Reviews and Problems with The House of the Dead: Overkill
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Overkill - bring the arcade to your front room
1 July 2012
Summary: I first got this game about 3 years ago for the Wii and it was my first shooting game. The game uses the Wii remote and nunchuck and although it isn't completely necessary, a gun casing is preferable. I use a zapper gun which cost me £5. The game itself can be bought for about £10 online. The basic plot is that mutants have overrun the city and its surroundings and your job (as a detective) is to shoot them all in different locations around the city.
Excerpt: "...has played a 'House of the Dead' videogame, either in the arcade or on a home console, will have a preconceived idea of what to expect. However, 'House of the Dead: Overkill' on the Nintendo Wii brings a dramatically different feel to the franchise, with an attempt to replicate the look and feel of a 1970's zomsploitation movie. If this game was a film, it would be jointly directed by Quentin Tarantino and George A. Romero - firstly because of its ...
Summary: I'm not one for shooting games, but my partner was insistent on getting a game which would offer 2 player mode but also involve lots of shooting. We eventually got this game and set it up all ready to play. Story mode can be played as either one or two player with one or two weapons. It's all first person shooting, where the movements are controlled by the computer.
Pros: blood guts & gore, no need for deep thought
Cons: dialogue gets a bit monotonous, is first person & you can't manouvre the character
House of the Dead, Overkill-Zombies Zombies Zombies
10 July 2009
Summary: House of the Dead, Overkill is a truly ridiculous game, it is alot of fun, but never the less ridiculous. a particular aspect of the game is the aptly named 'Hand Cannon' which replaces the Wii blaster as the weapon of choice, living up to its name due to its huge size, which unfortunately can make it uncomfortable after extended periods of use. The game play is a typical arcade shoot'em up where you are moved by the computer and all you have to do is point and shoot.
Pros: simple, easy to play fun arcade shoot'em up
Cons: a bit too simple at times, can become boring
Excerpt: ive played this and links crossbow training. I would recommend this to fans of shooting games. but if you have played any rail shooter in the past this will just seem too easy I finished the same day i got it on all difficulty's. the graphics are poor even for the wii. the music is cool and really enhances the game. don't expect much from this you will need friends to play with for it to be fun.
Summary: Jeu défouloir pour les amateurs de vieux films d'horreurs complètement ringards. Le gun est amusant à utiliser mais ne donne pas plus de précision que la wiimote seule. Enfin c'est sympa quand même de tenir un magnum plutôt qu'une wiimote. D'occasion il n'est pas cher et on peut réutiliser le...
Summary: Mieux vaut être conscient de ce que l'on achète quand on se tourne vers ce jeu sinon on risque d'être déçu. Un conseil, achetez-le d'occasion, voire à plusieurs, car il constitue un défouloir sympathique, mais pas un jeu sur lequel on passe des heures malgré une ambiance globalement attrayante,...