Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Auteur game director Suda 51 and his team over at Grasshopper Manufacture have spawned some fairly divisive games over the past few years in their twisted laboratory. No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, and – my personal favorite – Shadows of the Damned all were sang the same chorus from each of their respective crowds. Haters hated because of the sticky controls and questionable replay value while fans clung to the immeasurable style and humor. Your enjoyment depended entirely on how much of one side you were willing to overlook. Killer is Dead is the next demented test tube baby fathered by Suda 51, but instead of being an awkward, endearing, and unique piece of software, it ends up desperately scraping together the most trashy elements of his prior games and compiling them all into an offensively terrible collage of horrendous game design.