The House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut Review (Playstation 3)

Posted by Christophor Rick (TheSuperGuido), Dec 01, 2011 00:30

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive and uncover the horrific truthhouse of the dead overkill extended cut behind the origins of the House of the Dead. Survival horror as its never been seen before, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is a pulp-style take on the best selling, classic SEGA light-gun shooter series.

Before the game even started I was laughing at the sort of cheesy 70’s sexploitation B-movie that is House of the Dead Overkill presentation. In the extended cut they have updated the 2009 shooter with 3D visuals and Playstation Move support. On top of that they have also thrown in two new levels (for a total of nine), a new weapon - the crossbow, a new mutant - the baby and now, all in HD. On top of that there are also online leaderboards along with collectibles and Playstation trophies.

screaming pain in the arse she is!

Everything that the House of the Dead always was is still here. The on-rails light gun shooting which had the game trucking you around from place to place automatically. With a game series that has been so much the same for so long there is little to be said about it.

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Our Rating for The House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut Review (Playstation 3)
8.0 Replay
Sure I could go back and play through some more. It is one of those games that you get some friends over on occasion and have a flat out shooting fest.
8.0 Graphics
The cut scene movements and lip sync are flat out terrible, some of the worst ever seen. The rest of the game is quite good graphically.
8.5 Sound
The overbearing intentional vulgarity gets tiring after awhile because it’s so overused and so over the top even if you don’t mind it, it will grate on you.
7.5 Gameplay
Some of the boss battles are seriously dumb. The rest of the game is decent. It’s what we all have come to expect from House of the Dead games and it does well with the PS Move and 3D though I preferred the normal 2D.
6.0 Multiplayer/Online Content
There is two player through the story and four player in the mini-games. It could have been more but then again it could have been less. It is enjoyable to play with friends from time to time.
7.5 Overall
Overall the Extended cut of House of the Dead Overkill does add something from the original version of the game but it certainly doesn’t live up to its alleged HD cut scene claim as they look bland. Still, the gameplay is fun and, pardon the pun, it’s worth a shot.

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