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Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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  • Summary: 1989: Deep in the heart of the Mexican jungle, undercover agent Ernesto Cruz blasts his way through an armed militia to board a DEA plane bound for home. He never made it, the victim of an alleged 'overdose'. Present Day: After uncovering new evidence, Ernesto's son, Ramiro is set free from1989: Deep in the heart of the Mexican jungle, undercover agent Ernesto Cruz blasts his way through an armed militia to board a DEA plane bound for home. He never made it, the victim of an alleged 'overdose'. Present Day: After uncovering new evidence, Ernesto's son, Ramiro is set free from jail to join his twin brother Tommy, on the trail of their father’s killer as they go on a super-cool, tequila fuelled rampage through Mexico’s gun-toting, drug-pushing underworld. Features: A Rich storyline taking the player through 18 different environments, from the seedy red light district of Los Toros, to the depths of the Mexican desert. A free-style combat and stunt system to take down your enemy with more outrageous moves than you can shake a hot chilli at. Cutting edge soundtrack featuring Molotov, Delinquent Habits, Control Machete. [SCi Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. A darn good adventure and one that should be taken by every serious gamer. It may not take the place of any "Grand Theft Auto" game but it could certainly hold its own against "Max Payne."
  2. Total Overdose doesn't do much that's new or innovative, but what it does drips with so much style that you can't stay away.
  3. Total Overdose does not boast the richest and silkiest of graphics, yet it does have 20 levels of gameplay with an appropriate B-movie feel. Although the game’s longevity may be in doubt, its ability to engross is assured.
  4. A cheese-filled jalapeno of action. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  5. Its repetitive structure and bland storyline creates a somewhat shallow experience, yet at the same time there’s depth to be found in the combo combat system and the many side missions to partake.
  6. 65
    While substandard scripts and voice acting can be forgiven, when someone pays upwards of £30 for a game lasting ten hours maximum they do not expect to be faced with fiddly controls or to be confused by poorly thought out level structures.
  7. Total Overdose tries to blend a bunch of different gameplay styles into an over-the-top action game but the final package just comes across as being cheesy and a weak imitator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jan 23, 2020
    10
    My only complaint about this game is that Ernesto,Tommy and Ram all have the same voice actor,other than that I absolutely love thisMy only complaint about this game is that Ernesto,Tommy and Ram all have the same voice actor,other than that I absolutely love this game,definatelly recommend at least trying,although it does sound like if Quentin Tarantino made a game by borrowing some things from Max Payne and Gta which yes it did it's still extremely fun,10/10 Expand
  2. DeviantUnknown
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    Ahhaha, fun as hell, worthy of a 10/10 mainly cause its just so fun, shooting, killing, mameing crazy littles, going into Day Of The Dead Ahhaha, fun as hell, worthy of a 10/10 mainly cause its just so fun, shooting, killing, mameing crazy littles, going into Day Of The Dead mode is a joy in itself. Perfect for hte genre. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2017
    10
    Game is great and all, Story is just perfect. I wish there was a remaster for that. The only problem is that it's impossible to play at higherGame is great and all, Story is just perfect. I wish there was a remaster for that. The only problem is that it's impossible to play at higher resolution than 720p. Expand
  4. HenryR.
    Oct 3, 2005
    8
    Whilst not as polished as GTA, I found this game unadulterated fun. The setting and music complement the style of play and though not long, Whilst not as polished as GTA, I found this game unadulterated fun. The setting and music complement the style of play and though not long, kept me interested throughout. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2020
    7
    A charismatic and humorous game, sometimes absurd, that introduces you to the world of cartels and drugs in a very unique way.
  6. Jun 19, 2017
    7
    One of the first games i ever played.Pretty fun(the driving,the combat which is similar to Max Payne's)
    Well like every other game it has
    One of the first games i ever played.Pretty fun(the driving,the combat which is similar to Max Payne's)
    Well like every other game it has it's lows, and they are noticeable - most of the boring missions, the graphics and the physics. Overall it's a pretty fun game, do not expect it being complete like a GTA game though.
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  7. JohnD.
    Oct 10, 2005
    0
    Stinker. Worst graphics I ever saw, repetitive action and a plethora of bugs.

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