The House of the Dead: Overkill for Wii
The House of the Dead was, at it's heart, always a profoundly silly horror series, closer in tone to the B-Movies of yesteryear then any sort of serious minded, deeply psychological spookum bookum flick. It was only a matter of time, then, before at least one of the games took the silliness, ramped it way past 11, and ran with it.
The House of the Dead: Overkill re-imagines the setting as a lost 70s Grindhouse classic, wherein series regular Agent G teams up with local cop Isaac Washington to investigate some grisly disturbances in a small town in Louisiana- which, shock horror, turn out to involve a near endless horde of rotting, undead mutants. Ridiculously gory action ensues, peppered with all manner of crazy stunts, creative profanity, quips for days, and more then a few knowing winks and nods directed at the audience, all of it backed by a soundtrack drenched in funk and grit. The end result is perhaps not everybody's cup of tea, but it will definitely appeal to those with a particularly warped sense of humour.