There are few things quite as satisfying as the feeling of popping a ratman’s head like a grape with a giant war hammer. Or cutting that head clean off with an ax, or possibly unloading a full revolver clip into it, or just burning the whole thing to a crisp. The truth is, just about every one of the multitude of ways Warhammer Vermintide 2 gives you and your co-op team to kill your enemies is punchy, powerful, and a whole lot of fun.
I’ve been playing the pre-order beta of Vermintide 2 for the last week, as well as the closed beta before that, and I’m already enjoying it a lot – though I’m left wondering how long its randomized loot progression and relatively straightforward level design will keep me engaged. I’ve only had access to a total of six missions, so there’s still a whole lot I’ll be trying out in the full game for our final review, but here’s what I think of it so far.