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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Sep 8, 2020
    9
    Fantastic murder mystery/ exploration game with a really unique vapourwave aesthetic.
    It was really fun to explore and piece together the lore and the events leading up to the crime.
    The music is excellent (I even bought the soundtrack), the characters are well written and the game has a really solid length of about 15 to 20 hours. It ends (no spoilers) with a fantastic court trial where
    Fantastic murder mystery/ exploration game with a really unique vapourwave aesthetic.
    It was really fun to explore and piece together the lore and the events leading up to the crime.

    The music is excellent (I even bought the soundtrack), the characters are well written and the game has a really solid length of about 15 to 20 hours.
    It ends (no spoilers) with a fantastic court trial where you use the evidence gathered to convince the judge of the narrative you believe happened. So you can potentially accuse the wrong people and create your own ending based on the truth you believe in. Loved playing it all the way through and found myself playing long into the night. Only giving a 9 because I wish there was more. A few more puzzles and a few more places (that are hinted at) to explore. But for the price equal to a quarter of a regular boxed game, you really can't argue with the contents. Would fully recommend to any fans of the mystery or visual novel genres. If you've played Danganronpa, Zero Escape, Ace Attorney or Suda51's games, then you'll love this!
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  2. Oct 29, 2020
    9
    Amazing game with a great murder mystery. Beautiful music and gorgeous art style. I really recommend it especially if you like a mystery :)
  3. Sep 27, 2020
    5
    As a big fan of Danganronpa and Ace Attourney, I really wanted to love this game but the visual style and writing is just so, SO repulsive. And I don't mean the character design or the graphics, but rather the color choice which just tries to burn your eyes off.
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82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    90
    Paradise Killer takes place in one of the most bizarre universes one may ever partake in. There are certain elements of the game that lend itself to a retro feeling detective game replete with a tasteful, customizable soundtrack. While the universe and its semantics might throw you a curveball once in a while you'll easily get lost in the large and beautiful open-world. Couple that with a rewarding exploration and puzzle system and you might just forget that you have a murder to solve!
  2. Oct 13, 2020
    80
    Paradise Killer brings a unique approach to a visual novel adventure game, where first-person exploration in an open world becomes part of the picture and the player takes part in a criminal investigation with potential multiple outcomes. While the exploration part can feel rather slow and cumbersome regarding the distances travelled in the game, the investigation component is nothing short of a wonder, with its myriad of characters and intricate, alluring plot. Everyone who feels attracted towards visual novels and investigatory adventures should take a close look at Paradise Killer.
  3. Oct 12, 2020
    80
    The story is absolutely captivating and the lore of the universe is unlike anything I’ve seen before. The game marvelously intertwines open world exploration with deep conversation trees and you can actually feel yourself building cases in your mind as you uncover more and more clues. If you’re not into parsing through pages upon pages of dialogue to get the full story, then Paradise Killer probably isn’t for you. But if you’re willing to invest the time, Paradise Killer will undoubtedly be a memorable experience.