Typing of the Dead: Overkill
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Typing of the dead: Overkill fuses the horror and comedy of the legendary House of the Dead series with unique typing mechanics in order to deliver a truly original gaming experience!
This gruesome shooter puts you in the middle of a mutant outbreak in Bayou county. Blast pieces out of the zombie horde across 9 stages, one keystroke at a time, in order to save you and a friends life as you work to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak.
Randomised kill-words to make every game experience unique;
Your keyboard is the weapon – type bullet holes into those zombie hordes!
Three difficulty levels included to test your typing skills to the max as well as a special ‘hardcore’ level for true keyboard warriors!
Redefined HOTD gameplay to complement the new typing mechanics;
Full Steam integration
Full and faithful port of the original PS3 edition of HOTD included in game
Plus more to come*
Two-Player co-op multiplayer coming shortly after launch as free DLC
Great to see a new Typing of the DeadLegolas_Katarn | Feb. 8, 2016 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »
Typing of the Dead Overkill is a lightgun style shooter and this is a copy of the game's story, level, and enemies, only this time you are typing to kill enemies, pick up items, and to destroy enemy projectiles. The game can have you hitting single letters, a single common word, phrases, or typing long and complicated words. Words can be normal phrases, humorous, or they might fit a theme, even more so if you use one of the DLC word packs. The game itself has an entertaining theme and characters, all done in a grindhouse style. This also includes the content of the updated version of the original game so you get the extra levels that were not originally available in the Wii version. A fun game that can help make you faster at typing.
Good way too become faster at writing C:cookie112 | April 19, 2015 | See all cookie112's reviews »
the typical ''The house of the dead'' is basically an on rail shooter where you just click the zombies with the mouse, but in this Spinoff you dont click the zombies, you write down random words or sentences to take'em down. This game is real fun and make you a faster writing machine, Recommended! There is however not much more to it.
What is the purpose of this game?MadDemon64 | April 17, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
I cannot determine why this game exists. Sure it is a fine game, but what is its purpose? The original was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek love letter to grindhouse films with classic light-gun on-rails-shooter action where you fight off zombies, defeat dastardly plots at world domination, and laugh at how over the top everything is, as was to be expected of House of the Dead games. This, however, feels weird, partially because the concept it weird. Typing of the Dead is apparently a modification of House of the Dead where you type out words instead of shoot zombies. This is a confusing concept, as the purpose feels strange. If it is meant to be a game that teaches typing, why use an adult game as the basis if the purpose is designed for younger audiences, as in kindergarteners? It just doesn’t make any sense. The game is good, but honestly it does not serve much of a purpose. It’s entertaining, but the skills it requires you to perfect are the kind you already have perfected already. Or maybe the game was designed for older people who damaged their hands and need to train themselves how to type again.
I wish there were more games like this.jonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
Typing of the Dead is an on-rails zombie shooter where you type phrases on the screen to kill the zombies. If you like typing, shooting zombies, and you would like to kill zombies by typing, then definitely check out this title. There are some downsides. First, the phrase list in the game is actually pretty limited. You'd think that they'd have you typing all kinds of phrases, but during your first playthrough you're going to notice a lot of repeated vocabulary. To increase the number of phrases that are used in the game, you'll have to buy the DLC; I think it's a little silly to pay like three dollars just to add some words (So I didn't). Second, this is a zombie game - great for adults. It's gross and violent and some of the monster designs are super disgusting. There is a ton of cursing. You really don't want to have little kids playing this, which is a shame because I'd love for my little cousins to have a fun typing game. Oh well. Third, the game missed out on a lot of potential. The gameplay is pretty much the same the whole way through. Words appear on the screen, and then you type them - about as expected. But the final boss in this game changed everything. To fight the final boss, words don't appear on the screen as before. Instead, you're given a category and your job is to type as many words within that category as possible (word association). By far, the final boss was the most interesting typing experience in the game. It's sad that there weren't more mini-games like that. Finally, I don't know about the replay value of this game. I played through the main game once (which is like five hours of typing) and I haven't played it since. Since its an on-rails game, there aren't random scenarios or places to explore; to play again, you just start the game all over again. Keep in mind that this game is not a typing-teacher. You should already know how to type a good bit before playing. But if you're looking for a fun way to practice some typing, Typing of the Dead isn't bad. I bought it during a sale which and I thought was a decent deal.
Unique, fun gameplay, over-the-top story, and a dash of crazyLorddyran | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
Let me get this out of the way right away: this game is not as good as the original Typing of the Dead. The original Typing of the Dead was just as weird but took itself seriously, and that made it much funnier. This sequel has the same basic gameplay, and there are no complaints there - but it misses out on the story side. It tries to be ridiculous and over the top, and it ends up seeming just silly, and not even in a fun way. Thankfully, though, the mediocre story is made up for by the gameplay, and it on the balance ends up being a lot of fun.