The Escapist writes:
"Can irony make a staid light gun game fresh again? Probably not, but the marketing efforts are entertaining anyway. Inspired by the Grindhouse films of the 70's, and more probably by the recent film, Grindhouse, House of the Dead Overkill is the latest entry in the light gun series.
I can say that there's absolutely nothing new to report here. The Wiimote acts as a your gun and the game moves your character. The story and scenarios are more self consciously corny than in previous games but, if the level I played is any indication, it's still just about shooting zombies in a number of different, yet strangely similar, locales."