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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 Windows Mad Wrestler mini-game
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 Gaining some points in performing car stunts
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico PlayStation 2 Bouncing off the wall in a slow-motion with enemies around is one of the many cool moves this game features

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

Worth Playing Xbox Dec 10, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Sep 30, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Xbox Sep 30, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Gamigo Windows Sep 30, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
TTGamer PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Sep 20, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 12, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
Factornews Windows Oct 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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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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