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The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
Schlock horror
by Jon Mundy 30/4/2013
Product: The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
Publisher: Sega
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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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. ...
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Summary
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
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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