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Developer(s) Grasshopper Manufacture
Publisher(s) Capcom
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP June 9, 2005
NA July 7, 2005
EU July 15, 2005
Genre(s) Action-adventure, Rail shooter, First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
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Killer7 is an action-adventure video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube. The game was written and directed by Goichi Suda, also known by the nickname Suda51, and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Killer7 features first-person shooter elements and a unique "on rails" control scheme, but the core adventure-style gameplay has been compared to Myst and Snatcher.

The game follows an elite group of assassins called the "killer7". The assassins, physical manifestations of one man Harman Smith, perform hits on behalf of the United States government. Through these missions, the killer7 uncover a deeper conspiracy regarding the role of Japan in US politics and secrets about the nature of their organization.

Killer7 was Suda51's first game released outside Japan. It received polarizing reviews due to its unconventional control scheme and complex noir plot. While some reviewers appreciated the stripped-down controls and stylized "arthouse" approach, others panned it as confusing and restricting. Jack Thompson, an outspoken video game activist, alleged that the game contains "full-blown sex sequences", but his claims were ultimately refuted. Despite these setbacks, Killer7's cult appeal led to remakes of Suda51's older works and the successful launch of No More Heroes.


There are no reported problems with this title.



If anti-aliasing is used the effect is applied prior to the distortion effect on Heaven Smiles enemies, causing a static outline while they are moving.

16:9 Widescreen Gecko Code


$16:9 Widescreen
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Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Anti-Aliasing Off Avoid static outlines around enemies

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Killer7 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21610 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r6800 Windows XP Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz Intel GMA 945 Very playable 9-13FPS. Disable Lighting and sound Off for best performance. LORPAL
r7674 Windows 7 Intel Pentium E2180 @ 3.00 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4650 Works like a charm 100% speed no glitches
3.0-361 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Works flawlessly except for blood droplets issue. DirectX 9, 1920x1080 internal res with widescreen hack, DSP LLE. Full speed(30FPS) at all times. Royerson
3.5 Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Linux, OpenGL. Almost perfect, full-speed with rare minor slowdowns even at 2xNative resolution, perfect sound with LLE. Angel issue present, but irrelevant with panic handlers off. Blood on stage select screen issue present. Fully playable. ul
3.5-1769 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3350p @ 3.1 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7850 Works great in DX9, played through the entire game. Minor slowdowns with explosions and big particle effects

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