Gamertell writes: "There's no denying that House of the Dead: Overkill is a lot of fun for hardcore gamers. If you've been watching this game's development and enjoying the trailers, then yes, it's exactly what you wanted it to be. The action is intense, the gameplay is tremendous fun, and the design is pitch-perfect. There are numerous frame rate issues that'll hurt the experience, but they're brief, and it's easy to get past them to stay in the game. Unfortunately, the terrible script tries too hard to be funny and cool, and fails at both. It may actually have you crying blood from your own ears".