The House of the Dead: Overkill

The House of the Dead: Overkill

2009

System
Wii
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
Headstrong Games

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 17

Our Review: 9/10

The House of the Dead: Overkill News

January2018

April2013

  • News House Of The Dead: Overkill Rises From The Grave On Mobile Phones

    Sega's Wii classic makes the jump from consoles to smartphones

    Sega's Wii shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill has been ported to iOS and Android. Retailing for $4.99 (approximately £3.90), the game transports the expletive-filled zombie-blasting action of the Nintendo original to the small screen of your iOS or Android device. Here's the full...

December2009

  • News And The Most Pirated Wii Games Of 2009 Are...

    Plumbers, boxers, islands and zombies top the list

    BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated PC, Xbox 360 and Wii games of 2009. Modern Warfare 2 takes the overall scurvy cake at over five million downloads, with four of those on the PC side. But how about Wii? Unsurprisingly, the biggest Wii game of the year happens...

July2009

  • News Scrapped House of the Dead: Overkill Artwork Surfaces

    Design studio shows off unused box and promotional art.

    SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill took the franchise in a whole new art direction, pushing a cheesy grindhouse aesthetic to the limit. The box art and in-game posters reeked of 70's exploitation movies, strengthening the game's much-needed personality. Fluidesign, the studio behind all the tacky posters, logos and box art, have posted a..

  • News Sega Not Giving Up On Mature Wii Titles Just Yet

    Recent retail disappointments haven't dented Sega's confidence

    As much as we loved Madworld and House of the Dead: Overkill, neither title sold particularly well, which has led many 'industry experts' to suggest that mature, hardcore games just can't find an audience on Nintendo's console. In the light of two high-profile commercial bombs you'd expect Sega to step back from mature gaming and..

May2009

  • News This Is How Long Wii Play M-Rated Games

    See, people like killing each other on Wii too

    Listmania continues! In a nice addition to last week's reveal of what Wii owner's play, Kotaku has compiled a list using the Nintendo Channel's play data on how much time is spent with M-rated games. Call of Duty: World at War steals the most play time, with the average user unloading 34:28 hours into it, no doubt due to online play. Out of the top 5..

    • Wii

March2009

  • Competition And The Winner Is...?

    You came for reviews... we'll give you T-Shirts. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL competition is over, but which one of you lucky readers will win a t-shirt?

    Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them...

  • News House Of The Dead: Overkill shifts 45k units in February

    Sega gave us bullets, Wii owners fire blanks.

    Sega's over-the-top rail shooter House Of The Dead: Overkill has managed to sell a modest 45k copies across America in the month of February, according to market research firm NPD Group. NPD analyst Anita Frazier states that Overkill, which saw release on February 10, sat at around the 50th spot on the list of the month's 100 biggest selling SKUs. On..

  • News House Of The Dead: Overkill has Aussie watchdogs baying for blood

    Sega's gore-filled blaster causes aggro down under

    In what seems to be a daily occurence in Australia, the recent classification and release of Sega's pulp-horror lightgun bloodbath House Of The Dead: Overkill has been met with outrage from one of the country's most vocal family lobbyists. Today's Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper reports that Angela Conway, director of conservative parents' group Pro..

  • Competition Time Extension! Win a House of the Dead: Overkill T-Shirt!

    You've got 5 more days to design a House of the Dead: Overkill poster and stand a chance of winning a T-Shirt

    Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them bullets" House of the Dead Overkill T-Shirts. All...

  • News Overkill Guns Down Chart Opposition

    Sega's Guns 'n Gore Swear-fest; House of The Dead Overkill, has blasted away all other On-Rails Wii Shooters in the UK Charts, by managing to stay on there the longest out of any of them.

    Headstrong Games' Wii Exclusive shooter, which stars series-regular Agent G, and Detective Issac Washington, has been able to stay within the UK All-formats Top 30 chart for 5 consecutive weeks, and in the Top 5..

  • News HotD: Overkill Scoops Award for Record Use Of The F-Bomb

    Sega's zombie-slaying shooter is the most profane game in history, you muthas

    When Sega said that House of the Dead Overkill ‘wasn’t for the kiddies’ it certainly wasn’t joking. The game has just been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most swear-happy videogame in existence. Here's the press release in full - ironically, it contains no bad language: London, UK – 9 March, 2009..

  • Competition Win: House of the Dead: OVERKILL T-Shirts!

    Get your hands on a lovely House of the Dead: OVERKILL promo t-shirt, thanks to the lovely chaps at SEGA.

    Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them bullets" House of the Dead Overkill T-Shirts. All you...

February2009

  • Event Guns 'n' Gore II

    Last week SEGA invited us down to Nintendo's Wii Flat in London to play some with some guns and some gore, here's the juicy details.

    One of the perks of running a games website is when you get invited to events, SEGA put on the fantastic Guns N Gore II event to showcase House of the Dead: Overkill, MadWorld and The Conduit. Upon arriving at the Wii Flat just off Oxford St we were treated to a..

  • Podcast Episode 2

    Including an interview with House of the Dead: Overkill producer, Neil McEwan of Headstrong games.

    Along with the interview episode 2 of the Nintendo Life podcast includes a round up of the latest Wii and DS news such as the recent announcement of another Mario & Sonic game. Podcast #2 contents: Wii & DS News round up Neil McEwan, Producer on House of the Dead: Overkill Wii Review round up..

  • Out Today House of the Dead: OVERKILL

    They came for brains, you'll give them bullets! SEGA horror-thon House of the Dead: OVERKILL is out today.

    Survival horror as it’s never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. 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..

  • News Design your own OVERKILL wallpaper

    SEGA want you to be bad, create your own House of the Dead: OVERKILL wallpaper and share it with the world.

    Get ready for the release of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ on Friday the 13th by creating your own OVERKILL-inspired shock-horror film poster with The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Movie Poster Wallpaper Creator You can save your masterpiece as a desktop wallpaper so you are constantly..

  • Feature House of the Dead: OVERKILL gets positive first reviews

    The monolith EuroGamer gives SEGA horror rebirth a respectable 8/10 in one of the first reviews around, not bad eh?

    Combined with the occasionally grating script, these moments of weakness and imbalance can cause The House of the Dead: Overkill to feel flat at times. But that's only because they're thrown into stark relief by the rest of the game's...

January2009

  • News SEGA goes OVERKILL, Uncut

    Just in case we haven't mentioned the game enough, SEGA release another trailer, this time with all the naughty, gory, swearing bits intact - a true taste of things to come.

    The latest trailer for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is out. This time rookie agent G teams up with bad-ass cop Washington for some hardcore mutant mayhem. This trailer is UNCUT and contains all the nasty bits some people may..

  • News SEGA's Got Hand Cannons!

    Move over Wii Zapper, we're bringing in the cannons - SEGA whips out some special accessories for HOTD: OVERKILL.

    Obviously SEGA are aware of how much I like HOTD, that's why they won't tell me the bad news about HOTD4 never coming to the consoles - damn you guys, make it happen, you know it makes sense. They've distracted me with OVERKILL for now, which let's face it, is a good sign for the..

  • News Papa's Palace of Pain

    SEGA feeds us more information about the looking-great House of the Dead: OVERKILL, first mission details, it's Papa’s Palace of Pain.

    The first mission of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is also Special Agent G’s first mission. He has been dispatched by his agency, the secretive AMS, to investigate Papa Ceasar’s connection to a host of mysterious disappearances. At the exact moment G..

November2008

  • News SEGA to offer "prelude to an OVERKILL" Graphic Novel

    Pre-orders of the "adult-only" collectors edition of House of the Dead: Overkill to include an exclusive graphic novel, PAL only.

    SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the red hot Collector’s Edition for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ for release in PAL territories. This premium edition of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL arrives encased in an exclusive collector’s slipcase and is accompanied by..

August2008

  • News House of the Dead: OVERKILL - Awesome.

    SEGA surprise us with the announcement of a brand spanking new House of the Dead game, exclusive for Wii coming early next year.

    The House of the Dead: OVERKILL uncovers the ugly, terrifying, red hot secrets behind the House of the Dead; the daddy of all over-the-top shooters. While staying true to the classic gameplay this hugely successful SEGA series is getting a new retro look, with..