The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
by Jon Mundy 30/4/2013
Product: The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Shooter
Like a shuffling zombie, The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels is back from the dead - or at least from an all-but-defunct console.
Also like a zombie, it's brainless, ugly, yet oddly fascinating all the same.
Where did they dig this one up?
Based on a four-year-old Wii shooter, THotDOTLR (blimey, even the shortened version is unwieldy) is a bit of a dog to look at - all chunky 3D models and basic textures.
That kind of fits into the whole schlocky B-movie feel that Sega is aiming for, though.
If you're not up on your console gaming history, Overkill took a detour from the usual straight arcade light gun kicks of the franchise.
The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels remains a decent virtual light gun game that translates pretty well to iPad, but its graphics haven't aged well and the IAP system is an unwelcome addition
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