By all accounts, Overkill is an excellent addition to the House of the Dead franchise. It's fun, funny, and certainly a great multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, the game itself is way too short (about three hours). There are a good number of things to unlock, but most of this is concept art and the like. The harder difficulty can be unlocked, but even it isn't very challenging. The game is certainly worth a rental, but I can't recommend anything beyond that.
This game nails its goal of giving you that retro '70s low budget, cheesy writing horror flick feel. Pretty competent as a light-gun game with plenty of unlockables. The game came across as a little too easy - even on harder mode though. The graphics left a lot wanting though. Yes - it's supposed to look dark and low-res like a film, but there just wasn't much to look at making HOD 2 and 3 look better in comparison. Also, the environments are very "static" with almost no interactability. Modern light gun games show damage to the environment as you shoot it up. Here the most you can hope for is MAYBE a broken window.
posted by flex317 (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Mar 2, 2009
Member since Oct 2006
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
By far the most profanity i seen in a game. Defiantly not for young ones.The reloading is a bit laggy, and the Zombies, were all but too simular. The old Sega arcade ports were much better, and ran much faster! Cool game, but not really a keeper.