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  • Summary: (Also known as "Gungrave OD") Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world. Joining Grave are two new unlockable characters: Juji Kabane, a blind, foul-mouthed, and perpetually angry swordsman who wears a shabby overcoat and carries a pair of gunblades, and Rocketbilly Redcadillac, a rock star who wears a red riding jacket and sports a slick ducktail. The designers of Gungrave: Overdose believe in the art of the kill, and to prove it they introduced Artistic Points, earned through elegant and effective destruction. Artistic Points unlock hidden moves and power-ups. [Mastiff] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50
  1. Has it where it counts, however, as it offers a really good looking version of the anime characters. Additionally, it plays out cutscenes in the game engine that looks almost as good as most modern anime.
  2. It's mindless repetition, frenetic gameplay and attention deficit visuals is the epitome of shallowness and yet the involving storyline contradicts everything that's happening onscreen. It's a paradox. A dichotomy. Ah, whatever it is, it's a hoot while it lasts.
  3. The new game makes good on the potential of its predecessor by delivering a much more intense, more challenging, and ultimately more satisfying experience, and it throws in a surprisingly involving and well-produced story for good measure.
  4. A lot of style with very little substance makes Grave a dull boy.
  5. Literally as simple, short, and brutal as a bullet to the head. [Nov 2004, p.116]
  6. There certainly isn’t much in the way of originality in the game whatsoever, but for its lack in that (and many other departments), it does have two elements going for it: the non-stop action, and its price.
  7. 40
    Can be fun in limited amounts, but amounts to one gigantic action binge—packing in extra characters and drawing out its action sequences to excess.

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  1. BillS.
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    Fast, fun. I'd buy it at $39.99 and at $14.99 its a steal. Definitely recommended.
  2. JoshA.
    Sep 4, 2004
    10
    The camera is some what like "GunGrave" but Overdose still brings us the loving to shoot shit to pieces. Top Notch I Love fried Mafia in the Morning!!!! Expand
  3. XERO
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    Stop reading this and go buy the game , then shoot everything in siight.....great stress reliever!!!!
  4. XERO
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    Stop reading this and go buy the game , then shoot everything in siight.....great stress reliever!!!!
  5. AT
    Nov 25, 2004
    10
    Way better than the first, the game play is really creative, and makes you feel like you're in the anime!
  6. JasonD.
    Jan 15, 2005
    10
    Love the game...can't find those Nightow Angels, though. Anyone want to help?