Serial Cleaners Reviews

Serial Cleaners is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2022

Serial Cleners is a decent sequel that inherits the strengths and weaknesses of the first chapter of the series, which does not innovate the stealth game genre even if it offers some interesting gameplay ideas and a rather convincing artistic style. However, its biggest flaw is an artificial intelligence that does not propose a sufficiently valid challenge.

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85 / 100
Oct 4, 2022

Serial Cleaners is a unique entry into the stealth genre, featuring fun gameplay mechanics, a quirky cast of characters, and increasingly complex missions. Sneaking past guards, disposing of evidence, tackling innocent bystanders, and coming up with increasingly chaotic ways of dealing with tough situations never became dull, rather I was constantly excited for what came next. While there were a few sound issues and the on-screen text can be a bit small, I still found myself greatly enjoying my time as a cleaner for a mob boss.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2022

Serial Cleaners is a fun top-down stealth game that will test your patience and sense of timing. Who would have thought vacuuming the floor would be so fun?

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8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2022

Serial Cleaners whilst unique, holds on to its premise well and should keep players entertained for the duration. You can live out your Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction) fantasies here and then some, with its range of characters and diverse scenarios. The game will appeal more to those who like slower paced gameplay and stealth. Given its relative cheap pricing at £20, it’s a steal.

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Sep 21, 2022

Serial Cleaners' main problem is that it's kind of a wasted opportunity. There's room for a game like this on the market, and it's stylishly presented enough that it could easily garner an audience of obsessive stealth-loving cleaners. It just doesn't achieve the necessary tension to make it a compelling stealth game and its mechanics are too open to abuse to reward careful play and smart decisions. As a result, the potential thrill that it could have been is lost.

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6 / 10
Sep 21, 2022

Serial Cleaners comes with a new style and attitude, taking inspiration from some of the great crime films of the 80s and 90s to tell a four-sided tale. It's an enjoyable return for the original game's quirky take on crime scene cleaning, but only takes a few small steps forward, leaving the limits of its stealth-action gameplay evident to see.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

As a straight, old-school stealth experience Serial Cleaners certainly delivers. There's very little fluff or filler, with compact mission areas, clear objectives and little reason to deviate from the plan.

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Unscored
Sep 27, 2022

A stealth-action 'em up that makes murder-cleaning a fun task that rewards patience or chaos.

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67 / 100
Sep 29, 2022

Serial Cleaners is a stealth action game in isometric view with an incomparable mix of blood, irony and great dialogues

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6.8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Serial Cleaners unfortunately does not strike like its predecessor: the adventures of Mr. Bob and his company of Cleaners attract the player more with a deep story and narrative branches to be discovered, all with a pleasant jazz accompaniment and a peculiar aesthetic rendering but with fluctuating effectiveness.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 21, 2022

As a stealth-action experience, Serial Cleaners is most certainly a breath of fresh air, continuing to build on the foundations set by the series’ first outing in 2017. Between the added uniqueness of the rest of the crew, the diverse and interesting level designs, the non-linear story with freedom of choice, and just good old cleaning action to be had, Serial Cleaners is everything you would want in a sequel; just be wary that some polishing is still needed for the perfect finish.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2022

Serial Cleaners, with its intriguing mood, feels like a Tarantino's movie. Unfortunately, it could have done better on AI, because you don't actually feel that something is at stake, when you face dumb enemies that wouldn't even notice a missing corpse.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2022

Serial Cleaners offers up an incredibly unique premise, some fun characters, and a lot of great levels with a surprising level of interactivity to tell us stories that aren't really told too often. Couple that with a great sense of style to evoke the 90s and Serial Cleaners becomes a surprisingly interesting game.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

It's hard to find much fun in Serial Cleaners. Although its gameplay is creative, the actual effect is not gratifying: there is more negative feedback than positive, which constantly consumes players' patience. Although the four protagonists have their characteristics, they have never really completed a mission together, and many plot highlights in the game have been wasted in vain.

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4.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

Serial Cleaners' chance to grow brighter and bolder with neo-noir narratives, instead sees itself bogged down in run-of-the-mill nihilism that even affects the gameplay.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2022

Serial Cleaners has a very solid core idea and adds just enough variety with its four characters to make each level feel engaging and unique. I like solving the puzzle of how to get all the bodies while attracting as little attention as possible. The strength of the gameplay makes it easier to ignore the more undercooked elements of the narrative.

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

Serieal Cleaners is ultimately an inspired independent production. With an engaging and convincing plot, it offers narrative branches that wink at noir, a genre not always treated with care and respect. The stories of the four protagonists are intense and detailed, though not very original. The gameplay expands on what has been done in the past with the predecessor, but the artificial intelligence has not been properly implemented.

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7.2 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2022

Serial Cleaners is a stealth game with a unique concept and an apt visual style, but with not too original gameplay by the standards of the genre. Nevertheless, the excellent presentation makes it a worthy title for all fans of the genre.

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INVEN
Top Critic
7.1 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Showing a different approach from the existing action games, Serial Cleaners is a fun game filled with artistic visuals seem to be inspired by postmodernism and street art. However, the slow tempo compared to previous work and dumb Police AI are reducing the tension of 'infiltration'. Also, can't expect the replayability due to the lack of challenge mode.

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78 / 100
Sep 21, 2022

You won’t be killing anyone in Serial Cleaners, only cleaning up crime scenes and making evidence disappear. Crazy how big the difference is between the first and this, visually it is a completely different game with nice-looking graphics. A nice story, fun characters and stealth-gameplay make this game a great purchase.

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