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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Release Date: May 23, 2014

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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!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.3 Ghz or AMD Phenom X4 2.3 Ghz or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU that supports Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Quad Core 2.3 Ghz or above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or AMD Radeon HD 2900
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
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Gorilla Dash
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This game is weird.
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Zito
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I don't have any idea of what's happening but it's fun nevertheless.
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Conchita_Wurst
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This is the kind of game that you need to want to get. If you are iffy about whether or not you will like it, don't buy it. This game is not for you. The plot is mostly incomprehensible, the artstyle is painful, and initially the level design is horrendous. The game poorly explains its own mechanics and avoids all conventions. At least one Gigolo mission is necessary, and Mika is one of the most painfully voice acted characters I have ever come across.

I went into this game expecting something other than I got. After Killer7, I realize that this game might take an appreciation for oddball design and Suda51/ David Lynch hyper♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. If you can love how smooth as ♥♥♥♥ Mondo is, if you are the type of person who can say "Holy ♥♥♥♥ look how awesome that looks! Look how blue the blacks are" then this is for you. If you have the tolerance to learn the game's rules, and the world's, this is for you. If you can appreciate a defense based hack and slash combat system, you can enjoy this game.

If I were to describe this game in one word it would be smooth. Not addictingly fun, not artsy and meaningful, but creative and smooth.
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folio
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Fxxking X button mash! I hate it!
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Shawn | Officialshawn.nl
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
This game is horrible.
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Norghat
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Excellent game, crazy story, very stylish and it s a lot of fun to play, crazy action, i love it.
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Mindfreeze
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
If you happen to have played the No More Heroes series this is a fitting sequal. If the initial weirdness and confusion puts you off its makes sense later on and as a added bonus when you beat the game a log is unlocked that explains evreything. Plus its a great action game to boot.
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murder time fun time
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
i felt like a massive weeaboo when playing the game i only got to three levels and it feels like id have to be a weeb or be japanise to actually understand this game the game is so obviously made from japan i laughed at it untill the monsters got reaally ♥♥♥♥ed up so basically dont get tghe game if you have anyone living with you if you arn't japanise you feel like a massive weeb and if you are a weeb and or japanise (probably spelling japanise wrong because im an ignorant amarican)
so if you like confusing japan ♥♥♥♥ go ahead i don't give a ♥♥♥♥ i got this ♥♥♥♥ for free from a good streamer s0oo you know ha
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SLEVEN
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Why must you play Killer is Dead? Well first and foremost. If its anything to go by.
Suda 51 made this with his Grasshopper Manufacture. A supurb blend of Violence yet sexy with class as many of their games have been in the past. This one takes the cake.
Let me get to the nitty gritty. The combat is reworked from the previous games of Suda 51's repetoire. No More Heroes Katana fighting with one button presses, Lollipop Chainsaw with the gritty and bloody combos and Shadows of the Damned Gunplay. The more you play the better it gets. Mind you if you don't mind killed hordes and hordes of corrupted humans to reach to the goal of Triple As and bedding beauties to get upgrades and items such as customes for your main character and the side characters. (Which are rather risque in taste.)
Overall the music of this game is quite fitting espcially towards the conclusion and more over the story does quite befuddle some folks. But hey. Its a Suda 51 game. The story will always be crazy.

"The job....
..KILLER IS DEAD."-Mondo Zappa
Give this game a shot. Its short but sweet.
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CKD
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
A very odd game with a confusing story, beautiful artwork and perfect music selection. Worth a try on sale. Make sure to edit some files if you want to break the 30FPS lock on it, it plays a lot better that way.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I can't recommend Killer is Dead for two important reasons.
The port, for one thing, is abysmal. It's locked-down, and if you're nearer to the minimum specs you'll find it hard to get playable framerates.
Content-wise, Killer is Dead is a real mixed bag. It's incredibly stylish, and interesting in it's obscure storytelling and themes. However, the gameplay is just a bit dull. It's a bare-bones hack and slash: it is perfectly serviceable, but it hardly draws you in. Additionally, the bizarre, juvenile "date" missions are just repellent. Unless you're a sexually frustrated teen, they are extremely offputting and downright odd, particularly given their essential nature if you hope to progress through the story at a decent rate.

I wouldn't buy Killer is Dead, and certainly not on PC.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
So I feel ready for writing my review for this game. I am a big fan of hack and slash games. Hack and slash is actually my favorite genre. So I was pumped to play this game.
The first things that caught my attention when I first saw the game is the outstanding artstyle. This artstyle works great for fighting games and the blue explosions that appear when you kill an enemy are just amazing. Another thing that I noticed when I only watched videos and trailers of the game was that it really looked like you as a player really didnt have much control, it looks like everything is super hard and everything just bounces here and there. But I got that feeling the first time I saw videos on other hack and slash games like bayonetta. However when you actually play the game it feels super smooth and I always feel like I have control. Speaking of controls the keyboard controls in this game are great. I love them, I thought that playing this game with a keyboard was suicide. But I actually really liked it. Then I tried playing it with a xbox controller, and it worked good and all but I really prefered the keyboard controls. So I played the game with those.
Before I want to go deeper into the game I want to say one thing. This game is automaticly locked at 30 fps. And 30 fps is horrible for this game, and for many hack and slash games I will say. However you can modify the files to get over 120 fps. This is really simple and its really not a huge waste of time so please dont let this scare you away from buying this amazing game.
When I picked up the game I was hooked, its hitting all the good points on me, good graphics, outstanding gameplay, few but sometimes hilarious scenes and jokes (Many 4th wall breakings) and many more things.
My biggest problem with this game is that from what I have seen so far is that the game is very short. Even if you want to 100 % it. Belive it or not but im not done with this game yet. I prefer 100 %ing these types of games but this game really dosent encourage you do play it more when you are done with the story. When you finished the game all that happens is that you can buy some new costumes for Mondo (The main character) for a big price but even that isnt really that fun to work to. I also already have all upgrades so thats nothing.
The story of this game is pretty rad, its nothing outstanding but its cool and interesting at the very least. I think that this game has too many cutscenes tho.
The protagonist of the game Mondo is badass, cool, funny and interesting at the very least. His robot arm does look a little out of place (I wish it was a bit smaller, its all fat n ♥♥♥♥) but I like him as a character. However the villain is very lame, he is uninteresting and just a wimp. There are many side characters like the annoying Mika. Who will always yell ♥♥♥♥ at you. And the mysterious woman in your dreams. But none else are really that outstanding either, except for some of the other bad guys that you kill there arent really any characers that made me feel for them.
Sometimes the game buggs out and this is really annoying, the port is not terrible yet its not amazing either. However this isnt a big deal most of the times.

I really liked this game. And its one of the first games that I ever actually wrote an actual review for.
I rate this game 9/10.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
A video game version of what people who have never done acid think doing acid is like.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I don't have any idea of what's happening but it's fun nevertheless.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is weird.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Amazing game with incredible style and characters, plus an extremly bonkers story. When it comes to gameplay, "Killer is dead" is similar to the devil may cry series (although less polished), while many silly things in the story give me a godhand vibe. There are also some strange gigolo sidemissions where you peep at a woman's boobs and groin in order to work up the courage to gift them with random crap, this in turn let's you sleep with them. Sleeping with girls ends just how you'd expect, they give you new weapons to kill things with...

Some of the reviews mentioned this port isn't so good, and they are right. You can play at a decent resolution, but if you want 60+ FPS you will need to edit the ini files. Many quick time events are also based on the framerate so you need to edit those too. Also I could only bare playing with mouse and keyboard for about 15 seconds before switching to my PS3 controller, I recommend you do something similar. The game also suffers from huge framerate drops at apparently random times (Not even usually in fights).

Killer is dead is also a relatively short game, the main story is maybe 5 hours long at most. There are sidequests, but most of the ones I tried weren't all that interesting. I still highly recommend this game, but pick it up on sale.

This is the first "Suda51" game I've played, and it captured my heart. I'm definitly thinking about trying more at this point. (Especially killer7)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This is the kind of game that you need to want to get. If you are iffy about whether or not you will like it, don't buy it. This game is not for you. The plot is mostly incomprehensible, the artstyle is painful, and initially the level design is horrendous. The game poorly explains its own mechanics and avoids all conventions. At least one Gigolo mission is necessary, and Mika is one of the most painfully voice acted characters I have ever come across.

I went into this game expecting something other than I got. After Killer7, I realize that this game might take an appreciation for oddball design and Suda51/ David Lynch hyper♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. If you can love how smooth as ♥♥♥♥ Mondo is, if you are the type of person who can say "Holy ♥♥♥♥ look how awesome that looks! Look how blue the blacks are" then this is for you. If you have the tolerance to learn the game's rules, and the world's, this is for you. If you can appreciate a defense based hack and slash combat system, you can enjoy this game.

If I were to describe this game in one word it would be smooth. Not addictingly fun, not artsy and meaningful, but creative and smooth.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Why must you play Killer is Dead? Well first and foremost. If its anything to go by.
Suda 51 made this with his Grasshopper Manufacture. A supurb blend of Violence yet sexy with class as many of their games have been in the past. This one takes the cake.
Let me get to the nitty gritty. The combat is reworked from the previous games of Suda 51's repetoire. No More Heroes Katana fighting with one button presses, Lollipop Chainsaw with the gritty and bloody combos and Shadows of the Damned Gunplay. The more you play the better it gets. Mind you if you don't mind killed hordes and hordes of corrupted humans to reach to the goal of Triple As and bedding beauties to get upgrades and items such as customes for your main character and the side characters. (Which are rather risque in taste.)
Overall the music of this game is quite fitting espcially towards the conclusion and more over the story does quite befuddle some folks. But hey. Its a Suda 51 game. The story will always be crazy.

"The job....
..KILLER IS DEAD."-Mondo Zappa
Give this game a shot. Its short but sweet.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
if you like DMC try this
it\'s not as fast as DMC but nice gamplay ^^
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