Vermintide is a co-operative action first person shooter and melee combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy universe.
Vermintide takes place in and around Ubersreik, a city overrun by Skaven. You will assume the role of one of five heroes, each featuring different play-styles, abilities, gear and personality. Working cooperatively, you must use their individual attributes to survive an apocalyptic invasion from the hordes of relentless rat-men, known as the Skaven. Battles will take place across a range of environments stretching from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.
The time of mortals is ending, and the reign of Chaos draws ever closer. The Dark Gods are at last united in a singular purpose, losing their madness across the world as never before. In the Empire of Sigmar, Karl Franz's gaze is focused on the incursion of the savage northmen, but it is not the only threat. As the Chaos moon Morrslieb waxes full, shrill voices echo through tunnels gnawed far beneath the Empire's cities, and a Skaven host swarms towards the surface. It emerges first in the city of Ubersreik, a screeching mass that consumes all before it. Soon Ubersreik is a charnel-town, drowning beneath the malevolent shadow of the Horned Rat.
Yet even in the darkest times, there are always champions to light the way. As Ubersreik cowers, five heroes, united by capricious fate, carry the fight to the rat-men. It remains to be seen whether they have the strength to survive, let alone work together long enough to thwart the invaders. One truth, however, is beyond all doubt: should these five fall, then Ubersreik will fall with them.
Cooperative survival for up to four players - Band together with your friends or die alone. Vermintide will continuously test the teamwork and skill of you and your friends.
Diverse heroes - Five distinct characters to choose from, each with their own personality, agenda and story to tell. Learning what it means to work together is key to the groups survival.
Experience the Skaven like never before - A rising tide of malicious and cunning rat-men, hacking, clawing and eviscerating all that stand in their way. Face vicious packs of clan-rats and deadly specialized elites.
Unpredictable enemies - Vermintide features a dynamic spawn system providing a constant set of new challenges lurking behind every corner.
Engaging story - Games Workshop veterans have banded together to write a fantastic new addition to the Warhammer lore, offering a new perspective on the cataclysmic events of The End Times.
Nowhere is safe - The Skaven boast incredible mobility, able to climb and leap fantastic distances to make life a living hell for the Players. No matter where you go, they will be there, ready to pounce.
Rewarding loot system - Focused on rewarding teamwork above all else, the loot mechanics reflect the general game design while staying true to Warhammer lore.
Choose Your play style - Be it melee or ranged, find your favourite style using a combination of the 100+ unique weapons and trinkets available.
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This is a good, fun game to play with friends, much more interesting than L4D on the long run. It's good-looking, plays well, has a nice loot system that's pretty in-depth and RNG-based but you never really feel the need to grind, I mean you get loot you're happy you don't you can still play the game the way you want, thanks to the multiple difficulty settings and the daily quests. It respects the Warhammer lore, it features skavens, a rarely-seen foe in common medias (usually it's mostly Chaos or Greenskins). DLCs are OK, they add a bunch of cool new missions and some new weapons. The daily quests heavily encourage buying them, so sometimes you feel like it puts a bit of pressure on you to buy them. The last stand mode is really hard but not as good as the story-based missions I feel like. I bought the three story DLCs (Drachenfells, the dwarves one and Stromdorf) and I'm pretty happy with the content I have access to. The only gripe I have with the game (besides the typos in the mission briefings...) is its optimization. It's pretty abysmal, not unplayable but it's quite an unstable game, very CPU-heavy, caused me multiple crashes that I still get at random times, with or without overclock, and I have a pretty beefy rig (5820k OC 4.2ghz, 16 DDR4 ram and 1080ti). My framerate never dips super low, but the DLC maps are making it suffer quite a bit, especially the Stromdorf ones, I can go below 60. A rule of thumb is never crank anything to Extreme in the settings, especially not shadows. Keep everything at High you won't notice a difference and it will help the stability a lot. Overall I'm still very much enjoying my time in the game regardless, and the crashing is not too bad. I wish they'd make for content for this game, because it's still very active. A recommendation it is !
Considered among Warhammer fans to be the best thing to come out of the End Times plot, this 4-player cooperative game plays mostly like a melee-oriented Left 4 Dead -- in fact, it's been jokingly called Left 4 Rats. With an active forum and modding community, engaged developers, regular content releases, and an average of about 1000 players online at any given time, it's no Call Of Duty, but it's still a fun game with solid mechanics and a high skill cap. An engaging loot system ensures you always have a goal to work towards, and the game has something to offer for casual and hardcore players alike.
Just about any shooter fan knows what left 4 dead is. Vermintide is a copy of the 4 player formula, but improves on it in a number of ways. A super rad loot system keeps you coming back for more and gives you incentives to play different characters. While Left 4 Dead gets boring after awhile, Vermintide keeps things fresh with a similar dynamic map/difficulty system, but the never ending quest for loot will make you sink far more hours into this game than L4D for sure. Bonus for awesome melee combat, magic and an excellent representation of the Warhammer Endtimes universe. Buy with friends or play with strangers, but at the end of the day you'll enjoy murdering rats of all kinds in gory fashion.
So we got pretty much a match made in heaven with Total War Warhammer that was long overdue. I can't remember anyone talking about a mix of Left for Dead and Warhammer, but we got it and many expected nothing good from it and ignored it, which is a shame, because the game is pretty good. Graphics are really nice and it is pretty much everything you expect from Left for Dead. And I mean everything, sadly, even the bad things. AI is pretty dumb, pathfinding is troublesome for your teammates, sometimes they could be just standing picking their noses or doing something other than slashing monstrosities this game throws at you. Since this game is concentrated on co-op, it's best to play it with people, which brings us to another point - most of the time in Left 4 Dead you would find selfish people that don't want to play with you and just rush through without co-operating with you, which sucks, and here it is the same case. This game is best enjoyed with friends, alone it sucks, and with randoms on the internet you can find decent team, but many times you will find experience as unpleasant as in Borderlands 2.
This game can be a grindfest, but a fun one at that! You have your character and as you complete levels you get experience and weapons/gear and can upgrade your character! It is a blast running with your friends trying to complete the missions! My only qualm is that you really do need to have a strategy in who plays which characters, and having a "main" is great but you need to make sure your team is balanced or else it will be a struggle for the group. Nonetheless, I highly recommend playing through this as the boss fights and the roaming packs of mobs are incredibly fun to fight off!!
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