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Generally favorable reviews- based on 383 Ratings

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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. Positive: 80 out of 93
  2. Negative: 3 out of 93
  1. trs
    Apr 23, 2019
    10
    Да, это сработаетДа, это сработает
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  2. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    "Yes, that should work."

    There aren't words sufficient enough to explain how good and touching this game really is. So, instead of
    "Yes, that should work."

    There aren't words sufficient enough to explain how good and touching this game really is. So, instead of scrolling down through hundreds of reviews, just play the game and enjoy it.
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  3. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    This game is very, very enjoyable! I can't leave the game !!! You must download!
  4. Jun 6, 2019
    9
    Excellent game. 6 hrs of entertainment, jumping, dashing, slashing and slow-mo action - but it requires thought and planning on how to handleExcellent game. 6 hrs of entertainment, jumping, dashing, slashing and slow-mo action - but it requires thought and planning on how to handle each scenario. It's a level-based action platformer, so when you die, you re-start the current level. But trying-and-dying helps you design the best way to crush the guards. And there's a few different styles of game-play thrown into the mix, like vehicles. Good controls and soundtracks. Recommended. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    9
    Tremendo juego.
    Tiene unas mecánicas y situaciones geniales, pero sorprende aún más en su enrevesada historia, en sus momentos de calma en tu
    Tremendo juego.
    Tiene unas mecánicas y situaciones geniales, pero sorprende aún más en su enrevesada historia, en sus momentos de calma en tu apartamento y en como el juego "juega" contigo al más puro estilo "Red Strings Club"
    Muy recomendable y compra obligada para los amantes de los indies.

    *Puntuación con respecto al panorama independiente.
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  6. Jul 22, 2020
    9
    This game is excellent in every way. Truly, the only slip-up is how short the game is, clocking in at round 4ish hours, but every minute isThis game is excellent in every way. Truly, the only slip-up is how short the game is, clocking in at round 4ish hours, but every minute is enjoyable. Every mission is a hit; each one has a different feel, whether that be from the music, dialogue options, and new mechanics. The controls are natural and perfect for the gameplay. The slow-motion mechanic is well-implemented, and definitely not a use-to-win button. I went in looking for a game with quick, flashy levels, but I was surprised by how engaging the story was. The levels were very tense and fun, but the implied background of every character and the history of the world also kept me going throughout the missions. My only other complaint is really a part of the first one; really fun mechanics are often used for only one mission! The best levels introduce the new mechanics, but they are gone as soon as they were introduced. However, this oversight can be ignored since the game is perfect in every other way. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2019
    1
    It has all the flaws of indie gaming recently. It thinks it's saying "something important" but has nothing to say. Not to mention the gameplayIt has all the flaws of indie gaming recently. It thinks it's saying "something important" but has nothing to say. Not to mention the gameplay is a derivative of a derivative. Another game that seems crowdsourced to make a good little indie game. Just trite. Expand

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