Posts Tagged ‘The Typing of the Dead: Overkill’

LA Cops Fuses Hotline Miami, Syndicate, Beastie Boys

By Nathan Grayson on March 11th, 2014.

Sometimes I also shoot people

Oh my god, it’s a mirage, I’m telling you all it’s sabotage. Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” is apparently a big inspiration for LA Cops‘ overall attitude/look, but I’m even more pleased that it describes the top-down shooter strategy’s moment-to-moment gameplay. Inspired by Hotline Miami‘s gore-spattered thrills and (classic) Syndicate‘s cold strategizing, this one puts you in control of two hard-boiled eggs law enforcement professionals at any given moment. Positioning is key, but so are split-second smarts and reflexes. So you might, for instance, use one cop as bait and then run them right into a bullet firehose – aka, your partner. SABOTAGE. This looks like one to watch, and watch it you shall in a pair of videos below.

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Cunking Spock: Typing Of The Dead’s Ultra-Profanity Pack

By Alec Meer on December 17th, 2013.

Because I am the most cheerless of cheerless gits, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill’s combination of endlessly mofoing grindhouse satire and straight repetition of what was a great joke ten years ago (i.e. typing as shooting) left me very cold and a little sad. Fun tunnel. Those who found the dual-gag and puerility overkill to be a reliable source of belly laughs have, however, been treated to a steady stream of word pack DLC, so far including Shakespeare, Football Manager and now one that finally coaxes a smile from my pursed lips – the profanity pack, aka Filth of the Dead. Pickled pork sword.

Hairy crevice. Furious penis. Walking talking sphincter. Consider my erection. Such a huge manatee.
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Typing Of The Dead Lets You Kill Zombies With Shakespeare

By Nathan Grayson on November 26th, 2013.

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words are the only surefire way to make sure a zombie never comes back. Also immolation.

Shakespeare in Typing of the Dead? Be still, my beating heart. That’s not to say you’ll get to kill zombies alongside the man, the myth, the possible plurality of legends him/their-self, nor is it to imply that Typing of the Dead: Overkill has added a new weapon: the mighty, thankfully un-Shake-Weight-like Shake Speare. Both of those options sound magnificent, but your TotDO to-do list can now – if you’re willing to pay the piper – include Shakespeare’s greatest works. “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times,” you might type, mournfully decapitating a zombie in the process, just as Hamlet did in Shakespeare’s original work.

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Wot I Think – The Typing Of Dead: Overkill

By Alec Meer on November 4th, 2013.


Sometimes, there’s a price to be paid for being a PC gamer. By which I don’t mean “two hundred quid on a new graphics card every couple of years.”
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