Kill That Cow

Think of the worst game you've ever played. No, think of the worst game you've ever imagined. Now double that. Welcome to Kill that cow.

Think of the worst game you've ever played. No, think of the worst game you've ever imagined. Now double that. Welcome to Kill that cow.

Mindless, unrewarding, and bizarre, yet not nearly quirky enough to even merit a guilty-pleasure download, Kill that cow combines pointless gameplay with ridiculously bad graphics to create a game that can be beaten in less than a minute. Yes, that's 12MB, not 1.2MB. (Think bad WAV files, not bundled software.) Kill that cow is worse than your standard, homemade online Flash game. You control crosshairs that look nothing like crosshairs and fire an Uzi at a 2D, pixelated cow in a flashing screen that varies between bright green and brighter green in two short levels. Your "reward" for finishing both levels is an image of miserable cows locked behind a barbwire fence. Yum.

Although we didn't find any spyware in our tests, the game comes without any sort of end-user license agreement, which might arise from carelessness, but nonetheless raises suspicions of troublemaking. The installer also is an unregistered version of Clickteam--not bad in theory yet another sign of amateurism. It might not leave any physical scars, but Kill that cow might ruin your day anyway. You've been warned.

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