Killer 7 PS2 / Gamecube

Killer 7 PS2 / Gamecube
Tired of being seen as your little brother’s console, Nintendo joined Sony to release the surrealist shooter Killer 7, applying kid-friendly cell-shading to ultra-violent gunplay, gross-out graphics and terror-era politics. Set in the near-future, invisible suicide bombers threaten world peace and it’s up to schizo senior citizen Harman Smith and his seven assassination-prone personalities to stop them. K7 may suffer from overly restrictive movements — it’s essentially a point-and-click game when free roaming is all the rage. But it deserves respect for bold innovations, artistic Sin City-style visuals and out-there plotting that breaks new ground, which doesn’t happen often enough in the gaming world. (Grasshopper/Capcom)