Like Being A Janitor For The Mob: We Review ‘Serial Cleaner’

Have you ever wondered what like would be like being The Wolf in Pulp Fiction? Running from job to job, getting rid of bodies and making sure your clients get away scot-free? Well, now you can live out your mafia dreams of janitorial duty in style as Curve Digital and iFun4All have created a game just for you in Serial Cleaner.

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Serial Cleaner is a stealthy objective game where you play the cleanup guy for any number of clients in the early ’70s who have found themselves in messy situations. By “messy” we mean bloody. It’s like they painted the entire level in blood sometimes. Your objective is pretty simple: go in, clear out the bodies by getting them to your car or disposing them in specific ways, and clean up as much blood and evidence as you can without the cops catching you. Sounds easy, right?

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The game is based in stealth, which means you can’t “pretend” to be stealthy like a like of people who think they’re stealth experts do. You have no weapons, you have no tricks of the trade, you have nothing but a vacuum and some cleaning supplies along with your own two legs to lift bodies around. You’ll use WASD to move around and clean up as much blood as possible, and then remove the bodies when given prompts to pick them up and where to toss them. The cops move around in a specific pattern, which you’ll need to avoid to keep doing your job and and get paid.

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The game has a sense of humor about everything as you go around and make subtle comments about the bodies you dispose of and what kind of job you’re on. It’s nice that Serial Cleaner doesn’t take itself too seriously and can have fun with the more grizzly parts to the concept. As you move onto different levels, you’ll gain new skills which you’ll apply to help achieve your goals, but most of them are for avoiding the cops, who keep getting pissed about their crime scenes being tampered with. If you get caught, you’ll have to start the round all over again.

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The biggest issue with the game is that at a certain point, you’ve done everything you can. The game grows, but not by much, and you’re basically left at a point where it’s the same mechanics and puzzles in different scenarios. It would have been much more awesome to see the game change it up and force you to do things a certain way, or give you better challenges that force you to do one specific goal to perfection. But really, once you get the hang of the game after the first five or six challenges, it’s elementary from there.

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Serial Cleaner is a really fun indie title, and there’s really nothing wrong with the game or it’s style. The only real drawback is that the challenge caps after a period of time and everything is pretty basic afterward. I had a lot of fun playing it and highly recommend anyone who loves stealth titles to check I out. People with a sick sense of humor will get a kick out of the game and the challenge. But don’t get angry when the challenge of it all starts to feel less and less provocative.

Like Being A Janitor For The Mob: We Review ‘Serial Cleaner’

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