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  • Summary: Featuring visual artistry and dark imagery with striking cel-shaded graphics, Killer 7 chronicles the connection between two men whose intertwined paths develop into a compelling tale of revenge and altering personas. Killer 7 propels players into the consciousness of one man and his seven different personalities. The player’s challenge is to stop a wave of indiscriminate violence that is plaguing the world. In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who leads a life as the intermediary link between seven alter egos. Switching between his seven different personalities, Harman employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Now a powerful underworld kingpin has unleashed violent creatures called "Heaven’s Smile." These crazed soldiers, affixed with horrific smiles, have started to wreak havoc on city streets destroying anything unlucky enough to cross its path and overtaking the minds of the populace. It is up to the player to interchange Harman’s seven ‘partners’ and utilize the special powers that dwell within them in order to assassinate Kun Lan, the notorious criminal overlord behind all the madness. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. It's eye-candy from start to finish - sometimes you forget you're playing a game and feel like you're controlling the outcome of a blockbuster film instead. The boss battles are some of the best I've experienced, the graphics are some of the best I've seen, the musical score will make every game I review after this one pale in comparison and the unique gameplay will be something that I miss when I finally have to put this gem down.
  2. Recommending Killer 7 is frightening, much like recommending A Clockwork Orange, or Pulp Fiction, or Eraserhead. The art we love is not always universally enjoyable, but we all want to share that favorite special vision with others, while still worrying about what they will think. We offer our sincere but guarded blessing to Killer 7.
  3. Greater than the sum of its parts. It's pretentious and can be frustrating or tedious at times. And it's also one of the most unusual, politically charged, and thought-provoking video games since "Metal Gear Solid."
  4. What will keep you playing isn't the gameplay, or even the story, exactly, but just wanting to figure out what the hell is going on. Let it take you with it and you won't be sorry.
  5. The gameplay part unfortunately subtracts from an otherwise exciting experience – but Capcom deserves credit for releasing such an alternative game in times where most companies stick to the safe blockbusters.
  6. The stylish visuals and the sound design are undeniably cool, but at its core the game is just a straight-forward lightgun shooter without a lightgun. [Aug. 05]
  7. 0
    At best, playing the game is like having someone shout in your ear for 15 hours straight. At worst, it's like getting a high colonic with balsamic vinegar.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Hustlepunch
    Aug 8, 2005
    Best style and story in a game I have ever played.
  2. AlhassanS.
    Jul 2, 2005
    Its a fantastic and superior.
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    One of the most underrated games I know, but then again I think that is exactly what it wants to be. This is one of the very rare (and maybe dying out) games that create an own universe for itself, where its own rules and laws apply. At first glimpse, one might think it is just a rail-shooter with a very weird design, but only until you find that what you have in front of you is one of the most cleverly written, though-provoking and politically controversial game you might ever have seen. Add one of the most amazing bunch of playable characters and a completely immersing soundtrack, you get Killer7, a game that is certainly not for everyone and most certainly wants it exactly that way. A game for eternity. Expand
  4. PfillipT.
    Aug 13, 2006
    This is a love it or hate it game and people spend way too much time complaining about the design they don't like - but it ain't GTA, so live with it. While its controls take time getting used to, it is in no way a bad videogame. Its story and style are both detailed and fleshed out well enough for those who can think for themselves. Expand
  5. May 22, 2011
    Excellent. This is truly a one of a kind game. I don't understand how this can get negative reviews. When I play a video game I expect things to be out of this world, and this game definitely delivers. Play this and take a step outside mainstream gaming; you wont be disappointed. Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2011
    A truly unappreciated masterpiece. Killer 7 is slick, stylised with fresh-faced game play that will keep you engrossed from start to finish. 10 out of 10 Expand
  7. RobinH.
    Sep 10, 2005
    Counter-intuitive controls and awkward pacing make this game really difficult to get into. Story and characters seem like they might be fun - but overall, the design gets in the way. Too bad. Expand

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