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The House of the Dead: Overkill Review
Cheat Code Central
19 June 2009
Conclusion: The House of the Dead: Overkill isn't an epic adventure, and it actually lacks a fair bit of polish - purposely or otherwise. However, it's just the breath of putrid air the Wii needed, and in many ways it speaks to exactly what the system is all about: short bursts of great entertainment.
Excerpt: Sega ’s iconic shoot-em-up series has always been known for painfully garbage acting and nonsensical plots, up to the point that the games had become unintentional parodies of the horror genre.
Excerpt: From the opening scene with real strippers it's clear that The House of the Dead: Overkill takes its subtitle very seriously. Literally everything in this game is completely over the top. And that's great!
Conclusion: After the disappointment of Umbrella Chronicles and the non-stop arcade ports and Wii-makes, there was a part of us that thought that the on-rails light-gun genre was destined for the grave. Thankfully the brilliance of Overkill proves otherwise.
Excerpt: Name: House of the Dead: Overkill Genre: On-Rails Shooter Platform: Nintendo Wii Since its original release in 1996, the House of the Dead series has made its mark on the gaming industry with a number of arcade cabinets, a few console ports, and a hilariously bad film adaptation.