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House of the Dead: Overkill


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Above Average

Not for those with fragile sensibilities.

posted by Precisi (MARQUETTE, MI) Apr 23, 2009

Member since May 2007

13 out of 16 gamers (81%) found this review helpful

As a whole, I found this game to be quite enjoyable. I had read other reviews warning about the bad plot and vulgarity and I felt duly prepared to just enjoy the zombie shooter aspect of the game and ignore the story.

For the most part, that's what I did and a friend and I had a blast. It was a perfect shooter to put in for an evening with a buddy. The levels were different and fun, and the gameplay was everything I remembered from the arcade House of the Dead games. PLUS, you could buy/upgrade weapons, nice extra bonus there. The only complaint I have is that the calibration tool for your aim was horrible! Stay away from this! I screwed up the calibration on my controller and couldn't figure out a way to fix it. But anyway, lots of fun, interesting level design (for HotD), the music wasn't too bad either.

The story.. oh.. my. I thought I was prepared, and for the first half of the game I was! All the F-bombs and gore were acceptable pre-informed hazards. My friend and I were mocking the story and having a lot of fun not taking it seriously. Then.. then we got to the last level and subsequent boss fight. I'm just not how to put this into words. I could relate the level of vulgarity to episodes of South Park or Team America World Police, except take out any planned humor and just leave in the raunchy...

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Let's Think About This Realisticly.

posted by Hurley2293 (CAROL STREAM, IL) Jul 26, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Overall, I have to say HOTD:Overkill was infact a good game. The game play was very simple and easy to just jump into right away. The game was a little bit short, and a few more levels would of been nice but there is a directors cut mode which is in all ways the same game just the levels are a bit longer, which can only keep you entertained for so long.

Now for the serious problem that a lot of players are having with this game. The volgarity. I'll admit it, there is a lot of f-bombs being dropped all over the place. But come on, lets's think about this in a real life situation. If you are just walking around with a shotgun strapped to your side and all of a sudden a horde of "mutants" showed up, are you seriously going to stop and sensor yourself? No.

So come on guys, lets give this game a little bit of a break and stop complaining about a few f-bombs every now and then. I am willing to bet anybody put in that situation would be cussing up a storm.

I highly recommend this game for any Wii fans.

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A big change to an old series

posted by whop360 (FREEVILLE, NY) Mar 1, 2009

Member since Feb 2009

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

By starting off this is a great zombie shoot um up game with funny diologe and ok graphics. Its played out like an old cheesy horror movie,and with ALOT of F-bombs. The only thing i didnt like was that sometimes zombies would crowd eachother and would be almost impossible to shoot,and the game will lagg every once in a while.Also the game can sometimes get very dark, making it hard to see what you are shooting at. Over all this is a great re cap of the series and i hope it only gets better. A solid 9.5 out of 10 for me.

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