An 80’s B-Grade schlock ‘horror’ film, turned pop culture favourite, Killer Klowns from Outer Space has now been adapted in to a video game.

For those that have never seen the film (you absolutely need to), the story is simple.

Clown (or ‘Klown’) aliens land in a small town and proceed to take out the citizens with killer candy-floss and zappy cartoonish guns. Humans are food.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space - The Game

Of course the humans fight back and figure out a weak point in the seemingly indestructible Killer Klowns.

A slapstick, dark humour film by the Chiodo Bros.

A long time in the making, Killer Klowns from Outer Space- The Video Game is an online PvP shooter with a heavy team-up flavour as mini-games are within gameplay.

You can choose a side, Klown or Human and proceed to roam about the small town looking for other players to take down. There’s varied Klowns and Humans to choose from, and if you’re playing as a Klown… harvest those Humans!

Clearly being a Klown is the more entertaining side of play.

Graphically for the Killer Klown characters, the game is on point. From the squeaky Klown shoes, the evil-yet-goofy Clown (Klown) character models through to their varied and super entertaining ways of taking out an opponent.

But getting in to a game, at times, is a game of patience as you wait in the lobby… and wait some more.

I also found that there were not enough players in a single environment, or perhaps for the size of the environment. I would be roaming around for a while (exploring is not always a bad thing I guess), before I finally encountered an opponent.

Much like the film, Killer Klowns the Video Game doesn’t offer up much other than what it is on the label, a PvP shooter.

Enjoyable once in you’re in a game. Team up or go solo, be a Klown or a Human, save or annihilate the town.

Grab your popcorn, wind up some candy floss and join in the deadly astral circus with Killer Klowns from Outer Space – The Video Game.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space - The Game
Killer Klowns from Outer Space – The Video Game (PC) Review
Game details

Released: June 2024
Rating: M15+
Platforms reviewed: PC
Genre: Shooter
Developer: IllFonic, Teravision Games
Publisher: Illfonic

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