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  • Summary: Dreamkiller takes gamers inside the world of dark and twisted nightmares. Gamers take on the role of Alice Drake, a psychologist with the extraordinary ability to enter the minds of her patients and combat the ravenous foes haunting their dreams. Utilizing a host of fantastic weapons and herDreamkiller takes gamers inside the world of dark and twisted nightmares. Gamers take on the role of Alice Drake, a psychologist with the extraordinary ability to enter the minds of her patients and combat the ravenous foes haunting their dreams. Utilizing a host of fantastic weapons and her own special abilities, Alice confronts our common demons only to discover an even deeper menace reigns within. The ultimate showdown becomes inevitable between that which would torment and she who will protect, and only one force will prevail amidst a variety of dreamscapes as varied and bizarre as the human mind itself. The world of dreams and nightmares allows for each level to be a completely different environment with different sets of enemies. In each dream world players can enter a secondary level of the subconscious - a world within a world - and encounter new enemies, weapons and power-ups. Players can use Alice’s teleportation powers to quickly zoom around rooms to dodge enemies and achieve a tactical advantage over enemies. Alice's weapons are massive and fierce, each featuring two unique attacks and outlandish ammunition including lightning bolts, lasers, sticky grenades and even "Happy Thoughts." [Aspyr] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Dreamkiller amuses for the time that lasts, about 8 hours. It is sold at budget price.
  2. It's fun, but the fun is short lived. Dreamkiller is a copy-cat game that tries to emulate Serious Sam but places Sam in a cube.
  3. Good ideas, mediocre implementation. There's a lot of blood, a solid story and well done cut-scenes. Dreamkiller tries to be different, but in the end it's just short-lived fun for players who enjoy games like Painkiller.
  4. Dreamkiller is, through and through, a budget game. The visuals are colorful but look decidedly old, the action is as shallow as it gets in a modern shooter, and the sound effects lack oomph. The premise is neat, and some of the enemy designs are legitimately awesome. But if you've been dreaming of some old-fashioned twitch shooting, you should return to the old standbys and let this sleeping dog lie.
  5. Try as they might, none can’t clear the bar that was set by Painkiller. Left to its own devices, without People Can Fly’s support, Mindware Studios created but a pale imitation. Some people can’t fly, indeed.
  6. 42
    The game's spectacular premise is ultimately unfulfilled. What might have been a truly eye-opening, perspective-shattering trip through the battlefields of a tortured psyche is merely a rehash of everything we've been through in the Painkiller series.
  7. Bad everything. [Feb 2010, p.78]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. Jan 4, 2012
    10
    I'd give this a 7 or 8 out of ten, but I voted 10 to boost the overall score. The reason I would give it a 7 or 8 is because while the gameI'd give this a 7 or 8 out of ten, but I voted 10 to boost the overall score. The reason I would give it a 7 or 8 is because while the game basically lacks a story, the idea of it is pretty cool and gameplay mechanics are great. My only complaint, other than the story thing, is that sometimes the levels can become boring and repetitive. Expand
  2. elmarR
    Oct 16, 2009
    9
    Great entertainment, kind of awesome environment. Relaxing , not too complicated, you dont have to be hanging on Your box for most of Y our Great entertainment, kind of awesome environment. Relaxing , not too complicated, you dont have to be hanging on Your box for most of Y our sparetime to be able to enjoy it. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2011
    7
    This game was a unique experience into the simple fps genre. Rather then the classic Judeo/Christian heaven hell story, or aliens, we are giveThis game was a unique experience into the simple fps genre. Rather then the classic Judeo/Christian heaven hell story, or aliens, we are give a glimse into the world of dreams. It could have been better. But if you just want to kill time, this is a great time waster. I should have delved deeper into the whole nightmare part of the game and turned this into a well written and portrayed horror game. As it sits however I had more fun with Serious Sam. Expand
  4. Bonta
    Dec 15, 2009
    5
    Just another FPS game, nothing really original. I would give it another point if they include some fan service stuff like being able to play Just another FPS game, nothing really original. I would give it another point if they include some fan service stuff like being able to play your character nude or something. Expand
  5. BrianV
    Dec 31, 2009
    3
    The graphics, story and sound were ok at the beginning, but it just gets so repetitive: from room to room, from monster to monster. Nothing The graphics, story and sound were ok at the beginning, but it just gets so repetitive: from room to room, from monster to monster. Nothing fun at all Expand
  6. IvanT
    Dec 12, 2009
    3
    Wow. This is the worst game I've played in ages. The graphics are decent -- I've recently been playing Crysis, so my expectations Wow. This is the worst game I've played in ages. The graphics are decent -- I've recently been playing Crysis, so my expectations are high -- but the gameplay is TERRIBLE. First-person shooters are always in danger of mind-numbing repeatedness, but typically a high variety of weapons, maps and monsters keep it well in the green zone. Not Dreamkiller. I played through one "level" and started the next one before realizing that the game was not going to get any better. Thankfully I tried a free version so I didn't have to waste my money. Expand
  7. Jun 5, 2012
    0
    One of the most horrible game i ever played. Looks like then Painkiller, but its a cheep copy. Don't buy it and don't play it.

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