Killer is Dead for PlayStation 3
PS3

Killer is Dead

Aug 27, 2013
7.47
playscore
Average
662nd of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Killer Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7. Stylish cell-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanical augmentations increase the power of criminals and "executioners" alike. Mondo Zappa, a newly recruited executioner, hunts criminals wielding a Japanese sword in his right hand, and the crushing power of biomechanical engineering in his left.

Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
6.66
5.00
Marty SlivaAug 27, 2013
When compared to combat in games like DmC and Metal Gear Rising, Killer is Dead comes out feeling uninspired and underwhelming. The past few years have supplied us with more competent action games, more fully realized and stylish worlds, and much more interesting forays into marrying video games with mature sexual themes. Killer is Dead contains a handful of good ideas that are sadly marred by a wealth of technical flaws, tonal inconsistencies, and an offensively juvenile attitude toward sexuality.
Sinan KubbaAug 27, 2013
As much as the Gigolo mode detracts from Killer Is Dead, like much of Grasshopper's fare there's something to be enjoyed underneath the dirt, and at least this time it's optional. Put that to one side if you can, and Killer Is Dead is a return to form. Its combat is neat if still a bit limited, and its dark direction and weird narrative a bit tainted by self-indulgence, but this is still a Grasshopper grindhouse romp worth most of its issues. The danger, I guess, will always be one drink too many.
Mark WaltonAug 27, 2013
Truth be told, there's little here that makes Killer Is Dead relevant, unless you have a voyeuristic curiosity about Japanese games and culture: it simply can't hold its own against its far more entertaining contemporaries. It's too immature, too confusing, and far too unrefined to be anything more than a strange, mildly amusing distraction.

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