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GF Rating
7.1

3413 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Really A Lot of Fun

posted by Attilla (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Jan 3, 2010

Member since Dec 2007

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'm a Zelda gamer. I like my games relatively simple and fun, and this game truly delivered. If you're looking for a way to enjoyably kill an hour or three, just sit down and blast away zombies. What's not to like?
I don't get all the negative reaction to the language. It was often funny, and certainly never offensive. Maybe I'm just more used to "foul language" than others. If I have any complaints they'd be that there's too much unnecessary dialogue and that you get through the game too quickly.
But overall, I truly enjoyed this game, which, I should note, I played with the Nyko Perfect Shot, which made it that much more fun!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great game

posted by mfranch87 (CUMMING, GA) Mar 9, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I wasn't expecting much from this game, but wound up being pleasantly surprised. The storyline & cut scenes were almost just as entertaining as the actual game play. While it was somewhat cheesy acting and voiceovers, it was still funny to watch at times. Keep in mind, it has EXTREMELY explicit language and/or song lyrics so this one is definitely not for the kiddies (especially since its on the Wii).

Gameplay was fun, but I pretty much beat the whole game in about 5 days. The key to having more fun with it is going back (after completing it) and earning more money in order to obtain & upgrade bigger and badder weapons. That is where some of the fun comes in later on & REALLY begins.

Overall, I'm glad I rented this one over actually buying it. A great rental title & definitely worth checking out.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One of the First Great Wii Games of 2009

posted by Stabby (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Feb 12, 2009

Member since Nov 2005

12 out of 14 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Make sure you keep the kids away from this one, definitely for mature audiences only.

I'm not a big fan of House of the Dead games (or any light gun style game for that matter), but this one is amazing. The gameplay is thoroughly satisfying as you dismember mutant zombies in a cool stylistic "Grindhouse" setting. If you love B-movie horror shlock get this game immediately, you won't be disappointed.

There's lots of extras and challenges to keep you coming back as well, with plenty of new guns to buy and upgrade. The production values are top notch, great to see this sort of effort on the Wii.

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