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Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
72
2.8
Windows
74
3.3
Xbox
73
3.4
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Description

This Grand Theft Auto-inspired game of violence and vengeance begins deep in Maya jungle, where a man named Ernesto Cruz was lost in 1989. The official explanation for his disappearance was fatal overdose, but this is not enough for Ernesto's twin sons, Ram and Tommy. They embark on a quest for truth, though the Mexican wilderness and underworld urban environments inhabited by gangs, drug lords, and dangerous women.

Players can explore the large areas on foot, or commandeer any vehicle they choose. Total Overdose features a fighting game-styled combo system, and smart, skilled shooting unlocks new equipment and abilities. A "Rewind" system allows players to repeat a sequence to nail a perfect combo, or even to turn back the clock and avoid a fatal mistake.

Screenshots

Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 You can rewind back the time like in Ubisoft's Prince of Persia games
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 Driving a stolen... err, borrowed police car
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows Fighting at the docks.
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 Jumped out of the car right on time

Alternate Titles

  • "无可救药" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Total Overdose" -- European title

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User Reviews

A total overdose of average cloning Windows SifouNaS (1317)

The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox Oct, 2005 4 out of 5 80
TTGamer PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 20, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Oct 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
Gaming Age Xbox Oct 27, 2005 C+ 58
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jan 05, 2007 10 out of 20 50

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Trivia

Total Overdose was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

This occurred on the following dates:

  • December 31, 2005 for the PC version
  • February 28, 2006 for the PS2 version
  • March 31, 2006 for the Xbox version

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