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.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2018-03-07.