Kill Strain is an upcoming PS4 exclusive that provides an interesting mix of asymmetric MOBA-style gameplay and twin stick arcade shooter action in which two teams of humans battle against each-other and a team of player-controlled mutants in 5v2v5 combat.
5v2v5 may not initially sound fair for the mutants, but there is a big caveat – the human teams can lose players to the mutants, allowing the battle to change from 5v2v5 to the likes of 3v5v4 throughout the course of the match. The human teams compete with each other to score kills and gather resources, while the mutant teams goal is to spread their infection, adding more and more humans to their ranks.
The differences between the teams aren’t just aesthetic, the mutants and humans have different playstyles too, with the humans reliant on ranged firepower and cool exosuits, while the mutants are primarily fast and melee based. As with a MOBA, each team also has a variety of different characters to play as, each with their own strengths and abilities that have to be played to if you and your team want to succeed.
The MOBA market may be a little saturated at the moment, but Kill Strain’s console-friendly easily accessible blend of twin stick shooting and MOBA gameplay, along with the cool team-switching asymmetric mutant element make for an enticing prospect. This one could prove to be very infectious….
UPDATE: This Beta Is No Longer Available