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The Typing of the Dead: Overkill [Online Game Code]

by Sega
Windows 7 / 8
Steam
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) 71 / 100

Price: $19.99
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  • Randomised kill-words to make every game experience unique;
  • Your keyboard is the weapon - type bullet holes into those zombie hordes!
  • Three difficulty levels included to test your typing skills to the max as well as a special 'hardcore' level for true keyboard warriors!
  • Redefined HOTD gameplay to complement the new typing mechanics;
  • Full Steam integration


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  • Online Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B00GA9NRN2
  • Release Date: October 29, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,406 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

The Typing of the dead: Overkill fuses the horror and comedy of the legendary House of the Dead series with unique typing mechanics in order to deliver a truly original gaming experience!

This gruesome shooter puts you in the middle of a mutant outbreak in Bayou county. Blast pieces out of the zombie horde across 9 stages, one keystroke at a time, in order to save you and a friends life as you work to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak.



Features:
  • Randomised kill-words to make every game experience unique;
  • Your keyboard is the weapon – type bullet holes into those zombie hordes!
  • Three difficulty levels included to test your typing skills to the max as well as a special ‘hardcore’ level for true keyboard warriors!
  • Redefined HOTD gameplay to complement the new typing mechanics;
  • Full Steam integration
  • Full and faithful port of the original PS3 edition of HOTD included in game
  • Plus more to come*

*Two-Player co-op multiplayer coming shortly after launch as free DLC

System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows 7   Windows 8         
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Disk: 10 GB
  • Video Card: Compatible with DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 (equivalent to ATI Radeon HD 6450, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 or Intel Integrated Graphics HD 3000)
  • Additional Requirements: DirectX 10.1

Steam account required for game activation and installation



Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By xizar
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Totally fun.
You must have a high tolerance for profanity.
You *must* play through all the way to the end for the last sequence.
You will enjoy having done so.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You mean, this ISN'T just a shooter? December 11, 2013
If you're claiming that you're "misled" because of this game, you're an idiot. It's a typing/zombie shooter. It even says "TYPING of the Dead" in the title. The game itself is incredibly fun, the dialogue and the words you have to type are plain hysterical. It's a great party game for everyone to take turns on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheese-tastic - and a lot of fun. February 28, 2014
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Ok, so typing to zombies doesn't *sound* all that interesting, but it is. Strangely gratifying. Do know that this game has more f-bombs than grandma after a few glasses of egg-nog, so *NOT* kid friendly. It's cheesier than any grind-flick than you could come up with, but really, you get to play as a stripper shooting a zombie stripper *while typing*. Your argument is invalid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome typing game, excessively challenging. March 31, 2014
I bought this game when it first popped up on Steam, not realizing there had been a HotD reboot some time in the past several years... So I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I launched this game and was treated to a psychadelic grindhouse goregushing extravaganza starring an enraged erotic dancer, a blaxploitation baddie, the balloon-headed blonde, and the mysterious G. The last one listed is about the only one I recognized, and his awkward mannerisms and strange speech have transformed from the terrible-yet-completely-serious acting of the original HotD games into a very well-played joke throughout the course of the newest addition to the series.

The gameplay is what you'd expect from a typing game: Zombies pop up on the screen with words, you type the words, the zombies get destroyed. Levels are actually fairly lengthy for a game of this genre, so if carpal tunnel is a concern, you might wanna stay away. You can choose between a few different difficulty levels, and as you complete each level, you can unlock the ultimate difficulty setting for that mission. I've honestly only played on the hardest difficulty (not the unlockable one), and I've got to admit it's very challenging at times. For perspective's sake, I average 105+ WPM on typing tests. So you can imagine my frustration when I'm playing a game that I *should* be good at (to reiterate, it's not your generic reaction-time-testing FPS) and still take damage/lose my combo.

Along the way, you'll unlock things from concept art to comic pages to groovy songs that you can listen to when you're not slaying zombies.

The story is fairly generic, but the setting for the game is great. As you play, you'll fight monsters on trains, kill creepy clowns at a carnival, and shoot zombies in labs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great game, but important to note:

Please note that this is a TYPING GAME - If you use "hunt and peck" when you type, this game would probably be very frustrating!

The first typing game I played was Typer Shark, which is really fun and appropriate for all ages.

Looking for a similar game, I found this download for "The Typing of the Dead: Overkill"

Note that this is a DOWNLOAD CODE only - you have to set up an account and download the game itself from Steam, an online game hosting service.

The download for this game is huge, and depending on the speed of your connection, it can take many hours to download this game.

I initially thought that you had to remain online with the Steam host active to play the game - while this is an option, you can play the game in offline mode, without need of an internet connection.

There is a ton of profanity used in this game - it's aimed at being over the top, many people would be offended by the lanugage used in this game (you can turn the dialogue off, but then the bizarre story may be even harder to follow).

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All that being said, this game is a blast to play! It's an exact port of the PS3 game (which I also have), but instead of killing mutants with guns, you are killing them off by accurately typing words as they appear onscreen. The words randomize with each new play, so even with the existing dictionary, the replay value is there.

Note that the words you are required to type aren't cuss words (so far).

You can by add-on content, in this case additional word sets.

They even have a mode that lets you play the game in the original fashion, using your mouse/keyboard to control the guns - so in that respect, this is like getting two games in one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the price. April 6, 2014
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Picked this up for $5 on sale. I didn't even know that it came with a mouse-controlled version of House of the Dead Overkill too. The typing mode is a little more fun, and plays very well. The game is super cheesy and hilarious if you are into grindhouse style B movies. Would absolutely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TYPING game! December 18, 2013
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This game is really fun and entertaining I love the story even if its a bit cheesy but it just makes the game all the more fun. I really recommend this game if you want a good game to pass the time but note that this game is a typing game you type to shoot. It may seemed odd at first but if you like typing or want to improve your typing skills then I really recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars B movie fans will fall in love
The Good: Two modes in one game, cheesy dialog and voice acting makes the game funnier, crazy monsters

The Bad: Ugly and dated visuals, playing through the game twice... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Richard Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Typing Game For Those Who Already Type Fast
I was OBSESSED with the Typing of the Dead game back in '99 and practically fell out of my chair when I discovered they released this updated version! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tyson
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Published 4 months ago by Andre
5.0 out of 5 stars Typing can be friggin awesome.
This game somehow makes typing fun, even for those who hate typing. I plan on getting my wife and daughter to play this game as well, I mean there's just no better reason than to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christopher
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia bombbbb
This game is ridiculous. But fun. I have no complaints. It's a B-rated horror game with typing.
I only wish it was like the old TotD where they had keyboards strapped onto... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Juliana LV
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute blast
Bought this for someone else in the house to help with their typing skills. They haven't gotten into it. I, on the other hand, love it LOL. Fun game. Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Byrd
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty $&*#ing good!
I played the hell out of the original Typing of the Dead, so I picked this up shortly about learning of its existence. Read more
Published 8 months ago by moonsammy
2.0 out of 5 stars An interesting typing game, but the storyline was a bit too much
A friend and I both purchased this since we were looking for another multiplayer game to play together, and had previously joke-challenged each other to improve typing speeds. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Su
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