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  • Summary: Overflowing with sex, blood, and rock 'n’ roll, Lollipop Chainsaw is an un-deadly story of a sweet, killer zombie hunter and her mission to uncover the root of a widespread zombie outbreak. With her wickedly effective chainsaw in tow, Juliet slices and dices her way through waves of the undead, but quickly realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw toting cheerleader. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    91
    So basically, Lollipop Chainsaw is a game that's certainly worth your time and money. The overall game, on Normal, is pretty short, but there's a whole lot replay value packed into the experience that actually makes that short game time a lot more feasible than you might expect.
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    85
    The game is crafted like a shoot-'em-up, meaning you really need to dig in and master it to understand where its value lies. If you have the temperance for that type of play, Lollipop Chainsaw is one of the best brawlers in the last few years. Combine that with an effortless sense of humor and Suda 51's one-of-a-kind style, and you have gaming perfection for the right kind of gamer.
  3. 80
    It's not perfect, but it wears its heart on its sleeve and delivers a game that is plain, good old fashioned fun.
  4. 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]
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    68
    Crazy, original and repetitive, this "not quite" recipe for success might not be the best meal, but it doesn't taste bad; nonetheless.
  6. Jun 14, 2012
    65
    It's bizarre and disheartening that Grasshopper Manufacture's most approachable, refined, and charming game yet is so stuck in such disconcerting subject matter, so little of which is pertinent to Lollipop Chainsaw's gameplay, story, or characters. While Shadows of the Damned dealt with some similar themes in a darker story, it never dove into the weird misogyny and exploitation that Lollipop Chainsaw does.
  7. Jun 12, 2012
    20
    If you want to play a shallow fighting game that combines bad humor, cheesecake, and gore, Splatterhouse would be delighted to get a little of your attention. It knows what it is and it delivers. But the gravest insult in Lollipop Chainsaw is that it's such an obvious and vapid attempt at Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bayonetta. You, ma'am, are no Bayonetta.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 57
  2. Negative: 7 out of 57
  1. Oct 8, 2012
    10
    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 Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    Bottom line: If you wish the movies Planet Terror or Hobo With a Shotgun were video games, this is the closest thing you are going to get. How Lollipop Chainsaw is being reviewed by a lot of the "pro reviewers" is why we barely have any innovation or unabashed, addictive fun in video games. Seriously, put down the grey poupon and smoked salmon for an hour to understand what this game is. It's a highly original, arcade-style, zombie slaying, crazy, fun injected, explosion of style. It's not God of War, Devil May Cry, or Dead Rising. Because of that, does that mean everyone is going to like it? Of course not. So, does that mean that nitpicking the game apart for what you think it "should be" is right? No as well. Take the game on it's own merits and try really hard just a little bit to put yourself in the game's world. It's fun, it's addicting, it's different, it's all mature, and it's hilarious. It'll go out of it's way to constantly surprise you in combat, story, dialogue, and visuals. What a concept, huh? Support Lollipop Chainsaw if you can because we really need another "epic" blockbuster game of the year like a hole in the head. Why can't games just be fun again! Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    10
    Fantastic over the top cheerleader vs zombies hack n slash action game. If you loved Dead Rising series this is similar except you play as Juliet instead of Frank West. OTT, Violent, Insane & Biarre. Its different but also unique even though its a mish mash of other game styles this has a certain Planet Terror Gindhouse movie charm & so much to love. Never a dull moment & only £29.99 in UK instead of the usual £39.99 (due to game length its SP & only 6-7 hours long but you need another 20 hours to max out all achievements). Only downside is no PC version (this would rock on PC please WB Games make that happen in time for Halloween!!). Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2012
    8
    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. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2012
    7
    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
  6. Jun 22, 2012
    7
    A very well made from a great developer, Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture. The controls can feel delayed at times, i felt like I was mashing the buttons more than I was actually doing attacks in the game at points. This game isn't really too deep, with the main point being that Juliet Starling is hot, and she kills zombies, that's about it. Definitely a great game for when you don't feel like doing much story work, or competitive multiplayer. I would recommend a rent, but not a full value buy. Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2012
    0
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