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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Killer Frequency (2023) is a horror adventure where you play a DJ in a small 1987 town. When a serial killer terrorizes the town, you struggle to help callers escape danger and survive. It stands out for the dark comedy of being placed in the middle of a murder town with talking as the only way you can influence how things turn out.

It's after midnight in Gallows Creek and you play radio DJ Forrest Nash who is live on air. As people start calling in to report strange goings-on you realise all is not right. Your task is to make choices about the advice you offer to give the residents the best chance of survival. This involves some common sense priorities but also exploring the relative safety of the radio station to gather more information (maps, hot-wiring tips) to come up with strategies to keep the most people alive.

With a fully voiced cast and original 80's inspired soundtrack, you feel like you're in the middle of your own murder podcast. Only the murders aren't in the past, they are happening to the locals as they speak. You are drawn in from journalist observer to impromptu dispatcher trying to co-ordinate things as the situation unravels around you.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Killer Frequency 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication, Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Brain Game and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Language. This includes '*!@?*', 'prick', 'dick', '*!@?*', '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'. There is also an implied use of strong language when the word 'motherfu....' is left unfinished. People are heard being murdered but this is not visually depicted.

The developer states that "Killer Frequency contains regular instances of audio where characters are injured or killed." Because the majority of this is depicted by audio rather than visually, it offers a tamer version of the story being told.

We queried the Game Rating Authority whether there was a visual depiction of violence, and it clarified with the following: "The stabbing scene is shown from the victim’s perspective in first person view. They are stabbed by the killer, but the camera is locked. The player cannot look down at their own body and can see no more than the bloody knife. The violence is implied only which is why it is mentioned in the ACI but is not included in the descriptors."

Skill Level

11+ 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 interpret what's happening in the town, from the phone calls that come in. It's also important to be able to plan ahead and consider how best to advise each caller. Being willing to imagine rather than actually see what's going on is also important.

CostsCosts

Killer Frequency usually costs £19.99 to £20.99. 

Killer Frequency

XBox StoreSALE Xbox X|S £20.99 £12.59 at the moment
XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £20.99 £12.59 at the moment
XBox StoreSALE PC £20.99 £12.59 at the moment
Switch StoreSALE Switch £20.99 £10.49 until 26/07/2024
Steam Store PC £20.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/06/2023

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative, Point-and-Click (Brain Game and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Team 17 (@Team17)


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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