Top Ten: Games to Play This Halloween

Come read how to get all the scares without the legwork and face paint!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/29/2013 09:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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7) House of the Dead: Overkill

House of the Dead: Overkill Screen

Play it on: Wii

Dust off your Wii Zapper and prepare to play one of the best-looking (and most profanity-laden) Wii games ever made. The House of the Dead: Overkill is SEGA’s intense, violent, bloody love letter to horror fans. An on-rails shooter, Overkill controls like the classic light-gun arcade games The House of the Dead series is known for. What sets Overkill apart is an explosive narrative, intense gunplay, and a pulp aesthetic that really pushes Wii to its limits. This game isn’t shy about pushing the envelope, but if you can handle its bombastic attitude, Overkill is a great Halloween romp.

Overkill features the series’ standard zombie-killing action, but kicks it up a notch with sickeningly realistic dismemberment and gore splatter. Players can customize their arsenal via the in-game shop, which adds even more variety to the mayhem as the story progresses. Chaining kills helps stack combos, resulting in big scores and bigger thrills. Enemies are gruesome, in particular the bosses, who feature some of the best creature design in the game. Make no mistake, Overkill generates scares more through waves of enemies and the resulting adrenaline rush than hushed creeps through dimly lit corridors, but that will do little to impact your enjoyment. This game will get your blood pumping as easily as a slasher flick, and it might also spread a grin across your face, too!

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