Wii Review – House of the Dead: Overkill

Stefan Grasso's Game Reviews

house of the dead overkillRelease Date: February 13, 2009 (EU)

Well, well, well. Here I am, Adrian from Very Very Gaming, guesting for Stefan during his hiatus, and I have an interesting game to talk about today for you. House of the Dead: Overkill is the most recent entry in the beloved House of the Dead series by Sega. It’s a lightgun game for the Wii, so there’s lots of pointing the Wii Remote and pressing B to mow down waves of zombie villains. Like its predecessors, Overkill is entirely on-rails. What’s new to the series is that it mercilessly satirises previous entries in the series, as well as the B-movies the series is indebted to. It is tempting perhaps to consider this game as an analogy for Sega as a company right now – once a popular and acclaimed franchise, now a parody of itself. But it’s not my job today to…

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