Moby Poll: What kind of game collector are you?

Killer7

User Reviews

Seven ways to kill the fun GameCube אולג 小奥 (171372)
[To Goichi Suda.] It was the seventh of July… GameCube my_only_relief_(see_my_profile) (2422)
A fantastic game that defies categorization PlayStation 2 Robstein (175)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 29 4.3
PlayStation 2 20 3.1
Combined MobyScore 49 3.8


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
90
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
So you’ve got to ask yourself a question. Are you looking for a gameplay experience or are you willing to just let yourself get lost in a game’s oddities and charm? If it’s the former, replay some RE4 and don’t think about Killer 7 anymore. However, if you’re in the mood for something different – something that’ll make you think, then I can wholeheartedly recommend this game.
90
GameCubePlay Magazine
The set pieces in Killer 7 are stylishly arresting and hypnotic in their originality. The game could be called an interactive movie, a melding of graphic novel and anime and game, which the designers were certainly inspired by all. The craft behind Killer 7 is incredible, structuring a game that makes me feel like I’m playing Snatcher for the newer, warped generation. Vile and bizarre, refreshing and absorbing, Killer 7 is an aggressive blessing to cleanse us from the masses.
90
GameCubePress Start Online
Stripped down to its bare bones and viewed purely as a "game", Killer 7 is a competent enough adventure, with a few notable flaws in the occasional repetition and the occasional poorly-implemented puzzle. Seen for what it really is - with the plot and mood intact, its overriding sense of style choking any accusations of a lack of substance - Killer 7 is an art masterpiece, masquerading as a piece of software.
87
GameCubeWorth Playing
Above all, Killer7 is a great start for what will hopefully become a style of console gaming that will grow, meet many improvements, and finally show the world that art and videogames can, indeed, be one.
86
PlayStation 2games xtreme
This game would be enjoyable to anyone with a passion for violence and who doesn’t want a normal first person shooter. This game is hit and miss so I would urge all to try it just to see if it is their cup of tea.
86
GameCubeN-Zone
Selbst mich als mittlerweile "älteren Zocker" haben einige Story-Elemente massiv geschockt. Das Prädikat "Ab 18" ist bei diesem Spiel durchaus ernst zu nehmen. Die allgegenwärtige Simplizität ist dagegen erfrischend innovativ und tröstet über die banalen Rätsel und das substanzlose Gameplay hinweg.
85
GameCubeNintendo Difference
Difficile de recommander Killer7 à n'importe qui, l'ambiance résolument adulte et un gameplay très agréable mais favorisant surtout la mise en place d'un scénario très complexe font qu'il est très loin d'être accessible à tout le monde et provoquera soit un rejet violent, soit l'adoration totale. Killer7 fait partie des trop rares jeux d'auteur, une véritable oeuvre d'art vidéoludique.
85
GameCubeJeuxpo.com
Killer 7 ne laissera personne indifférent. Très conceptuel, ce titre devrait trouver son public, ceux qui aiment les jeux à ambiance et à l'esthétisme poussée. Animée par un scénario profond et des délires parfois étonnants, Killer 7 est un de ses jeux qu'on adore ou qu'on déteste. Ici on a choisi la première option et la note qui va avec. Une note légèrement supérieure sur GameCube liée à un meilleur confort de jeu et des chargements moins pesants.
85
GameCubeMAN!AC
High machender Ego-Shooter-Abenteuer-Mix mit simpler ‘Schienen’-Steuerung im Kunstgewand.
85
GameCubeGamesmania
Allein der Mut, ein derart abgedrehtes Spiel zu veröffentlichen, verdient Hochachtung. Killer 7 ist ein bizarres Erlebnis, das sich nur schwer in Worte fassen lässt. Mit Sicherheit ist die Inszenierung nicht jedermanns Geschmack, doch wer nach einer wirklich außergewöhnlichen Spielerfahrung sucht, der wird bei diesem eigenwilligen Titel aus dem Land des Lächelns garantiert fündig.
85
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Allein der Mut, ein derart abgedrehtes Spiel zu veröffentlichen, verdient Hochachtung. Killer 7 ist ein bizarres Erlebnis, das sich nur schwer in Worte fassen lässt. Mit Sicherheit ist die Inszenierung nicht jedermanns Geschmack, doch wer nach einer wirklich außergewöhnlichen Spielerfahrung sucht, der wird bei diesem eigenwilligen Titel aus dem Land des Lächelns garantiert fündig.
85
GameCube4Players.de
Wer Killer 7 hinter sich hat, wird es nicht so schnell vergessen. Es gibt einfach zu viele Szenen, die sich für die Ewigkeit ins Gedächtnis brennen. Man ballert, knobelt und wundert sich durch eine einzigartige Parallelwelt mit bizarren Charakteren und grinsenden Monstern. Sicher: Es gibt Gründe gegen Killer 7 - die Rätsel sind zu leicht, manche Dialoge erscheinen abstrus, das plötzliche Auftauchen der Gegner frustriert. Und wer eine klare Story sucht, wird komplett enttäuscht. Aber es gibt einen großartigen Grund für Killer 7: Es tötet den Mainstream. Dieses außergewöhnliche Action-Adventure ist ein herrlicher Kontrapunkt zum zielgruppenorientierten Gamingfusel, der alles und jeden in einem gepanschten Mix befriedigen will. Killer 7 ist wie ein klarer Schnaps. Es schert sich keinen verdammten Pixel um den Appetit der Masse.
83
GameCubeGameSpot
Chances are you'll either love Killer7 or hate it. The game offers two difficulty settings, plus some unique bonuses for once you finish the adventure for the first time. But the way in which this game might stick with you could easily outweigh whatever replay value these extras provide. Especially for a game that's filled with lots of mindless shooting, Killer7 makes you think. And it makes you wonder why most games don't even bother to try. And maybe that's the whole point.
82
PlayStation 24Players.de
Wer Killer 7 hinter sich hat, wird es nicht so schnell vergessen. Es gibt einfach zu viele Szenen, die sich für die Ewigkeit ins Gedächtnis brennen. Man ballert, knobelt und wundert sich durch eine einzigartige Parallelwelt mit bizarren Charakteren und grinsenden Monstern. Sicher: Es gibt Gründe gegen Killer 7 - die Rätsel sind zu leicht, manche Dialoge erscheinen abstrus, das plötzliche Auftauchen der Gegner frustriert. Und wer eine klare Story sucht, wird komplett enttäuscht. Aber es gibt einen großartigen Grund für Killer 7: Es tötet den Mainstream. Dieses außergewöhnliche Action-Adventure ist ein herrlicher Kontrapunkt zum zielgruppenorientierten Gamingfusel, der alles und jeden in einem gepanschten Mix befriedigen will. Killer 7 ist wie ein klarer Schnaps. Es schert sich keinen verdammten Pixel um den Appetit der Masse.
81
GameCubeIGN
There's no doubt that people are going to be divided on Capcom's unpredictable, stylized and sometimes downright psychotic new adventure game, Killer 7. The title, from director Suda 51 (a man who incidentally wears a Mexican wrestler's mask in every photo we've seen of him), is a bizarre journey into a surreal world where nothing is exactly as it seems and profanity, sex and bloodshed are commonplace. This is a particularly difficult game to review because its Achilles heel is its awkward control setup, which feels archaic by today's standards. And yet, despite this issue we're confident that players who adore old-school adventure games like Myst and Snatcher will enjoy -- maybe even love -- Killer 7 for the very same reasons. Capcom has delivered a game with a bold vision and an intriguingly "out there" storyline that is bound to keep players guessing until the very end.
80
GameCubeEurogamer.net (UK)
The slightly awkward conclusion is that Killer 7 definitely isn't for everyone. It's a concept game, an arthouse game, a simple game, an often beautiful game, but most certainly never an everyman's game. For some people Killer 7 will be deemed awful, shallow, impenetrable, undesirable. It's a game that's sure to polarise opinion, but this reviewer swung from loving it to hating it and eventually to admiring it despite its obvious flaws. You just wish Capcom had gone all the way and done something truly mesmerising with gaming, so you could say yours truly is personally disappointed that it's ended up merely being a stylised shooter. But taken on its own merits, it's a damned fine effort and it's earned itself a fan here - certainly in the context of any future drunken rant on the subject. Just try it.
80
GameCubeEdge
Despite its outlandish and unconventional manner, it's a game whose characters and storylines are far more engaging and confrontational than any number of bigballed thirdperson grit 'em ups, presenting subjects like domestic abuse, politics and grisly execution without getting bogged down in them. With something this focused and so seemingly untroubled by the cynical tendencies of many modern games, it's also tough not to see it as some kind of antidote to the abundance of muscular mannequins and snarling action dumbos.
80
PlayStation 2Edge
Despite its outlandish and unconventional manner, it's a game whose characters and storylines are far more engaging and confrontational than any number of bigballed thirdperson grit 'em ups, presenting subjects like domestic abuse, politics and grisly execution without getting bogged down in them. With something this focused and so seemingly untroubled by the cynical tendencies of many modern games, it's also tough not to see it as some kind of antidote to the abundance of muscular mannequins and snarling action dumbos.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Mas, se dissociado da história e visto apenas pelas partes interativas, o título possui mais defeitos que acertos, com controles limitados e tiroteios repetitivos, apesar de alguns quebra-cabeças e chefes desafiadores. Enfim, "Killer 7" não mudará o mundo, mas teve ousadia em revirar alguns preceitos estabelecidos, o que é saudável para dar um banho de choque na mesmice.
80
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Killer 7 is undeniably unique, and while it doesn't feel entirely realized as a game, it shines as a piece of interactive art.
80
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Killer 7 is undeniably unique, and while it doesn't feel entirely realized as a game, it shines as a piece of interactive art.
80
GameCubeGameCell UK
However, for these very reasons, I loved killer7. I thought its linear nature worked with the style of the game, and I adore Capcom’s adventure games – they play well and are really enjoyable. I never tired of hearing an enemy laugh, scanning for it, then blowing its head off. The missions were superbly designed, with some fantastic areas to play through.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Chances are you'll either love Killer7 or hate it. The game offers two difficulty settings, plus some unique bonuses for once you finish the adventure for the first time. But the way in which this game might stick with you could easily outweigh whatever replay value these extras provide. Especially for a game that's filled with lots of mindless shooting, Killer7 makes you think. And it makes you wonder why most games don't even bother to try. And maybe that's the whole point.
79
GameCubeGameZone
Killer 7 dares you to step into the mind of an assassin, which makes me wonder: if assassins were this disoriented in real life, would they ever get anything done? In a nutshell, Killer 7 is an adventure with point-and-click gameplay. Real first-person shooting occurs, though you're stationary the whole time. It's a strange collection of weird imagery, gorgeous graphics, impressive music, and a crazy story that'll hold your curiosity. Note that in that list I didn't say anything about the gameplay.
79
PlayStation 2IGN
There's no doubt that people are going to be divided on Capcom's unpredictable, stylized and sometimes downright psychotic new adventure game, Killer 7. The title, from director Suda 51 (a man who incidentally wears a Mexican wrestler's mask in every photo we've seen of him), is a bizarre journey into a surreal world where nothing is exactly as it seems and profanity, sex and bloodshed are commonplace. This is a particularly difficult game to review because its Achilles heel is its awkward control setup, which feels archaic by today's standards. And yet, despite this issue we're confident that players who adore old-school adventure games like Myst and Snatcher will enjoy -- maybe even love -- Killer 7 for the very same reasons. Capcom has delivered a game with a bold vision and an intriguingly "out there" storyline that is bound to keep players guessing until the very end.
78
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
The game is really just a mix of simple puzzle solving, frantic, fixed-point shoot outs and stylish visuals. The controls are as trouble-free as they come: one button moves you forward, another flips you around 180 degrees. There’s no messing around with free movement here, as you follow paths automatically and only get to choose your direction when you approach a junction. Initially it feels quite restrictive, but before long you’re diving down passageways and exploring pathways from the obtuse camera angles the game sets for you.
76
PlayStation 2GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
I highly recommend the game as a rental. Though with little replay value you might be better not to purchase this one. The puzzles can get annoying and some of the enemies, which I still am not sure how to kill safely with all characters, are a bit of a bother.
75
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
At the end of the day, I walked away with a handful of great memories and the satisfaction that I had experienced something so innovative and insane. Unfortunately, I also left Killer 7 with an insatiable hunger for answers and clarity.
75
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Unclassifiable, ambiguous, and nothing short of demented, Capcom’s Killer 7 completely distances itself from commonplace video game conventions and demands that you surrender any semblance of reality to even begin to understand it. Just when you think that you have this game figured out, you get knocked further down the rabbit hole, tumbling helplessly into a world of confusing riddles, enigmatic half-truths, and implausible machinations. It’s a story that even the greatest of cryptologists wouldn’t be able to decipher, and a gaming experience so alien that it should make you curl up in a ball and cry your eyes out. So why is it nearly impossible to tear yourself away from it?
75
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Killer 7 pourra être adulé comme il pourra être décrié. Si on se base uniquement sur l'aspect technique, quelques lourdeurs et autres approximations pourront gêner la progression mais ce n'est pas vraiment si préjudiciable que ça, surtout sur GameCube. Au delà du gameplay très simpliste, Killer 7 ressemble davantage à un trip psychotique qu'à un jeu d'action conventionnel. Entretenant des liens de parenté avec le cinéma de Lynch, Tarantino, Tsukamoto, Miike, etc., il est clair que le grand public aura beaucoup de mal à rentrer dans le vif du sujet sans quelques appréhensions. Mais si vous parvenez à franchir cette barrière culturelle, le voyage sera d'autant plus plaisant qu'il vous fera réfléchir tout en installant une atmosphère baroque sortie du cerveau malade de développeurs aux multiples...talents.
70
GameCubeGame industry News (GiN)
I can't be too harsh on Killer 7 because it is one of those rare things; the product of a team that has taken some risks and tried something new. It is gorgeous and mysterious and intriguing. It's hard not to expect more of Killer 7, which is maybe a little unfair, when it's different in so many ways. This game is definitely not for everyone. For some it'll just be too weird, for others the staid gameplay won't inspire enough and for others it'll intrigue and delight. In some ways the only way to tell if you're going to like Killer 7 is just to play it. And that's not a bad thing.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Killer 7 pourra être adulé comme il pourra être décrié. Si on se base uniquement sur l'aspect technique, quelques lourdeurs et autres approximations pourront gêner la progression mais ce n'est pas vraiment si préjudiciable que ça, surtout sur GameCube. Par contre, la version PS2 a contre d'elle d'énormes temps de chargements et de gros ralentissements durant les combats. Au delà du gameplay très simpliste, Killer 7 ressemble davantage à un trip psychotique qu'à un jeu d'action conventionnel. Entretenant des liens de parenté avec le cinéma de Lynch, Tarantino, Tsukamoto, Miike, etc., il est clair que le grand public aura beaucoup de mal à rentrer dans le vif du sujet sans quelques appréhensions. Mais si vous parvenez à franchir cette barrière culturelle, le voyage sera d'autant plus plaisant qu'il vous fera réfléchir tout en installant une atmosphère baroque sortie du cerveau malade de développeurs aux multiples...talents.
70
PlayStation 2Gamezine
Killer7 est-il donc un mauvais jeu ? Non, il a son intérêt, il est intrigant et peut tenir en haleine les joueurs qui aiment les titres qui sortent de l’ordinaire. Mais c’est aussi pour son scénario que l’on n’a pas envie de le lâcher. Capcom nous offre ici un nouveau concept, cependant pas exempt (sur Playstation 2 du moins) de temps de chargements un peu longs et des éternels effets d’escalier. A tester avant d’acheter, ou à prendre d’occasion.
70
GameCube1UP
Killer 7 is a commendable, bold experiment, rich with color, and holds a premise worth experiencing. But it could have been served better by a development team that had a focused idea of what kind of game they wanted to make, as evidenced by the scattered, disparate parts that make up the bulk of the action. High-reaching but underachieving, Killer 7 could have been truly exceptional, although we sure hope the story doesn't end here. At its worst, it's as curiously dysfunctional a "game" as the Harmon's are a "family," and at its best Killer 7 is one of the most artfully designed footnotes in gaming history.
70
PlayStation 2Boomtown
The storyline is crazy enough in itself but the gameplay still tops it. It took me quite a while to figure out what was going on in the first place. For instance, you can’t move around freely – if you press X, your character runs forward and if you press Triangle he turns around and runs in the other direction.
70
PlayStation 21UP
Killer 7 is a commendable, bold experiment, rich with color, and holds a premise worth experiencing. But it could have been served better by a development team that had a focused idea of what kind of game they wanted to make, as evidenced by the scattered, disparate parts that make up the bulk of the action. High-reaching but underachieving, Killer 7 could have been truly exceptional, although we sure hope the story doesn't end here. At its worst, it's as curiously dysfunctional a "game" as the Harmon's are a "family," and at its best Killer 7 is one of the most artfully designed footnotes in gaming history.
70
PlayStation 2Pro-G
It's hard to know what to say about Killer 7. On the one hand it's a poorly designed on-rails shooter that thrives on making combat infuriating. On the other hand it's a wonderfully obscure, often insane, adult themed survival horror game that just begs to be played. Luckily for me, the game's off-the-wall story and totally insane premise won over the severely flawed controls. I can't say for sure if everyone will feel the same, but it's worth taking a gamble, in the hope that you may enjoy one of the most unique games ever made.
68
PlayStation 2Fragland.net
What an irritating experience I just had! Even in the first levels, my irritation standard reached a new level. What’s the deal with those stupid monsters with no A.I whatsoever? They run, and run, and run, just to blow up in your face without leaving a trace. Nothing to do but shooting of arms and legs to collect blood, or hitting them on their only weak spot. Why don’t you kiss my bollocks, one might say. Yes, it could be fun if the controls were in order, unfortunately, the controls make you feel like a drunken sailor on a boat that’s just been attacked by Greenpeace. And why are you a cool assassin with style, which has to play with his dull imagination. Your cool assassin has some weird disease and a split personality. With 7 personalities, there are plenty opportunities for handling puzzles.
65
PlayStation 2Australian GamePro
Unfortunately, the game will only appeal to a very small niche of gamers, not because the game is too far outside the square, but probably more because of the game's many frustrating elements. Seriously, this game is like an acid nightmare, and it can inexplicably put you in a foul mood long after you've finished playing. For someone, somewhere out there though, this game is a work of art.
65
GameCubeAustralian GamePro
Unfortunately, the game will only appeal to a very small niche of gamers, not because the game is too far outside the square, but probably more because of the game's many frustrating elements. Seriously, this game is like an acid nightmare, and it can inexplicably put you in a foul mood long after you've finished playing. For someone, somewhere out there though, this game is a work of art.
55
PlayStation 2HonestGamers
With this introduction, I had originally planned to examine the mystique that has surrounded Capcom's Killer 7 these past four years... that however won't be necessary. I mean really, you already know it's a shooter, and yes, it's most certainly bizarre. Furthermore, you're probably also aware of how Killer 7 was designed by Production Studio 4's Suda 51, a self confessed madman in love with the idea of games becoming art. But is that what our favorite pastime really needs? Regardless of your perspective on such matters, it seems that Suda 51 has answered the question for us, and its by judging his latest creation that we can respond with an affirmative, hell no! For you see, a bucket of warm poo could be described as a post-modern masterpiece, yet as cool and trendy as that may be, chances are nobody will want to play with it.
50
GameCubeCheat Code Central
Although you will have to wrestle with the control system, some obscure puzzles and linear paths, Killer 7 is definitely a sign of things to come. Rent it by all means.
50
GameCubeGameSpy
Despite all these flaws, I still found myself wanting to continue playing. The game is just so unique and so slick looking that it commanded my attention. Sure, I would often get irritated at the downright bad gameplay, but I was compelled to keep going to see what weird situation popped up next. Killer 7 is going to start a lot of arguments -- it's definitely a love it or hate it type of game. I'm more in the "hate it" camp, but I do have to give it some props for being so radically different. Just be aware that it's a pretty severe case of style over substance.
50
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
KILLER 7 IS BASED on an assassin, Harman Smith. Smith is unlike your average assassin, the main reason being is that he is wheelchair-bound. Although unable to walk, Smith is able to call upon an individual from a team of seven to carry out missions for him.The team is Killer 7.
45
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The
For years, there are those in gaming industry that have attempted to label videogames as art. Taken in isolation, this argument might hold true for Killer7. And with that in mind, it’s gamer beware. Rent it first to see if you “get” it. Because like all art, it’s subjective – I may not know art, but I know what I like. And I don’t like this. For something truly "art wothy" try Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.
42
GameCubeGame Revolution
However, that audience doesn’t work at Game Revolution. We admire the effort and love the style, but we expect our video games to be first and foremost good games, not good art. That’s a bonus, not a foundation. Despite our appreciation for those that push the boundaries of game design, Killer 7 is lofty ideas come crashing down in a flurry of bad gameplay decisions, proving that sometimes weird isn’t quite enough.
40
PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
On the one hand I want to congratulate Grasshopper, to applaud them for making a game that’s not afraid to be different - a title that revels in its oddities, and is so shamelessly, magnificently fucked up. On the other I want to slap them across the face for making a game so utterly unfriendly to play, so doggedly linear and trying so hard to be different that it forgoes almost all substance in favour of style. Which is possibly the ultimate sin any game can commit.
40
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Despite all these flaws, I still found myself wanting to continue playing. The game is just so unique and so slick looking that it commanded my attention. Sure, I would often get irritated at the downright bad gameplay, but I was compelled to keep going to see what weird situation popped up next. Killer 7 is going to start a lot of arguments -- it's definitely a love it or hate it type of game. I'm more in the "hate it" camp, but I do have to give it some props for being so radically different. Just be aware that it's a pretty severe case of style over substance.
35
GameCubeNetjak
Really, though, there isn’t too much in this to keep a gamer interested. Yeah, the art direction is incredible. While the story isn’t particularly mind-blowing, it is serviceable and entertaining. But the control scheme is so awful and frustrating, clearing the game is more a matter of patience with poor layout than any skill or talent. This manages to be one of those games that are more entertaining to watch than to play. If they ever made the cel shaded Killer 7 movie, I’d be all over that like THQ on a lousy licensed game. However, given how long this has been in development, how much was promised, and how incredibly mediocre this game actually turned out to be, this game gets put in the Daikatana Hall of Fame, to be remembered as a game that made us wait too long for too little.
30
GameCubeGamereactor (Sweden)
Utan tvekan är Killer 7 ett spel man hatar eller älskar, och med tanke på hur många som hyllar detta som det bästa på mycket länge, kan jag väl inte annat rekomendera er läsare att hyra eller pröva spelet före ni slänger ut 600 kronor på det. För ska sanningen fram, så tyckte jag att det under ett par timmar in i spelet, faktiskt hade ett visst udnerhållningsvärde. Detta höll dock inte hela vägen, och i slutändan känner jag att jag uppskattar detta precis lika mycket som jag uppskattar en skål med urin. Killer 7 måste dock upplevas innan man bestämmer sig för att älska eller hata det, så pröva i alla fall.
30
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Killer 7 has attracted a fair amount of attention due to the veil of secrecy draped over it. Publishers sometimes keep great games under wraps because they want the title's excellence to make an unexpected splash in the marketplace. The flip side is that sometimes the product is so irredeemably full of suck that the only hope is to keep the awful secret as long as possible, and hope somebody buys the game before word-of-mouth kills it. Killer 7 is not, to put it kindly, an example of the former.