The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut on PlayStation 3 is a rootin' tootin' arcade shooter full of fun and firepower. With a clichéd duo of two cops who couldn't be more different, your job is to take up arms and go after the cackling criminal mastermind Papa Caesar.
With Agent G and Detective Washington on the case and your finger on the trigger of your PlayStation Move motion controller, an army of mindless zombies await. Your job? To blast through anyone who gets in your way.
It's a colossal job through nine levels, each containing a gruesome horde of mutants, ranging from undead clowns to brutal zombie nurses. Mashing monsters is great fun, and although you don't need a motion controller to play, having a PS Move not only increases your precision, it makes The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut even more engaging. If you have a PlayStation Move sharp shooter combined with your PS Move, you can really feel like an action movie hero.
And you'll need that extra accuracy as the mutants are nimble little fiends. Accurate shots are the key to swiftly putting them down, as well as making sure you always have bullets in the chamber. Thankfully, there are plenty of power-ups to help you destroy your foes. If grenades won't do the job, then try shooting adrenalin icons to reduce the speed of the on-screen action and pick off even the fastest brute.
You can also upgrade your basic weapon to increase its capabilities such as damage and fire rate, as well as buy new weapons such as an automatic shotgun and crossbow. These aren't just handy for making sure you stay alive in these sinister times, they're also useful to pick out the variety of memorabilia strewn across each stage. You can collect 3D models, concept art, music and comic book pages, all of which can be enjoyed from the main menu.
With its fantastic sense of humour and all out action, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut is an explosive barrel of laughs that captures the over the top spirit of a grindhouse movie. There's plenty to keep you coming back too when you complete the Story Mode, as new weapons and modes become available, such as the Director's Cut missions: fancy a fresh challenge with tougher enemies, extended levels and a limited amount of continues?