Percentile Rank

KILL la KILL - IF is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Remote Play
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

“Kill La Kill IF delivers a unique experience when it comes to arena fighters. The flashy combat and stylish visuals really makes the game appealing”

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 15, 2019

Kill La Kill -IF- may just be the perfect anime video game. It almost flawlessly manages to embrace the style and energy of the original anime, and translate that into an enthralling arena fighter that is just as much fun solo as it is competitively. The art is incredible, the music is astounding, and the story mode goes above and beyond to deliver a fresh narrative that fans of the anime will eat up. Whether you're a Kill La Kill megafan or just a fighting game enthusiast, this is a must play.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

KILL la KILL - IF is the best arena fighter of this generation, giving a master class in how to weave a great Story Mode and a sharp and polished combat, full of variety, letting the player mold its own show.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Rarely has an adaptation of an animated series been seen that shows so much love and respect for the original source.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game: IF managed to exceed my expectations in almost every way delivering a fantastic experience for Kill la Kill fans like myself who have been waiting a long time for a game.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
CGMagazine
Liam Ferguson

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill: IF has done a lot of work to push the arena fighter genre forward, even if its story mode won't build up new fans.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
GameGrin
Richard Shivdarsan

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

With TRIGGER's involvement for the design and Kazuki Nakashima's involvement for the story, they managed to help deliver the style, music and hype that fans of the anime – such as myself – loved while creating an all-new "what if" story that may have fans returning to the anime.

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Cerealkillerz
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

Kill La Kill -IF- gets the important things for the fans of the anime right with an amazing performance. With the original cutscenes, characters, animations and the soundtrack combined with the expertise of the Dragonball FighterZ developers waits probably one of the best videogame adaptions of an anime so far, if you can live with some lack of content and technical setbacks during the story mode.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

This colorful burst of anime goodness may not be flawless, but it's exemplary for the genre, and another of Arc System Works' great efforts.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jul 16, 2019

Kill la Kill is an anime licensed tie-in fighter done well, and given how frequently these turn out to be terrible that in itself is a relief. It's fast, it's furious, it's explicit and fanservicey, and it is outright hilarious in its satire. The developers have nailed every element of Kill la Kill that needed to be done right, and I can't imagine fans wanting anything more from this particular game.

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Hobby Consolas
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

Arc System Works delivers a great combat system and a fun story mode, but 8 fighters and 6 levels are too few, even if you are a big fan of the anime.

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IGN Italy
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

It's a gift for the fans of the anime – definitively not suited for those who aren't – with a well crafted combat system: simple but deep mechanics that can reward players who can read correctly their opponent, even if their execution level is not top class.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

So on a whole, while I can’t speak for fans of the anime as I have yet to watch it, Kill la Kill: The Game IF I thought was a fair amount of fun and worth it if you’ve been looking for a change of pace from the other recent releases like Dead or Alive and Soulcalibur 6. Otherwise, if you’re looking for more than just an Arcade Fighter? The story mode is fairly short and while survival is fun, the bulk of your time will mostly be facing off against other players online.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Much like the anime that came before it, Kill la Kill: the Game is weird, wild, and loud, but also a bit shallow. But unlike the anime, the Game doesn’t have the same feeling of scale to it, the same feeling of unrestrained creators working with a healthy budget and top-tier industry names.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

Due to its pleasant, playful, and technical qualities, it cannot be denied that Kill la Kill-IF has a certain charm

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The Games Machine
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Kill la Kill: IF has a lot of potential, unfortunately the contents are lacking, despite a visually stunning combat system.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 23, 2019

A remarkably faithful adaptation of a fan-favorite anime, with a surprisingly tight and enjoyable battle system. The only letdown is the weak amount of content, but it can’t be denied that the limited budget went to the right place and favored quality over quantity.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game is all about the fan service. Fans of the anime and manga are likely going to love this game. While those who'd enjoy brawlers will also enjoy it. However, for those serious about fighting games, there may not be enough here to keep them entertained for more than a few hours.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill: IF is a fighting game based on the animation series of the same name and it does a very good job at following its source material, as the game often feels like a playable version of the animation series, down to its plot and charismatic characters. Its simple gameplay mechanics will be quickly assimilated by most players but the experience feels a bit shallow, not to mention short, as the game's main play modes do not go beyond a few hours. That doesn't stand in the way of Kill la Kill: IF being a very recommended option for fans of the series.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2019

The hard thing about KILL la KILL – IF is, it really isn’t a bad game or even a simple game, though it feels so rudimentary in practice it can be easy to lose interest.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game: IF isn't a balanced fighting game experience, but it delivers plenty of incentive for fans of the anime to play through the single-player content.

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Sick Critic
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2019

Kill la Kill the Game: IF is a good game, but it could have been so much more. I can really only recommend this to die-hard fans of the anime and thirsty fighting-game fans.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

Fighting game for anime & manga fans can entertain you. But just for short time.

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Impulsegamer
3.3 / 5.0
3.3 / 5.0
Aug 3, 2019

Kill la Kill's modest first game adds something new to the series, but leaves a little more to be desired.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill: IF succeeds in translating its namesake's hyper-kinetic universe, wild action, and extreme characters into a fun experience, but is held back by lackluster side-content and flaws inherent to its own design. It's worth your time if you're already a franchise fan, but those yet to be ensnared by Life-Fibers should wait until this particular couture number moves to the reduced rail.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2019

A game that will be appealing just for anime fans due to some gameplay issues and a bad pacing at his storytelling. Having only 10 fighters doesn't helps a lot with that.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2019

Limited PC graphics settings aside, Kill la Kill: IF isn’t a bad game; its just not worth its asking price.

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PlayStation Universe
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Kill la Kill: IF's incredable animations and presentation can't save it from being a repetitive fighter that outstays it's welcome after just a few hours.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 3, 2019

A belated attempt to shift the epic fights from the anime to the format of arena fighting game once again failed. Like most similar games, Kill la Kill the Game: IF suffers from the primitiveness of the gameplay and the lack of content. Nice characters and special techniques looks good, and if you do not play normal fighting games, but love the original Kill la Kill, then you can try this game. All the others may pass by or can watch the original anime, which is still relevant. Surprisingly, the project was supervised by the masters of Arc System Works, who have a brilliant adaptation of Dragon Ball...

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game: IF is a unique title for sure. It lacks depth and breadth but makes up for it in wackiness and style. Fans of the anime will likely enjoy it, but fighting game fans in general will most likely pass this one by. There just isn’t enough here to make it stand out among the crowd. One thing I can say about it though is that nothing is ever likely to be as bonkers as far as fighting games go…oh who am I kidding?

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 21, 2019

Kill La Kill - IF is a pretty descent fighting game, with a good but very simplistic gameplay, a new alternative story well told, but the lack of content is obvious. Fans only.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

Unless you're a fan of the anime, Kill La Kill: IF is not the game for you. While the story mode is beautifully presented, it's not as lengthy or engaging as the hours-long experiences offered by other arena fighters. While the potential of an Arc System Works arena fighter sounds promising, this 3D fighting game ends up being a bigger disappointment than many of its contemporaries. The visuals are pristine, the animation is gorgeous, but everything else feels barren. Kill La Kill: IF feels like a budget title – too bad it costs $50.

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IGN
5.3 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

Top Critic

5.3 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game: IF looks good, but lacks mechanical depth, narrative nuance, or a breadth of content to match.

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Wccftech
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2019

I'm sorry Kill la Kill fans, but IF is not the game you were waiting for.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jul 25, 2019

KILL la KILL - IF is based on the 2014 anime KILL la KILL by Studio Trigger, which received plenty of critical praise. For those unfamiliar with the series, it blends a combination of magical girl glamour and transformation (Sailor Moon) with the over the top battle and constant stakes upping of a Shounen Anime (Naruto or Dragon Ball). But unlike many anime that are turned into fighting games, KILL la KILL is comprised of a mere 24 episodes, which are expanded upon in KILL la KILL - IF.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

Kill la Kill - If certainly looks the part, but once you're past the striking art style and eye-popping visuals, it's only a matter of time until the gameplay falls flat. As a bombastic anime fighter it can hold up for at least a few rounds with friends, but beyond that, this is a lacking release, both in terms of mechanical balance and bang for your buck.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 27, 2019

Kill la Kill the Game: IF has fun gameplay and a very appealing visual style, but it is let down by its inaccessible story mode and lack of content to incentivise prolonged play. The small cast of characters is forgivable because of how unique and fun each one is to play, but it's difficult to justify buying this at the full retail price when it runs so light on content. Nevertheless, the fanservice and unmistakable Kill la Kill flair is likely to delight fans, but aside from a few amusing unlockables in the gallery mode, there is little to sustain them beyond playing online.

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Echo Boomer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 1, 2019

It’s a disappointment, a game with good ideas and bad planning, and a strange sense of what a fighting should be. With a short campaign, boring combat and inconsistent animations, Kill la Kill IF is a game only for the fans of the anime and even if you are indeed a fan, approach with extreme caution.

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cublikefoot
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019
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TechRaptor
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Kill La Kill IF wants to show off all that was great about the 2013 anime, but between a muddled story mode, small character roster, and questionable mechanics, it doesn't quite stick the landing.

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Pardis Game
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2019

Unfortunately, KILL la KILL -IF is a game that could have been great, but its issues have prevented it from happening. The game can satisfy KILL la KILL fans with its dazzling graphics and faithful take on the story. But it fails to capture the attention of players who are not familiar with the source material. This, coupled with a flawed camera system, a small amount of available content, and some questionable design choices such as locking nearly everything behind story mode completion, sadly makes for a mediocre title

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Niche Gamer
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

As it stands now, Kill la Kill IF is no where near worth buying for anything nearing full price.

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