Daily Nintendo writes: "The biggest problem with House of the Dead: Overkill is that it's over too soon. While the entire trip was outstanding, it can be tough to justify the $50 price of admission. Players could blow through the story mode in a couple of hours and squeeze another two for the director's cut. There are some mini-games to lengthen Overkill's shelf life, but like the campaign, it falls short as well. If you're a House of the Dead fan, then by all means, get Overkill to complete your collection. If you're not, you still must play this game, but rental is perhaps the way to go".