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The House Of The Dead: Overkill

Released on 13 February 2009

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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The House of the Dead: Overkill charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City and uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of the House of the Dead.

Survival horror as it's never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic Sega light-gun shooter series. Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Agent Washington to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little did they know what blood-soaked mutant horror would await them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

Pulp Funk Horror. Zombie cool, one of the most popular shooter classics injected with a whole new retro b-movie look.

    An utterly in-your-face zombie-dismembering blast. Non-stop light-gun style action on the Wii , blow apart zombies for high-score thrills.

      Superb co-op action on Wii. Bring a friend and play the game as intended in your own buddy action movie as two of the meanest characters in videogaming.

        Relentless, gore-drenched, over-the-top action. Only the coolest, most cold-hearted agent's going to keep his head against the zombie flood. Use "Slow-Mofo Time" to make the perfect head-popping shot and "Evil Eye" to spot moments of opportunity that'll send the whole environment up in flames.

          Wii Remote reactions. Get knee-deep in the dead with motion-sensitive Wii-controls. Shuck a shotgun and when the zombies get too close, pistol whip jaws off or cave some heads in with the stock of your pump-action - all in stomach-churning close-up.

          customer Reviews

           Average rating (61 reviews)

           The B Movie off games

          | | See all benkernow's reviews (173)

          When you think of this game think of a B movie, because thats what this is. It's based on a B movie, with a cheesy story line, but that' what makes it good and very funny you just keep laughing at the 2 characters lines.
          This an arcade style zombie shoot-um up and you don't have to worry about moving your chacter around because the computer does that for you. This is the kind of game you can go on for a short game without having to spend hours trying to find a place to save or stop. I also find it good to get my frustratings out on if I have a bad day, especally now Ive unlooked better weapons. You always have something to aim for on this game, from high scores to more money or just pointless shooting. You also have a few side games which are very good as well.
          Remember treet like a B movie or game to take your temper out on by pointless shooting of zombies, and you will really enjoy this game.

           Guns, gore and gags create Sega's best Wii game to date

          | | See all Wiiloveit's reviews (18)

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          Many people have been giving Nintendo the finger recently over the lack of "hardcore" titles on the Wii, so it's great to see third parties stepping in to help out and make those complainers happy. Not only will this game satisfy the hardcore needs of gamers, but the gore, profanities, incest and disgusting animations will keep your average maniac happy as well.

          This Wii exclusive is an on the rails shooter like no other, as you participate in the hunt for the evil Papa Caesar. Playing as "Agent G", your objective is to find the man due to possible links with mysterious disappearances, but your fellow detective Isaac Washington is there beside you to get revenge for his fathers death. The story features many twists, turns and hilarious quotes all the way through the game, and without them, Overkill wouldn't be half as enjoyable.

          Not that the gameplay isn't any fun of course, because it most certainly is. The on-rails style gameplay may seem simple, and it doesn't require half as much skill as it would do in the form of an FPS, but it gives the game a great dynamic as your character moves around for you, turning, dodging and walking around each of the levels. In each level, there are loads of zombies for you to plough through either on your own or with a friend in drop-in drop-out co-op. With a friend, the experience is even more fun as you shoot your way to victory on the same screen.

          There is a bit more depth to the game though, with "hidden" golden skulls to be found (which aren't really well hidden, just hard to shoot) and extra health and grenades to be found. One particularly fun feature is the slow motion camera, which can be both useful and humorous at the same time, and makes for a great way to slow down the action when it gets too much. Also, throughout each level you'll have to shoot zombies in order to rescue civilians, shake the controllers to force certain enemies away from you and encounter a rather large boss fight, which are easy enough on your brain, if sometimes a little tricky to get the hang of.

          Throughout each level, you'll also earn money depending on your score, which will allow you to purchase new weapons in the in-game store. These are more powerful, offer a larger amount of shots between reloads and also improve your ability drastically. There are no choices for how big your magazine is here, since your ammo supply is unlimited, and so instead, you just get to choose how many shots you have left before you're forced to reload (performed with a press of the fire button or a slightly too responsive flick of the remote).

          There are several different types of weapon available, from shotguns to automatics, but if you'd rather stick with the original handgun, the option is there for you to upgrade different features of your weapons at a lower cost, a feature not uncommon with many shooting games these days.

          In addition to the B-movie style adventure mode (which should last you three hours or so) there are a couple of extra modes as well. There's the directors cut version of the game (which includes longer levels and many more zombies) and a few quick party games where you have to shoot targets at a carnival stand, protect civilians from oncoming zombies or see how many enemies you can defeat in a certain time. These can all be played with friends, and make for some enjoyable, if short lived, fun.

          House of the Dead Overkill is simply some top notch shooting fun. Sure, it's not perfect. The animations are sometimes jittery, you'll no doubt encounter the odd bit of slowdown and some enemies pop straight back up after being shot due to the ocassionnal bug, but you'll be laughing and enjoying yourself too much to notice.

           Good but way to short

          | | See all garypat's reviews (1)

          This game could have been so much more than it is.

          It is a lot of fun and funny but the small number of levels mean its over before it ever really got started.

          Not even going back over the same levels in Director Cuts mode makes you feel fully satisfied. Yes the levels are slightly longer but not by much.

          You are then just left with trying to unlock everything by completing certain tasks but all these unlock are bonus images,movies, music or models. Which are not that interesting to be honest.

          So what do we actually have....

          yes it is a lot of fun to play but has a limited lifespan before it just gets boring trying to unlock everything.

          it does justify its 18 certificate with is funny OTT use of language and some of the plot twists.

          the graphics are nice but they do stammer a lot when the machine has to load up more data from the disk.

          I think if should be renamed from OverKill to OverToQuick.

           brilliant

          | | See all hamster86's reviews (59)

          i love this game its really funny wth the swearing and soundtrack. its easy to play lots of differents sences and bosses. a decent shooter game.

          Rating18+ (BBFC)