Left 4 Dead meets fantasy in this epic installment in the digital Warhammer franchise. Brought to life by development studio Fatshark, the first person co-op shooter set in Warhammer lore has garnered nearly 5,000 reviews in it's two weeks of life on Steam. These reviews support the game's 80/100 metacritic score, and highlight the various pros and cons of the latest installment in the Warhammer saga.
Vermintide borrows heavily from the co-op formula of Left 4 Dead, as many reviewers agree. Four players work their way through a map against waves of enemies with the end goal of earning loot. The graphics are polished, the gameplay generally does remarkably well, and the developers have already addressed and responded to bug complaints with patches. The game's steam page lists the core features, so let's look at the major ones:
- Co-op Survival For up to 4 Players
- Play as Five Unique Heroes
- Huge Hero Arsenal
- Gather Mountains of Shiny Loot
- Experience an Immersive Story
For now, the game is not available on Linux and the studio has no plans to craft support for the platform. System requirements (minimum) are as follows:
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit*
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9500 @ 2.83GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 /w 1GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 1
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
If you're interested in this fresh co-op adventure, you can check out Vermintide on Steam. Console versions are in the works, but have no current release dates.