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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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Worth Playing Dec 10, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89 Sep 30, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GameDaily Oct 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Oct, 2005 4 out of 5 80
IGN Sep 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Sep 30, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Lawrence Oct 24, 2005 77 out of 100 77
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 03, 2005 7 out of 10 70
1UP Oct 12, 2005 B- 67
X-Power Oct 16, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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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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Xoleras (65926) added Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (Xbox) on Apr 18, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (162981) and MAT (140907)