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House Of The Dead: Overkill – Reviewed (Wii)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: There’s a well known adage known in the world that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Of all the people in the world you would expect to know, or at least learn from this very phrase, it would be Sega. They tampered with Nights and the scores, although decent, were not as high as they could have been and the less said about the past few Sonic titles the better.
Gruesome, semi-humorous zombie shooter for mature players.
Common Sense Media
25 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a bloody zombie shooter with semi-humorous dialog that is peppered with profanity including "f--k." Blood sprays when you shoot a zombie anywhere on the body, and the game rewards taking head shots and ones that take off a limb. Zombies are sometimes partially nude. In one cut scene, a zombie urinates on the ground. Later, he is seen passionately kissing his zombie mother.
Summary: House of the Dead: Overkill is sanguineous and profane, twisted and appalling; a blood-spewing, F-bomb-abusing goregasm of pulp horror. It's shocking and over-the-top, but the intent isn't to offend you to the point that you write your senator. The content in question is used for comedic purposes. Profanity replaces nearly every adjective, yet most of the jokes are intelligently written and original.
Conclusion: Concept: Lay waste to mutants in this campy ode to '70s horror flicks
Graphics: Mimics the grainy film quality of the era, perfectly masking the Wii's visual deficiencies
Sound: More curse words than a remake of The Big Lebowski starring Joe Pesci
Playability: The well-implemented gun controls, however basic, match the best of its genre
Entertainment: Fans of Quentin Tarantino and light gun shooters shouldn't miss it
Excerpt: The House of the Dead franchise has been-for some indescribable reason that plays to the basic tastes of FPS gamers-a classic in its genre since the appearance of its first title. Even as the sequels became more and more terrible, people still continued to play them for no other reason than because of the title on the box.
Excerpt: What the eff is it about mother-effing zombies? We effing can't get enough of them as the endless effing stream of mother-effing zombie books, movies and games being churned out every effing year will attest. Hrm, I thought an entire review in Grindhouse-ese might put us all in the mood but it seems sprinkling the F-word not only isn't effective, it's kind of ridiculous. More on that later. Anyway, as I was saying..
Excerpt: What the eff is it about mother-effing zombies? We effing can't get enough of them as the endless effing stream of mother-effing zombie books, movies and games being churned out every effing year will attest.
Excerpt: Letâ€™s begin this review with a simple experiment to quickly separate those who will have absolutely no interest in this game from those who could potentially find it amusing: had SEGA spent the money to cast Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of protagonist Lt. Washington, the tagline for House of the Dead: Overkill would [...
Summary: Although the Wii's motion-sensitive controls have breathed new life into console gaming, players seduced by the eye candy of the Xbox 360 and PS3 will never turned on by Nintendo's rough and ready visuals. However, in accepting the Wii's limitations and using its cruder graphics to craft a unique mood, the latest House Of The Dead blaster stands head and shoulders above its hallowed forebears.