World War Z Finally Launches; Here’s What You Need To Know

A couple of things to learn before you play this Left-4-Dead-inspired zombie shooter.
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World War Z launches today, and here are some things to know about it before you buy it. Saber Interactive

World War Z is out! No, not the film starring the Golden Globe winner Brad Pitt or the book in the New York Times best seller list written by Max Brooks. This one is a horror survival game brought to you by Saber Interactive.

World War Z is a four-player cooperative third-person shooting game with merciless zombies as the main antagonists. The different levels are set in cities around the world, specifically, in Moscow, New York, Jerusalem and Tokyo. Each location has its own individual situation that you have to figure out how to deal with on your own.

Early impressions give off a distinct Left 4 Dead feel, but one that will not disappoint you and with its own unique flavors thrown in. Look for a full review from Player.One by the end of the week.

You can choose from six different character classes with perks of their own to face greater challenges as the story progresses.

  • Gunslinger – For those who skip the questions and shoot first, the Gunslinger is loaded with an arsenal of weapon damage and ammo-boosting perks to mow down the dead.
  • Hellraiser – Enough explosives can solve any problem! Hellraisers come armed with C4 and other tools for effective crowd control.
  • Slasher – For warriors with a sense of elegance, the best way to kill is with your trusty blade. Slashers have perks that increase melee damage and effectiveness while their armed tasers deliver electrifying results.
  • Medic – Sometimes the best way to fight the undead is keeping your teammates from becoming one of them. Armed with a Stim Pistol, Medics can heal fellow survivors from a distance and help keep the chaos under control.
  • Fixer – When versatility in any situation is the highest priority, the Fixer is there for you, starting out with an explosive ammo case and several teammate ammo-restoring perks.
  • Exterminator – Fire is the answer! Armed with Molotov cocktails and increased fire damage, the Exterminator just wants to watch the undead burn.
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The game takes place in different locations around the world, each with its own cast of characters. Photo: Saber Interactive

The game was finally launched yesterday and is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. You can buy it on PC via the Epic Games store for $22.99.

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