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  • Summary: Lollipop Chainsaw is the un-deadly story of sweet, killer zombie-slayer Juliet Starling and her mission to uncover the root of a zombie outbreak. Juliet must balance the drama of high school while carrying out her zombie-hunting lineage. Players hone their cheerleading acrobatics andLollipop Chainsaw is the un-deadly story of sweet, killer zombie-slayer Juliet Starling and her mission to uncover the root of a zombie outbreak. Juliet must balance the drama of high school while carrying out her zombie-hunting lineage. Players hone their cheerleading acrobatics and chainsaw skills to string together lethal combo moves, taking out scores of the undead. The game was developed by GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, led by game develop Goichi Suda (aka SUDA 51) and featuring the music of the Akira Yamaoka. In addition, Hollywood director and writer James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet) has brought his cult humor and edgy storytelling to Lollipop Chainsaw’s script. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    86
    Amidst an important layer of absurdity brought to you by the likes of Suda51, James Gunn, and Jimmy Urine, Lollipop Chainsaw has a lot in common with the delightful 8-bit games of my youth.
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    While it may be summarized as merely being style over substance, Lollipop Chainsaw is fun and engaging enough to keep you entertained all throughout its eight hour playtime. Unlockable costumes, music and concept art and more collectables will also have you coming back for more.
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    75
    After finishing Lollipop Chainsaw, I was left with the same feeling I had after playing other titles from creative director Suda 51. Like Killer 7 and No More Heroes, the premise is exciting and imaginative, but the gameplay execution has too many holes to embrace completely. However, also like those previous games, I'm glad I played Lollipop Chainsaw.
  4. Jun 17, 2012
    70
    Its heroine may be the only thing that's not rough around the edges, but this is another fascinating mess by Suda51 and a great arcade style actioner.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 4, 2012
    60
    Buoyed by a promising concept and Suda51's reputation, we expected and experience comparable to God Hand or Bayonetta. What we got is witless – an embarrassment that shames itself and the industry as a whole. It's idiocy that outstays its in record time. [July 2012, p78]
  6. Lollipop Chainsaw's core gameplay is distinctly second-tier, and for every endearing exchange between characters or LOL-worthy line, there's a crude sexual innuendo or lingering shot of Juliet's jiggling breasts. Maybe we haven't come a long way, baby.
  7. Jun 14, 2012
    50
    Lollipop Chainsaw doesn't even attempt to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of what it does try new in the realm of its characters and writing ultimately ends up taking away from an incredible-on-paper action game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 65
  2. Negative: 3 out of 65
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    10
    this game is so good so funny gory too with alot of swearing and skimpy outfit i love it she next larry croft only she teenagethis game is so good so funny gory too with alot of swearing and skimpy outfit i love it she next larry croft only she teenage cheerleader............................................................................ Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    10
    This is a good game, got it for $20 a few weeks ago, I only played through the first chapter because I dont have time to play but I can tellThis is a good game, got it for $20 a few weeks ago, I only played through the first chapter because I dont have time to play but I can tell that im going to like it as I keep playing. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2021
    9
    This game has held up fantastically well nearly a decade later. Yes the hack-and-slash genre has improved immensely especially with the riseThis game has held up fantastically well nearly a decade later. Yes the hack-and-slash genre has improved immensely especially with the rise of Koei Tecmo games, but Suda51 really made a cult classic here that still stands on it's own with adorable and colorful combos, just... with chainsaws and zombies. The story is completely silly and entertaining to watch which made the experience easy to come back to because the game itself feels like such a break from the norm. Listening to Juliet & Nick's dialogue is equally as fun as some of the cutscenes, and the writing of James Gunn really throws you off when characters throughout the game say the most random things. This game breaks normalcy at every possible chance and always maintains a core element of what video games are meant to be - fun. Pure fun, entertaining, and in this game's case filled with loads of wonderful characters. Lollipop Chainsaw is just as fun today as it was in 2012, and while copies aren't cheap, it's worth the investment if you want a couple days of relaxing and having fun. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2012
    8
    I have a bit of a soft spot for this game. Overall it was well done. The problem with it was it was short and the controls felt stiff. But ifI have a bit of a soft spot for this game. Overall it was well done. The problem with it was it was short and the controls felt stiff. But if the developers went back, made it longer by at least five to eight hours and ironed out the kinks, this would be a near perfect game. It was DOA with zombies and chainsaws (in the good way). Very entertaining and reasonably varied. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2021
    8
    Safe to say that this is a cult classic game.

    I genuinely enjoyed the wacky humor involved and will recommend this to anyone wanting a
    Safe to say that this is a cult classic game.

    I genuinely enjoyed the wacky humor involved and will recommend this to anyone wanting a silly game to play at halloween/samhain.
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  6. Oct 28, 2020
    7
    A linear game that could have been on PS2 with extremely repetitive and shallow hack and slash mechanics and a dumb story with really juvenileA linear game that could have been on PS2 with extremely repetitive and shallow hack and slash mechanics and a dumb story with really juvenile humor is somehow one of my favorite games ever

    Why?

    The extremely repetitive and shallow gameplay has charm to last for two games , the story is dumb and yet heartwarming at the same time and the humor while juvenile has many great moments with one being driving a **** combine over zombies while "You Spin Me Around" is on the radio .

    Only Suda51 can pull this crazy stuff off and somehow make it work lol
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  7. Jul 9, 2021
    3
    The game is very creative. But simply being creative isn't enough. Gameplay wise, it is very subpar compared to other games in the hack nThe game is very creative. But simply being creative isn't enough. Gameplay wise, it is very subpar compared to other games in the hack n slash genre. Which is crowded by the likes of Koei-Tecmo Warriors games, and the many clones that copy them.

    For example: Asura's Wrath is just as creative, crazy, and repetitive. But the bread and butter of the action is much more entertaining than Lollipop Chainsaw.
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