DescriptionOverkill is an episode of the zombie rail-shooter House of the Dead series specifically developed for the Wii controls. Players point the Wii Remote to aim, B button to shoot and wiggle the remote to reload. The two main buttons are used to change weapons, and other actions such as throwing a grenade.
The game is set before the events of the first episode and it takes place in the town of Bayou City. The well-known Agent G of the series is on his first mission this time, and he teams up with the Detective Washington to fight the plague of mutants, and who they thought to be at the head of this mess: Papa Caesar.
The game, while still faithful to the spirit of the series, adopts very different tone, with the use of a vintage effect, popularised in the grindhouse movie direction. That way, the game goes over the top in different areas: violence, taunts, the scenario, all deliberately hinting at playing a B-game.
There are three main modes are available: Story Mode, Director's Cut Mode and Mini-Games. Story Mode contains the classic rail-shooter concept, divided in nine levels. Director's Cut features the same levels but enhanced and generally longer. Mini-games are mostly shoot challenges for multiple players. By playing well or unlocking some achievements, the player wins money, which can be spent on upgrading weapons or buying new ones.
The game still supports multiplayer for two players simultaneously. As a novelty, a player can carry up two different weapons.
- "ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド: オーバーキル" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Genre: Rail shooter
- Middleware: BlitzTech
- The House of the Dead series
- Theme: Zombies
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The Press Says
|NintendoWorldReport||Feb 17, 2009||9 out of 10||90|
|Purojuegos||2009||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Power Unlimited||Mar 23, 2009||85 out of 100||85|
|Gemakei (formerly Zentendo)||Feb 19, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|Hooked Gamers||Feb 24, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamervision||Feb 17, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)||Mar 11, 2009||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Feb 19, 2009||15 out of 20||75|
|TotalVideoGames (TVG)||Feb 16, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|1UP||Feb 11, 2009||B-||67|
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|Overthinking it...||8||JudgeDeadd (8359)
Feb 21, 2011
TriviaThe game received the award for Funniest Game in Gamespot's 2009 Editor Choice Awards.
Related Web Sites
- The House of the Dead: Overkill (official website)