Gamers all over the world will be familiar with the Killing Floor franchise. These games are quite impressive and visually pleasing on the eye. First-person shooters often do very well in virtual reality, although Killing Floor: Incursion leaves a bit to be desired. It is available for the Oculus Rift and HTC VIve as we speak. There are some great positives – including co-op mode – but also major flaws, unfortunately.
Killing Floor: Incursion is a Solid Attempt
It is always good to see well-known gaming franchises enter the VR scene. Resident Evil 7, for example, has by far been one of the more popular virtual reality games to date. Beating that game in terms of market adoption will not be an easy feat. Killing Floor: Incursion has all of the right tools to do exactly that, albeit the execution leaves much to be desired. For what could be a major VR game, there are a lot of flaws to be taken into account as well.
Turning an existing game into a full-fledged VR experience is not easy by any means. Even for the developers of the Killing Floor games, the first attempt is not overly successful. They did a lot of things right, such as stunning visuals which are legitimately terrifying in virtual reality. The melee and gun combat is also top notch, for which we give them high praise. Perhaps the biggest surprise comes in the form of integrated co-op mode, which is pretty uncommon for VR games so far. It looks and feels like a brand new Killing Floor game, as one would come to expect.
Killing Floor: Incursion is not a regular zombie wave shooter. Players have to escape a training simulation gone bad. There are large levels to explore – albeit only four – and tons of areas to explore. Players will also come across some relatively easy puzzles, which is a nice change of pace. Unlike the other games in the genre, you will want to pay attention to the background story in Killing Floor: Incursion With the action taken care of properly, most payers of the game will have a good time.
Do not be mistaken in thinking there are no flaws within the game, though. It’s still a short game, which will be completed in three hours or slightly more. Boss fights are a lot more difficult than one would expect and can quickly become pretty frustrating at times. Plus, there is very little variety in the enemy waves. Then again, they are all creepy as hell and they need to die ASAP, so most players won’t even notice that. All things considered, Killing Floor: Incursion is a decent game, but not perfect. We had a good time with it and so will most other people, to say the least.