TVGB writes: "The House of the Dead: Overkill is the best game ever on the Wii. No, actually it really isn't. At least not in the sense that we normally dub games the best ever. However, in another way it truly is. Overkill heralds (hopefully) the entrance of a new generation of Wii games that are geared towards adults, produced by third parties and have some genuine care and passion driving them. It is the first true appearance of a major gaming company throwing out the kid friendly image of the Wii and going all out in the other direction, and because of this it is the greatest Wii game ever."