Paradise Killer

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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Sep 30, 2020

Paradise Killer is a smart, imaginative tale supported by barebones gameplay and wrapped in a highly subjective presentation.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

Paradise Killer's gorgeously cruel setting masks a compulsive, deeply thoughtful take on the detective game.

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Recommended
Sep 9, 2020

A stylish, dreamily wrought open-world detective adventure that dances masterfully on the edge of cosmic nightmare.

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91 / 100
Sep 3, 2020

An incredible world of demons, mystery, and vaporwave, Paradise Killer sets new standards for the detective genre.

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9 / 10
Sep 3, 2020

Paradise Killer is an exemplary adventure game that nails detective work in a way few games do.

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Sep 3, 2020

Paradise Killer drips with endearing style and charm, but can't quite make its finale match up to its opening hours. Discovering intrigue and mystery is compelling at the start, but the good gets lost in its collectible busywork. Paradise Killer is a good option for virtual detective fanatics in need of new mysteries, but it lacks the staying power of other modern mystery giants.

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Destructoid

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2020

Paradise Killer is a strange experience. Even having completed it, I have difficulty putting into words what it was like to play it. It's sometimes boring, often intriguing, frequently funny, and startlingly deep. I didn't go into this expecting such an amazing detective experience, but that's exactly what I got. It's rare to see a game so adeptly balance style and substance, and even though it's not a flawless experience, it has it where it counts. We may have just fallen short of Paradise this time around, but the next cycle could be perfect.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2020

Paradise Killer is a singular experience. An open-world detective game set in a weird, neon world where everyone is a suspect and each piece of evidence feels genuinely earned.

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Unscored
Sep 9, 2020

A tough but super stylish investigate ’em up that’ll have you dancing all the way to the murder trial. Probably through some blood from a ritual massacre. But that massacre was a legal one, you can ignore it.

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85 / 100
Sep 19, 2020

Paradise Killer is a fascinating murder mystery set in a strange world with even stranger characters. The game lets you put the evidence together to find out what really happened in a way most don't. With its unique aesthetic and bumpin' soundtrack, it's well worth letting love die to find the facts.

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