House of the Dead: OVERKILL
A stylish twist for HOTD
Sega's arcade light-gun franchise House Of The Dead ventures into the 70's exploitation genre with HOTD Overkill. There's zombies, stylish film effects, purposefully bad acting, and a generous helping of foul language and gore. There's 7 missions in the main campaign--each will take you about 15 minutes to beat. After that, you can go through it all again in Director's Cut mode, which extends each level with extra paths. The stock weapon is the pistol, but you can buy and upgrade several others: 2 different shotguns, a submachine gun, an assault rifle, ect. Compared to the HOTD arcade games, Overkill dials the difficulty level down a notch--it's not too hard to survive after you get used to the mechanics. The graphics are great for a Wii game (except for the occasional loading hiccup), and the soundtrack is perfect considering they are spoofing 70's films. If there's one thing wrong with Overkill, it's the fact that it's still an arcade-type game; there's really not much content beyond beating the 1-2 hour long campaign and trying out the small array of extras. It might not hold your attention for long, but HOTD Overkill is probably the best light-gun game available on the Wii.
All teen+ gamers should own this
The game gets an M rating for the excessive use of F bombs as if Samual Jackson wrote the script. That aside, the on rails shoot is amazing with a Nyko pistol accessory. The game is beat-able without being easy. The only negative is the seeming impossibility to earn enough $$$ to upgrade the guns. But the enemies are varied and have movements that add much more challenge and diversity than past HoD games seem to have had. This game is an excellen way to de-stress alone or use as a party game.
It Could have been better
Its was a decent game but the techno-ish music took away from the gameplay, and it could have been scarier without it or with a more erie soundtrack. The random one liners kept me from getting more into the game. It moves on rails and that dissappointed me, but it gives the game a carnival ghost-shooter ride feel. love the classic horror movie style cinematics.
This Was Unbelievably Hardcore
This game caught my attention as soon as i saw the cover. Who wouldn't want to have a good old 1970's Horror Film theme video game that let's you shoot Zombie brains all day long. I guarantee you will be flipping out of how the screen crackles with that cheesy movie effect. The story line is grade A. You can tell that so many teens, adults and even children would love this. Closing the blinds, opening junk food containers and just enjoying a Saturday afternoon playing the phenomenal House of the Dead: Overkill. This game contains strong language and yes....zombie bloody, gruesome, bloody, gory, evil, flesh-eating acts and all that good stuff! This made me feel good about myself, letting out my anger on those undead cold-blooded freaks. Thank you HeadStrong Games and Nintendo for giving me this opportunity to play this game, that was not meant for kids. Hopefully there will be a second soon.
ok i guess
while it has new gameplay and missions it gets old and since you shake the wii remote to reload since the remote vibrates when you shoot it "reloads itself" so to fix that i have to hold the gun against my chest to reduce the vibration but i still find it reloading itself overall it is an ok game though in example the graphics and things
At lease it is different.
I have to give sega credit at lease they did not copy an arcade game and it is better than return of the house of the dead 2 and 3.
One of My Favorite Games for the Wii
House of the Dead: Overkill is an awesome Wii title. I imagined that most games on the Wii would've been like this when I bought the system (awesome feeling of being in an arcade), but they aren't and that's why this game stands out.
The shooting is done well, and it's really freaking fun with a friend in co-op. Picking one of the light-gun peripherals is a must. The game can be beaten in an afternoon with little effort (especially 2-player) but its always fun to revisit.
The funny, oddball, Grindhouse atmosphere of the game is what makes it shine for me. You'll be laughing and quoting this game for a while, and it's just great.
Not as good as H.O.T.D 2 & 3
I loved House of the dead 2 nd 3. So i couldn't wait to play this game but once I got it I was bummed out. I was surprised but the language first of all, I wasnt expecting that from a Wii game but also it was dark and hard to see. It hasn't been my favorite shooter game so far. plus my disc kept skipping even though i bought the game brand new. Im not saying its the worse game but i felt it would've been better. The dectectives talking gets annoying way to fast too.
Updated From A Classic Rail Shooter
Ok, Let me start off by saying that this is one great rail shooter with a twisted but comedic storyline that involves the secret Agent G and the F-Bombing Detective Washington. It's not part of The House Of The Dead storyline series, but it sure does a great job of keeping you on the edge of your toes. The graphics are good for a fast moving Wii game, and the game does have a sense of humor while you're checking the corner for any sneak attack, but it's hard to look gory when your head explodes, and your polygons are hanging out. When you kill zombies, no matter the look they have, they all have the same sound, and the same with headshots, you hear a stomach-turning slashing sound. See, I use the Wii Zapper (a totaly useless hunk of plastic, that is only good for THIS GAME,) and while using it, I noticed that it feels like you're actually blowing the limbs of zombies off! It also has a slick feature of shaking the Wii Remote to reload, but it can backfire a little bit when you are just aiming at different zombies. There is are small weapon varieties with only a handgun, shotgun, assult rifle, auto shotgun, and TMP. After each level you earn money to spend to buy these weapons; and speaking of the levels, they are SO SHORT! The game has 7 levels in all and each has this "Grindhouse" feel to it. On the last level, there is a crazy man that climbs inside a.....well, play it and you'll see. But once you beat the game, you get the Director's Cut and that version extends the game about 4 more hours or so, plus, you get mini games that are only fun with a friend. Hey, if you're a fan of rail shooters or the HOTD series, go out and pick up a copy, but trust me on this one, it is supposed to look and feel like it's cheap, so try it out.
House of The Dead Overkill
I would recommend this game for a fun game night that you don't want to last more than 2 or 3 hours. I am new to gaming so it was extremely easy to play ,so easy that I beat the game in less than 2 hours even though I had help from my husband who is an avid player the game left me wanting more. I recommend this because it is extremely fun;but I would have liked it if the game would have been longer. I do intend do buy the other house of the dead that is available. I'm not sure what to expect but I'm sure I won't be disappointed .I recommend the zapper accessory it's a must to have,to really enjoy this game up close and personal. This game will leave you wanting more which is why I am purchasing house of the dead 2 and 3 so I guess that was a good marketing strategy. The storyline is hilarious make sure no kids are around because the profanity is comparable to a soprano episode.