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  • Summary: You thought it was over… but we've found the Lost Reels.? Join the original cast and blast your way through remixed worlds from The House of the Dead Overkill™. ? Play in Survival or Story Mode and mow down waves of infected, blood-thirsty mutants in this b-style arcadeYou thought it was over… but we've found the Lost Reels.? Join the original cast and blast your way through remixed worlds from The House of the Dead Overkill™. ? Play in Survival or Story Mode and mow down waves of infected, blood-thirsty mutants in this b-style arcade shooter. DISCOVER THE LOST REELS? Experience 3 goregasmic worlds full of carnage in Story Mode. ? In Papa’s Palace of Pain, Ballistic Trauma, and Naked Terror, you’ll be screaming ‘til your last breath.DISMEMBER UTTERLY DISGUSTING MUTANTS? Enjoy non-stop shooting action as you blow apart mutants for high-score thrills. ? See how long you can hold off the swarms of undead in Survival Mode.REJOIN THE ORIGINAL CAST? Isaac Washington: a hard-drinking ladies’ man who deals damage in droves.? Agent G: an inexperienced but deadly assassin who keeps a steady hand under pressure.? Varla Guns: the hottest stripper on the Bayou City club scene who enjoys the largest clip.? Candi Stryper: an expert with her hands who knows how to reload.FINGERBLAST ON THE GO? Obliterate mutants with one of three control mechanisms optimized for your mobile device – Accelerometer, Virtual Pad and Frenzy Tap (unlockable)UPGRADE YOUR ARSENAL? Destroy mutants to earn Ka$h, the in-game currency, and upgrade your pistol to something that really blasts through flesh. ? Enhance your killing prowess with combo extenders, reload boosters, and other game-changing upgrades. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 30, 2013
    86
    Expertly remade. [July 2013, p.84]
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    80
    If you're a fan of rail shooters, and the initial investment doesn't put you off, House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels is a fantastic addition to the genre that will keep you busy for quite some time.
  3. Apr 30, 2013
    80
    Crude, rude, and sometimes just downright distasteful, The Lost Reels brilliantly toes the line of acceptability, while still delivering solid on-rails shooter action.
  4. May 28, 2013
    69
    A fine port of the classic Wii/PS3 on rails shooter, but the fact that it is mandatory to pay twice to get the total stuff really sucks.
  5. May 1, 2013
    60
    The Lost Reels is a pale shadow of the original, but it does a decent job with what little it's been given.
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels remains a decent virtual light gun game that translates pretty well to iPad, but its graphics haven't aged well and the IAP system is an unwelcome addition.
  7. Apr 30, 2013
    30
    The original HOTD: Overkill is no holy grail of the genre, but it did spice up the ailing niche with some eccentricity and zany thrills. To see it massacred in this way is a shame both for the series and for iOS newcomers whose first taste of this most guilty of pleasures will be a sour one.

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