Reviews and Problems with The House of the Dead: Overkill
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An over the top, gore filled shoot ’em up!
DB, Game Seek
12 October 2014
Conclusion: Cheesy dialogue, over the top violence, cult movie atmosphere, and funky music make this a fun game to play. However the repetative enemies get a bit boring after a while, the boss battles are a push over, and once you’ve completed the ’director’s cut’ mode, you probably won’t bother with it again. Parents note - This games is very, very violent and contains very explicit language throughout the game and is NOT suitable for children to play. You’ve been warned.
Excerpt: What a totally hilarious game this is. There's not a lot to it - shooting zombies, whether they are carni's or doctors or just simple members of the public, they all bleed the same. The action is quick fire and you need to have very quick reactions. The main story line focuses on two 'cops' - both of which seem very angry about something (or life in general).
Excerpt: I have not played a house of the dead game since the old arcade versions. The old games had no real story line but were highly addictive and I spent large amounts of my pocket money trying to complete. I decided to get overkill for the Wii as a reminder of the old game. Not much has changed apart from the way it is to be played (a Wii or PS3 instead of a bulky arcade machine) The game has not changed much is respect of story line.
Great game for the price with a variety of things to do and collect throughout
15 January 2012
Excerpt: I bought this game due to its cheap price expecting it to be a satisfactory shooter game to pass the time and to see what horror games were like on the Wii. Suprisingly, it exceeded my expectations even due to its low price, as the graphics were much better than expected, with many different scenarios and types of zombies to shoot with a humourous plot line.
Excerpt: **This review is also on DooYoo under my username "MonsoonBaby"** Now the Wii is designed mainly for interactive games that make use of the sensor bar that sits on top of your television. There are plenty of Wii games out there that successfully manage to use the wireless controls and motion control capabilities very well, but in my opinion, the best of these are the on-the-rails shooters. Take House of the Dead for instance.
Pros: Hilarious cut - scenes, Fun two player functions, Great with Wii controls, Grindhouse theme is spot -
Cons: Duration of game is too short, Likely to offend many, Shooting accuracy off at times
Excerpt: Set 7 years before the events of House of the Dead the player follows Agent G of the AMS teamed up with Detective Isaac Washington hunting down a mad crime lord named Papa Caesar in a town full of mutant clowns, nurses, residents, obese green things, crazy wheelchair kid with hot sister...the kind of things you enjoy shooting.
Excerpt: As lightgun series go, THOTD (the house of the dead) probably has the biggest cult following because the first few games were just so badly made and corny. Now though, Headstrong games have decided to go back to these roots but on purpose to create the best lightgun game available today on Wii. The game is an on rails shooter and tells the story of Dtc. Washington and Agent G as they attempt to bring down Papa Ceaser and his plans of mutant experimentation.
Excerpt: I'd been looking forward to playing House of the Dead Overkill ever since a mate cane to work one day saying how brilliant it was. However, I'd never actually got around to ordering it as I'm generally too busy playing on my Xbox. That was until I saw it in gameplay.co.uk's January sale for just £9.98, I clicked the order button and a few days later the game arrived.
Excerpt: For anyone out there who owns a Nintendo Wii who is looking to kill a couple of hours here and there and is looking for a mindless gory shoot-em-up,then this game is definitely for you.Basically,all this game entails is blowing zombies to pieces(and oh what fun!).You dont control your character,you just aim and shoot as you go through different levels.This may not sound very exciting,but believe me ,there is enough to occupy you shooting zombies without having to guide...
Excerpt: Zombielicious Anyone who 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.