Do you like zombies? Do you like zombie games? Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, this report may be for you.
The House of the Dead: Overkill was released on February 10, 2009 for the Wii in North America, and it had a MSRP of $49.99. A port of the game was just released this past Tuesday, October 25, for the PlayStation 3 with a MSRP of $39.99, but it is already discounted 25% at one online site, HERE.
It was developed by Headstrong Games, and published by Sega. The House of the Dead: Overkill received a "Mature" rating from the ESRB with "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language" listed as content for parents/gamers to be aware of.
How many hours of game-play can PlayStation 3 owners expect, and also Wii owners, from The House of the Dead: Overkill if they are just picking it up? Let's take a look!
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The House of the Dead: Overkill has about 75,110 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel; with 986 days possibly reported.
The game's average play-time per day/session reported is 1 Hour 35 Minutes, which simply means each time Wii owners have sat down to play the game, they play it for about an hour and a half.
The House of the Dead: Overkill's Wii "professional" review score average is 81.09%, based on 55 reviews on GameRankings.com. The Wii version has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 169 customer reviews; which is 77.51% when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
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I have not played The House of the Dead: Overkill, and I don't think I will at this point. I'm not a huge fan of over-the-top language in games, and considering this game won a world record for its use of a certain word, I don't see it making it on my list to play.
As for the reported game-play data, I think seeing "9 Hours 25 Minutes" averaged "Per person" reporting data is great for a rail shooter, and knowing that two levels have been added to the PlayStation 3 version I think should let PS3 owners know they can probably expect 10+ hours of game-play from The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut.
While I probably will never play The House of the Dead: Overkill on the Wii, or PS3, I believe I have one of the House of the Dead games from the Sega Dreamcast sitting around here somewhere, so I may have to fire that up again and see how it has held up.
Are any of you big fans of the House of the Dead series games, and found yourself to have really enjoyed The House of Dead: Overkill for the Wii? Also, if you have played the Wii and/or PS3 version of the game, do you know if there is a "content filter" of sorts which allows the language to be toned down and/or removed from the game-play altogether?
Did any of you purchase The House of Dead: Overkill - Extendend Cut this past week for the PlayStation 3? If so, how do you think the game controls with the Sony Move controller, if you have used it?
If any of you are interested in either the Wii or PlayStation 3 version of The House of the Dead: Overkill, you can see both games on Amazon.com linked below: