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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 (20 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


Product Details

  • 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 (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,541 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



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 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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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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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely awesome. It really tests your typing skills while delivering a hilarious story. This is one of the most entertaining games I've played in a long time. It's a short game, broken down into chapters, each chapter with a B horror movie spoof cut scene. The characters are ridiculous and completely over-the-top. It's almost deliberately awful, full of profanity, sexual innuendo, gore, and crazy love affairs. Isaac Washington swears nearly every other word, sometimes multiple words in a row, and while some may be turned off by this, it's one of the comedic highlights of the story and is actually relevant to the relationship building between Washington and Agent G. There are some great quotable lines, but nothing appropriate for an Amazon review.

The gameplay is very simple. Words pop up. You type. There are three difficulty settings. They are introducing new dictionaries as DLC to expand the words that you need to type. Each level has collectibles. A co-op mode is included, but I haven't tried that yet.

You can also play the game with shooting instead of typing, though I found this a little difficult to do with a mouse. The typing mode is more fun anyways. There's a variety of mini-games. They are okay, but I only played each once.

Obviously the graphics are dated since this was a Dreamcast game. I think it still looks fine. The soundtrack is good and fits the game well.

If you're looking for a game you can play in 20 minute increments when you need to pass some time, this is a great choice. That's about how long each level lasts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars B movie fans will fall in love November 10, 2014
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 may seem boring, extras not worth unlocking

The House of the Dead was a hit zombie light gun game back in the 90's in the arcades. This huge Sega hit spawned a game called Typing of the Dead that featured Agent G and heroes wielding keyboards instead of guns. The game was highly addictive as words and sentences popped up on enemies. If you typed everything correctly the zombie would die. A reimagining using the Wii hit House of the Dead: Overkill takes the main game and turns it into a keyboard typing fest and it's a blast.

The story and voice acting is intentionally left to be cheesy to make fun of the absolutely abysmal voice acting from the original games. It adds a comedy factor. While it's not nearly as bad as previous games it's still enough to bring back memories. Agent G and Washington are after a man named Papa Caesar who has somehow killed Washington's father and released a zombie virus among the world. Along the way you meet various characters, but non of them are really memorable. The wacky story and over the top adult content such as swearing and gore is a blast.

The game is on rails like any light gun shooter. As zombies pop up you just type away with what you see. Each level is unique with its own themed zombies and bosses. The zombies are well done and the game can be some times down right gross. The bosses are both funny and disgusting to look at, but overall the typing portion of the game is only as difficult as your typing skills permit. Thankfully you don't have to include punctuation or anything like that. Just type what you see as fast as you can.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
One of my kids like it, and the other doesn't. Overall, it is a good investment.
Published 1 day ago by Heather Tucker
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun and helps improve typing skills
Published 9 days ago by Shane May
5.0 out of 5 stars Brainnnnnnns
Just what I was looking for.
Published 10 days ago by Nunya Biddness
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 6 months ago by Tyson
5.0 out of 5 stars Despite the company's best efforts typing instructor platinum is
(the review below initially appeared for typing instructor platinum but I talked so much about this game in it that I realized I'd inadvertently done a review of sorts for... Read more
Published 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 months ago by S. Byrd
4.0 out of 5 stars IF you can handle download time and the profane dialogue...
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! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bobby W.
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 13 months ago by moonsammy
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