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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Killbug (2023) is a fast and frantic shooting and traversal game where you are an insect shooting and slashing waves of ravenous enemies. Play is a combination of quick shooting and par core-style movement to get the jump on your multi-legged competitors. It's a simple game that stands out for how the weapons, movement and enemies combine to create a flowing, at times balletic, battle.

The other insects clipped your wings and forced you into exile, and now lie in wait to ambush you. As the Killbug, you use your instincts to dash, double-jump and wall-run your way around this world. Keeping moving is the key and, if possible, getting higher than your prey. Some parts of the map are hard to reach, but there are no barriers apart from mastering the movement to get to where you need to be.

As you progress you learn how your two weapons work together and maximise your height. Your main weapon is your gun which slowly gains more bullets but will soon be empty in a fight. You gain bullets by landing attacks with your sword. That sword attack also lets you dash towards an enemy which can be combined with your double jump to maximise your time in the air, which in turn grants a firepower bonus.

The result is a game that is brutal and bloody, but absent of human enemies. This keeps things gross but also keeps the violence in check. Battle a huge range of bugs with your single weapons and parry to work your way onto the global leaderboards, or compete to knock your friends off the top spot.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Killbug 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Shooting and Traversal game with Fighting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game. There's an online leaderboard where you can compete with friends (or the world) for ranking.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

The developers highlight that the game includes frequent Violence, Gore and General Mature Content. When bugs are killed there are explosions and splashes of green blood. Larger bugs make squelching sounds when they pop. YOu are using a machine gun and samurai blade throughout the game.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to cope with high pressure and quick reactions. Accurate targeting of shots and timing of parries is essential. You also need to manage the waves of enemies do not get stuck in a corner and always maintain your height advantage.

CostsCosts

Killbug usually costs £5.89.
 

Killbug

Steam Store PC £5.89
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/05/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Shooting, Traversal (Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Samurai Punk (@SamuraiPunk)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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