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Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

A Haunting Nostalgia Trip

When I first heard about Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, my curiosity was immediately piqued. With its roots in the iconic '80s horror film, I wondered how well the essence of the original movie could translate into a modern asymmetrical multiplayer game. What I experienced was nothing short of a haunting nostalgia trip that managed to stay true to its campy horror roots while providing a fresh take on multiplayer gaming.

Crescent Cove Unleashed

Crescent Cove Unleashed

Upon launching the game, I was transported straight into Crescent Cove. The design of the city is a brilliant homage to the film, with eerie locations such as the amusement park, downtown area, and even abandoned buildings. Each area serves as a sprawling arena filled with nooks and crannies that provide numerous tactical opportunities for both Klowns and citizens. Whether you're a fan of the movie or a newcomer, the environment immediately sucks you in.

The Klowns' Arsenal

Playing as one of the Killer Klowns was a blast. The team consists of three Klowns, each with unique abilities and zany weapons. I particularly enjoyed playing as Fryzo, who can freeze humans in place, and Sundaze, whose laugh-inducing abilities catch humans off guard. The weapons are wild and exaggerated, true to the movie's spirit, ranging from cotton candy guns to popcorn bazookas.

The Citizen's Toolbox

On the flip side, playing as one of the seven brave citizens of Crescent Cove offers its own excitement. The citizens must rely on each other, scouring the city for valuable loot and weapons. The sense of urgency to avoid capture by the Klowns adds a thrilling layer to the gameplay. Voice communication and teamwork are imperative, and nothing beats the satisfaction of narrowly escaping a Klown’s grasp through clever use of traps and hiding spots.

Soundtrack and Audio

The digital soundtrack is a major highlight for me. It features a mix of eerie tunes and unsettling sound effects that elevate the horror experience. Each track feels meticulously crafted to align with the atmosphere, whether you’re lurking as a Klown or hiding as a citizen. Audio cues are also vital, often serving as the difference between life and capture for citizens.

Soundtrack and Audio

Customization Galore

The game also excels in its customization options. From Klown skins like Fryzo and Sundaze to movie-accurate skins like Bibbo, the characters are visually stunning and true to the film’s aesthetics. The customization isn’t just skin-deep; you can also tweak your character's abilities and load-outs to better suit your playstyle. The optional digital art book available in the Digital Deluxe edition provides an in-depth look at the design process, which I found fascinating.

Gameplay Dynamics

The dynamic objectives add another dimension to the game. Unlike traditional horror games where the focus is solely on survival or elimination, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game introduces evolving objectives. These can vary from defending certain areas, rescuing trapped citizens, or sabotaging Klown equipment. The constant shift in objectives keeps the gameplay fresh and engaging.

PvPvE Mechanics

One of the most intriguing aspects for me was the PvPvE mechanics. Not only do you have to contend with the opposing team, but environmental elements also pose their own challenges. For example, citizens might encounter hazards like collapsing structures or sudden weather changes, while Klowns might have to deal with malfunctioning equipment. This multi-faceted approach introduces a layer of complexity seldom seen in other multiplayer games.

Graphical Aesthetics

Visually, Crescent Cove is a treat. The design team has done an exceptional job capturing the eerie, unsettling atmosphere of the film. The lighting effects are haunting, casting long, menacing shadows. The Klowns themselves are grotesque yet captivating, with their exaggerated features and garish costumes. The citizens are designed in a way that makes you feel a genuine connection with each character, adding emotional weight to the gameplay.

Performance and Stability

Performance and Stability

I played the game on a system that met the recommended requirements, and I experienced smooth performance throughout. The game ran at a stable 60fps at 1080p, with no noticeable dips in performance, even during intense moments. The 20 GB install size is reasonable, given the richness of the world and the detail packed into each character model and environment.

Community and Social Features

Community interaction is robust. The inclusion of in-game voice chat and text commands lays the groundwork for effective team strategies. Equally important, there's a dedicated forum and several community events organized by the developers. This not only keeps the game alive but also ensures an ongoing dialogue between the players and the development team.

Mature Content: Proceed with Caution

It's worth noting the mature content. The developers don't shy away from graphical violence, and blood and gore are frequent, especially during finisher animations. This adds to the authenticity of the horror experience but may not be suitable for younger audiences. For those who appreciate a mature, horror-filled atmosphere, the game delivers in spades.

Room for Improvement

While the game excels in multiple areas, there's always room for improvement. Matchmaking can sometimes take a bit longer than expected, and the learning curve is steep for newcomers. A more detailed tutorial or beginner-friendly mode could go a long way in making the game accessible to a broader audience.

Replay Value

The replay value is massive. With multiple Klowns and citizen combinations, varied objectives, and different game modes, no two matches feel exactly the same. The game's evolving objectives and dynamic strategies ensure that there's always something new to explore and master.

A Frighteningly Fun Experience

In conclusion, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is a refreshing take on asymmetrical multiplayer horror. It brilliantly captures the essence of the original film while introducing modern, dynamic gameplay elements that keep players engaged. Whether you’re a fan of the movie or just love a good horror game, this title provides an exhilarating experience.


  • Authentic homage to the original '80s film;
  • Diverse and engaging gameplay mechanics;
  • Exceptional graphical and audio design;
  • Robust customization options;
  • Dynamic objectives keep gameplay fresh;
  • Strong community and developer interaction;
  • High replay value.


  • Matchmaking can be slow;
  • The steep learning curve for newcomers;
  • Mature content may not be suitable for all.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game Logo
Author: IllFonic
Size: 20 GB available space

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