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  1. Oct 31, 2013
    I'll keep it simple, the good things are the humor, the story is silly and funny, the fanservice is possibly what will draw in people to play it and to unlock (yes, unlock, not buy) the extra costumes, its "arcadey" style is good and gives it some replay value, the art direction is good as well with bonus points for using cutscenes in real time and thus letting you experience them differently when using the alternate costumes, the music is kind of nice.

    BUT what can keep you from enjoying this game is the gameplay and level design, combos are very limited, special skills are even limited to certain stages which makes subsequent replays a hassle, the levels have a ton of invisible walls which in turn kill whatever is left from your creativity to approach enemies and obstacles, and let's not forget the cancer that plagues games today, it is loaded with QTEs, some of them are justifiable, others, not so much, the added minigames later in the game are a nice way to break the repetitiveness of the main game though.

    My advice is, rent it, if you like it enough then buy it at a reduced price, but try to not play it for long periods of time unless you truly love it.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    Firstly, Lollipop Chainsaw is not a game like Bioshock. It does not need to be a game of decade, that expands moral values. It does not need to make people think about their life. This game was made to make people laugh, to give them pure insane entertainment that does not require thinking. And yes, they've got that goal! Lollipop Chainsaw is one of most laughter causing games in history. Jokes and gags fits perfectly together. I believe, that they could be used in comedy shows like Family Guy or The Simpsons, because of their pop culture references and accurate punchlines. Storyline reminds sometimes B class comedies, so this could be an ideal artpiece for Rodriguez and Tarantino fans.
    When talking about gameplay, there's no way to not compare this slasher to classical masterpiece Devil May Cry. Necessary in this category, DMC outperforms better. LC is dynamic, challenging but not in DMC 's extent. Grasshopper Manufacture game is well slasher, but it could be more expanded. For example, we wont see an acrobatic sequences in this game. Upgrade system is simple and you dont need to spend time for making Juliet badass. Enemies are often reductive and they dont divide for many classes, so new enemies wont be more challenging than previous.

    All in all, Lollipop Chainsaw is simple hack and slash, without many gameplay diversities. Even if gameplay is lame, comparing to other slashers, but it makes up with excellent humor, brilliant designed characters and amazing dialogues, that will surely stick in your memory for years!
  3. Jul 4, 2013
    Crazy, fast and stupid hack-in slash arcade like fun is the perfect way to sum up this game. No it's not the best hack in slash game in the world but with it only being $17 and if you like games that keep score than this well have tons of replay value for you. If not than it's worth playing at least once do the craziness off the game like fighting a rock viking zombie as one of the bosses to the cast of characters themselves. So maybe not buy it but worth borrowing from a friend and playing it. Expand
  4. May 28, 2013
    Very good game especially for a hack and slash which usually get extremely repetitive. Great funny dialogue all the way through. Lot's of replay value although if you're just gonna only run through the game once on easy it will probably only take about 5 hours. Easily over 20 hours worth of game play if you're going for all the achievements.
  5. Apr 23, 2013
    While I have totally enjoyed this game I am a bit shocked that some many people have given it a 5 star review.

    Yes it's a welcome change from the big titles like COD, but it's nothing more than good old fashioned button thrashing fun. I like the way your skills build up and the combos get more elaborate.
    It reminds me of older titles from days gone by, the closes game I can compare it
    to on the Xbox is Wolverine which I loved.

    Do not be fooled by the portrayed cute girly looking image of this game. The language is dirty and there are plenty of sexual innuendoes which I like ;-)

    The main character Juliet is a babe which really makes me want to give this game a 5 star rating but she can get a little bit tedious when she repeatedly dishes out teen says such as O.M.G, awesome and this is totally cool etc etc.

    One other bad point is the game save points. I like to switch on the Xbox and have 15 30 mins on it while the misses is in the shower or something, the problem is that each chapter seems to last a lot longer than that and there are no midpoint saves. On the same note if you die it sometimes puts you annoyingly far back in the game.

    Please don't hate me for not giving this game 5 stars. I am just trying to be honest.
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Now imagine your playing on Dead Rising with more speed and your a cheerleader woman armed with a chainsaw instead.

    This game have you running around doing fun missions plus helping the people who are not infected but will turn into them if you're not fast to save them.

    Knowing the controls was a bit mean since the book you got it with does not say much about it and so I think you can't block enemy's attack with your weapon I try-ed on hours and hours still no luck but it's a shame if you can't do it!

    Overall it's a nice game with plenty and I MEAN PLENTY of cut scenes to entertain you with a gir-ly feel.

    A shop to buy stuff from too to new skills or health pickups it's can be your choice.

    The music is a kind of rock and roll to the pause menu game so if you love rock this will please you since it has plenty of rock music in the game.

    PS now take a look at Dead Rising that game could be like this but it wasn't!

    Forgot the story mmm, it wasn't really a big one just cars trucks coming at you in the air in walls you name it a lot of cars oh yeah explosions too x x all because you must find your boyfriend in school.

    So by all means get this it will start your heart pulse race up and down with joy in it. A real charm to this game.

    At most part you only be using like 3 moves eh which does just gets dull boring at first but after a bit you learn more skills, it's a dark fantasy about a girl who can do magic stuff on pretty much anything with a gir-ly touch to it just look at the case for the more adult feel since it's 18+.

    Well I liked it too thumbs up no not because it has a cheerleader in it, it's like Dead Rising and by all means I liked that one too.
  7. Feb 27, 2013
    Coming from Suda51, the creator of Killer 7 and No More Heroes, there is a lot to dislike about Lollipop Chainsaw and I can certainly understand why it has received such mixed reviews. The endless QTE sections are irritating, the constant quips from the characters are repetitive and often unfunny and the boss fights largely unimaginative. Despite these flaws I must admit I enjoyed the game. Maybe it's Suda's strange imagination (the games main character is a zombie hunting cheerleader with a chainsaw), maybe it's the fact that the combat is always fast paced and fun, maybe it's something else entirely. Either way, while it is certainly no classic, Xbox 360 owners could do a lot worse than give Lollipop Chainsaw a try. Expand
  8. Dec 28, 2012
    Entering the life of an ordinary California school girl could not get any more action packed as Juliet and her entourage of charismatic side kicks leave players in a buzzing state of enjoyment and laughter, captivating players as Grasshopper Manufacture's ready the release of their best, most enjoyable project yet. A unique game play style comes over as a breath of fresh air, as long time gamers are cast into a whole new style of play, setting it's self away from the typical 'Hack & Slash' style game. Was this a risk? If so, its a risk that absolutely played off well. Aside from the the gameplay, players will be treated to an engaging soundtrack, captivating audiences even more (Best enjoyed with a good pare of gaming headphones). 8/10 Expand
  9. Dec 11, 2012
    A game that could have been a masterpiece, but falls short. Visuals and character design are utterly gorgeous. But, the big B.U.T. the game is far, far too short. Way too much style and little substance. A few more levels and a the option for other weapons would have been nice. I really do hope they make a sequel and learn from what they did wrong in this game. This game should be in everyone's collection, but not at full price. Expand
  10. Nov 28, 2012
    A 1980's themed game with a cheerleader killing zombies with her boyfriend head strapped to her belt? Can you ask for something more addictive?
    The flashy chainsaw techniques are in perfect tune with the 1980's themed, hilarious ambient. It might be classified as a button-masher but you actually need skills your time your attacks, you need to know when to use crowd control and when to use
    raw damage, when to dodge, it is simply genial. Expand
  11. Nov 14, 2012
    Lollipop Chainsaw is a fun game but it's definitely a buy for cheaper at gamestop kind of game. It's got repetitive combat but I enjoyed the silliness involved, especially the ultra final boss . All the "whore' and "slut" stuff got a little tiring after a few hours of hearing b yell the same insults at Juliet, but it wasn't the worst thing. It's just the kind of game where you have to be able to laugh at the upskirts and stereotypical characters or you won't enjoy it. One of the funniest things was Nick, even though he was a headless teenager I enjoyed his banter with Juliette as she ran around. I dropped it down to an 8 because I HATE quick time events. In the end it's a descent Suda51 game but it's no No More Heroes and I expected more from it. Expand
  12. Oct 8, 2012
    Lollipop Chainsaw was never a game to be taken seriously and thats why its so appealing as it throws away the conventions of how a game should be or how people in the world behave and react, as in the spirit of all that is Suda 51 the game does what ever the hell it wants and that
  13. Oct 7, 2012
    Hugely enjoyable hack and slash action game that produces ample laughs along the way. Despite limited gameplay overall it's thoroughly good fun! Worth picking up for under £20 as it's not the longest of games.
  14. Aug 30, 2012
    Good gameplay, decent graphics, sophomoric humor, lots of upgrades, moves, and extras. Typically wacky suda51 style but no real long term value. Just crass jokes meshed with ultraviolet zombie slaying with a hot protagonist. Cult hit at best. If you must support suda51, get Shadow of the Dammed.
  15. Aug 21, 2012
    You get everything that's promised. Highschool cheerleader absurdly wielding a chainsaw and carrying her boyfriend's head on her hip. There's no attempt to pass this over the top hack and slash off as anything but the zombie shredding gore porn that it is. If that's what you're into; if you're looking for goofy but entertaining romp through the halls of a zombie filled highschool with a bouncy blonde acrobat, this is your game. If you were expecting anything more than that: story, interesting characters, or intriguing dialogue you're a fool for even considering this game. It's a fun zombie slicing diversion. Expand
  16. Jul 24, 2012
    Killing zombies as a hot cheerleader! Heck Yeah! But there are some issues from this game being perfect. First off, the performance in this game is strong but not strong enough because of the pretty WEAK Unreal Engine 3 and its pop-ins in this game. Also, another problem is that this game has somewhat weak combat and somewhat meh jokes at the beginning of the game. It does seem like that I am being a dick to this game but I shouldn't because of all the things it does poorly, it does well in of the combos making the combos makes the combat more deep which is more fun then. Also, the game dishes out funny jokes later in the game and the gameplay is pretty fun. Overall, this game is a hell of a time and was made for immediate multiple playthroughs and was just plain hilarious and extremely enjoyable. Expand
  17. Jul 17, 2012
    You would think that this game would have something going for it with its "Grindhouse" style and gameplay that is similar in some ways to God of War or Dante's Inferno... but you would be wrong. Not only does the combat get way to repetitive within the first hour and a half with hardly any enemy variation, but the dialogue tries way too hard to try and make you laugh; the only humorous one in the game would have to be Juliet's disembodied boyfriend, and even those jokes become stale after a while. If you were looking for a good hack and slash game that actually has a decent story and enjoyable combat, go for God of War 3 or Dante's Inferno. Both are better than this and won't break your wallet either, both being under $20.00. Expand
  18. Jul 15, 2012
    Fun and unique. If you are a fan of Hack and Slash style games, you'll love this. "Lollipop Chainsaw" is a fantastic game: wide variety of music, advanced upgrade system, multitude of unlockables, hilarious scripts and heaps of replay value. You will definitely be surprised with this game. Additionally, many big names are involved with this game, such as Suda 51, James Gunn and Jimmy Urine. If you don't have "Lollipop Chainsaw", you're missing out on an over the top experience. Expand
  19. Jul 11, 2012
    The humour is really quirky and I can see a lot of people not getting it, but if it floats your boat you'll love the game. The gameplay is solid: stringing combos together to bring more and more destruction to the zombies with the occasional minigame to vary the action.
    There are loads of things to collect and this is one of those games designed to be replayed to score better / buy all
    the moves / collect all the outfits, etc.
    A good, fun title.
  20. Jul 5, 2012
    Lollipop Chainsaw is a game about a high school cheerleader who tears through zombies with a pink chainsaw, and it knows it. A game that never takes itself too seriously, it is definitely a helluva lot of fun. In no way will it win big in story telling, but the narrative is ridiculous enough to set the tone which the visuals and gameplay aptly follow. If anything, its a fun time. And really, what more could you want from a zombie hack n slash? Expand
  21. Jul 3, 2012
    Awesome, awesome game! That's just what it is get over it. If you want a high emotional in depth detailed story of a zombapocalypse, you can go to hell. This game is for those who love cheerleaders short skirts big boobs and general sluttiness combined with simple but fun gameplay and funny scripting.
    And francktly if you wanted anything else you probably should've picked a game that
    didn't have a half naked blonde on the cover sucking on a lollipop. Expand
  22. Jul 1, 2012
    Lollipop Chainsaw is a stylish and often times imaginative and creative game. That's to be expected of a Suda 51 game. A goofy and unique spin on the overdone zombie slaughtering action game. Sporting brilliant boss designs and flashy gameplay visuals, it seems like it gets the main boxes ticked. But then you start playing the game and you realise the depth and longevity have been flushed down the sinkhole. For starters the combat feels a bit slow, making zombie slaying feel a bit dull. There is hardly any depth to combat, as there are no upgrades to the weapons you use. There is also a miniscule arsenal which disappoints. The characters also utter the most horrificly distasteful quips and metaphors in recent memory. Though that's pattented Suda 51, it can be too much. Overall though it's got the style and presentation to keep you playing but is far too brief and button mashy to enjoy it over the long haul. Expand
  23. Jun 28, 2012
    As long as don't expect anything from this game, you will enjoy it. This just shows that gamers will buy and enjoy anything that has mindless hack n' slash qualities with zombies. Sadly the game does nothing to make up its utterly ridiculous title and premise.
  24. Jun 26, 2012
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  25. Jun 25, 2012
    Fun and over the top. This game is very much a classic Suda51 trip with over the top characters and story. Juliet Starling is a fantastic protagonist and her insanely cheerful cheerleader personality is an amusing clash to the zombie attack in the game. I really enjoyed the antics of her, her body less boyfriend and insane zombie fighting family. As for the game play Lollipop Chainsaw plays as a classic arcade beat em up. As you progress you can unlock more powerful combos to aid you in your zombie slaying. The game does come up short in terms of overall fluidity and it's only 4 hours long. However you can compete in online leaderboards to make you aim to grab a better score than your friends. I recommend this game a lot just not at the current price of $60. Expand
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  27. Jun 24, 2012
    Lollipop chainsaw is an enjoyable game up to a certain extent. I'll admit Juliet looks pretty cute and that's probably why the game managed to sell a decent amount of copies. But, even Lego batman 2 managed to sell more than this game. The camera angles are a bit stiff and restrict you a bit at certain points. Music is enjoyable to listen to while you play since it gives it that high school fell to it. This game will only entertain you for so long since all it has is 7 levels plus a prologue. I suggest you either rent or buy it used and then decide if you would keep it, but I don't think its worth the 60 bucks. Expand
  28. Jun 24, 2012
    Looks cool. Sounds cool. It even has a cool story (well, sort of). Plays... meh! Suda-51 is surely a true visionary, but sometimes visions are not meant to be shared...
  29. Jun 24, 2012
    It's SUDA 51! C'mon. What do you expect? Crass humor? Stilted action? Hilarious writing? It's all here. If you are not a fan of his works, then avoid this. If you want smooth, action games then you should be a fan of PLATINUM GAMES and not GRASSHOPPER STUDIO.
  30. Jun 22, 2012
    Underneath its exterior, which is by no means gratuitous or sleazy, Lollipop Chainsaw is a great action game. Experienced gamers will appreciate the many excellent design elements. Casual gamers will not be frustrated. This game is pure fun. So do yourself a favor and play it. Don't listen to the corrupt critics who are bought or influenced by mainstream advertising dollars, or to the suckers who hide their lack of intelligence behind political correctness.

    Fun,intelligent game for intelligent gamers.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
  1. Aug 18, 2012
    Switch off your brain and bask in the silliness. [Issue#88, p.80]
  2. 70
    Bayonetta and Devil May Cry are maybe better optimized from a game design perspective but there is no other fighting game with such a sexy look as Lollipop Chainsaw. [Issue#220]
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    Playing Lollipop Chainsaw is exactly like eating a lollipop - once you're finished with such a luscious treat, all the excitement is gone but definitely remembered.