Eurogamer writes: "'This is like something out of a VIDEOGAME!' screams the brilliant B-movie box art for House of the Dead: Overkill, SEGA's Wii-bound revisit of its classic lightgun series. Only the irony is layered deeper than that, because the first thing you'll think when you see it is, "this is like something out of a MOVIE!" One specific movie (or two if you're picky, and European): Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's trash pastiche, Grindhouse.
In fact, it's one specific bit of that one specific movie that developer Headstrong Games used as a style guide, Rodriguez's spoof Machete trailer. Which, as it happens, is now being made into an actual film, so is no longer a spoof. Such are the tangled webs woven by self-referential, cross-media, post-ironic genre culture."