Holy shit that’s a lot of rats.

I do not use “holy shit” lightly kids, so when I say “Holy shit that’s a lot of rats,” I mean there are enough rats to fill a high school auditorium. Enough rats to make an entire fall fashion line. Enough rats to craft 100 horses made entirely of rats.

So many rats. Look at them.

Okay fine, so many Skaven.

Warhammer: The End Times — Vermintide may be the 200th or so Warhammer game released this month alone, but it’s by far one of the most exciting. Four players band together to cleanse the town of something German-sounding from a infestation of Skaven—rat people.


Imagine if all of the rats in New York City suddenly grew to human size and attacked. It’s like that. Only I imagine it’s much more fun.

Developed by Fatshark, the folks behind post apocalyptic fun-time Krater and War of the Roses, Vermintide is one of those games that people say you should play but you aren’t sure but then suddenly it’s the best thing you’ve played with other people in ages, and I spent the afternoon playing co-op Halo 5. It’s sort of like Left 4 Dead, only with rats. Left 4 Rats.


So many rat people.

Warhammer: The End Times — Vermintide is available now on Steam for $29.99.

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