Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PS4) – Review
Follow Genre: First person action
Developer: Fatshark
Publisher: Fatshark
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Tested on: PS4

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PS4) – Review

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Good: Cooperative gameplay, customisation system, variation in difficulty levels
Bad: Lack of an intriguing story, no map to guide us whatsoever
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About a year ago, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide was released for PC and also passed our revue, in the meantime it has found its way to Xbox One and PS4. Since it managed to rake great scores on the first platform it was released on, we were curious to find out if the game would make a good console title. Since not all the conversions from PC to consoles and vice versa managed to turn out successful, we were eager to put this one to the test.



In Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide the world has been flooded by an angry bunch of rats, called Skaven. We have to take control of one out of five heroes, to defend Ubersreik, which is a town, important to the empire. That’s about all we’ll experience story wise, since there’s barely any dialogue in this online only, co-op first person action game.

Even though a story is not always present in these kind of games, it could’ve raised the game to a higher level. A missed chance, since we got bored during the endless battles in the game, without any real motivation to the how or why we’re fighting.



Graphically, we get way more than what you would expect from a lower priced release like this one. The obscure colour palette breathes a desperate and claustrophobic atmosphere. All the environments are simple, yet perfectly constructed to give us some kind of ‘end of the world’ vibe. The characters itself are very distinguishable and just a tad more colourful than the Skaven, which all look dark.


The soundtrack is rather minimalistic, which fits the setting of the game. The noises of the weapons in the game all sound as they should, and make us truly feel like we’re really on the battlefield. All the discussions between our main characters on the battlefield also adds to the excitement.



In this co-op First Person action game, the main focus lies on cooperation, which is needed to succeed during the game, just running around stabbing and shooting things, will not get you far in this game. Just like Left 4 Dead, which seemed to be a major influence for the developer, you will have to stick together throughout the maps.  Speaking of maps, there are none to be found in the game, which bummed us out a little, even though we managed to find our way through the maze.

Since are enemies are also armed and not afraid to use them, every fight is unique and challenging, even though sometimes there are way too many Kaven on the screen to keep track of everything that’s going on on the screen. Of course, the good guys are also armed to their teeth, with a hand weapon and a firearm. Since the crowded battles, we were not able to use the latter type of weapons as much as we would’ve liked. Next to these, we can use bombs, which we can only find on the field during gameplay.

After completing levels, we get rewarded with more weaponry, by throwing dice. Which leads us to the expanded weapon customisation, where we can merge the items we can’t use, to forge bigger and better weaponry. The only downside of the dice throwing bonuses, is the fact that not all characters can use all weapons, which sometimes leaves us with weapons we aren’t able to use. Another great thing is the difficulty system, whereas you can easily hack your way through the easy levels, the higher difficulty levels urge you to use loads of strategy.



Even though it does not contain a storyline worth mentioning, we really enjoyed the time we’ve spent on this game. The elevated level cooperative gameplay really lifts up the game a couple of notches, while we sometimes got lost, since the game didn’t contain any map, which would’ve been seriously welcome. We were also delighted with the depth of customisation and the difference in difficulty.



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  1. […] Good news for the Warhammer fans! Death on the Reik is now available on Steam which offers new downloadable content for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. The unthinkable has happened and one of the Inn Keeper’s men has stolen some of his dangerous books and ran off, with the Skaven in hot pursuit. If this knowledge falls into the wrong hands, the world as we know it could come to an end. Embark on a new adventure with our heroes to find and retrieve the stolen goods. If all fails one should destroy the books along with anything around it. Evil must never prevail! The DLC features two new maps Reikwalk Forest and The River Reik as well as a brand new melee weapon, new achievements and much more. This can all be yours for only $6,99/ €6,99. You can find our review of the original game right here. […]

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