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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 theOverflowing 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. Jun 26, 2012
    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: 34 out of 59
  2. Negative: 7 out of 59
  1. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    This game is amazing. It takes your typical hack and slash and then twists it into a convoluted game full of dark humour catchy punchlines andThis game is amazing. It takes your typical hack and slash and then twists it into a convoluted game full of dark humour catchy punchlines and spectacular colours. If you're looking for a zombie killing game with a twist look no further. I was hooked instantly and couldn't get enough. The game mechanics alone will draw you in and the gameplay will do the rest. 5 stars from me. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    It's for fun It's not as elaborate a combat system, but it has some combos and chaining to master. Leaderboards and challenges add someIt's for fun It's not as elaborate a combat system, but it has some combos and chaining to master. Leaderboards and challenges add some replayability, and it was released at a "Reduced" price from the standard $60. If you like Wet, or Splatterhouse I can't imagine you wouldn't like this. I put it ahead of Wet and Beneath Splatterhouse. 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 asFantastic 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. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    A 1980's themed game with a cheerleader killing zombies with her boyfriend head strapped to her belt? Can you ask for something moreA 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.
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  5. Jul 4, 2013
    7
    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 theCrazy, 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
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    7
    If Sudo51 had gone the way of shadow of the colossus and only left in the boss fights this would be the greatest most imaginative game everIf Sudo51 had gone the way of shadow of the colossus and only left in the boss fights this would be the greatest most imaginative game ever created

    as it is- it may be the worse corridor boring dunegon crawler- saved by its boss fights - ever made

    the 7 out of 10 points is perhaps generous considering the lack of content- lack of diversity- lack of gameplay- lack of playability

    its a shame- gaming needs sudo51s- otherwise gaming would be dead and buried with trash like call of duty

    however- sudo51 needs to make his game have more substance to go with his amazing style

    hes not quite the tarantino of gaming but he sure does have the potential to be

    one day sudo51 will make the pulp fiction of gaming

    this however is not it
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  7. Jun 12, 2012
    0
    I'll say it just once.
    This is the second worst game I have ever played. Nothing was good about it.
    At all. It has awful gameplay that gets
    I'll say it just once.
    This is the second worst game I have ever played. Nothing was good about it.
    At all. It has awful gameplay that gets repetitive within the first 10 minutes.
    It has terrible, ANNOYING characters who you will hate, bad voice acting and a stupid story. The game isn't funny even though it tried to be.
    There's a cool visual aesthetic with the rainbow blood and all but the textures look like the game is being played in build mode.
    The music is bland as hell.
    thank god it's only 5 hours long. What a terrible, terrible game. The worst I've played this entire gen. SKIP IT. Not even worth 5 bucks in the bargain bin. I don't even think anyone involved with this game was even trying.
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