judge for yourself - only a few days have passed since the release, and the game has firmly established itself in the top best-selling Steam projects with a circulation of 500 thousand copies.

Yes, and many game critics immediately after the release date of Warhammer Vermintide 2 do not get tired of praising the game and call it the best cooperative action game since the cult Left 4 Dead 2. Whether the game is deservedly successful you can find out from our review.

Inquisitor 2.0

We warn you right away: in Warhammer Vermintide 2 you shouldn't expect a twisted plot and impressive cutscenes. Everything is quite simple: the town of Helmgard is besieged by the familiar race of anthropomorphic rats Skavens and mad heretics, and the next magnificent five heroes need to show the evil spirits Kuzkin's mother.

The script is no more complicated than that of a porn movie, but more is not required from this game. Agree, sometimes it's nice to come after a hard day's work and relax to the symphony of heretic cries and the crunch of breaking limbs. This is the whole Warhammer Vermintide 2.

Warhammer Vermintide 2

Moreover, it is much more pleasant to create lawlessness if the attraction of violence is equipped with beautiful graphics. The game has no problems with this, especially when compared with the previous part. With low system requirements, Warhammer Vermintide 2 shows an excellent picture. Each location is drawn, as they say, with a soul.

The scale of the Warhammer universe is felt in everything: grand castles and dense forests with crowns resting against the sky, side by side with icy mountains and artsy elven temples. It will also bring players to the dirty catacombs and the green streets of plague-stricken cities. In general, it's even a pity that sometimes there is no opportunity to admire the surroundings. There are no safe points on the map at all, like the AI Director system from Left 4 Dead, the game will always throw hordes of enemies for travelers if they get bored or decide to make a couple of picturesque screenshots.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 graphics

Left 4 Dead 3

While Gabe Newvel sleeps on a bed of gold and feeds gamers with more promises that they are going to start developing games again in the future, Fatshark studio decided to create a new cooperative king. Of course, with its own innovations.

Like Left 4 Dead in the game, you need to complete the level from and to, along the way performing various assignments and shredding heretics into the cabbage. There are several main characters here, but unlike L4D, the characters differ not only in skins, but also in their fighting style, skills and can be additionally customized to the player's taste.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 player

There are five classes in Warhammer Vermintide 2, among which there are both tanks with melee weapons and a large supply of health, and dodgers, especially for players who like to shoot enemies from a safe distance. Additionally, the classes are divided into three subclasses, each of which differs in attack, passive and active talents, which can be pumped separately.

Nobody bothers to take instead of the usual battle mage, roasting the carcasses of enemies with fireballs from a distance, a subclass of a mage with a sword, which will completely change the strategy of fighting. Variability is the main secret of the success of Warhammer Vermintide 2.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 bosses

Another hello L4D is a communication system between characters. For each of them, several hundred phrases have been prepared, which they say depending on the situation, sometimes funny dialogues even slip between the companions. Unfortunately, there is no voice acting for Warhammer Vermintide 2 in USA, so you have to be content with subtitles.

Death to heretics ... and lootboxes!

You can choose classes, upgrade skills and even craft items in the hub of the game. Safe location, which replaces the start menu similar to Left 4 Dead. Don't forget to experiment with different types of weapons that are unique to each class. So, a bounty hunter can take a mace or different types of swords. There is even such an exotic weapon as the rapier, which allows you to aim at enemies at vulnerable points and additionally shoot from a small pistol. A real musketeer simulator.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 firearms

There are large giants in the game, demons the size of a bus, but let's admit that even the most terrible scarecrow is not capable of scaring as much as loot boxes that have filled almost all modern games. You can breathe a sigh of relief - this plague has passed the game, to some extent. After completing each task, the heroes of Warhammer Vermintide 2 are given a chest with a random set of ammunition. The quality of the items obtained from it can only be affected if you find grimoires that lower the maximum level of health.

Of course, there were some drawbacks too. Gameplay, you can make a complaint about the not too interesting final levels and the unbalanced class of the Inquisitor. Well, periodic crashes of the game to the desktop and the lack of dedicated servers - this is also not pleasant, but it is quite fixable with patches.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 axes

The king is dead - long live the king!

Simple hard workers from Fatshark managed to create a really fascinating cooperative action game with an abundance of good old ultra-violence on the second attempt. Therefore, if you are tired of Left 4 Dead for 8 years, and your soul requires a new blood, then we recommend not to pass by and download Warhammer Vermintide 2.

By the way, if you are also interested in games with a spectacular first-person sword combat system, then you can check out our top of the best games about the Middle Ages.

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Author: Jake Pinkman