House of the Dead: OVERKILL
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.
Wii for little kids?
This game takes all the people that say Wii is for little kids, and beats the hell out of them. This games swears more than something that swears alot and is bloodier than something that bleeds alot. This game is fun. Its an onrail shooter that someone should not miss, no questions asked. This game is challenging at times, but it usually about medium difficulty, challenge gets a 9. Graphics arent to great, could use a little tweak, looks like a gamecube game. Graphics- 8. Responsiveness is fast and great all the time, except not very great for shotguns. Response gets a 9. Storyline is good but not the greatest. But it is so funny and had me laughing so hard at times it gets a 10. Controls are fantastic, easy to learn, easy to master. You can play with nun chuck. Without nunchuck. With the zapper. Without the zapper. Controls get a 10. Not much to say about sound and interface. Its good. They get a 9. Overall, this game gets a 9. Unless you love onrail shooters or are a house of the dead fan boy, then it gets a 10.
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.
why go to the arcade
this game is one of the best shooter games that i have ever played. the graphic quality is awsome, it could give any other game system some rubs for that one. I was also recommended to get the wii perfect shot and let me tell you that gun is pretty dam good for the price, nyko always makes good quality accessories, it's light weight and the design of it is very realistic, so yea i would also recommed the wii perfect shot to anybody who buys this game. Now the game itself is fun, and has that creepy felling like you dont know where the mutant zombies are coming from until is ends up right in front of you. The characters are funny it seems like they dont even match as partners but i guess they ended up with each other and has a job to do. So if anybody is thinking of buying this game i would tell them dont hesitate just buy it, go home and have fun and for hours killing bosses and mutants.
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.
This game is simply incredible. Everything about it is just the best. Graphics, gore and gameplay are all top notch. This is one of the greatest exclusives for the Wii as far as im concerned. I own all the consoles and have been playing games since the Atari 2600 and have got to say that this is what a game should be. The presentation and music is superb, its got that grindhouse style to it and looks real slick. I cant think of anything i dislike about this game, its seriously got it all. I would play this game with nothing other than the perfect shot gun by Nyko, trust me. Tons of action and very fast paced, there is never a dull moment in this game. It also has 2 player co op and up to 4 player mini games as well. They really hit the nail on the head with this one. It just has such a unique style to it that no other game has. Its refreshing and all around fun. You will have an absolute blast playing this game! Go out and buy this game!
This game is awesome
I recently bought this game. me and my 7 year old son sat down and started playing it. the graphics are better than i thought they would be. the response of the controllers is really fast. we found out by shooting the zombies in the head that you can kill them faster. we started playing the game and after an hour we had finished three of the levels of the game and decided to take a break so that we do not beat the game in one day. if you have small children and do not want them subjected to swearing and a lot of violence. you should make sure they are not in the room while playing it. me and my son love this game and i cant wait until we are able to find another one like this that we can play together. we did not read the instruction manual before playing and was able to figure the controls and everything out by just playing the game. it is really easy to play and fun. i would recommend it for anyone that loves shooting games. the only thing that i don't like is you have to use only the remote, but the nerf n strike gun works with it.
The House of the Dead Overkill!!!!!
I first played this game at a girls birthday party with a bunch of my friends that got invited as well. Since the party was mostly girls me and my friends were playing house of the dead overkill most of the time and we beat it because the game was very short. Even though the game was short does not mean it sucks because it doesn't! The challenge was the only thing that really sucked about this game because it was very easy and it was like impossible to die. But the game still didn't suck! The controls were very fun and the dialouge was hilarious, me and my friends had a great time playing this. The storyline was ok it could have been better and it had a surprising turn of events (im not gonna ruin it) but still iy left a little bit to be desired. To conclued i would rent this game for a party with your freinds or something so you could get a good laugh but I wouldn't buy it because i already beat it.
The best of H of D series, without a question. I played the game for 2 1/2 hours the first day. My wife and I just sat there amazed and laughing hysterically at the zombies getting blown apart and the insane amount of foul language. I served 4 years in the Marine Corps-this game makes Marines sound like saints. I love the ability to purchase various degrees of firepower-Magnum handgun, 2 types of Shotguns, an SMG and an Assault Rife. You can upgrade a number of features on each weapon such as damage inflicted, reduce recoil, increase clip size, speed up reload...All these help to wreak havoc on the zombies. Graphics are just comical. Headshots just explode the zombies. Blast off arms and legs. Love it. The only gripe, which existed with H of D 2 and 3, is the inability to customize controls. I love the Wii Zapper and prefer to use the Z button as the primary trigger. I switched to the Sure Shot as an alternative but that leaves the nunchuck flopping in the breeze. Make sure you have your ID when buying the game in-store. Even at 33 they still checked me because of the mature rating! LOL
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.