The Killing Floor series has been met with raving reviews since the first entry released in 2009. Originally a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004, Killing Floor has become a separate entity that has led to a fusion of first-person action gunplay and zombie killing glory. However, have you ever wanted to feel that intense zombie killing in a more in your face way? Then if you’re an owner of a PSVR headset for the PS4, you might want be the perfect player for Killing Floor: Incursion. All your zombie killing is here but in a virtual reality setting making for one hell of a new experience.
What to Expect
Killing Floor: Incursion takes the high-octane action of the Killing Floor games and throws it into the virtual world. Players will unleash destruction upon the Zeds by using their PSVR and move controllers! Survive alone in an endless horde mode or fight through a riveting adventure mode as you survive in a strange situation. Go at Killing Floor: Incursion in a single player experience or hop online and play with a friend to kill Zeds together. Guns, grenades, swords, axes and even Zed limbs…these are just a few of the tools awaiting you in Killing Floor: Incursion!
Killing Floor: Incursion follows a soldier who has suffered a massive blow to his brain and now lies in a pretty rough state. Luckily, the Horzine Corporation has a solution in the form of putting the soldier through a virtual reality simulation for rehabilitation. Unfortunately, during the process, the peaceful settings that were planned have turned deadly with Zeds—or zombies—being unleashed via a strange virus in the coding. Now, you must arm up and use whatever is at your disposal—even the limbs of enemies if you have to—in order to survive. Was this really all bad timing on the Horzine Corporation’s part or is there something more menacing going on? In order to find out, you’ll have to fight your way through an army of Zed…did we mention that if the soldier dies in this VR world, he also dies in real life? No pressure, just show the world your Zed killing skills in Killing Floor: Incursion.
Killing Floor 2 was released several years ago on the PC and PS4 and we fell in love with it as we here at Honey’s Anime are huge fans of anything zombie related. The constant battle of trying to survive endless waves of zombies and gaining funds to purchase better and better guns made Killing Floor 2 just hours upon hours of fun. That’s why when Killing Floor: Incursion was announced, our hearts burst from our chests and flew into the sky. Okay, maybe we didn’t actually have that happen, but needless to say, we were excited for Killing Floor: Incursion. Now, after having played Killing Floor: Incursion, did our original hype continue to stay or did we begin to feel utter despair in this PSVR exclusive game? Let us find out in our review of Killing Floor: Incursion.
Killing Floor: Incursion is a pretty simple game to explain to most. Put on your PSVR headset, grab your move controllers, and prepare to enter the world of zombie killing madness. Players can choose either a horde mode—which is pretty similar to Killing Floor 2’s style but with VR focus—or choose adventure mode which gives players a pretty fun story to enjoy. Regardless of what mode you play, the main question is simply this. Does Killing Floor: Incursion do PSVR justice? Without a doubt, our answer would be absolutely as Killing Floor: Incursion is an incredible VR game.
In adventure mode, players will take control of a soldier who must fight his way through a VR world—which is pretty meta if you think about it—that has become corrupt by a virus that unleashes tons of Zeds upon you. If the soldier dies in the VR world then it’s like Sword Art Online which ultimately means your character dies in the real world. Luckily, you have a plethora of ways to fight back. Players can use weapons like guns, axes, knives, swords, pump shotguns, sniper rifles and several other weapons to kill Zeds in glorious VR combat. The controls—usually—feel tight and responsive, which means a death from an army of Zeds feels like your fault a majority of the time. There were some instances where the PSVR would go a bit crazy though we noticed it was if there was a separate person in the room or you weren’t in the optimal environment to play Killing Floor: Incursion. Outside of those bizarre moments, everything from hacking enemies with sharp weapons or even their limbs to holding a machine gun with two hands felt nearly perfect in Killing Floor: Incursion.
If there were any issues with Killing Floor: Incursion—outside the aforementioned weird PSVR tracking issues—it would be in the actual lack of Zeds in comparison to Killing Floor 1 or 2. We understand that with most VR games, there is always a need for diminishing the amount of resources in favor of the gameplay. Killing Floor: Incursion is no exception to this rule as the graphics sometimes are a bit okay—though some levels were absolutely gorgeous to be fair—and the biggest issue again being not enough variants of enemies to kill. The boss enemies placed after each level are reminiscent of enemies found in Killing Floor 2 which was nice, but for most of the game, you’ll only ever fight the same handful of enemies with one or two being added every several levels. Is this a big deal? Honestly, no but it’s something that keeps Killing Floor: Incursion from being 100% perfect. Though, Killing Floor: Incursion is pretty dang close and for a PSVR game that’s saying something impressive.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
There are a lot of zombie killing games on the PSVR, but so far, Killing Floor: Incursion has been easily the most enjoyable zombie killing title we’ve played to date. The rush of being overrun by tons of zombies and barely escaping or using a pump action shotgun and praying you can reload it fast enough is just something not captured by any other game. Killing Floor: Incursion isn’t a perfect version of Killing Floor 1 or 2 as the lack of enemy types and the somewhat ho hum list of weapons does hurt it slightly, but the weapons you can use feel so good to wield thanks to some pretty solid tracking not often captured by other PSVR games. If you have been dying for another great zombie VR game for the PSVR then you owe it upon yourself to buy Killing Floor: Incursion. Whether you play alone or grab a pal, Killing Floor: Incursion will be a VR game you won’t put down even after playing for hours.
Solid VR controls with very little motion sickness
Solid amount of stages to play and even a horde mode for endless zed killing fun
Impressive graphics for a PSVR title
Weapons function very well with a nice use of both move controllers for some of the bigger ones
Co-Op online for added fun
Not a lot of enemy variety in comparison to the other Killing Floor games
Motion controls can sometimes go a bit crazy if the environment you’re playing in isn’t perfect
Honey's Final Verdict:
The PSVR continues to impress us with games like Killing Floor: Incursion and shows that the VR experience can grow even further. Killing Floor: Incursion is a title that we won’t put down anytime soon as we continue to love killing zombies whether in the adventure mode or in the horde mode. Seriously, folks, Killing Floor: Incursion should be a must buy if you own a PSVR and you won’t regret it in the slightest. Are you excited to buy Killing Floor: Incursion? Why don’t you tell us in the comments below? Remember to also keep stuck to our hive for even more game reviews courtesy of us here at Honey’s Anime.
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