This edition includes a new PvE episode made up of 3 chapters set in the French city of Marseille. It features new maps, characters, and stories with all the DLC previously released.

The result is the definitive edition of one of the great co-op titles of this generation. For all its technical prowess and complex gameplay systems, World War Z succeeds because it never loses sight of one basic truth: shooting zombies with your friends is spectacular fun.

If you were wondering whether World War Z: Game of the Year Edition is worth playing in 2020, you’ll be pleased to know that it is. It’s still very much the same experience that it was a year ago, except there’s a lot more content. Matchmaking is a concern, but that may be alleviated by the introduction of cross-play across all platforms. Another issue is the general lack of variety in most areas, but if you get a good crew together, World War Z is plain, uncomplicated fun — and that’s what matters.

World War Z: GOTY Edition has everything it needs to be a compelling AA darling: multiple engaging game modes, a solid progression loop, a well polished core gimmick, and competent sound and weapon design. But, much like its standout zombie swarms, the myriad amount of bugs can prove too much to handle.

World War Z: Game of the Year Edition is still a good game, but now comes packed with more content: a new three chapter story mission, new horde and challenge modes and a slew of cosmetic and weapon customisations to keep you busy for a while.

While it stands on the shoulders of giants, World War Z does so proudly and with plenty of its own merits.

A year later and a new package does little to boost up World War Z’s failings. If it’s on sale or you really need to kill some zombies with some friends it’s a quick way to get all the content and it’ll be brief and inoffensive enough to waste a few hours. If you’re like me and searching eagerly for the next successor to the 2008 classic, you are better served elsewhere.

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