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Zombie Army Trilogy PS4 Review

Zombie Army Trilogy RealGamerNewz Review

The war is almost over and the Nazis have all but lost. Rather than accept defeat, Hitler orders the execution of plan Z. Now Germany is overrun by the undead and it is up to a group of survivors to put a stop to the madness. Like the name suggests, this third-person shooter is a bundle containing three games in one; developer Rebellion’s remastered Nazi Zombie Army 1 and 2, and the previously unreleased third episode. So does the Trilogy deliver, or is it dead on arrival?

For those of you who are familiar with the developers Sniper Elite series, this game plays the same, for better or worse. Your playable character is equipped with a sniper rifle for a primary weapon, a sub machine gun or shotgun as their secondary, a sidearm and several types of explosives. There are a total of eight characters (Four are new females) to choose from, but there are no differences between them other than appearance.

Killing the undead is incredibly satisfying and gory. Limbs fly off and heads explode as you snipe them. Since you are fighting zombies, you’ll find yourself going for a lot more head shots, as body shots won’t always result in a kill. Hell, shoot off a leg and the sick bastards will just crawl towards you determined to end your life. The sniper rifles are the best weapons to use in the game for multiple reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that they handle better; the secondary weapons feel kind of useless for the most part. The sub machine guns are only really helpful if the enemies get too close. Even then, you’ll find yourself missing shots when you know you shouldn’t, especially with the shotgun.

Another reason that sniping is the best thing to do in this game, is the X-ray kill cam. Line up the perfect shot from the right distance and you’ll be treated to the glorious visual of your bullet flying through the air before hitting and penetrating its mark in beautiful slow motion. Sometimes you’ll get to see an x-ray of your kill, as the bullet shatters bone before making its exit. It is gory and honestly never gets old. This feature can be turned off it does, or if you want it to happen more frequently, then you have the option to.

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X-ray kills never get old. NEVER!!

However you choose to get your killing on, the game will score your performance. Head shots will obviously earn you more points than body shots, and going on kill chain (Multiple kills in a row without missing) will increase your score multiplier. The game features online leaderboards for each level, allowing you to compete with other players around the world for the top score.

When you are not killing the zombie horde, you’re completing mission objectives in order to progress through the game’s 15 campaign chapters. The third episode introduces optional side quests that ask of you to rescue scattered survivors, before they meet a grisly. There is a plot, but it quickly becomes an after thought as you progress. If you are looking for some deep emotional tale, you are not going to find it. All you really need to know is that there are zombies to kill, and I’m fine with that.

Speaking of zombies, the game thankfully features more than one type. You have your generic slow walking types (aka cannon fodder), and then you have the special kind; snipers who are deadly accurate and can leap from rooftop to rooftop, giant heavy machine gun toting zombies and even suicidal zombies who try to kill you by blowing themselves up. The suicide zombies were cool at first, comical even, but they soon overstay their welcome with how often the game tends to throw them at you. Still having a variety of enemies to kill is great for obvious reasons.

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Oh yeah, there are chainsaw wielding zombies as well.

The game features very little boss battles and sadly, they lack variety and aren’t as fun as killing the horde. For those of you who care a big deal about a game’s length, each chapter takes a little over an hour to complete depending on skill level. So you are looking at roughly 15 hours of gameplay.

Editor-in-Chief Jon Ireson weighs in on the game’s remastered visuals and frame rate:

“On the PlayStation 4 Zombie Army Trilogy maintains a solid 60 frames per second with no visible screen tearing occurring even once. The art direction is dark and demonic as expected in a game about Nazis rising from their grave – lots of black, gray, and red broken up by glowing shades of orange and neon green where appropriate. The texture resolution is a full 1080P, seemingly native, and overall produces a feeling of immersion due to its high fidelity. Rebellion has done what many others cannot by bringing their game up to 1080P 60FPS standard on the PlayStation 4 and provides hope that the system can perform similarly with other Rebellion titles in the future.”

While there is fun to be had experiencing the game by yourself, playing with others is the way to go. If you have three other friends willing to take the fight to Zombie Nazis, you can play through the entire trilogy with them. If not, then the game features online matchmaking. On top of delivering a virtually lag free experience, the game’s level of difficulty scales depending on how many of you are playing together. The higher the player count, the more zombies you have to contend with. Which means more limbs to blow off and zombie brains to pop.

Certain sections can get a bit overwhelming when playing with more players — especially with those damned suicide zombies rushing you, but if you can’t handle it then you always adjust the game’s setting so you have less zombies to deal with. Still, having more enemies on screen makes for more intense gameplay and I recommend it. The game’s scoring system makes things competitive, as you try to see who gets the most points at the end of each chapter. Medals are also awarded to the player who pulls off the most head shots, earns the most kills etc.

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Everything’s better with friends!

Outside of the fun campaign mode, Zombie Army Trilogy features an all new Horde mode. Your objective is simple; survive against increasingly tougher waves of zombies across 5 unique maps. Like the campaign, horde can be played with up to three others and you can still compete against one another for the high score. Just don’t forget to work together as Horde mode is tough. Sticking close to your buddies and reviewing one another is key to surviving.

Final Verdict: Zombie Army trilogy is great gory fun. Despite some annoying parts, killing zombies is a blast, especially with friends. With a challenging Horde mode and fifteen lengthy campaign levels, Rebellion’s Zombie shooter features just enough content to keep you entertained for a while. If you are looking for a new co-op experience, then give this game a go.

Official Trailer:

 

Overall Score: 8 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer / Publisher: Rebellion

Available On: XO | PS4 | Windows PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: Four digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Co-Op Gameplay Footage: Dying Light Comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in January 2015

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Genre(s): First Person Horror
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Warner Bros
Developer(s): Techland
Release Date (NA): February 2015

Techland’s Dying Light Co-Op Gameplay is presented below:

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RGNTV Live : LOADOUT PS4 SHOOTER Gameplay Livestream

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Me and Jermain putting the business to Loadout on PS4 seeing how it feels and making sure it’s up to par for the hype that has been brought to this free-to-play release coming over from Steam to Sony’s PSN. You don’t need PS+ to play this game, there is both co-operative and competitive, so far so good – check it out!

Update: Some Technical Difficulties being experienced with the game crashing. Please bear with us for any non-streaming moments in between matches.

YouTube Video Replays Coming Soon

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Sunset Overdrive Review

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It’s hard to describe this game as a whole, it’s as if Insomniac Games decided to mix several awesome games together and make an even ‘awesomer’ game. Welcome to the Awesomepocalypse, where we make up words and life isn’t nearly as boring. Sunset City has been taken over by some of the weirdest mutants of all time and the culprit behind it all? An energy drink. Sunset Overdrive combines some awesome gameplay mechanics, with an entertaining story, interesting art, and some awesome customization. It’s a game that takes away from other games, but still manages to hold it’s own and it stands tall.

The gameplay is such an odd mix, at first it looked as if Sunset Overdrive might get old after a while, but during my stay in Sunset City I am surprised to say that I have not been bored once. I some times just grind around and about for fun, because it’s awesome. The gameplay throws hordes and hordes of enemies at you and the more diverse your play-style, the better you become. As your style level unlocks some interesting perks and you unlock more by doing this. The game sets you up with a variety of interesting weapons, amps for those weapons, and traps.

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Its alternate modes, challenges, and story set up an interesting game that doesn’t have a dull moment. One of the most interesting things you won’t see mentioned elsewhere is the respawn system. As it kicks you back in with style. I’ve seen my guy come out of a coffin all Dracula style, come down from a rope (assuming it’s from a helicopter or something), some futuristic portal type deal, Star Trek teleportation style, Portal, and a couple of others. The online during E3 was rather basic, but during it’s final release they improved upon it drastically. Originally it was only the defense, but now you build up the Chaos meter by completing multiple missions. The Chaos meter determines the difficulty of the defense.

For example, my first run was about 90%, we had meh hordes rushing towards us, 3 Herkers, and it wasn’t exactly difficult. Our 2nd run however, was much different with the Chaos running at 160%. We were introduced to about 6-10 Herkers, overwhelming Hordes, and a more intense experience. The mode wasn’t difficult, but we were in the first district and even then it’s rather rewarding, as my level 1 gun jumped to level 3 in round.

The story is something to be interested in as well. It feels somewhat like Borderlands, with some ridiculously hilarious moments, but there are also some serious moments as well. It’s the type of story that reels you in to the characters through comedy and then gives you a deeper understanding of them by switching out to a more serious tone.

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While the serious tone doesn’t happen often, it’s still present in the game and it gives you that deeper look and connection. The story can’t help but be ridiculous and it’s truthfully a relief. As games go for the more serious tone it’s always refreshing to see one that doesn’t want to follow the crowd. While Borderlands has done this, it’s a genre that has plenty of room to grow. The game is always breaking the 4th wall and is doing or saying something ridiculous. Even the tutorials are rather ridiculous as they break the 4th wall throughout. The game’s story is also complimented by it’s ridiculous customization and awesome art style though. It has a ridiculously satisfying ending as well, it’s awesome from start to finish.

The art is similar to the story really, as games are always attempting to tackle more realistic visuals. These aren’t the most realistic, they aren’t the most detailed, but they do the job and they do it right. The art in the game is something else refreshing though and I love it. It fits the story and compliments the game in every way. It’s really the perfect style for the game. The graphics for this style are the best I’ve seen, but they aren’t used very often. The character models are very well done and the OD look extremely interesting.

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The variants of the OD are always creepy and interesting to look at as well. The game offers 3 factions for you to get murdered by the OD, Fizzco, and Dicksmokes (Actually Scabs, but Insomniac’s Senior Community Manager has an interesting nickname for them). The game just has this beautiful look to it with the art style done oh so perfectly. It’s ridiculous art is only furthered by it’s ridiculous customization.

What naturally makes Sunset Overdrive a much more enjoyable experience is it’s customization. During my stay I played as a big man with a lumberjack beard, track shorts, a cape, goggles, and elf ears. While he didn’t look normal, he was the perfect video game version of me that ever was. While you can’t do much in terms of your body type you can do a ton of things for your clothing.

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They give you a wide variety of things to choose from. You can be serious, whacky, or seriously whacky. What’s fun is that no matter what you decide, you will always be insulted by the shop keeper! While you can only select from presets on your face and body type, it does rather well with the clothing. The odd thing is that they decided to preset the voice actors as well, I would have loved to choose a different one, while mine does his work, it would have been nice to have the option.

While Sunset Overdrive isn’t awesome it does manage to be something completely different, in the spirit of making up words, Sunset Overdrive is FUAWESOME, F*cking Awesome. It’s legitimately the best IP this generation. It has a whacky story, great customization options, and it basically sets up a rather high expectation for new IPs to come. While most games won’t follow Sunset Overdrive’s footsteps, it’s a rather impressive step forward and it remains enjoyable throughout the entire game.

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The only complaints I have are the story, while fun & awesome, is seemingly all over the place and it’s music doesn’t fit at times. It’s online at times can be rather easy and chaotic as well, but with the right group I can see it being rather enjoyable. It’s a game I can grind on for hours and have.

Final Verdict:

To the people calling it Sunset Overhype, I implore you to give the game an actual chance, as it turns out to be Funset Over… drive. Anyway, what Sunset Overdrive has done is given the Xbox One an interesting and unique game in the AAA season. While it is a blend of some other games, it still manages to hold it’s own and it does it properly. From the looks of it, Sunset Overdrive could spawn one of the more interesting series in recent years.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.5 / 10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Developer: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Available On: Xbox ONE Exclusively

Review Copy Info: The author of this article received a digital copy of this game from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Newest Assassin’s Creed: Unity Trailer Highlights Co-op Action

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Ubisoft has released a new gameplay video for Assassin’s Creed: Unity focusing on the game’s co-op feature. The official video description reads:

In Assassin’s Creed Unity you can play as a melee expert, agile infiltrator, or a silent master of stealth and join forces with up to three friends to take on a variety of co-op missions. Whether you’re tackling heists or assassinations, you’ll need planning, teamwork, and a combination of your whole team’s complementary skills to succeed, but if you do you’ll be handsomely rewarded.

 

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will release on November 11, 2014 for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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“The Co-Op Game Walking Dead Fans Have Been Waiting For” Announced Today by Overkill Software [HD 1080P Trailer]

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The following Trailer was released today for The Walking Dead coming soon by Overkill Software and focusing on a multiplayer co-op experience similar to Payday 2’s.

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Destiny: The Poster Collection Coming This Fall

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Are you excited for Bungie’s upcoming sci-fi shooter ‘Destiny’? Do you love to collect posters for your favorite video games or just games in general? If you’ve answered yes to both then you are in luck, as Insight Editions are releasing a collection of Destiny themed posters on October 14th, 2014.

Destiny Poster collection

The book will contain forty high-quality removable posters, featuring “the iconic art and exciting imagery that make Destiny a stunning gaming experience”. It is available now for pre-order on Amazon for a discounted $18.62, which is a much better deal than the $40+ double-sided poster from Activision.

Yeah it is a slow news day. Destiny launches on September 9th, 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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RGN Community – #DestinyBeta Moon Gameplay Footage #PS4Share [HD 1080P]

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Here is some footage of us playing on the Moon in Destiny’s Beta for PlayStation 4. I accidentally equipped a crappy shotgun instead of my trademark sniper rifle during the start of this match. This is one complete play-through of the main mission on the Moon but events can also happen on the Moon with multiple fire-teams working together for a common goal. Some light editing has been done to avoid spoilers. Oh, and don’t mind my friends (at the end they decided to get a little nasty loving going on). Here’s how to get on the Moon in Destiny.

Destiny Pre-Orders are available now and the full game releases on September 9, 2014 with co-op campaign as well as competitive multiplayer Crucible mode. Stay tuned to RealGamerNewz.com for a Full Review coming soon. Join us for RGN Game Nights and RGN Community meet-ups on all platforms.

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Crimsonland PS4 Review

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Crimsonland is another one of those amazingly fun, top-down survival shooter titles. It has a quest mode serving up 6 chapters across 3 difficulties, and each chapter has around 10 stages. There are also multiple interpretations of Survival mode including one that challenges players to win with no weapons at all as well as another in which each weapon only has one clip and spawns in random places on the map. Players can compete in online leader-boards across all stages of the game.

The enemies display good A.I. that doesn’t always just run towards you and instead sometimes takes thought out paths with strategic elements to them. Players have to grab power-ups (called Perks in the game) fast and have to decide rapidly in the moment which power-ups are most important as you often cant always get to every one of them. Some weapons are powerful but harder to use than others and many only play to a particular play-style meaning you must also choose wisely which weapons you pick up. Strangely, enemies seem to sometimes destroy power-ups before you get a chance to grab them but other times can walk right over them. This means they didn’t try to take a bite of it. One of the many, many perks available allows players to be the immune carrier of a virus that enemies will become infected with if they take a bite of you.

Often times the challenge in each level was very well thought out and relates to not just the mass amount of enemies you face but also the power-ups and weapons given to you with which to strategically defeat them. Crimsonland proves easy to get into but becomes difficult and before you know it enemies are multiplying, popping up invisible, spawning new hives, rapidly running enemies, and even laser blasting enemies that can produce a bullet hell situation causing players to tread carefully.

Crimsonland PS4 Review

Players will have to prioritize which enemies give them the most trouble according to their play-style and attempt to take those out first. Some of the most powerful weapons are spread weapons that require good aim since they spread very loosely over long distances. Worse still, the most viscous enemies run fast, and the best weapons often take a long amount of time to reload. For example, the plasma shotgun is one such weapon that I found to be a favorite due to its high damage and ability to take out hordes at once, but those shots had to be aimed well for quickly running enemies and couldn’t be wasted on easy to down enemies since the reload wait was a bit dangerous to toy with.

I’m not sure if this can become a problem or not for some players but enemies can walk off-screen. Killing them off-screen may or may not result in power-ups being dropped where the player can’t reach them. Luckily the game is very balanced overall so this is more of an expert note for those seeking to maximize their skills in the various survival modes offered.

There’s a great amount of weapons in the game that you unlock as you play through quest mode stages. Each time you start most stages though, you have to begin with the pistol again and work your way up based on what pops up. perks are also unlocked as you go and picked up randomly in the same manner. Other stages will be specifically designed for a specific weapon’s use and serve as a training and / or challenge for the player to master that weapon. Of course, this is easily avoided by grabbing something else that falls from enemies, but the game is not always easier to complete that way.

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Sometimes enemies spawn from hives, a la Gauntlet style, and of course you’ll have a never ending amount of them until you destroy the hive. 4 player local co op is sweet but the absence of online co op in this day and age is pretty upsetting. It’s difficult to say how much this actually takes away from the title though, since it’s so badass – but a lot of people won’t even give it a chance after hearing this due to the inherent value proposition that’s missing without an online mode. Power-up perks include speed, nuking the screen, freezing enemies, setting off shots in all directions, slow motion, uranium filled bullets, and a ton more. Seriously, there’s tons of perks and a lot of them are very creative. The graphics play a major role in making this game feel very solid. paired with simple controls and reliable hit detection, there’s nothing to really complain about here. Sound design leaves nothing to complain about, and I take that as a huge plus because top-down shooters like this don’t usually have polished sound effects like Crimsonland does.

Final Verdict:

This is one of the more well polished indie games that obviously has been given a lot of play-testing and thought to its design. tons of fun, easy to jump in as well as come back to and yet still challenges you. It’s an excellent top-down shooter with excellent quality to it and a lot of thought put into it. Particular aspects that stand out include level design, fun factor, and replay value. Once Quest Mode is defeated in all difficulties (which will take you a good chunk of sessions), the endless survival modes are kept fresh by all of the perks and weapons you’ve unlocked. The only real down point of this game is that it doesn’t have online multiplayer, and even though it does have local co-op, that just feels like a slap in the face. But it’s a slap in the face you’ll gladly take once you discover how awesome this game is!

Video Review:

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.25 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: 10tons

Available On: PS4 | PC

Handheld Version: Vita (Coming Soon in August)

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Borderlands’ Developer Announces New IP: Battleborn

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Gearbox Software, the developers behind games such as Borderlands and Alien: Colonial Marines has announced a brand new IP called Battleborn.

Set in the distant, “the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace.” The game will feature a variety of playable heroes to choose from in a narrative-driven, cooperative campaign. Players looking to scratch their competitive itch, will be able to partake in 5v5 multiplayer matches.

 

 

 

 

GameInformer has the exclusive reveal in their August issue which should arrive next week for print subscribers.

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Battleborn will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2015.

 

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