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The House of the Dead : Overkill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of The House of the Dead : Overkill. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviews about the price and story are overall positive. The gameplay and graphics also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the action.

multi player, graphics, gameplay, story, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the The House of the Dead : Overkill is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)


From the moment you turn on The House of the Dead: Overkill, it's obvious that things are a little bit different than they used to be. Developer Headstrong Games has crafted a grimier, grungier, grainier game that from the ground up embraces its...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Bob Mackey (

Hell Yeah! Review: Parts is Parts


Arkedo Studio's wild ride offers 25 years of platforming fun in a fast food package.

Play Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit for just a few minutes, and you'll notice that the game proudly wears its inspirations on its sleeve. Mix the platforming of Sonic the Hedgehog and the sprawling level design of Earthworm Jim into a framework...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Will Prusik (

House of The Dead: Overkill- Campy, Yet Fun


The Wii has made home versions of light-gun games possible. Some of the first games in this style to be released for the Wii were ports of arcade games. Several of the House of the Dead titles were packaged together and released previously, but there...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: ProfessorLayton (

The House of the Dead: Overkill


Everything comes with a price tag

With all the enemies on the screen and blood flying everywhere, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to find out that there are constant frame rate dips. On the brighter side though, the game looks great and there's lots of detail in environments and...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: SHAUN CONLIN (

House of the Dead: Overkill


Put the kids away and pull out the virtual shotgun, it's time to waste zombies and swear a lot. On Wii, no less.

House of the Dead: Overkill is a pleasant surprise on many levels. Surprisingly gory, surprisingly transfixing for all its simplicity, surprisingly playable for a "Light Gun" game that doesn't actually use a Light Gun but instead the motion-sensitive...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Patrick Cassin (

Review: House of the Dead: Overkill


If, on the other hand, you found that quote amusing and/or began reminiscing about Pulp Fiction, then continue evoking that dialogue, add images of Grindhouse: Planet Terror, splice in some Dusk till Dawn and you'll pretty much know what to expect from...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Neal Ronaghan (

The House of the Dead: Overkill


Have you ever wondered how a dumb buddy cop B-movie would translate to a video game? Very well, as it turns out.

Hysterically over-the-top presentation ; Fun, intuitive arcade gameplay

A bit too dark in some places ; Some lag when there's a lot of action

I've only played the first two levels, but this game is very easy to pick up, play, and have fun in instantly without much getting in the way. I'm hoping to play more tonight!

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Cook (

House of the Dead Overkill


Sega's iconic shoot-em-up series has always been known for painfully garbage acting and nonsensical plots, up to the point that the games had become unintentional parodies of the horror genre. If anything, the B-movie stylings and over the top gore...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Sean Bell (

House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) review


The Nintendo Wii, eh? Everyone loves it. It's got that Wii Fit on it, and the boxing one, and that Sonic Olympics game. It's for kids, and people who have kids. And then you buy a copy of House of the Dead: Overkill and oh my god the intro is just a...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Tamer Asfahani (

House of the Dead: Overkill


Sharp-shooting, gruesome Wii game

A great adult game for the Wii that will satisfy the lone-ranger or the multiplayer gamer.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The House of the Dead: Overkill charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City and uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of The House of the Dead. Survival horror as it's never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shoot 'em up franchise. Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Agent Washington to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little did they know what blood-soaked mutant horror would await them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City.


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Violence
PEGI Rating:18+


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:House of the Dead


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action