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The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

House of the Dead: Overkill appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Profanity

Only a month after its release, The House of the Dead: Overkill received a Guinness World Record for being the most profane game ever released, featuring 189 uses of "the f word". When hearing about the award, game writer Jonathan Burroughs went to say the following:
"It is a dubious honor to receive such an accolade working in an industry where so often the fruits of your labours are derided and dismissed for being puerile or irresponsible, but in the case of The House of the Dead: Overkill a little puerility was the order of business. Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games’ objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it."

References

The song Suffer Like G Did is a nod to The House of the Dead 2, in which one of the bosses proclaims: "Turn back now or suffer like G did!"

Awards

  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Funniest Game
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Soundtrack
    • 2009 - Most Underhyped Game
Information also contributed by Big John WV and MasterMegid

Contributed by bobthewookiee (58) on Nov 11, 2009. [revised by : FatherJack (32194) and Patrick Bregger (107389)]. -- edit trivia