Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 18, 2019
    73
    Katana ZERO proves that the Hotline Miami formula still works as a side-scroller, but mechanical missteps and narrative blunders hamper the game's otherwise excellent combat and enticing story.
  2. Apr 29, 2019
    70
    Katana Zero offers stunning visuals and striking effects, but both its gameplay and story feel incomplete. Including its atmosphere, Katana Zero has a lot to offer, which makes it feel all the more like a wasted opportunity in its current state.
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    70
    The well written story, mostly an afterthought in the majority of the games of its kind, is a very welcomed surprise in Katana Zero. The gameplay as well provides brutal, frenetic, challenging and utterly satisfying encounters. Alas, the whole content is finished in less than 3 hours leaving as with just a small part of a larger story arc, as it seems, and a limited number of levels that are not even close in giving as the impression that we had our fill from the action.
  4. 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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  1. Katana Zero is built from almost nothing but influences from other mediums, and each of those influences is something I’ve seen used in games before. It doesn’t matter. For all its hurried stabbing and spilled blood, Katana Zero is a beautiful game, from the juicy text boxes onwards. [RPS Bestest Bests]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 418 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 418
  1. trs
    Apr 23, 2019
    10
    Да, это сработаетДа, это сработает
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  2. Apr 21, 2019
    4
    some good ideas and a pretty cool pixel graphic style are ruined by the bad controls. you fight more with the controls than with the enemies.some good ideas and a pretty cool pixel graphic style are ruined by the bad controls. you fight more with the controls than with the enemies. the way your character has to act is convoluted and often makes you die just because you made a move you didn't intend to do. as a result, it's very unpleasant to play. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2019
    10
    Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно. Охуенно.