Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game Reviews

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
67 / 100
Jun 18, 2024

Despite the feeling of unevenness, absolute chaos and not knowing what you're doing (thanks to lousy tutorials based on short texts), the reality is that Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is a game that although it's hard to get into at first, it ends up being really fun that you take a few games to. However, it is a pity that certain decisions tarnish the title, such as not being able to choose which team to play with and that this is random in each game.

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May 27, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is not going to convert anyone that isn't already a fan of these types of games, and honestly, there are better, more polished versions of this already out there. Hardcore fans of the Killer Klowns movie will get the most out of the game adaptation, and it's hard to recommend it to anyone else, really. The game has its moments, but it's unlikely to keep most players entertained for all that long.

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Travis Northup
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 31, 2024

Clownin’ around in Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is hilarious and action-packed, but runs its course rather quickly.

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May 26, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of the best asymmetrical horror games so far, standing side-by-side with the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’ll be interesting to see if it fares better under the enormous shadow of Dead by Daylight than Sumo Digital’s efforts, but it’s stepping out of the gate with some interesting concepts that reinvent the way the genre plays, making survivors more formidable and killers more tactical, encouraging teamwork and adding so much more depth to each match.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
5 / 10
Jun 4, 2024

A highly authentic movie adaptation but a sadly predictable, and repetitive, video game, that does far too little to justify the continued trend of turning 80s horror film into asymmetric multiplayer games.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2024

In its current state, Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is a good asymmetrical multiplayer game. The gameplay mechanics that help balance the competitive roles reinforce the lessons IllFonic has learned over the years, while its comical nods to the film and impressive graphics showcase the respect given to the source material. If IllFonic can iron out the bugs in the coming patch and provide solid post-launch content, Killer Klowns From Outer Space could become the best this genre has to offer.

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7 / 10
Jun 5, 2024

Illfonic is no stranger to making interesting games based on popular movies, and Killer Klowns is just the latest success in the studio's run.

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Unscored
May 27, 2024

Many contenders have tried to take the asymmetrical crown from Dead by Daylight, and while Killer Klowns from Outer Space might not necessarily be better than DBD, it's a fun alternative that can stand on its own two (Klown) feet.

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8 / 10
May 27, 2024

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is a detailed asymmetrical horror game that gives a lot of love to its cult classic source material. The weird and wacky nature of the film is a perfect fit for the genre, and the gameplay design gives purpose to just about everything you do. I had frustrations with the locomotion and match length, but it didn’t ruin what was overall an enjoyable multiplayer experience.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is just another intellectually lazy application of a horror movie license. Well done game, you made murderous space clowns boring… that’s one hell of an achievement.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is a solidly-conceived asymmetric multiplayer horror game, but a lack of polish and content means it’s unlikely to become a long term go-to for most fans of the genre. There’s some quick and easy fun to be had with Killer Klowns, but a $40 entry fee and an uncertain future make these cheap laughs feel a bit overpriced.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2024

Even with my somewhat minor complaints, I walked away from Killer Klowns from Outer Space wholly impressed with the gameplay, the faithfulness to the movie and the graphics. For a budget title this is a great looking game, textures on the klowns faces are lifelike and creepy, cotton candy that is literally on everything as the match progress has a light and wispy look as one would expect. With everything that this game is doing, for me; Killer Klowns from Outer Space feels like the best version of these asymmetrical multiplayer games. I love, love that the team at Illfonic found a way to keep players engaged even after they died in game. With a great balance between puzzles, scares and fun; each match was a blast to play, even if I have yet to escape as a teen. Burnt out on DbD, tired of being turned into chili by Leatherface and his fam? Killer Klowns from Outer Space deserves your attention, I just hope it retains its player base.

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5 / 10
May 27, 2024

Most disappointing is the lack of clown comedy. Their shoes squeak when they walk and there are some jokey lines of dialogue, but no hilarious kills. As a human, sometimes a funny cutscene will play when you die, but that doesn't translate to combat. There’s no clown cars or circus tricks, no killer klown spaceship to fight in. Just rural, small town American levels littered with guns and melee weapons. Without the film’s silliness, there’s little reason to play Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game over other popular asymmetric horror titles.

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8 / 10
May 27, 2024

For fans of asymmetrical multiplayer games, Killer Klowns from Outer Space does what many others before have not, almost perfecting the likes of balance, down time, and match length, and it deserves to be considered among the best in the genre. Illfonic's game fills the gap left by Friday the 13th and checks every box in style, but its lesser-known IP may prevent well-deserved longevity.

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7 / 10.0
May 27, 2024

An asymmetrical horror experience that's varied, albeit slightly awkward to maneuver around, and different enough mechanically to stand out from the multiplayer crowd, asymmetrical or otherwise.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2024

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game excels in its uncomplicated experiment with asymmetrical multiplayer. Rather than bog players down in multiple systems, IllFonic and Teravision choose kinetic gameplay that always has players doing something. Such a stripped-down experience is made memorable by the campy nature of the film, quick matches, and fast leveling. Of course, the circus elephant in the room is how welcome the community will be towards embracing a game that leans more into thrills and less into horror. Will the Killer Klowns wrap us up in its sugary embrace or scare us away?

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6.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2024

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game takes a good premise from a bad movie and makes it into a mediocre game.

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6 / 10.0
May 29, 2024

The action, while entertaining, is a bit of a drag. There are also bugs and glitches. There are more minor flaws like this, and they spoil the overall experience. But at its core, it's a fun multiplayer game with well-designed mechanics and well-balanced sides.

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60 / 100
May 27, 2024

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game uses an already established formula from a different source material. It's a simple game that can be interesting for those who like asymmetrical multiplayer, but there are numerous balance and variety issues that greatly affect the game itself.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game has all the makings of a great asymmetrical multiplayer game, and it could very well replace most of the current fan favourites. Even if you’re only playing with a small group of friends, the random rotation of who plays on what team and the variety of options to escape will help keep it feeling fresh. The different classes, both Klowns and Humans, offer new challenges and hurdles, and no escape attempt will ever feel the same.

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