"Warface is a free-to-play class-based first person shooter, featuring fast paced action, team driven Co-op and Versus gameplay and immersive visuals powered by the CryENGINE 3 Game engine."
– Warface.com Game DescriptionWarface is a first person shooter game being developed by Crytek Kiev.
Warface provides gamers with a constantly updated extensive PvE universe full of dramatic multiplayer co-op missions, a full set of class based PVP, and is available internationally on the PC as both a Closed and Open Beta. Warface is supported by a free-to-play business model.
Types of CombatEdit
Versus: Warface's Player-Versus-Player; Players have 4 different classes to choose from, and can engage in a multitude of game types, such as the typical Team Deathmatch, Plant The Bomb, Free For All, Storm, and more. The Player / Team must complete the given objectives in order to come out as victorious over the other Players / Team. These objectives differ depending on game type.
A team of up to 5 Players engage in combat against the AI-driven Blackwood forces in dozens of scenarios at different levels of difficulty. These scenarios can be as simple as taking down a primary target (essentially a "Boss"), or more challenging, such as shooting down attack helicopters while Blackwood troops advance. New PvE Missions are added in daily, ensuring that Players stay entertained even after they beat the previous missions.
The bread-and-butter of any squad, the Rifleman excels at medium range, out of reach for Engineers and Medics, and too close-range for Snipers. Typical Rifleman guns consist of Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, Carbines, and others. These guns in general have a fairly average DPS, good accuracy, but a fair bit of recoil when compared to their Engineer counterparts, but are more damaging. The Rifleman's special is an ammo box that can restore the Player's, or a Teammate's, ammo count.
A specialty class dedicated to keeping the team alive and in good shape. While not quite suited for 1v1 combat, Medics are equipped with shotguns that are absolutely destructive at close range. These shotguns almost always 1-hit enemies if close enough, but due to the "birdshot" nature of shotguns they become a lot less effective at longer ranges. Being a healer class, the Medic comes with 2 specials: A medical kit that can replenish the Player's, or a Teammate's, health, as well as a Defibrillator used to revive allied soldiers.
Media and Critic ReviewsEdit
Crytek set out to make a high quality, free-to-play FPS, and have returned with Warface. See what reviewers have to say about Warface so far.
"Amazing graphics even on low end computers, varied content with daily updates, unique progression with in-game items. Team Deathmatch maps can seem generic, however."
"Warface is a small-scale quick-installing pick-up-and-play shooter with fun sensibility and a few upgrade and squad-building hooks to catch a long-term audience. There's certainly potential for Warface to find a happy home in many a browser window come launch day. We'll be sure to check back in when it does."
"It's a good, generous Versus game, one that I'd happily play if I didn't have Battlefield, and I'd generally play it over CoD, anyway. If they make the AI less predictable and one-note, then the co-op will definitely show its muscles. You get a lot for free in Warface, and when it comes out it'll be worth your attention."
Game Partners, Game Status, Licensing, and other AttributesEdit
Crytek does not manage the game servers themselves, and instead Warface is being licensed to a few companies around the world to make the game available. Likewise, these companies do not have identical versions of Warface, as some are in Closed Betas, Open Betas, and the like.
- Mail.Ru - Currently supporting Warface's game client in Russia as an Open Beta.
- TrionWorlds - Warface publisher for the US, New Zealand, Turkey, Australia, and Europe as a Closed Beta.
- Nexon - Warface publisher in charge of distribution in South Korea and Taiwan.
- Crytek Seoul / Crytek Frankfurt - Co-producers of Warface aiming for a release in China.
The following are unconfirmed reports for further distributionEdit
- Warface could be making an appearance on the XBox 360 and the Playstation 3, as was rumored in August 2012.
Promotional Trailers, Gameplay Videos, and ScreenshotsEditWarface Pick A Side Trailer(02:04)
29 views Warface Multiplayer Gameplay PvP (Beta)(09:29)
62 views Warface Asia Gameplay Trailer(01:38)
32 viewsWarface Multiplayer Gameplay PvE (Beta)(09:55)
38 views Warface - Multiplayer Gameplay (Crytek Seoul)(01:38)
40 views Warface Customization Trailer(01:43)