If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a psychopath in the 70ies with a penchant for cleaning up murder scenes, then iFun4all stealth-action simulation Serial Cleaner should give you a good idea.
For those who have a problem with lots of blood and 70ies music, this is definitely not the game, but for those who don’t take the idea of a man disposing of bodies, covering up blood stains, hiding murder weapons and other incriminating evidence too seriously, should give this a try. Clearly inspired by bloody and humorous movies like Pulp Fiction or the Fargo TV-show, but at the same time referring to actual 1970s murder scenes, it’s certainly not a game for everyone.
However, if one accepts the fact that the mix of realism and humorous over-dramatization gives the cleaning-up gameplay a less serious tone, then this could be a seen in the same spirit as Hotline Miami, sharing the arcade points system requiring strategy and fast reflexes. As real-world data modifies gameplay according to the time of day in a player’s location, a bit of luck and adaptability is also necessary to survive the levels in which one tries to scrub floors full of blood and throw corpses into trunks or chutes. How far the story and character development is engaging remains to be seen, but for the cool graphics and fun soundtrack, it’s a game worth trying out.
The game is out now for PC with a 20% discount that will last until July 21, 5 PM UTC. Please check out the (anti) early-access promo parody trailer that’s pure genius as well if you’re not sure about the kind of humor or portrayal of violence.
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