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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

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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. GameStar
    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 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  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. Nov 1, 2015
    9
    Okay. Just to make this point readily apparent. This is a character action games. Character action games don't play well with keyboard andOkay. Just to make this point readily apparent. This is a character action games. Character action games don't play well with keyboard and mouse, just because of how they work. I do not, in any situation, recommend you playing this with keyboard and mouse. Controller is pretty much necessary. That said, the game is fantastic. It controls well, and the story is off the walls crazy, to be expected out of Suda 51. The performance is pretty poor, so some people with lower end pcs will have issues running it, but if you can run it, it is well worth it. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Feb 22, 2015
    5
    Сюрреализм выглядит нелепо, но от этого всякая нелепость и вычурность не становится сюрреализмом. Автору отказало чувство вкуса, если имелось,Сюрреализм выглядит нелепо, но от этого всякая нелепость и вычурность не становится сюрреализмом. Автору отказало чувство вкуса, если имелось, и он уткнулся носом в трэш — в самом плохом значении этого слова. Накидают ещё эпитетов: безыдейность, бесталанность, клише. Задумка есть - эффектная картинка - а что делать с самой игрой - 51 этот не знает. Я так понимаю, у данного творца есть определённые поклонники, ради этой кучки он, видать, и "старается": налепил из того что было – сожрут. Лишним свидетельством профанации является никчёмный однообразный геймплей с камерой из игр середины 00-х, а-ля Tenchu, врагов, которых можно пересчитать пальцами одной руки одного опытного токаря и набором приёмчиков — пересчитанных второй рукой. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    5
    I gave this a good try, but i just can't like it.
    The gameplay is mediocre, if you're expecting a Devil May Cry or a God of War - the combat
    I gave this a good try, but i just can't like it.
    The gameplay is mediocre, if you're expecting a Devil May Cry or a God of War - the combat just doesn't deliver. It's a button masher, and I couldn't make it into anything more, no matter how much I tried to use special abilities and attacks, (and I have plenty of experience with action games.) Controls were fine with a controller, (I can't speak for M&B - i didn't try), but it was just boring.
    As far as art assets and story go... Someone compared this to Lynch.. This is NOT Lynch. Lynch has a soul, and a certain depth... This just felt like someone found an equation for surreal art and simply followed it, without actually believing in it. Random stories, obscure humor, characters that have no explanation of why they are there and who are they really, just a ton of disconnected strings all over that don't make up a cohesive whole. I mean, maybe some people are into that, but I'm not, so I can't recommend this. I love Magritte, and Lynch, and in their surreal there is at least something that ties everything together. This game is more like someone just colored a canvas black, added a big red circle, then decided to add a robot arm, and then thought let's throw a unicorn in there for the hell of it, because why not.
    I guess I'll give this game some points, but only because it's at least something I haven't seen before. And there were some decent comic-book-style cutscene shots that were visually well delivered, I guess. But overall - it was a pretty mediocre ride on most accounts.
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  6. Sep 27, 2015
    4
    A beautiful (aesthetically) game that leaves much to be desired on all fronts.

    The pc port provides few customization options on the
    A beautiful (aesthetically) game that leaves much to be desired on all fronts.

    The pc port provides few customization options on the options menu, which is usually excusable but another glaring issue that only compounds everything else wrong with the game. The story is forgettable, with characters that come across as either annoying or generic. There may have been an interesting premise to be had with the cybernetic abilities of the protagonist, but you'll find naught here.

    Gameplay is severely lacking, with controls being extremely simple and lacking much depth. Although new weapons and upgrades exist, they are locked behind what is essentially "dating sim" optional missions where you are trying to woo various female characters to then sleep with them and obtain new items. I don't much care or am offended by this portrayal of women; I only wish that the upgrades weren't locked behind a feature that feels so out of place compared to the main game.
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  7. 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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