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  • Summary: Slice through time to take back what's rightfully yours in a neo-noir, instant-death action platformer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. May 8, 2019
    95
    Katana Zero is on the short side, but it uses every minute of its 5-6 hour run-time well, packed to the brim with satisfying carnage and a brain-bending narrative. It’s not often that a game so completely blindsides me, entering my radar and winning me over so quickly, and it’s a wonderful feeling when it happens. In fact, my only gripe, and it’s incredibly minor, is that I wish there was just a little bit more of it to love. I have no hesitations about recommending this game for just about everyone.
  2. Apr 22, 2019
    90
    Stylish action and surprisingly deep storytelling are the two main pillars of an extraordinary action game. Katana ZERO is a must have and probably one of the best game published by the iconic Devolver Digital. It's fun, smart and challenging in the best way possible.
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    89
    Katana ZERO is a real success. A cryptic scenario well brought on, very fine gameplay, generous without being frustrating, the visuals are delightful, the soundtrack is funny and everything is magestically orchestrated. It is difficult to blame anything after the baby of Askiisoft, maybe a lack of a Time Attack mode that would match perfectly with the genre.
  4. May 13, 2019
    83
    Intense and challenging arcade-action embedded in a great story.
  5. May 7, 2019
    80
    If you're not tired of violent Devolver Digital Games in Pixel Art, then Katana Zero ticks all the right boxes to offer a pleasant experience, with a very good OST and a pretty solid gameplay. Even though the game is short, it's low pricing and replay value for speedrunners makes it a nice investment.
  6. Apr 18, 2019
    80
    Katana Zero is a short but sweet experience that captures the stylistic flair of Hotline Miami mixed with a cyberpunk theme, while making a name for itself with its polished gameplay but without feeling tedious or overstaying its welcome. It’s a title that left me satisfied, but not amazed. Despite a slight lack of challenge and nuance, the game provided a fun, fast-paced experience that kept me hooked from beginning to end.
  7. 70
    Katana Zero is a fantastic 2D action game, it's a great stealth game, and it has an interesting story and universe. The action is fast, fluid, and will have you coming back for more over and over again. But this is just a taste of what could be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 170
  1. trs
    Apr 23, 2019
    10
    Да, это сработаетДа, это сработает
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  2. Jun 18, 2021
    10
    Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно.
  3. Nov 5, 2022
    10
    Katana Zero besitzt eine einzigartige Narrative. Die unfassbar gut erzählte Story macht dieses Indiegame zu einem Meisterwerk. Die spannendeKatana Zero besitzt eine einzigartige Narrative. Die unfassbar gut erzählte Story macht dieses Indiegame zu einem Meisterwerk. Die spannende Geschichte überzeugt durchgehend mit spannenden Plot Twists, gut geschriebenen Dialogen und interessanten Charakteren.
    Das Gameplay ist knackig und intuitiv und das Schnetzeln, durch die unterschiedlichen Level, fühlt sich einfach gut an.

    Geniales Spiel. Indie-Meisterwerk.
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  4. Dec 1, 2020
    9
    Katana zero has great gameplay mechanics. It's easy to learn but hard to master. The game has a mysterious story which i find really great.Katana zero has great gameplay mechanics. It's easy to learn but hard to master. The game has a mysterious story which i find really great. Short. Fun. Intense. Also soundtrack is on fire! Expand
  5. May 5, 2019
    9
    Definitely worth playing. Magnificent and well-developed plot, beautiful neo-noir and a bit cyberpunk world, dynamic gameplay, amazing pixelDefinitely worth playing. Magnificent and well-developed plot, beautiful neo-noir and a bit cyberpunk world, dynamic gameplay, amazing pixel graphics (one of the best I've ever seen - only Hyper Light Drifter seem to look nicer) and overwhelmingly cool both darksynth and classical OST. All the way Hotline Miami fans like it. The second part, to my mind, will bring us answers - as well as new questions - and it will definitely influence the huge theorycraft possibilities. I see this game in a few years as a pixel-slasher classics, among the masterpieces like Hyper Light Drifter and Hotline Miami. The only minuses are overall shortness (4 to 8 hours) and a bit repetitive gameplay - however, you will enjoy it. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2022
    8
    Storytelling, gameplay, pixel art and music is incredible. I would give this a higher score if it had a proper ending.
  7. Oct 1, 2022
    0
    très bon mais une durée de vie (si on enleve le speedrun) un peu trop courte, je recomande

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