Excerpt: If there is one thing that action games need these days it’s innovation. Lately it seems all you need to do is throw a gun in each hand and send our hero off at a wave of enemies and you are done.
Excerpt: Total Overdose can only be described as the love child of Max Payne, Grand Theft Auto, and raised in front of a TV that played Robert Rodriguez’ El Mariachi movies 24 hours a day. It attempts to take the greatest elements from those mediums and combine them all in one sleek and spicy package and it...
Excerpt: Total Overdose will be dismissed by many as a poor GTA clone, mainly due to its city setting, car driving, violence and bad language, but playing the game is a very different experience to Rockstar's multi-million selling offerings.
Excerpt: Total Overdose is a GTA clone that tries to be something more by changing the set-up and location, and adding some John Woo-like action moves, but alas, it falls short and ends up being nothing truly special.
Summary: Total Overdose is far and away the best alternative to Grand Theft Auto and shows Driv3r and True Crime up as the embarrassments that they are in comparison. Total Overdose is definitely not up to the standard of GTA yet but given time and plenty of effort this can become a game series to rival...
Excerpt: Being 21 years old, I would say that I am old enough to have witnessed some of the defining moments in recent gaming history, through the innovative leaps forward in the PC and console gaming industry of recent years.
Conclusion: In one memorable instance I shot an enemy in the chest, and he reacted by yawning and stretching his arms. Your opponents can shoot through the body of a car or truck to kill you, whereas your bullets will just bounce off.