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FPS-ish Friday – The House of the Dead: Overkill Hours Played

October 28, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Do you like zombies?  Do you like zombie games?  Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, this report may be for you.

     The House of the Dead: Overkill was released on February 10, 2009 for the Wii in North America, and it had a MSRP of $49.99.  A port of the game was just released this past Tuesday, October 25, for the PlayStation 3 with a MSRP of $39.99, but it is already discounted 25% at one online site, HERE.
     It was developed by Headstrong Games, and published by Sega.  The House of the Dead: Overkill received a Mature” rating from the ESRB with “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language” listed as content for parents/gamers to be aware of.

     How many hours of game-play can PlayStation 3 owners expect, and also Wii owners, from The House of the Dead: Overkill if they are just picking it up?  Let’s take a look!

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The Brew
     The House of the Dead: Overkill has about 75,110 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel; with 986 days possibly reported.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session reported is 1 Hour 35 Minutes, which simply means each time Wii owners have sat down to play the game, they play it for about an hour and a half.
     The House of the Dead: Overkill’s Wii “professional” review score average is 81.09%, based on 55 reviews on GameRankings.com.  The Wii version has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 169 customer reviews; which is 77.51% when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

Full customer review scores breakdown.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I have not played The House of the Dead: Overkill, and I don’t think I will at this point.  I’m not a huge fan of over-the-top language in games, and considering this game won a world record for its use of a certain word, I don’t see it making it on my list to play.
     As for the reported game-play data, I think seeing “9 Hours 25 Minutes” averaged “Per person” reporting data is great for a rail shooter, and knowing that two levels have been added to the PlayStation 3 version I think should let PS3 owners know they can probably expect 10+ hours of game-play from The House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut.
     While I probably will never play The House of the Dead: Overkill on the Wii, or PS3, I believe I have one of the House of the Dead games from the Sega Dreamcast sitting around here somewhere, so I may have to fire that up again and see how it has held up.

Questions
     Are any of you big fans of the House of the Dead series games, and found yourself to have really enjoyed The House of Dead: Overkill for the Wii?  Also, if you have played the Wii and/or PS3 version of the game, do you know if there is a “content filter” of sorts which allows the language to be toned down and/or removed from the game-play altogether?
     Did any of you purchase The House of Dead: Overkill – Extendend Cut this past week for the PlayStation 3?  If so, how do you think the game controls with the Sony Move controller, if you have used it?

If any of you are interested in either the Wii or PlayStation 3 version of The House of the Dead: Overkill, you can see both games on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B001ET07O0 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B0053B7ICO

Nintendo Wii Rail Shooter Games Data

April 19, 2010
House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Space: Extraction, & 
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
(click image to enlarge)

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
House of the Dead Overkill has 42,197 players reporting play-time data.
Dead Space Extraction has 12,734 players reporting their play-time data.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles has 17,811 players reporting data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
House of the Dead Overkill had an increase of 668 more players reporting their play-time data.
Dead Space Extraction had an increase of 404 more players reporting play-time data.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles had an increase of 681 more players reporting their play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
House of the Dead Overkill has 354,351 Total Hours reported this week, increasing 6,136 hours over last week.
Dead Space Extraction has 84,240 Total Hours reported, an increase of 3,003 hours.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles has 209,186 Total Hours reported this week, increasing 9,564 hours since last week.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Sale Price:
House of the Dead Overkill‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #348 and is currently selling for $15.43.
Dead Space Extraction‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,622 and is currently selling for $29.36.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #1,761 and is currently selling for $39.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
House of the Dead Overkill‘s review score average is 80.80%, based on 55 reviews.
Dead Space Extraction‘s review score average is 83.75%, based on 59 reviews.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles‘ review score average is 74.54%, based on 40 reviews.
Thoughts:
This may be this last week, for a few weeks, for the rail shooter data.
I’m trying to incorporate more games each week, so I may start doing some on a rotational basis.
Questions:
Out of these three rail shooters, if just one of them was to receive a sequel, which franchise would you prefer to get a sequel?
If you’re interested in any of these three games, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com below:
  

Nintendo Wii Rail Shooter Games Data

April 19, 2010
House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Space: Extraction, & 
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
(click image to enlarge)

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
House of the Dead Overkill has 42,197 players reporting play-time data.
Dead Space Extraction has 12,734 players reporting their play-time data.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles has 17,811 players reporting data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
House of the Dead Overkill had an increase of 668 more players reporting their play-time data.
Dead Space Extraction had an increase of 404 more players reporting play-time data.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles had an increase of 681 more players reporting their play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
House of the Dead Overkill has 354,351 Total Hours reported this week, increasing 6,136 hours over last week.
Dead Space Extraction has 84,240 Total Hours reported, an increase of 3,003 hours.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles has 209,186 Total Hours reported this week, increasing 9,564 hours since last week.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Sale Price:
House of the Dead Overkill‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #348 and is currently selling for $15.43.
Dead Space Extraction‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,622 and is currently selling for $29.36.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #1,761 and is currently selling for $39.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
House of the Dead Overkill‘s review score average is 80.80%, based on 55 reviews.
Dead Space Extraction‘s review score average is 83.75%, based on 59 reviews.
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles‘ review score average is 74.54%, based on 40 reviews.
Thoughts:
This may be this last week, for a few weeks, for the rail shooter data.
I’m trying to incorporate more games each week, so I may start doing some on a rotational basis.
Questions:
Out of these three rail shooters, if just one of them was to receive a sequel, which franchise would you prefer to get a sequel?
If you’re interested in any of these three games, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001ET07O0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001TOMQVC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0020H46D8&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr