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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 DEA headquarters
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows Rancho Virgillios.
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows The "Tornado" move transforms you into a spinning gun turret.
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico Windows Mission objectives

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Alternate Titles

  • "无可救药" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Total Overdose" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Dec 10, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Shooterplanet Nov 16, 2005 84 out of 100 84 Sep 30, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep 20, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Absolute Games ( Oct 05, 2005 71 out of 100 71 Sep 20, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Factornews Oct 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60 Jan 05, 2007 10 out of 20 50


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German index

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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Kabushi (180772) added Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (Windows) on Mar 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Xoleras (65876) and MAT (155467)