Killing Floor 2

Game review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Violent, tough zombie shooter pushes co-op play; weak plot.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Players must work together to survive zombie apocalypse.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Only by working together, helping one another will your team survive.

Ease of Play

While game uses standard first-person-shooter controls, it's not easy, especially when played solo or with only one friend.


Players use guns, explosives, melee weapons to kill monsters. While this has a lot of bloodshed, dismemberment, there's an option to minimize gore.


Though zombies are nude, you can see their bare behinds; they don't have genitalia, nipples.


"S--t" in dialogue. Conversation among teammates is unmoderated.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Killing Floor 2 is a downloadable first-person shooter that's violent and bloody. Players use guns, explosives, and melee weapons to kill zombies and other monsters. While there's a lot of bloodshed and dismemberment in this game, there's also an option to minimize the gore. This is also a "clothing optional" game, though while the zombies are naked, they don't have any definable genitalia, and female zombie breasts are nipple-free, like a Barbie doll's. That said, you do see a lot of naked zombie butts. The word "s--t" appears in the dialogue, though since conversation among teammates is unmoderated, you may hear worse.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byjulias c. June 15, 2020

not for little kids

do not buy this for little kids it will spook them and give them nightmares from past experience. but this game is really good and little blood and is fun with... Continue reading
Adult Written byPerson1111112 July 25, 2019

Great shooting game with optional gore

You can just turn the blood off for younger kids and put it in the middle for older kids.
Teen, 13 years old Written bygoog2006 June 20, 2020

You can turn off the gore

First about the plot, nobody cares about the plot in a wave based shooter. Second the game is not 18+ simply. The game is very fun and has lots of weapons and c... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byThe dank Memers October 9, 2017

Get ready for a rant

Common media is being dumb about this. Yes, there is a lot of gore in this game, it is a co-op game and people can be rude and salty but this is the INTERNET. N... Continue reading

What's it about?

In KILLING FLOOR 2, a zombie outbreak has decimated Europe, and you and your friends are humanity's last hope. If you don’t survive the waves of incoming increasingly strong zombies and other monsters, all is lost. Good thing there are vending machines that, between waves, have plenty of ammo, health-restoration shots, and new weapons for you to buy.

Is it any good?

By trapping you and your pals in a large, enclosed area filled with zombies, this shooter is essentially a cross between two popular games, and it works very well. In Killing Floor 2, Europe has been decimated by a zombie outbreak, and it's up to you to survive by using guns, explosives, and melee weapons as their manufacturers intended. Best played with friends, this first-person action game requires teams to work together, as the zombies come at you from multiple directions, swarming players who aren't collaborating. But what will keep you playing is the game's depth. Besides having numerous types of weapons, special skills, playable soldiers, and enemies, the game also has a good variety when it comes to its battle arenas, and it not only has you spilling zombie blood in laboratories and a nice mansion but even in Hell.

Also, if you're more into cooperation than competition, there's a fun mode where teams take turns being the zombies. But while this will capture the attention of zombie-haters with good collaborating skills, it does come up short for those who don't play well with others. Not only is it too tough to go it alone (or even if you just want to play as a duo with your special someone), there's no real story outside the setup to give you a reason to keep going. Also, players will want to adjust the sensitivity of the controls to suit their play style, because the default setting is a bit too loose. Still, if you hate the undead but like working with other people, Killing Floor 2 is a bloody good time.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it make a difference to you that the violence in this game is against zombies and other monsters, not people?

  • Talk about bloodshed. The game allows you to turn down the gore. Does doing this make the game more or less fun? What about turning it up all the way?

  • Discuss working together. You can only do well in this game if you and your teammates cooperate, so what does this teach you?

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