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  • Summary: Killer Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7. Stylish cel-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanicalKiller Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7. Stylish cel-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanical augmentations increase the power of criminals and "executioners" alike. Mondo Zappa, a newly recruited executioner, hunts criminals wielding a Japanese sword in his right hand, and the crushing power of biomechanical engineering in his left. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. May 26, 2014
    80
    It may be confusing and an outright crazy adventure, but it’s one that will have gamers readily engaged.
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    80
    The multifaceted creativity of Suda51 arrives to pc. A must-play action oriented game for veteran/experienced players.
  3. Jun 6, 2014
    80
    On PC Killer is Dead reaches its best. It's a funny game with a good combat system and an original artistic aspect.
  4. Aug 11, 2014
    76
    Killer is Dead Nightmare Edition is definitely up there with one of the weirdest but fun games that I have played on the PC.
  5. Jun 9, 2014
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. May 26, 2014
    70
    If you haven't played it yet, having it on PC is a good chance to do so, since it's a unique experience with Suda51's "seal of weirdness". The adaptation from console to PC isn't as good as you might expect, though.
  7. May 29, 2014
    45
    The very definition of style over substance. Great art, but boring levels, lightweight combat, and dubious minigames sour the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    I don't get why are you complaining about, the port is good, it has a good Mouse and Keyboard controls unlike the other Japanese hack andI don't get why are you complaining about, the port is good, it has a good Mouse and Keyboard controls unlike the other Japanese hack and slash games.
    And stop lying, this game has no glitch.
    All this negative user scores are made by a butthurt console gamers, the question is, why? Are you butthurt because this game was released on PC?
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  2. May 25, 2014
    9
    A beautiful game that pushes the limits of creative artworks in the field of cel-shaded graphics. Many thanks to Mr. Goichi Suda aka Suda51A beautiful game that pushes the limits of creative artworks in the field of cel-shaded graphics. Many thanks to Mr. Goichi Suda aka Suda51 and all the people from Grasshopper Manufacture who were involved in the production process of this game.

    The gameplay is nice and butter-smooth. The beginning may be a bit rough as not much of the combos are available. Once you unlock a few combos, the game becomes more fun. You can really muster up some of the most brutal combo moves, very flashy indeed and really feels great when you pass judgement combo slash upon enemies. The boss fights are really impressive and full of adrenaline.

    The story will not make any sense if you think straight. In order to understand it you must have an "Otaku" mind, then only you can get around the story.

    The game really shines well in PC platform full F-HD support (1080p resolution), very responsive controls. Although the game is locked at 30fps gameplay speed, you can unlock it to 60 fps by modifying the .ini file which is not very difficult for pc gamers.

    A really good game worth buying and playing for the PC platform.
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  3. Jun 14, 2014
    8
    Playing this game is essentially signing a contract saying that you'll be willing to accept whatever strange insanity is going on in developerPlaying this game is essentially signing a contract saying that you'll be willing to accept whatever strange insanity is going on in developer Suda51's head, and it's certainly a doozy. If you're willing to accept that you're probably not going to understand what the hell is going on (at least on your first playthrough), then you might be able to look past the veil and find a charming game worth loving.

    It probably won't rock your world, but it's worth a playthrough if you're into solid character action games. It plays in a third person cel-shaded style, which looks good in cutscenes, but does make it kind of hard to see during gameplay. The combat is varied, with a variety of sword moves, sub-weapons, and cool instant-death abilities. The sword impacts feel heavy and satisying, probably more so when playing on a gamepad as opposed to the mouse and keyboard.

    Nightmare Edition comes with an extra difficulty setting, the Smooth Operator pack, and Theater Mode, helping you decipher the story you just played through. Only for 19.99, which is a pretty good value if you haven't checked it out yet.

    Overall, it's a good game with good combat, and interesting albeit sometimes unintelligible writing.
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  4. May 29, 2014
    7
    Very stylish game, fighting feels good. PC version works ok so far. You can modify an ini file and unlock the 30 fps cap, but it might causeVery stylish game, fighting feels good. PC version works ok so far. You can modify an ini file and unlock the 30 fps cap, but it might cause glitches so it's not advised. It uses the Unreal engine so no problems with PC performance.
    However you can't even customize controls ingame. (Maybe can be modified in an ini file though.)
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  5. Jul 12, 2014
    0
    Чтож как говориться из-за бага с вечной загрузкой в 3ем эпизоде "НИПАИГРАТЬ", добавим к этому лаги, вылеты на катс-сценах и "очень охотное"Чтож как говориться из-за бага с вечной загрузкой в 3ем эпизоде "НИПАИГРАТЬ", добавим к этому лаги, вылеты на катс-сценах и "очень охотное" желание разработчиков помочь всем тем кто купил сий "ЩИДЕВР"
    P.S: Баг остается спустя уже 2 месяца после выхода. К покупке на ПК порекомендовать не могу, а вот на консоли бага нету(играть даже возможно, инновации). 0 из 10 мертвых убийц.
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  6. Jun 30, 2014
    0
    The shoddiest port I've ever come across. I'm unable to get past level 3 due to some sort of autosave glitch that locks the game up, andThe shoddiest port I've ever come across. I'm unable to get past level 3 due to some sort of autosave glitch that locks the game up, and those that do get past level 3 run into all sorts of different bugs.

    Buy it on a console instead, unless you really like pressing CTRL ALT DEL.
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  7. Fuz
    Jun 9, 2014
    0
    Terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE port.
    The keybinds aren't redefinable. So, it's completely unplayable for me.
    Don't waste your money on this
    Terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE port.
    The keybinds aren't redefinable. So, it's completely unplayable for me.
    Don't waste your money on this game, it's not worth it.
    When will they learn?
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