Katana ZERO

4.7 out of 5
13 User Ratings
5 Stars
77%
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Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past.
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About Katana ZERO

About this game

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

Exceptional Combat:
Overcome your opposition however the situation requires. Deflect gunfire back at foes, dodge oncoming attacks, and manipulate enemies and environments with traps and explosives. Leave no survivors.

Hand-Crafted Sequences: Each level is uniquely designed for countless methods of completion. Defeat foes creatively, using spontaneous approaches to eliminate your enemy as you see fit.

Unconventional Storytelling: An enigmatic story told through cinematic sequences woven into the gameplay, twisting and folding to an unexpected conclusion.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
April 18, 2019
Developer:
Askiisoft
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Pentium E2180 (2 * 2000) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3240 (2 * 3400) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTS (512 MB)
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M (2 * 2500)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Gamepad Recommended

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5350U (2 * 1800)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Gamepad Recommended

Critic Reviews

83

New Game Network

73 / 100
"Katana ZERO proves that the Hotline Miami formula still works as a side-scroller, but mechanical missteps and narrative blunders hamper the game's otherwise excellent combat...

GameSpot

80 / 100
"The uncertain future of the story that Katana Zero so brilliantly sets up is concerning, but that shouldn't deter you from diving into this compelling introductory chapter. Its...

Easy Allies

80 / 100
"Katana Zero is a great action platformer with tight and precise combat that makes you think through every move you make. The way it frames its gameplay is interesting with an...
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0.55% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Easy
3.9%
Just Right
74.15%
Tough
21.46%
Unforgiving
0.49%
Relax & enjoy! 74.15%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
1.37%
Played It
4.11%
Halfway
3.65%
Beat It
71.23%
Conquered It
19.63%
Completionist! 19.63%  of players have Conquered It

Katana ZERO User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 13 ratings
87% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
77%
5 Stars
77%
4 Stars
15%
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Recommended

Salty
Verified purchase
This game is really good but it could for sure use some options to skip cutscenes that don't involve going to the main menu, which isn't to say the cutscenes aren't worth watching, but I dread speedrunning this game and having to sit through them every time.
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Recommended

OJ
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great, speed run friendly game. only gripe is it ends with a cliffhanger but that just means a sequel later lol
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Recommended

Ferlic
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One of my favorite games of all time. It has an amazing story, an amazing soundtrack, an amazing art style, really there's so much to love here.
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Sleek side-scrolling samurai slasher

L
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Stylish story you progress through by slicing and dicing enemies, while controlling time to make your attacks as precise as possible. Banging soundtrack with futuristic sometimes lofi beats only add to the experience
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Incredibly good game. Gameplay is fast, clean, and always is set on your improvement. Story is great, music is fantastic, visuals are sooooo good! Get this game, it is completely worth it!
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Recommended

CriticalBackend
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Masterful game with beautiful presentation, great pixel-art, amazing soundtrack and good story. Katana zero is probably my favourite one-hit game out there, it feels slick. This is a strong reccomendation if you like Metal gear rising revengance, superhot or Hotline Miami.
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Recommended

Verisi
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Katana Zero is an excellent experience of a game—it's fast, smooth, and well-crafted. There's a reason it currently has a 98% recommendation rate with 51k reviews on Steam. It's the game I've gifted most copies of and one of my go-tos when recommending game experiences.
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Recommended

Poury-gin
Verified purchase
This is a high-octane action side scrolling swordplay game of tag. When you tag enemies or deflect bullets with your sword or throw paraphernalia at them, they turn into a gory mess. The enemies will knock out the player character in one hit too. I skipped the story because it is unfinished, unsubstantiated, and uninteresting. There is a little bit of time-wasting bloat like push button to drink tea and push button to go to sleep. Some characters ask you if you want to keep playing the game or not as well. The mentally unwell protagonist's psychiatrist is also his case officer for assassinating drug dealers, which involves the player exercising careful aggression on enemies unaware of your presence. He also prescribes a drug that gives clairvoyance, which translates to having the player slow down time during combat. Katana Zero will most likely take 1 or 2 days to finish. I recommend playing the game and skipping the story.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 74% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 22% of GameFAQs users said Katana ZERO is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Katana ZERO is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Pentium E2180 (2 * 2000) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3240 (2 * 3400) or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTS (512 MB)
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M (2 * 2500)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Gamepad Recommended
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5350U (2 * 1800)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Gamepad Recommended
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 7 hours.
Yes, Katana ZERO has broad critical consensus. 85% of critics on Metacritic recommend Katana ZERO. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
87% of Fanatical users recommend Katana ZERO. The average review score is 4.7/5
Yes, 87% of Fanatical users and 85% of critics on Metacritic recommend Katana ZERO.
Katana ZERO was released on April 18, 2019
Yes, Katana ZERO supports MacOS.
Katana ZERO is published by Devolver Digital
Katana ZERO was developed by Askiisoft
Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as Action, Hack and Slash, Platformer, and 2D Platformer
Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as Pixel Graphics, Violent, Retro, and Great Soundtrack
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as Hack and Slash
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Katana ZERO as Platformer

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