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House of the Dead: Overkill 3D on PS3 Wii

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House of the Dead: Overkill 3D is a Shooting game available on the PS3 Wii. It can be played in Singleplayer Competitive Cooperative 3d modes.

House of the Dead: Overkill 3D is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.

House of the Dead: Overkill 3D can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

House of the Dead: Overkill 3D can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

House of the Dead: Overkill 3D can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.

House of the Dead: Overkill 3D can be played in a 3d mode. These types of games use shuttered, polarised or even red/green glasses technology to create a 3D visual experience. This not only adds depth and changes how the game looks, but also opens up new camera views and play styles. The PS3 supports 3DTV's and the 3DS provides a top screen that enables glasses free 3D output.


House of the Dead: Overkill 3D

House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut PS3 gives one of the Wii's best shooters an HD, 3D and Move-friendly makeover, hopefully giving an excellent game a whole new un-life.

Of the small outbreak of on-rails horror shooters on the Wii, 2009's House of the Dead: Overkill was probably the best, a smart, swearing-filled gorefest with a strong video nasty feel. By adopting a tone of knowing schlockiness based on the grindhouse pastiches clogging cinemas at the time, Overkill weaponised the House of the Dead series' reputation for cheesiness, making it an asset rather than a liability.
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Mark Clapham


Family Gamer review Thu, 26 Feb 2009

Following the success of Sega's arcade conversion House of the Dead 2 and 3 Wii, they return with the next edition of their zombie shooting series - exclusive to the Wii no less. Although not one for the younger audience, this is great for those looking for some frights and gore from their video games - something lacking in the Wii's game catalogue.

Shooting games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive activities. Depending on the sport, these will either have an action or strategy focus. Popular sports games are often released on an annual basis, each year the game receives new player rosters and game improvements.
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