REVIEW: Hit The Airwaves As A Radio Host In ‘Killer Frequency’

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Get ready to hit the airwaves in Team 17 Digital’s, Killer Frequency. This gem of a game takes players on a thrilling radio drama adventure, where you, as a late-night radio host, become entangled in a series of unusual events. Set inside a studio, Killer Frequency offers a unique blend of inventive audible gameplay, fun visuals, and strong voice acting.


The game follows Forrest Nash, the new late-night radio host in the small town of Gallows Creek. As a former big city radio host, Forest is not exactly ecstatic about his first day. Things take a turn for the worst when the broadcast is interrupted with a call about a serial killer on the loose. Being the only person with a functioning phone line, players must help Forrest solve puzzles and make crucial decisions that will alter each caller’s fate.

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First Impressions

What sets the game apart from other horror games is its unique audible gameplay. To better understand, players must assist callers being stalked by serial killer, The Whistling Man. What’s more, players must also ensure that they select the right music to accompany each scenario. This interesting mechanic adds depth and strategy to the overall gameplay, requiring players to think creatively when making their choices.

When it comes to visuals, Killer Frequency is a feast for the eyes with its vibrant and cartoony aesthetics. The character designs are quirky and memorable, setting the stage for a lighthearted yet suspenseful atmosphere. The visuals also complement the comedic dialogue in the game, making for an enjoyable and visually engaging experience.

In addition, the game’s strongest elements come from its exceptional voice acting and witty dialogue, as well as its soundtrack. Laced with humorous responses, the voice actors deliver their lines with precision, breathing life into the characters and contributing to the overall experience. Likewise, music is an integral part of the gameplay, ensuring players are fully immersed in their DJ role.

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However, Killer Frequency is not without its faults. While it excels in many aspects, spending the majority of the game in the radio room may feel limiting for players. Similarly, players must rely heavily on their imagination to visualize the events taking place, as well as what the callers might look like.

Final Thoughts

Killer Frequency is an inventive and interesting experience that weaves a horror narrative with the power of music. The inclusion of a dynamic soundtrack adds an extra layer of immersion to the role. Making it a must-play for those seeking a different gaming adventure. What’s more, there is a small satisfying resolution in the end after revealing the fates of the callers you’ve assisted, adding a touch of closure to the overall game.

Killer Frequency is available on Steam, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Meta Quest 2.


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Killer Frequency is an inventive and interesting experience that weaves a horror narrative with the power of music.