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  • Summary: Using a host of weapons, watch your back as mutants go mad for blood! Blast bloody pieces out of their wretched bodies to save you and a friend's life as you work to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak. New goodies like PlayStation trophies, new game modes and new content are outnumberedUsing a host of weapons, watch your back as mutants go mad for blood! Blast bloody pieces out of their wretched bodies to save you and a friend's life as you work to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak. New goodies like PlayStation trophies, new game modes and new content are outnumbered by only one thing: Bullets. Will you defeat everything this freakish nightmare town throws at you or will you become mutant chowder? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Games Master UK
    Oct 23, 2011
    88
    We absolutely loved this zombie-splattering rail shooter when it first shuffled into existence on Wii in 2009 - and it's every bit as enjoyable on PS3 with added Move support. [Dec 2011, p.96]
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    If you've never played Overkill before this is the definitive version of a great game. It's something that might only be played once but will be remembered fondly after that fact as a fun experience. It's hilarious, sometimes disgusting, sometimes ridiculous and almost always fun – especially when playing with a friend.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 6, 2012
    80
    Has its tongue so far in its cheek its poking through to the other side. [Dec 2011, p82]
  4. Oct 26, 2011
    76
    This is easily one of the stronger Move titles, though that's not saying much with the peripheral's current line-up. As it is, Overkill is a foul, brutal, and loveably twisted game that's surprisingly varied, has a good amount of content, and, most importantly, is fun to play with a friend.
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    75
    I know that it sounds like I'm giving you two very different pieces of advice, and I am, but it's not as duplicitous as it sounds. House of the Dead: Overkill is a great game that you should play. If you already have, you're not missing anything by skipping the Extended Cut.
  6. Dec 11, 2011
    70
    A great railshooter, with lots of unlockables and mini games.
  7. Oct 24, 2011
    40
    As a grindhouse-esque story House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut doesn't impress much. Neither does it as an on-rails shooter, or as a fun experience. However, with a friend this can remind you of gaming sessions of old at your local arcade, and that's at least something.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    10
    loved this game on the Wii and love it even more on the ps3 with the ps move and in 3d and lots more new stuff. we now have 2 new wepons and 2loved this game on the Wii and love it even more on the ps3 with the ps move and in 3d and lots more new stuff. we now have 2 new wepons and 2 new levels and 2 new game modes . i played this at a friends house in 3D and was just wowed by it and this was my deciding factor on buying a 3D TV . its just insane having zombies rush you in 3d and the game does it amazingly well and makes great use of the 3d effect. this is also one of the best rail shooters ive ever played .i was just crazy addicted to this game for a month and when i get my 3d tv i will be playing this game abunch more again. the story and voice acting is fantastic and is very on par with robert rodriguises grind hosue movie Planet of Terror. sega has now upgraded this game to HD as well and it looks much better plus some of the bosses are abit more of a challange now . this is how you make a already great game even better . i can only hope they make House of the Dead game for the PS3 now. Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2014
    10
    One of the bests games in the serie for me Sega need to release a continuation of this series I also enjoyed and may have a strong connectionOne of the bests games in the serie for me Sega need to release a continuation of this series I also enjoyed and may have a strong connection with others in the series mostly good humor of our Agent Washington haha. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    9
    Messed up and in need of soap down the mouth but this game is so much fun the swearing adds to the grindhouse feel. Well recommended even ifMessed up and in need of soap down the mouth but this game is so much fun the swearing adds to the grindhouse feel. Well recommended even if you only have the standard PS3 controller. Expand
  4. May 10, 2012
    8
    I picked this up the same day as I picked up the PS3 extended version of No More Heroes, for a two course serving of Wii's most compellingI picked this up the same day as I picked up the PS3 extended version of No More Heroes, for a two course serving of Wii's most compelling titles. The consensus? Wii games are freaking weird. Granted, maybe Overkill and No More Heroes weren't the best test group for standard gaming formulas as both seem to go out of their way to drag you, kicking and screaming, from the world you knew and into, well, their world. As a long time fan of the House of the Dead franchise I wasn't on board with the sudden shift in direction, what with the humour and bullet curtain gameplay. But I'll be the first to admit that I really enjoyed this game. Yeah it doesn't look fantastic and not every joke will hit the mark but that is aside the point. It loses out to No More Heroes for the best comedy award, sorry but Suda51 just seems to have punched my ticket, but that didn't make Overkill anything less than what it is; one of the most enjoyable games I've played in recent years. Combined with No More Heroes, Overkill offers a tough and winning argument as to why you should own a Playstation Move. Now, anyone else hoping for a Director's Cut of MadWorld on PS3 or is it just me? Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2012
    8
    A blast of a game, anyone can play it, anyone can enjoy it, The 3D can make it a little hard in 2 player mode (only cyan 3D is affectedA blast of a game, anyone can play it, anyone can enjoy it, The 3D can make it a little hard in 2 player mode (only cyan 3D is affected negatively), other then that no complaints..
    the dialogue is funny, the characters are likable, and the story is 100% predictable, pick it up, grab friend and enjoy a few fun filled hours of zombie killin nonsense..
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  6. Dec 23, 2015
    7
    One of the most famous arcade games gets an episode exclusive for consoles, would it become a reference as a console rail shooter ?

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    One of the most famous arcade games gets an episode exclusive for consoles, would it become a reference as a console rail shooter ?

    First graphically the game is a port from the wii version and therefore almost seems as a PS2 game, at least there's no glitch. As for the gameplay the game is best played with the PS Move (even if it is possible to play with a controller, eventually good for coop) with responsive controls, unfortunatelly there's nothing new in the world of rail shooters.

    Content wise the story plays out as a classic grind movie, a genre with to few defenders in the video games world (in my opinion), it would have been better if the actors weren't that bad but at least there's some good punchlines along the way. The game will last approximately 6 hours which is very short and the "extended cut" is in fact only a mode that you'll unlock after finishing the game once allowing you to replay the SAME levels withs a few more rooms and therefore not very interesting, as every arcade game the replay value is based on the scoring but if you're ego doesn't need to be in the first place the game is very short.

    In conclusion a fun trip but very short and with nothing outstanding (except maybe nice boss fights) make House of the Dead Overkill a fun co-op game to play but not advisable for solo players that are looking for a rich experience.
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  7. Mar 5, 2012
    2
    Was very dissapointed. Graphics looked about the same as the original house of the dead on the dreamcast. Half of the time you can't even tellWas very dissapointed. Graphics looked about the same as the original house of the dead on the dreamcast. Half of the time you can't even tell if you shot them because there is no animation that shows if you hit the zombie or not. So bad its almost good. Expand

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