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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Nuroshi
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Worst dating sim ever
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The 25th Baam
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
it..... I was so close to quitting because the tutorial lasted 3 or more missions and it is so dark and cringey I couldn't stand it

the characters are lame the story is lame the gameplay is a barely acceptable copy of the GOOD devil may cry games but minus any lock on function that I can find so it is more chaotic and annoying

but then, as it ran me through the tutorial for hitting on girls and using magics to see their underwear in what the game calls "gigalo" missions, I saw the light, I realised this game just does not give a ♥♥♥♥, they aren't even using the correct definiton of gigalo.

I am not sure I will finish it, but my curiousity for what god awful stuff they have planned next might overpower my disgust at the combat, story, characters, and the misuse of the word gigalo
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TAJack
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
Honestly.. I have no idea.
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Darkasavr
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
Awesome game.

Heaps to do, combat is sweet, characters are great, every episode has its own feel to it and the whole game is just delivered in style.

The only let down is the inability to skip certain dialogs (also the 3 second delay before allowing to skip cutscenes) which becomes frustrating when you're trying to get a AAA ranking in a mission. That was the only thing that really threw me off.
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N!ghTM@Re$*%
40.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
I had so much problems with this like glitchy forever loadings, teleporting bikes, not enough gigolo missions, framerate caps and resolution problems!

And yet why did I enjoy it so much?

Jokes aside, you can actually fix almost all of those problems with the help of the community!

blah: art good | music good | gameplay good | story good | gigolo good |

[oh looky it's my edition of the game ✌.ʕʘ‿ʘʔ.✌]
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┼ CBlade ┼
16.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
★★★★☆
A really cool hack and slash game with a nice Anime style and a Suda51 plot (so surreal as ♥♥♥♥ XD). It was a really difficult game the beginning , that first damn boss battle hay! But after you can actually start upgrading your character it becomes a really fun game to play. Would recommend to ... well everyone , because you know, its Suda51! Everyone must play his trippy games ! GG 4/5!

Piece of advice , play the game on hard for the challenge AND prioritise getting the heal ability, and also don't be afraid to use the revives, with the money you get after every episode you can easily buy 10 revives if you used THAT much.
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Osama McHitler
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
suda51 saw revengeance and thought he could do better. in a way, he succeeded, with the dodging ability being a little more rewarding than parrying in MGR, sub weapons are easier to use, and the QTEs are fewer but more fun to pull off. the boss:grunt ratio is a little high, annoying at first, but once you realize there are optional challenge missions, it feels ok.

it's a low-effort console port, though, so don't expect to play through the game with no crashes or fixes to the files. You can edit an ini to go 60fps, but that will result in more instability. as with all character action games, the camera sucks and a controller is almost necessary. the camera isn't as bad as DMC1, but it's still pretty bad.

i recommend it if you're a fan of character action or suda51. get it on discount (i got it in a humble bundle)
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Aikia
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 13
Nothing in this game could ever make sense to anyone, ever.
10/10.
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firmfiasco
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
Amazing art style!
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CatDad500
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Nope.....nope nope.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Awesome game.

Heaps to do, combat is sweet, characters are great, every episode has its own feel to it and the whole game is just delivered in style.

The only let down is the inability to skip certain dialogs (also the 3 second delay before allowing to skip cutscenes) which becomes frustrating when you're trying to get a AAA ranking in a mission. That was the only thing that really threw me off.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Easily one of the craziest games I've ever played.

Stylistically superb, with excellent visuals and a fantastic (and varied) soundtrack to boot.


Quentin Tarantino taken to the Nth level.

Fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Amazing art style!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Nothing in this game could ever make sense to anyone, ever.
10/10.
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1,004 of 1,191 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,086 people found this review funny
Recommended
194.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
This game is like Takashi Miike, Tarantino, and Frank Miller had a baby.
And that baby had a dream.
And that dream took some peyote and rode through the desert on a unicorn for a few days. Surviving on nothing but cactus juice, sake, and smooth jazz.
And just as it started to come down some rat basterd jacked it up with methamphetamines, clamped jumper cables and a car battery to it's nipples and forced it to develop a video game.
Then the baby woke up slightly dazed and spoke it's first words...
"Killer is dead" is all it said.
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122 of 127 people (96%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Playing as an assassin named Mondo Zappa (a pretty metal name) you take on missions for a bald black man with half a robot face in which you......i really don't know, there's vampires, monsters, a 200ft giant with laser eyes, spiders with human faces on their backs, a demon train, a talking unicorn, aliens, spaceships, someone steals the planet Earth (??), you travel back and forth to a moon you can breath on without a spacesuit and use x-ray glasses to oggle women's boobs and lingerie then they have sex with you in exchange for a stick of gum.

I liked it.
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659 of 846 people (78%) found this review helpful
114 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Please port all of Suda 51's games to pc. I will give you all my monies.
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305 of 374 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
SUDA51, the incredibly twisted and creative mind behind many other style-dripping action games (like No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and, my personal favorite, Lollipop Chainsaw) brings us yet another over-the-top gem; Killer is Dead.

The Pros:
· Just like previous games from SUDA51, we get a uniquely cliché character with a noteworthy weapon at his side. Juliet was the dumb blonde cheerleader who had her Chainsaw, Garcia Hotspur the rough tattooed badass had Johnson, and Mondo Zappa is the smooth talking ladiesman who just gets the job done and has his cybernetically modified left arm; Musselback.
· A simple yet satisfying combat system that gets deeper and more complex as you unlock upgrades and the story progresses.
· Over-the-top ridiculous story with a wide array of interresting characters you'll already knowa thing or two about due to the stereotypical standards.
· Special upgrades are aquired through playing gigolo minigames; you buy gifts at the store with money you earned by playing that can then be given to women who, in exchange for a little "tête-a-tête", will give you an upgrade of some sort. Before you can give her a gift, however, you have to build up enough confidence... by peeking at her t**s or legs. If she catches you staring, she'll slap you right the f**k out and leave you with blue balls. Put on your sunglasses to find out what kind of gifts she'd like, give her those gifts to fill the meter even faster, and get rewarded. It sounds silly and sexistic, and that's exactly what it is. Because SUDA51.
· Everything you love about SUDA51 and it's still not getting old!

The Cons:
· The story sort of throws you right in and doesn't explain itself too much. If you really want to know what's going on exactly (if you can handle that), you'll have to do some research outside of the game.
· The style of the game is sometimes a bit overwhelming. Scenes can get chaotically stylish and colors don't always come over the way they're supposed to.

The Visuals:
· Killer is Dead doesn't give you triple-A quality realism, but it clearly doesn't want to. Style just pours out of every single frame of Killer is Dead, giving it the unique SUDA51 feeling you'll want. SUDA51 once more annihilates the limits of style.

Final Verdict:
· If you're even remotely interrested in Killer is Dead (most likely because of its stylish visuals), don't doubt and pick it up. Killer is Dead gives you ridiculously stylish fun that few other games can live up to. 8,5/10.
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668 of 894 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Port seems good. Renders at 1080p, but is locked to 30fps by default. This can be changed in an ini file. Image guide for that here:
http://i.imgur.com/jRcFFNZ.jpg

Game itself is great. This is a fun action game made by crazy japanese people who don't give any ♥♥♥♥♥ about feminism. Do not expect a coherant storyline. Expect to be regularly switching between being frightened, confused, and aroused.
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343 of 450 people (76%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
game is superawesome but port is terrible
to get it going had to:
- switch to windowed mode by looking up commandline parameter on web to prevent BSOD on crashes (ther's no option in settings)
- replace ini files with gpu settings to prevent crashing on 2nd stage (can't do in settings)
- manually edit .ini files to fix gamepad controls (can't do in settings)
- hex edit executable to prevent game getting stuck in infinite loop on 3rd stage
so, better wait until it's fixed or costs a dollar
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