Social Media - Follow, Like and Friend

15 Jun 2024

REVIEW: Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game - On Xbox

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Game Review by Jon Donnis

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, developed by IllFonic and Teravision Games, is a thrilling and whimsical addition to the asymmetrical survival horror genre. Based on the 1988 cult classic film, (Available at this game captures the movie's eccentric charm and adds a fresh, engaging multiplayer experience.

In each 15-minute match, up to ten players can participate, with three playing as Klowns and seven as humans. The Klowns aim to trigger the Klownpocalypse by capturing humans and placing them in cotton candy cocoons to power generators. Once all generators are activated, or the timer runs out, the Klownpocalypse ensues, ending the game. The humans, on the other hand, must locate one of four escape routes scattered across the map and collect specific items like sparkplugs and gas cans to activate them. These routes can be temporarily blocked by the Klowns using cotton candy, adding a layer of strategy and urgency to the humans' escape efforts.

The Klowns have an array of weapons, such as mallets and popcorn bazookas, to attack humans, while humans can defend themselves with weapons and items like airhorns to stun the Klowns. Humans also have a slight speed advantage, providing a means of escape when pursued. If a human is captured and cocooned, they can be carried to Lackey generators, progressing the Klowns' objective. Once all humans have either escaped or perished, the match concludes, though players who have already finished can spectate, play mini-games to aid their teammates, or return to the main menu. A unique twist occurs in the final 30 seconds when the Terenzi brothers crash into the map with their ice cream truck, offering a last-minute escape route.

The game features five primary maps, Downtown, The Suburbs, Top of the World, Amusement Park, and Clown Summer Camp, each providing a different setting for the chaotic action. It also includes offline mode, customizable characters, skins, and various unlockable cosmetics. Players can choose from five Klown classes, Ranger, Tracker, Trapper, Tank, and Brawler, and five human classes, Athletic, Rebellious, Heroic, Resourceful, and Tough, each with unique abilities and skills.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game excels in its comical nods to the film and impressive graphics, demonstrating a deep respect for the source material. The game offers a polished and smartly designed experience, adding new twists to the asymmetrical horror formula. It's goofy and not meant to be taken too seriously, making it a fun game for casual and dedicated horror fans alike.

However, the game isn't without its flaws. There are still a few gameplay bugs and balancing issues between the Klowns and humans, but the developers are actively working on these problems.

In summary, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is a fun and engaging addition to the asymmetrical survival horror genre, and a must-play for fans of the genre. It earns a solid 7.5 out of 10.

Out Now on Xbox. (£30.99)

No comments:

Post a Comment