Category: 3D MMO
PvP Support: Arena
Pros: +PVE options +Teamwork elements +Weapon customization
Cons: -Peer-to-Peer can lead to lag -Doesn't set itself apart in PVP
Warface is a free-to-play first-person shooter from Crytek and uses the Cryengine 3. Mixing an option of PVE scenarios and standard PVP game modes brings variety to the military shooter genre with some nice teamwork elements and a class-based system.
Class System - Players can choose from Assault, Recon, Engineer, and Medic classes which are unlocked through progression. Each has its own set of weapons and abilities such as the Assault being able to replenish ammo or the Medic being able to heal and revive dead teammates.
Customization - Weapon modifications are divided among slots such as the stock or barrel. Players can choose to work towards specific mods and these can be changed both at the menu screen and in-game during matches.
Game Modes - The standard PVP game modes like Team Deathmatch and free-for-all are present here but there are also PVE scenarios available. These usually involve progressing through a map clearing out enemies with possible boss battles at the end.
OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2 GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or AMD ATI Radeon 3650
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Warface is a first-person military shooter from Crytek. There is a nice mix of PVP and PVE modes available with weapon customization being focused on individual parts. Players can choose from various classes to fit the situation and individual playstyle.
The PVP modes you'd expect to see are all here and they play out in typical fashion. It should be noted that the class system loses much of its effectiveness in PVP as a Medic can revive other players but the respawn timer is short enough that there isn't really a good reason to revive others. The only real reason to play the different classes in PVP is if you like their weapons better as the Medic is the only class that can use a shotgun. I must point out that PVP is done through a peer-to-peer system and depending on who the host is, lag could be a huge issue. There was many instances where I though I had killed a player but ended up dead because of latency.
The PVE modes change gameplay a bit. Your group will progress through various maps eliminating enemies and this can accumulate to a boss battle. Reviving in these modes requires tokens, so the Medic can be much more useful in this situation and class diversity has more importance. Another nice feature is the teamwork mechanic when trying to reach higher points. You will kneel down to lift a teammate up and then be pulled up yourself. In some cases, this is useful to gain the high ground and progression through the PVE maps requires this in order to advance to the next area.
Gun customization here is tied to individual parts. Instead of working towards an entirely new gun, you can focus your experience towards a items like a stock, barrel, or scope. Because gun types are locked to classes, this system makes sense and changing mods can also be done in the middle of a match.
Warface can be a good looking, if generic, military shooter. The PVE modes are a nice change and the PVP at its core is solid. The class and ability system are nice depending on the situation and the maps are mostly well designed. However, the latency problems make PVP nearly impossible at times and the class system is trivialized here. If you like military shooters or want to play some co-op scenarios with friends, this is a nice option but certain aspects feel lacking.
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Official Website: Warface Homepage