Killer Is Dead PlayStation 3

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 212 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 212
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  1. Jan 23, 2014
    5
    A shallow but but fun combat system that can't quite measure up to the best in the genre. Killer is dead has loads of style to go with it's surreal settings and crazy characters but is let down badly by it's technical flaws.

    Loading times feel long and the sub standard graphics are made worse with an inexcusable amount of screen tearing. The camera and art style can obstruct your view
    A shallow but but fun combat system that can't quite measure up to the best in the genre. Killer is dead has loads of style to go with it's surreal settings and crazy characters but is let down badly by it's technical flaws.

    Loading times feel long and the sub standard graphics are made worse with an inexcusable amount of screen tearing. The camera and art style can obstruct your view also.

    As for the gigolo mode? What do you say to someone who walks in on you playing that? Very embarrassing. Sexy police bikinis, anyone?
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  2. Aug 29, 2013
    5
    Mediocre trash, bad camera angles, a story that consists of one twist that you find out 30 minutes in yet they try to stretch out across the game. Gameplay consists of spamming X and O. Visuals are nice. I bought this expecting something similar to killer7, a great puzzle inspired FPS with a great plot. This game is basically kill the enemies, advance, kill the enemies, advance, lameMediocre trash, bad camera angles, a story that consists of one twist that you find out 30 minutes in yet they try to stretch out across the game. Gameplay consists of spamming X and O. Visuals are nice. I bought this expecting something similar to killer7, a great puzzle inspired FPS with a great plot. This game is basically kill the enemies, advance, kill the enemies, advance, lame story time, repeat. Suda51 jumped off the bandwagon big time with Lollipop, and this game doesn't help Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2015
    7
    Tight, intense, and amazingly stylish. Those visuals would make a next-gen console seem amazing. The gameplay is simple, unremarkable, even formulaic, but it complements the visuals and lets you enjoy the random spectacular visual presentation of bosses and other characters. The boss fights are mostly varied and surprising.

    Many small extra challenges and mini-games round off the
    Tight, intense, and amazingly stylish. Those visuals would make a next-gen console seem amazing. The gameplay is simple, unremarkable, even formulaic, but it complements the visuals and lets you enjoy the random spectacular visual presentation of bosses and other characters. The boss fights are mostly varied and surprising.

    Many small extra challenges and mini-games round off the package as a special Japanese treat. Action veterans can enjoy the safe distance to standard action games. 'Killer Is Dead' belongs with Platinum games, artsy anime and character action.
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  4. Oct 9, 2013
    5
    It is a decent game. You pretty much get what you get from other games by Suda 51. The game style lacks substance and besides some distractions the game gets boring quickly. On the hand of the "sexist" themes in Killer is Dead people need to realize that this game bases out of Japan. Their customs are different and this type of humor and behavior is typical. For me it made me uncomfortableIt is a decent game. You pretty much get what you get from other games by Suda 51. The game style lacks substance and besides some distractions the game gets boring quickly. On the hand of the "sexist" themes in Killer is Dead people need to realize that this game bases out of Japan. Their customs are different and this type of humor and behavior is typical. For me it made me uncomfortable that you couldn't skip the mini games but what can you do? Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    Killer Is Dead's game play is so satisfying. It handles smoothly and is not too difficult to grasp. The art and animation also complements the game play.
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 24, 2013
    60
    Stylish and most of the time entertaining as well, this carnage from the mind of a well known weirdo designer Suda 51 doesn't bring anything new to the table, except for its bizarre aesthetics that may or may not suit you. [Issue#234]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    While the narrative is bonkers, Killer Is Dead iterates on tired gameplay to make a gorgeous game playable. [November 2013, p84]
  3. 50
    Killer is Dead is a decent action game, but seeing as the genre is brimming with other titles that offer a much more complete experience, there’s little reason to spend your time here rather than elsewhere.