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Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico

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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.


Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 Main menu
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows The Morales' bullring
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 This is called armed to the teeth, literally
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows The meat factory.

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)

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2005 82 out of 100 82
TTGamer PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Playback Windows Jul, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jan 12, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Sep 20, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Kombo.com Xbox Oct 08, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
videogamer.com Xbox Sep 22, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 16, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
Softpedia PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59


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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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