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Kill The Bad Guy is a unique and violent 3D puzzle game that puts you in a secret society that kills criminals that the justice system has left on the streets. Many of these bad guys have a fictitious and gruesome back-story that justifies their need for a bloody death. One of the back stories is said to be true about a murderer that castrated, sexually abused, eventually killed and ate the child victims and wrote to their parents explaining the gruesome details of their death. While it’s not right to seek vengeance (Romans 12:19), as a parent, I don’t mind letting a tree fall over and kill this guy.
Not every story makes your blood boil like that example. One of the missions has you take out a guy that does the back stroke in crowded public pools. The unlockable mini-games are pretty light hearted as well and let you kill groups of zombies or fling Rottweilers at bad guys Angry Birds style.
The main game consists of sixty increasingly difficult scenarios. There isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room when it comes to orchestrating the demise of the bad guys. Many levels only offer one or two ways to kill the criminals. It’s bad enough when the bad guy can see what you’re up to and flee, but later in the game you have to be discreet enough to avoid cameras and eye witnesses. While it is not condoned, killing of innocents is possible, but you will fail the level for doing so.
Like many Steam games there are various achievements including one for merely launching the game. Other achievements can be earned for failing, killing the bad guy, or pedestrians a lot. With each successful kill you get to watch a replay of it and have the option of sharing a screenshot on social media sites.
Each level has a primary and secondary objective along with a hidden passport and each of these items earns you a star for completing or finding them. Another star can be earned for collecting the golden tooth that flies out of the bad guy as he dies a creative and bloody death.
Some killing methods include dropping a piano, running over, flinging objects (including a dead dog), impaling with a javelin or burning with fire. Since there are not many ways to kill per level, there is not much re-playability other than to locate the hidden passport or killing the bad guy on the first day for more points/stars.
Other than the obvious violence, there is some language in the scenarios and rap music playing in the background. The bad guy even says “Dah fu..”when he sees something fishy. There are several sexual and graphic details in the back stories. Lastly, some of the levels allow you to distract the bad guy with porno magazines.
Kill The Bad Guy will entertain you for a few hours and the price is a reasonable fifteen dollars. This game hasn’t been rated by the ESRB and if it was, it would earn a Mature rating. With the gratuitous violence and language, this is not a game that should be played around or by children.