kill.switch PC

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. AceGamez
    80
    Although clearly a budget game, it is packed to the gills with quality, features and, more importantly, style.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Almost all the enemies present a similar challenge level. Consequently kill.switch becomes redundant which isn't helped by the lack of a fully realized storyline.
  3. It's a very good thing the combat is so enjoyable, because that's pretty much all there is. [PC Zone]
  4. In the end, I can only express my disappointment, since kill.switch could have been one the best titles this year, if a little more effort would have been put into its development.
  5. Mission objectives are the standard “find this” and “hit switch” variety and almost feel like an afterthought to break up the mindless slaughter.
  6. The mechanics for ducking and getting behind cover are well done, and the premise is a good one. Unfortunately, that's all kill.switch really has going for it.
  7. 60
    An overpriced PC conversion of a gimmicky console game. The gimmick is its offensive fire system, which allows the heavily armed protagonist in this third-person shooter to fire around corners and use cover as a tactical asset.
  8. 78
    One of those types of experiences that's easy to pick-up, difficult in all the right places, and oozes Hollywood atmosphere without sacrificing too many gameplay convictions.
  9. May not be the most cutting edge looking shooter around, the PC version could have looked a lot nicer, but it does offer a challenge even if it's a little on the short side compared to other similar titles.
  10. Oddly entertaining, but still short, stunted, and with zero replay value.
  11. PC Gamer
    70
    A lot of fun in the short term. It's just a shame Namco didn't put more work into the graphics and more creativity into the mission design to give it some legs. [July 2004, p.73]
  12. Thankfully the gameplay shines a light even if the rather conventional plotline and overall game suffer from a feeling of ‘been there – seen that’.
  13. Sure, it’s cheap and cheerful, but considering the talent behind the port we can’t help but feel let down.
  14. A good game worthy of a sequel to build off of the concept of run-for-cover game play. Not too many shooters promote this sort of tactical thinking.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    This game is just awesome for being so old, so underrated. I played this like 7 years ago on ps2, but I find it better on PC. There are someThis game is just awesome for being so old, so underrated. I played this like 7 years ago on ps2, but I find it better on PC. There are some small things I'd say are negative, but nothing big of a deal. The mechanics feel like Gears of War, or actually, Gears of War's mechanics feel like kill.switch. 8.5/10 Full Review »
  2. ChristopherS.
    Feb 15, 2007
    9
    Though it has all the limitations of a console port (no quick saves, fuzzy textures etc.) it still ranks as one the most underrated games of Though it has all the limitations of a console port (no quick saves, fuzzy textures etc.) it still ranks as one the most underrated games of the year. The action is fast and furious and the enemy AI is actually pretty good. They will use the environment to duck behind and they shoot around cover. The third person view is well implemented and the ability to hug walls and shoot around corners is revolutionary. I don't think I have ever seen this type of character control in a computer game before. Character animation, cutscenes and voice acting are excellent. Though the textures are somewhat dull the graphics overall are really quite nice and nothing struck me as ugly or out of place. The game ran smoothly on my system and should run fine on all low to mid range gaming pcs. Because it was released a few years ago it probably is only available on eBay. However, you should be able to pick it up for a song. Full Review »
  3. FakeIllusion
    Apr 7, 2004
    6
    Getting boring quite fast. No instant save or challeging enemies. A 6