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
God I miss the Dreamcastblznblzn2 | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all blznblzn2's reviews »
I know I'll probably mention the Dreamcast more than this game itself, but it's essential I think.
WII was a gimmick as it was just a controller and well we know now it was a concept that overall didnt work but as a console lasted for years. and to a lesser extent Dreamcast had gimmicks, but it had a functional controller for the mainstream games But TOTD for Dreamcast was one of those, brilliant, just an idea waiting to be made, and it was. This game hearkens back to those days when I thought there was much more out there and 12 years later life goes on, to say the least.
I guess this is a review for nostalgia and lets push things forward, it was a gameplay concept that worked. An on rails shooter where you typed to kill your enemies. Sounded ridiculous back in the Dreamcast days, still sounds ridiculous , but its a niche and I hope people out there remember that there is still hope for original concepts. even though technically this isnt an original concept just a sequel to an original one.
Great fantastic nostalgic gameplay and the story aint half bad either.
Typing Has Never Been So Fun13th | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all 13th's reviews »
This is one of those games that people are either going to love or hate. I'm leaning more towards the love side of the scale for this. Just when you thought there wasn't enough zombie related games out there, 'Typing of the Dead makes it's return. First appearing on the Sega Dreamcast all those years ago, it makes it way onto the PC and brings along 'House of the Dead Overkill' for the ride, so you are getting two zombie games for the price of one. One which teaches you to type, the other to use your mouse and shoot things.
The words you will type are completely randomised each playthrough, so whilst the sets and the zombie encounters will be the same, the words won't so that adds some life to the game.
I do suggest you watch others play this 1st before deciding whether to buy this or not. As only then can you decide if this is a game you would like to play or not
This is what you want if this is what you wantmars_elliot | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all mars_elliot's reviews »
Don't go into this game with unrealistic expectations. Watch a video or two to see if its your style. Personally, I bought this game to help me with my typing skills and speed ... but with a little added flair. It is exactly what I expected and exactly what I wanted. I have been familiar with the "Of the Dead" games since they first came out and this is more of the same, save for the type to shoot aspect. The story is ridiculous, the graphics are pretty much the same as they've always been, and I'm very satisfied with that. I've even improved my typing skills! There are various difficulty modes which will change up the difficulty of the words and the speed you need to type.
All in all, if you know what you're buying you'll have a great time and it will fulfill your "needs". For what its worth, there is a coop mode that I believe uses a controller but I haven't tried it yet and another mode that has yet to be released.
If you find yourself disappointed with this game, it is a failure on your part. It shows itself as what it is. You either want it ... or you don't.
Grindhouse Teaches You TypingTheCrownless | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all TheCrownless's reviews »
The Typing of the Dead is not an unfamiliar series, having played the original back when it was first released and even so far as to play it's Arcade iterations while visiting various places in Asia. After the second game in the series failed to get localized it seemed to be the end of the series coming over to the West, when Lo and Behold, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is quietly released on Steam!
The game itself is based off of The House of the Dead Overkill, Originally released on the Wii, then released on the PS3 in HD. The version that this game is based on seems to be the PS3 version, and this can be seen as the resolution of the game is locked to 720p regardless of the setting you choose to display. This is just a minor nitpick however as there are various screen filters in play which help to alleviate this. It's an incredibly over the top excperience, very much in line with the Robert Rodriguez school of B-Movies. There's gratuitous swearing, incredibly bad oneliners and a deep basey narrator which introduces each of the 'Episodes' that you play. So from an Aesthetic stand point, if you love lame B-Movies, this is definitely the game for you.
Gameplay is actually incredibly simple; instead of having a gun to shoot zombies with, a set of words appear on the body of the zombie, you type out the words and the zombie dies! Very simple. The humor and pop culture references which appear in the word bank are incredibly humorous and add to the replayability. It also seems like down the line, the player has the ability to add new and custom word banks which will greatly increase the replayability of the game.
Not only does this game have The Typing of the Dead, but it too has the original House of the Dead: Overkill HD included in it! So if your fingers get tired of all the typing, you can go and play a traditional light gun game, utilizing the mouse as the aiming reticule.
In summary, if you have a penchant for bad B-Movie acting, while also wanting to practice your typing against hordes of zombies/mutants and all other manner of nasties, I most definitely recommend this game.
Good But has Issuescodeblue666 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all codeblue666's reviews »
This game which first came out on the wii a couple years ago has been turned into a fun typing game akin to the original typing of the dead. This games 70-80s humor and its spoofing of movies from around this time is great. However i had issue with the main and level select menus in which the screen would be frozen and i would need to alt-tab to move the mouse but after selecting a level it was fine. Also multiplayer has still not been implemented but is coming soon as free DLC. IN the end this is a great game held back only by some small issue and dated graphics but still worth playing.