Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
In celebration of PAX East (where Paul went off to hunt down exciting Xbox and Steam games), Russell Holly played Killing Floor 2 live for our viewers. Killing Floor 2 is a popular horror/sci-fi FPS on Steam. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay in YouTube format!
Killing Floor 2
Back in 2005, the first Killing Floor came to life as an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod. The mod was so successful that its creators formed a studio, Tripwire Interactive, and released Killing Floor as a full game in 2009. Paul loved the weird sci-fi aesthetic and clever co-op elements of the original. And Killing Floor 2, which has been in Steam Early Access since last year, is even better.
In Killing Floor 2, the Zed (zombie and monster) outbreak has spread across the world, toppling governments and sending civilization into chaos. The biotech firm Horazine (which created the virus) must now fund a group of civilians and mercenaries as they attempt to establish outposts amid the chaos.
Players will select from a variety of characters, customize their abilities and equipment, and head out to battle the threat. Killing Floor 2 is primarily an online co-op game for 6 players, though it also offers online player-versus-player and offline solo modes.
If you like Horde modes, you'll love Killing Floor 2. Each game consists of increasingly difficult waves of zombies and other grotesque monsters for players to kill. Pulling off headshots and other stylish kills enables a brief slow-motion "Zed time" for all players. Horazine also pays money for each kill that can be spent on supplies and weapons between rounds.
Killing Floor 2 is a tighter, prettier sequel to one of Steam's greatest co-op games. Tripwire plans to release the full version of the game this year, as well as launching a PlayStation 4 version. We'll have lots more details after we interview the developer at PAX East this weekend. In the meantime, be sure to watch Russell Holly do his best to keep the monsters at bay in Killing Floor 2!
We streamed Killing Floor 2 for ~90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 15 game codes:
- 15 Killing Floor 2 for Steam (Windows only)
See contest winners at the end of this article!
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, April 30: Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!
- Saturday, May 7: Neverwinter: The Maze Engine – See the new Neverwinter expansion and win a premium mount!
- Saturday, May 14: Octodad: Deadiest Catch with special guest cohost, Philip Tibitoski from developer Young Horses!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These people have a whole lot of floors to kill!
Tonight's prizes provided by Tripwire Interactive. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!