Killer7 PlayStation 2

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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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 sevenFeaturing 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. Play Magazine
    90
    Vile and bizarre, refreshing and absorbing, Killer7 is an aggressive blessing to cleanse us from the masses. [July 2005, p.70]
  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. If you are indeed intrigued then it's that sense of inquisitiveness that will, at the end of the day, carry you right through the slightly slapdash puzzles, past the occasionally repetitive combat, right through the final cutscene and, if you're anything like me, onto endless debate about the game's ending.
  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. 70
    At its worst, it's as curiously dysfunctional a "game" as the Harmon's are a "family," and at its best Killer 7 is one of the most artfully designed footnotes in gaming history.
  6. 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.
  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: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. AlhassanS.
    Jul 2, 2005
    10
    Its a fantastic and superior.
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    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 maybeOne 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
  3. Hustlepunch
    Aug 8, 2005
    10
    Best style and story in a game I have ever played.
  4. May 22, 2011
    10
    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 thingsExcellent. 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
  5. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    A truly unappreciated masterpiece. Killer 7 is slick, stylised with fresh-faced game play that will keep you engrossed from start to finish.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
  6. Mar 11, 2012
    9
    This is a game way ahead of its time. Not only in the PS2/GC generation but in this generation as well. With an unique (and weird) gameplayThis is a game way ahead of its time. Not only in the PS2/GC generation but in this generation as well. With an unique (and weird) gameplay and a plot filled with filosophy, religion, politics and the shock of ocidental and oriental cultures, Killer7 is one of those rare games that offers not only art but substance as well. Defintively the best game SUDA51 made so far. Expand
  7. RobinH.
    Sep 10, 2005
    5
    Counter-intuitive controls and awkward pacing make this game really difficult to get into. Story and characters seem like they might be fun - 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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#79 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005