Tripwire Interactive has announced the Killing Floor: Double Feature bundle, giving players access to handpicked highlights of the Killing Floor franchise. The collection is coming to the PlayStation Store and retail stores on May 21.
The Killing Floor franchise is known for its unapologetically gruesome FPS mechanics, providing a challenging but rewarding co-op experience that has been hampered somewhat by clunky mechanics and an abundance of surrounding microtransactions.
Players will have access to Killing Floor 2 for PlayStation 4 which launched in 2016 to very positive reviews and Killing Floor: Incursion, a 2017 PSVR game which was met with less resounding praise. In addition, Killing Floor 2 DLC including the popular Mrs. Foster Playable Character DLC, and other seasonal content will be included in the bundle, although precisely how much DLC is provided isn't clear.
Omitted from the bundle is the original Killing Floor, the critically-acclaimed beginning of the franchise. Released on PC as an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod in 2005, the game was eventually available as a separate retail title in 2009 but never appeared on consoles, making it logical why it is omitted from this bundle.
But is Killing Floor: Double Feature worth buying? The bundle will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 on May 21, for $39.99 USD, while Killing Floor 2 and Killing Floor: Incursion are currently available on the PlayStation Store for $39.95 and $29.95 respectively. The inclusion of Killing Floor 2’s DLC and seasonal content (the scope of which is unclear), adds up to excellent monetary value.
TechRaptor gave Killing Floor: Incursion a middling review, criticizing poor controls but praising the strong visuals and enjoyable core gameplay. When previewing Killing Floor 2 (which is also available on PC and Xbox One) while it was in Early Access, TechRaptor again praised challenging and satisfying gameplay - if there is a constant in these games, it seems to be that the gorey, gritty combat provides an enjoyable challenge.
For players willing to work with the games to overcome sometimes clunky controls, this bundle appears to provide a satisfying, intense FPS experience at excellent value.
Will you be picking up the Killing Floor: Double Feature when it drops in May? Have you played Killing Floor games in the past? Let us know in the comments below!