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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.
Conclusion: Overkill is fun, but unfortunately it doesn't last long. Finishing the game the first time only takes around two hours in total. The unlocked director's cut and dual wield modes don't add much more.
Summary: SEGA's The House of the Dead: Overkill, developed by London-based studio Headstrong Games, is an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the classic SEGA light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series.
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!