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.

Key Features:

  • 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

Customer reviews


Unique, fun gameplay, over-the-top story, and a dash of crazy

Lorddyran | 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.


Very enjoyable

tyui123 | Sept. 11, 2014 | See all tyui123's reviews »

A game where you kill zombies (or as they're called in the game, mutants) by typing. Fun to play, hilarious dialogues and also an amazing soundtrack. Features low to high difficulties which I think add to the replayability too. I recommend this game to everyone.


Enjoyable and funny!

TPCGorillaMunch | July 19, 2014 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »

This game isn't the best tool for learning how to type quickly but it isn't bad either. If you want to improve your typing skills and kill zombies at the same time this could be the game for you.

The game can be played cooperatively and also includes mini-games and almost endless replayability due to the ability to beat your high scores. The game also includes The House of the Dead Overkill which is basically the same game except you click to shoot, rather than type words.

The game is funny with hilarious characters and overall an enjoyable game that I would recommend trying, particularly if you want to improve your typing ability.


Ridiculously hilarious typing exercise.

MafuMafu | June 23, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »

Do you expect this game to be a serious FPS and/or FPT? (First Person Typing. Yes, I genre that I've just made up because I want) Well, think again. This game is ridiculous. That amount of swearing in this game is also ridiculous. It feels like an 80's movie. You can either type or aim in Typing of the Dead or House of the Dead, respectively. Your choice. With the challenges and the hardcore mode, you can replay the game as much as you want or until you master your typing powers. Buy it now or zombies will eat your brain.


Unique, fun and useful

darkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »

Which other game has you shooting zombies by writing stuff on screen? None. That's the concept behind Typing of the Dead: a rail shooter, where all you have to do is write words which appear over zombies in order to kill them. And these lead to very funny moments, since sometimes they are perfectly placed in the context of the game. You also collect medpacks and other items, but you have to be fast to press a button when you see them on-screen. The story and action is typical to Grindhouse movies, while the dialogue is very similar to a Robert Rodriguez movie. You'll even find some really nice references to pop culture if you listen carefully. Go get it. It's extremely fun and it will get you typing much faster.