Overall, House of the Dead: Overkill is an absurd, playful, arcade-like experience. Every facet of the presentation is hysterical, from the music to the over-the-top plot. Despite some visual quirks, Overkill is a blast from start to finish and holds up well to repeat playthroughs.
* Hysterically over-the-top presentation
* Fun, intuitive arcade gameplay
* A bit too dark in some places
* Some lag when there's a lot of action