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House of the Dead: Overkill
19 September 2014
Excerpt: The classic SEGA series “House of the Dead” returns on the Nintendo Wii which throws a whole new spin to the franchise and gameplay. The game pays homage to the exploitation movies of the 70’s and more specifically, Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror with its over the top characters, scratchy film-like effects and excessive violence.
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.
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.
Gruesome, semi-humorous zombie shooter for mature players.
Common Sense Media
9 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.
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.
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: Last year, Sega tested the waters for Wii rail shooters with ports of Ghost Squad and House of the Dead 2 and 3. Now it's enlisted Headstrong Games to create the all-new House of the Dead: Overkill. Does it stink of rotten flesh or make a mother proud? This tale is definitely not to be taken seriously. Embracing the cheesiness of the previous games and infusing it with a grindhouse vibe, Overkill is practically a parody of itself.