Get ready for some seriously stylish action from renowned designer SUDA51. In this exclusive version for PC, players will be slicing, dicing, and shooting as the suave executioner Mondo Zappa. Prepare for the thrill of love and kill in KILLER IS DEAD!
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Utgivningsdatum: 23 maj, 2014

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"Fun, cool artstyle, easy enough to learn combat. The biggest complaint is the camera controls, otherwise this game would be a real gem."

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Get ready for some seriously stylish action from renowned designer SUDA51. In this exclusive version for PC, players will be slicing, dicing, and shooting as the suave executioner Mondo Zappa. Prepare for the thrill of love and kill in KILLER IS DEAD!

Exclusive Features for Nightmare Edition:

  • New difficulty mode called Nightmare Mode. In this mode, enemies can only be defeated using the following attacks: Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst, Headshots, so the gameplay requires far more skill and tactics. Players will not be able to use the Final Judgement finisher (QTE mode) to defeat enemies.
  • Theater Mode - Rewatch cutscenes and get extended background information on characters, helping to unravel the story after your 1st playthrough
  • Smooth Operator Pack for console will be included, which includes X-ray glasses, bewitching outfits, stunning beauties, and a killer new mission and boss!


    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU that supports Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz(4 CPUs
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
203 av 244 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
37.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 oktober
Please port all of Suda 51's games to pc. I will give you all my monies.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
38 av 42 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 oktober
First off, let me preface this review by saying that this game is rather short and if you wanna play it on a computer with a dual core processor you are ♥♥♥♥ out of luck. However, if you can run this game, it is well worth your time and money despite these two problems.

Be sure to see the guide as well on getting this game to run up to snuff, unless you're one of those people who think a game is enhanced by a subpar framerate.

tl;dr? Get this game if you're into the hack and slash genre even slightly, enjoy a moderate amount of difficulty, or appreciate a unique visual style in a video game. (Seriously, some of the frames in some of the cutscenes in this game are wallpaper worthy.)

Killer is Dead is one of the most unique games I have ever played. Perhaps not mechanically; after all, this is at it's core a hack and slash game and it does have many tropes of the genre such as a grading system and guarding/dodging mechanics. As for the mechanics themselves, they're actually very solid if a bit overly simplistic to those who are used to DMC levels of depth. However, everything about it otherwise, from it's beautiful visual style that's reminiscent of 70's esque color pallettes, character, and outdoor design gives this game loads of personality and unique identity among others in the genre. I will forever remember this game because of how unique it is.

Oh, and the soundtrack is a beautiful blend of electronic ambient and classical music. Often very dreamlike, much like the game itself.

This game is not without it's problems though. Sometimes, the camera may not zoom out enough to give you vital information on the next enemy telegraph, leading to mild frustration at times. You will hate the gigolo missions not because they're bad (They lack a lot of depth, though.) but because the people you date will bother you in the middle of a mission to remind you that there are, in fact, gigolo missions and the girls want to see you before their mission gets locked off until you complete a few other missions. A minor inconvenience, of course. But I am of the personal belief that side missions should not detract at all from a main campaign and should be able to be played at your own leisure. I assure you, this is said in the interest of informing about an unsatisfactory gameplay mechanic, not in regard of a controversial subject at the time of this review that I don't want to touch with a 1,000,000 foot pole because I honestly, really, could not give less of a ♥♥♥♥ if I tried, since said subject does not detract from a game for me at all. I only offhandedly mention it because some people do care and they should know it is in the game. There isn't a lot of enemy variety in this game either.

However, this game is well worth your time and money, and I would even go as far as to say that it is a must own if you want to experience a game that is unlike most you've played. Expect challenge.
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29 av 32 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 oktober
About the Game:

> Release: 23.05.2014 [PC]
> Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
> Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten [JP] & Deep Silver [PAL]
> Writer: SUDA51
> Engine: Unreal Engine 3
> Genre: Hack & Slash
> Modes: Singleplayer

The Story:

The Main Character is called " Mondo Zappa " an he´s an Executioner who receives "Jobs" from Bryan. Bryan is a Cyborg and also the Head of the Company " Bryan Execution Firm ". You get Contracts from various People and you have to Kill Criminals from around the World. Easy & Simple. . . :)

Pro´s & Con´s


+ great visuals! ( but first you need to get familiar with it )
+ The Cutscenes and Ingame Videos are pretty good!
+ Each Character has their own "strange" personality
+ The Japanese dub is good to understand and the voices fit to every Character
+ difficulties are good balanced
+ Different side-missions to complete
+ Cool Combo & Health System ( you need to Pickup Red Roses to refill your Health Gauge )
+ Mondo´s Special Moves and Weapons
+ You can Level Up Mondo´s Weapons , Health , Shield etc.
+ Enemy Types!


- capped at 30 FPS
- Mouse & KB unfriendly ( but still playable )
- only 3 Graphic Options
- a console port that i don´t like from the technical perspective


If you liked "Killer 7 " and you already Enjoyed Games from SUDA51 then you won´t be disappointed.I really love the Visuals , The Characters and the Fighting System.I think they put a lot Effort in this Game and they tried to giving you that " WTF Moment " all the Time.

It´s more an kind of Art Instead of a Game because it´s different. . . very different. And thats why i like this Game so much! You like Hack & Slash and never heard about SUDA51 ? You should change that. . . . . . . . really!

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23 av 26 personer (88%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 oktober
Initial impression: Oct, 25

Samurai Champloo/Cowboy Bebop directed by Quentin Tarantino on LSD with the visual style of windwaker

I feel like this game might be trying to parody or mock other japanese video games or some injoke I don't get.
Combat is unforgiving, you must be a fast learner.

Not many grapical options, only about 4-5 resolutions ot choose from.
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20 av 21 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
16.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 november
-No idea what was going on 100% of the time
-Seriously, what the hell was going on
-talking trains, unicorns n ♥♥♥♥
-fourth wall doesn't exist
-That ending?
-Action game dating sim -- insta 10/10
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13 av 14 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
5.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 augusti
+ The combat system is fun and easy to learn for any level of gamer.
+ The game oozes style thanks to the graphics.
+ The story is typical Suda51 meaning it's over the top, hysterical, and even dark. Goes wherever it feels like going which is a nice change of pace when compared to a lot of other game stories that keep with one tone.

- Camera can be a bit finnicky with effects obscuring what you're doing in combat.
- The gun enemies can be a pain with the gun mechanics not really being all that great.

Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
25 av 37 personer (68%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 oktober
Suda51 is the best developer EVER, these games are the true argument that videogames can be an artform and I'm usually totally against that.

Surreal experiences coupled with a mix of good (Liam O'Brian AND Patrick Seitz!? earsex holy ♥♥♥♥) and bad voice acting, probably on purpose, with repetitive but not monotonous combat

while this game is AMAZING, Killer7 is one of the best games ever made and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone and everyone, hopefully one day it might come to steam so that the perfect platform can have the perfect game without needing a "dolphin" :)
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11 av 12 personer (92%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 november
It doesn't matter if you target is in USA, Europe, China or even The moon mondo can kill you. this video game has a weird story but it has a great characters, great voices acting and the most important thing the gameplay is awesome and easy to interact this video game has beside the main mission has side quest missions that could help you to progress in this game of course if you want to become a killing machine, about the graphics are so amazing this game use cel shading technique and is just wonderful to see that, but there are some things that i do not like about this game such as just only 3 graphic options vsync, resolution and graphic performance developer team you could do better and the another one is this game is too short.

in conclusion if you like this game genres (hack and slash) you will enjoy this game I really recommended.
by the way if you have Intel core 2 duo or similar this game has a glitch in the chapter 3 so I recommended to play this game with a core i5 or better. I hope this little review may help you to decide if you buy this game or not
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13 av 16 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
43.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 oktober
This straightforward hack and slash game is perfect for players who loves performing special attacks that are triggered by perfect blocks, perfect dodges, or by simply just maintaining a high hit count. The only downside is some of the enemies and bosses can only be efficiently fought with ranged attacks, so prioritize on upgrading the subweapons and the blood meter as early as possible.
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23 av 35 personer (66%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 juli
BUYERS BEWARE! I am already sitting in this boat and the crew wont do their work to turn the ship into a moving ship.

Almost 2 months gone and there are still a lot of people who cant play KID caused by several saving/audio bugs, even if their system specification is better than the recommended requirements.

Watch out! Your system may be affected
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11 av 13 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 juni
If you have a dual-core processor (be it AMD or Intel) stay away from this game! At the moment of writing this, one of the game's scripts simply stops working at the first real stage, locking you forever in a loop and impeding any further progress. No solution has been given by the developers themselves so far, in which appears to be yet another case of a Japanese developer being unable to port a game to PC. The game itself looks fun, but with no way to play it until I upgrade my currently very-capable C2D E8400 (which has played Dark Souls 2 in its entirety without hassle), I cannot possibly recommend it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
23 av 36 personer (64%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 oktober
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
9 av 11 personer (82%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 juli
Warning- Do not buy this game (Unless you have a quad core pc)
There is a serious glitch in episode 3 and onwards where the game tries to load,save,Do and play sound that causes an endless loading bug that prevents you from being able to finish the game, As a side note episode 3 is where the game starts to let you do something properly. The devolopers "have been noted" though they don't seem to care coming the amount of time it has been since realease and what it is now and beyond.
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7 av 8 personer (88%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
9.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 juli
From a gameplay standpoint Killer is Dead is not a well designed action game. It's completely devoid of any kind of developed combo system, you simply have normal attacks and guard breaking punches. It's chock full of quicktime events for finishing bosses, finishing normal enemies, even when you dodge an attack with a specific timing you get a little quicktime event pop-up to mash attack for loads of free damage. Fights very rarely have any fancy tactics involved, just mash attack with occasional guard breaks and dodge or block when an enemy flashes red. There are subweapons, but using them puts you into an over the shoulder shooter aiming mode which completely kills the flow of gameplay and controls really sluggishly. For some reason Grasshoper also didn't see fit to put in a lock on function so when you're fighting multiple enemies and you want to target a specific one you have to just push the stick/wasd towards them and hope the game picks the right enemy out of the horde. In normal play this isn't a huge problem but it makes some of the optional challenges a nightmare.

Mechanically this game also has a whole lot of problems. There's a lot of hitbox and collision bugs, I've witnessed more than a few enemies and items spazzing all over the place because they intersected each other and the game didn't know where to put them. Sometimes these collision issues result in you dodging from enemies and getting stuck on other enemies that visually you have plenty of space to pass by making you take unneccesary damage. The game also has issues distinguishing priority between block and dodge which are bound to the same button and you'll end up doing a parry when you're trying to dodge. Again this is more of an issue with the challenges because when you're doing a timed mission you don't want to waste seconds in fancy parry animations when you're trying to roll over to where you want to be. These mechanic issues are all minor compared to the actually game breaking ones, like softlocks when the options disappear from the menu or the audio cuts out in bossfights, and plenty of people have issues with the game completely crashing in the third chapter which as of yet there are no reliable fixes for.

Pretty much the only positive thing I can say about the game is it has a nice visual aesthetic, but even that only carries as far as its cutscenes. The cel shaded visuals look great in the carefully crafted cutscenes but in gameplay the high contrast lighting makes colorful items look plastic and darker areas look muddled and confusing.

Watch it on youtube, you'll get all of the visuals with none of the frustrating bugs and poor game design. If you really want an action game go play DMC4, that's a much better port with a much better combat system.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
8 av 10 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 oktober
From the finest hippie stoners we have, Killer is Dead.
A game you will like, but understand only if you are tripping balls.
(honestly, look at my screenshots of this game)

+ Pros
Pretty unique
Interesting art style
Decent fighting mechanism
It has some old-school/retro feeling for some reason, don't know why

- Cons
A game with such recommended hardware , yet, no mirror reflections, INDEED IS SCARY.
Decent to horrible port, with tons of bugs.
It will make your brain hurt

If you are a basement hippie stoner, GET IT ABSO-♥♥♥♥IN-LUTELY NOW!
If you are a gamer, get it on a sale, i promise you, it's different from the rest of the games.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
9 av 12 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 juli
I was denied a refund for a common glitch in chapter 3 of this game which the publisher and developer refuse to fix.
They are aware of this problem though which makes me think they are amateurs or money hungry. Although this may never get fixed, I can assure you that I will never buy another game from these clowns again. At least make contact with us gamers to let us know you care:
KADOKAWA GAMES / GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE + DEEP SILVER. Just another slap in the face, thanks.
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9 av 12 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
76.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 augusti
game is fun, but broken on dual core machines (see the discussions )
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10 av 14 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 oktober
unlocking your framerate WILL break the game. the game is not even rendered in a style that anything higher than 30 fps would be all that flattering to anyways so just don't do it!!

that out of the way ill make this review simple: if you like Suda 51, Grasshopper, innovative hack n' slash games, high risk/reward combat, and/or this game even looks remotely interesting to you, i can just about guarantee that you'll have a great time with it. if you don't like those things, this game will do nothing to change your mind, but you probably wouldn't even be looking at this if you didn't like at least SOME of those things, in which case, you should probably give it a shot.

btw, while the game does explain some things to you as far as combat goes, there are some things that are not quite apparent at first, like the fact that you can do an instant execution on enemies that are not only stunned but also those who are mid-attack, unaware, and those a sufficient enough distance away from mondo to be considered unaware. you can chain these insta-kills together as well to take out entire mobs instantly, and this is the only way to survive on nightmare difficulty. the importance of keeping the combo meter going as well cannot be overstated - it increases the speed and strength of your attacks, and has various other effects as you climb higher into the numbers, like a blood multiplier which allows you to pull off more executions.
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10 av 14 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 juli

If you have a dual core you'll not be able to go beyond chapter 2.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
22.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 september
So, let me explain a few things before i start :

The game as it is when you buy isn't really great and yes i do agree with review when they say that Mondo isn't really reactive or feels powerfull and it's only better after your 1st playthrough BUT when you put the game at 60FPS it feels a bit like How Dark Souls 2 feels at 60FPS rather than 30fps.

Let me explain, the game run faster than before and like dark souls 2 it means that enemies are also moving faster / attacking faster ect ...
The game is actually very challenging as soon as you put it at 60 fps because everything is more fast and based on your reflex than before, at 30fps, enemies are barely attacking and you can see the red light popping to block their attacks ect ...
YES the game is great but tbh only at 60fps, at 30 fps it feels clunky and slow.

Apart from that it's a great game that can be really frustrating some time (mainly during Challenges), the "gigolo missions" are not really usefull and i know Suda51 can be/is weird but this time it's maybe too much (Girls are actually calling you while you're in a mission to ask when will you come to bang them), the combo system is nice same about the different weapons that are put to use nicely. The story is "meh" but like Mondo says "It's an action game and people like to smash button"

To sum up, this game is worth it (if you tweak it), i hope more game from Suda51 will pop on Steam ! Killer7 & No More heroes i'm waiting !
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej