Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux
Release: Game – 5/14/09 Mod – 10/16/14
I’ve actually found myself wondering just how many zombie shoot ’em ups one person needs, especially considering I am not a huge fan of co-op play in shooters. When I discovered the Toy Master mod for Killing Floor, I decided I needed to own at least one more. You see, I actually own all the Puppet Master movies, and am a huge fan of the creepy-looking toys come to life to kill you trope in all its forms.
Please understand, I’m certainly not advocating you go out and drop $20 on a game which – let’s be real here – if you were interested in on its own you would have bought long before now just to play around with the Toy Master mod. However, if you already happen to own a copy of Killing Floor, this is a hellaciously enjoyable overhaul that allows you to take break from slaughtering the shuffling dead and go after something really scary.
My one major disappointment thus far is that I have yet to see one of those monkeys with the cymbals that pretty much epitomize the terrifying toy. That said, the designers behind this mod had a pretty good handle on what makes for a creepy killer toy, and for me, it was worth the price of (highly discounted) admission just to have this in my library to play around with.
The uber dummy is no joke, y’all. The mod doesn’t seem to have much of a multiplayer following at all, and truth be told, the number of players in Killing Floor overall have dropped pretty significantly since the sequel was released. However, if you have friends to play with, or if you’re brave enough to go in alone, there’s a lot of fun to be had here.