Corpse Killer (SEGA 32X)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (3 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
Corpse is a B-grade game that's as fun as a B-grade movie. If you can't keep a good zombie down, you can't keep a pretty good one down, either.
You may dive into Corpse Killer and heavily criticize it. If FMV games pique your interest though, you may be unexpectedly blessed with a fresh new perspective on this genre, and you might just stick it out with a "let's just see how it ends" attitude. Not an impressive game, and I sure as heck wouldn't show it to a girlfriend, but a good choice for FMV fans, scarce as they are.
Mega Fun
Wer ein Fan von interaktiven Spielfilmchen ist, wird vor allem von der 32X-Version begeistert sein, die in den Zwischensequenzen recht ordentliche und detaillierte Grafik rüberbringt. Ansonsten gleichen sich beide Fassungen wie ein Ei dem anderen und bieten Shoot’em Up-Action, wie es astreiner kaum sein könnte. Wer keinen Menacer besitzt, muß aber nicht verzweifeln, denn auch mit dem Pad läßt sich das Spiel ganz gut steuern. Wer jetzt gleich zum nächsten Händler rennt sei gewarnt, denn wer keine guten Englischkenntnisse mitbringt, wird die Story und die zahlreichen Tips nur schwerlich verstehen können. Außerdem bietet das Game auch spielerisch im Grunde nicht die Welt und wird auf Dauer doch recht langweilig. Inhaltlich gibt sich Corpse Killer zudem unnötig brutal, und die Zombies lassen sich auch kaum von Menschen unterscheiden.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Full-motion video games are flooding the market, but none of them are very exciting to me. Corpse Killer has some interesting ideas, but they aren't executed well at all. Okay, sure, this is the first 32X CD game out there, but it's still not better than the Sega CD edition, other than some minor video clean-up. If FMV games are your thing, then have fun. As for me, I'll look elsewhere.
The Video Game Critic
Corpse Killer's gameplay is shallow, easy, and not enjoyable at all. Aiming the cursor with control pad is clumsy and inexact, but Sega's Menacer light gun is also supported (in case you own that colossal monstrosity). The interesting locations are the best aspect of the game, including a fort, village, jungle, beach, and graveyard. The pixilated, floating zombies are clearly just superimposed in front of the scenery, and they look awful. Weak sound effects include the same grunt noise for every zombie shot. I do enjoy the bongo drum music however - it seems appropriate. But if you're looking for a playable version of Corpse Killer, seek out the Saturn or 3DO versions.