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Is Killer Klowns From Outer Space Like Dead by Daylight? – Answered

There can be only one, right? Right?

The asymmetrical horror multiplayer genre isn’t new. It’s certainly becoming more popular following the success of Dead by Daylight, and many studios want to recreate that hype with their own take on the experience. So, is Killer Klowns From Outer Space like Dead by Daylight?

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How is Killer Klowns From Outer Space Similar to Dead by Daylight?

The most significant similarity between Killer Klowns From Outer Space and Dead by Daylight revolves around the core gameplay mechanics. While the player counts vary greatly, both multiplayer horror games rely on a sizeable team of survivors facing off against a smaller but usually more powerful team of villains or killers.

While the killers have better equipment to stop survivors, the opposing team usually can more easily work together to achieve goals. In this case, to escape. They have a variety of skills and tools—a common trait in both games—and ignoring your teammates to venture off solo typically leads to an untimely death.

Then, of course, you have the ultimate goal of the experience. Both games require survivors to escape, and both games require killers to kill. In Killer Klowns From Outer Space, the Humans have four unique escape routes. In Dead by Daylight, they have a singular path to multiple escape routes.

How Does Killer Klowns From Outer Space Differ From Dead by Daylight?

As for the differences, there are a handful. First and foremost, the number of players is the biggest and most crucial difference. In Dead by Daylight, it’s a 4v1 experience. There are four survivors and one killer on the same map, though that’s likely to change in the future with additional game modes and events. But in Killer Klowns From Outer Space, there are seven Humans and three Klowns, making it a more frantic and often chaotic experience overall. It’s easier to blend in with the crowd but tougher to avoid the opposing team.

Secondly, Killer Klowns From Outer Space allows Humans to acquire useful weapons, including revolvers and shotguns, that allow them to fight back against Klowns. You can even kill Klowns while working together.

Lastly, there’s the overall aesthetic. Killer Klowns From Outer Space features neon-lit amusement parks, colorful scenery, and goofy characters and outfits. Dead by Daylight, on the other hand, heavily leans into the dark and somber aesthetic.

No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to have a good time. But don’t forget to unlock cosmetics to personalize your experience!

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Brandon began writing in 2012, for websites such as OnlySP, before transitioning to digital marketing in 2016 to learn the ins and outs of SEO. In mid-2023, Brandon returned to write strategy guides for Prima Games, IGN, DualShockers, and more, with a focus on ARPGs, RPGs, and Survival games. His past coverage includes Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Starfield, Skull and Bones, and many more!