‘Scloosive Trailer: WARFACE Puts Its War In Your Face

By Alec Meer on March 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

War - check. Face - check. All good, then

Warface. Here’s your first look at a new trailer for Crytek’s free to play FPS WARFACE, which has a presumably extremely warfaced narrator talk very sternly about the importance of choice and opposites. Warface. What he means is that there are two sides in WARFACE, and perhaps you’d like to play as one or the other of them. Warface.

Our Craig recently described WARFACE as “the quiet one that’s smarter and more likeable than CoD, and not as handsome as Battlefield.” Warface. I suppose the latter is extra-true in the wake of last night’s Battlefield 4 reveal, but even so this is some pretty darn-tootin’ snazzy pixel-magicks as these things go.


That narrator sounds very much as though he’s about to break into a Bane impression any minute. Warface.

Anyway. The big WARFACE news, other than that it looks well flashy, is that there’s now an opposing force for WARFACE. Warface. Their enemies are called not, alas, Battlevisage, but instead ‘Blackwood’. Warface. As a Britisher, the name Blackwood means only one thing to me:

Warface. Probably not the same Blackwood, at a guess.

Also, wait a minute – ‘Warface’ is actually the name of an in-game faction now? Warface.

You can apply for the WARFACE betaface hereface.

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  1. amateurviking says:

    I *still* can’t really believe they’re making a game called WARFACE that isn’t some kind of arch parody.

  2. BobbyDylan says:

    Wha Face?

  3. Crate says:

    This seems like the perfect game for Nicolas Cage to make his interactive debut.

  4. Gap Gen says:

    Will watch this after I grab a coffee in the WARCAFE.

  5. SuperNashwanPower says:

    Has warface changed, or does warface never change? If so, this two-facedness of the changing face of warface will face a war to save face.

    Also, war.

  6. KlaxonOverdrive says:

    Isn’t the narrator the out of focus bald guy who gives you the mission briefings in XCOM?

  7. edwardoka says:

    RPS commenters, go home. Your job is done.

  8. SuicideKing says:

    If General Shepard from COD6:MW2 taught us anything, it’s that the face of war doesn’t change.

  9. Lambchops says:

    I started typing out the obvious meme to be applied to Blackwood then realised it wouldn’t be wholly appropriate!

    In other news that video of Richard Blackwood has made me feel “suggestible.”

  10. Sparkasaurusmex says:

    For a moment when I saw the screenshot atop RPS I thought some updates disappeared and the BF4 article was back at the top.

  11. Jamie White says:

    Its such a fun game, I’m addicted to it.

    The co-op is very tactical which is tough but nice, once your team dies a few times you start to get the hang of your roles and you actually think before you go running in.

    The versus is insanely fun, but you have to customise your characters loadout if you don’t want to get owned. Which is nice because it gives you something to work towards, unlocking add-ons and
    weapons, and then thinking about in what situations they would benefit you. It’s more like an RPG at times.

    It’s also the only game I’ve ever enjoyed playing the medic XD

  12. Anthile says:

    This game has failed me. Battlefield of Honor is the new Warface.

  13. Deltadisco says:

    Can anyone who has heard the name actually take the game seriously? Somewhere deep inside I like to pretend this is a Tycoon style sim called “Wharf Ace”

  14. Dowr says:

    That hand is very nice; snazzy in fact.

  15. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    THIS IS MY WARFACE
    IT HAS A WARBEARD

  16. nemryn says:

    FACEWAR

  17. Liquidoodle says:

    If you play as a very short character do you have a DWARFFACE?

  18. lorddon says:

    RPS, this comment thread is why I keep coming back to read you. I love you all. EMBRACE!

  19. Enkinan says:

    I started laughing before I even got to the comments. I was not disappointed.

  20. Dudeist says:

    I played Warface once
    and it was awful :P

  21. Aaax says:

    ROCK PAPER FACE

    I really hope Crytek screws something real bad, so journalists can call it FACEGATE

  22. porps says:

    yet another modern day “realistic” shooter.. yawn, just what we need :/

  23. Agrippan says:

    Can you play as a sub? And take on too much water? And need to SURFACE?

  24. SuicideKing says:

    If this were SKYFACE, we’d take a FACE to the KNEE.

    The resulting tactical move would be called KNEEFACE.

    And while you’re kneeling you’d have to pull a KNEELFACE.

    But if you want to see me in FACERIM then you’d have to FACEME obviously.

    Volition must make FREEFACE 3 btw.

    But Batman already knows somebody called TWOFACE.

    And Simba doesn’t like SCARFACE.

    FACENGINE 4 will be the next gen engine from FACETEK.

    I need to put on my SLEEPFACE because i think WARFACE has driven me over the edge CLIFFACE.

    p.s. Does anyone use FACETIME? Does that give you an APPLEFACE? No? Ok….FACE.

    //END_OF_FACE

  25. impish says:

    After all the war I’ve faced, I’ve still only scratched the warface.

  26. fiasco says:

    Like this on WARFACEBOOK

  27. lijenstina says:

    Actually this name is brilliantly stupid. Any publicity is good publicity. *Insert the Bill Hick’s Marketing rant here*

  28. Yuri says:

    Ok ok… how about some WARFRAME coverage next, eh? Please? :(

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