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.
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."
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!"
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