Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

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  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
  • Studios: Teravision Games, Illfonic
  • Release Date: 06/03/2024

Plan your alien invasion in the new Killer Klowns from Outer Space game or fight back as a human survivor in this bizarre asymmetrical multiplayer experience.

Ever wondered what it feels like to be a whimsically terrifying alien clown on a mission to harvest humans? No? Well, the game developers behind the new Killer Klowns from Outer Space video game certainly did, and boy, have they prepared a cosmic treat for us! This isn’t your average Sunday afternoon family board game. Instead, imagine dunking your friends into cotton candy cocoons in a delightful blend of horror, hilarity, and strategic gameplay.

In this zany adaptation of the 1988 cult classic film, players are thrust into an outlandish scenario where they can choose to play as one of the malevolent Klowns or as part of a plucky band of human survivors. If you opt for Team Klown, your goal is to creatively capture and harvest the town’s unsuspecting inhabitants using a variety of bizarre gadgets and gizmos straight out of your wildest circus nightmares.

From popcorn guns to deadly pies, the arsenal available to the Klowns is as non-traditional as their spacecraft, which definitely doesn’t comply with any known aviation standards—an absolute nightmare for the FAA, but a dream come true for fans of sci-fi silliness. Meanwhile, the human survivors aren’t just sitting ducks waiting to be turned into alien snacks. Armed with grit, determination, and a surprising amount of firepower, they’re ready to fight back. And balloons. Lots of balloons—because what’s a clown without balloons, even if they're extraterrestrial?

As each game unfolds, players will need to employ real strategy amid the mayhem. Klown players need to coordinate their wacky weaponry and trap-setting skills to outsmart the human players, who in turn must scavenge for resources, rescue their friends, and possibly negotiate with a very hostile circus troupe from another galaxy. It’s not just run and gun; it’s hide, seek, trap, rescue, and—importantly—try not to get turned into a tasty treat.

The game setting is a vibrantly reimagined Earth locale, overrun with all the trappings of a terrifying space carnival. Imagine your quiet suburban town transformed into a neon nightmare with twisted tent installations and ominous, oversized clown decorations—that’s where you’ll be playing. Visuals are critical in Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, as they maintain a fine balance between dreadful and delightful, ensuring that every moment is as visually engaging as it is thrilling.

Multiplayer games are inherently social, and Killer Klowns adds a layer of twisted humor to this, making it a perfect pick for those who like their gaming sessions to be both adrenaline-pumping and gut-busting. It’s about teamwork, whether you’re coordinating an alien attack or formulating a human counter-attack, communication with your team is as essential as it is entertaining. Missteps can be hilarious—imagine accidentally pie-ing your fellow Klown in the face, or a human mistaking a real Klown for a fellow survivor in a clown costume. Yes, it’s as chaotic as it sounds.

Then there's the asymmetrical nature of the game, which keeps things interesting. No two games will ever be the same: the unpredictable human factor mixed with various strategic elements ensures a fresh experience every time. Players must adapt their tactics constantly, based on the actions of their opponents, making each round a fresh circus of horrors.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is exactly what it promises—a campy, creepy, and utterly crazy reimagining of multiplayer gaming. It’s an opportunity to embrace the weird, step into the oversized shoes of an intergalactic clown, or test your mettle as a human trying not to become alien chow. So gather your friends, pick your side, and get ready for a game night that’s sure to be out of this world. If you ever thought your Monday couldn’t get weirder, wait until a Klown from outer space shows up at your door with a ray gun.