House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A first-person rail shooter originally released on the Nintendo Wii in 2009. Some of the trophies, such as for achieving S-Ranks, can be quite challenging.
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House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut
The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is a first-person rail shooter originally released for the Nintendo Wii in 2009, and ported onto the PlayStation 3 as the Extended Cut in 2011 which includes two more levels. The game is the fifth in the House of the Dead series which began in the arcade and later on the Sega Saturn in 1998. Players move the aiming reticle and fire at approaching enemies. Guns can be purchased and upgraded from cash earned between levels. The game allows for up to 4 players on local co-op, is compatible with the Move controller, and includes 3D visuals.
Due to a series of disappearances in a small town in Louisiana, Agent G and Agent Washington are sent to investigate. However, they arrive to a deadly scene of blood-soaked mutant horror.
The original House of the Dead: Overkill on the Nintendo Wii received positive reviews with an average score of 80%, praised for its fast-paced action, grindhouse style violence, and humor.
The 3-star rating is for the challenge involved for some of the trophies, such as achieving S ranks, completing the game on Hardcore mode, and a few others that can be quite frustrating. A lot of trial and error is involved, as you will occasionally need to memorize where to aim and fire your weapon, and when to reload. The Platinum is certainly doable for an average gamer without enough patience, but don't expect a cakewalk with this one.
The Platinum can be earned in roughly 30-40 hours, though this is heavily skill dependent.
NOTE: The Move controller is required for the Yakuza trophy.
Since you'll need to complete Story mode in order to unlock the other modes, this is a good place to start. For the most part, just play and enjoy the game. You'll be unlocking a number of story-related trophies, as well as a few others naturally. Since there is a level-select available, and since you'll be needing a number of playthroughs, don't worry about missing anything. Also, all the collectibles are stackable.
Next, start your second playthrough, this time on Director's Cut. Here, the levels will be longer than those in Story mode. Completing Director's Cut will unlock the Lights, Camera, Headshot! trophy. This is also a chance to start working on the challenges, as well as continue purchasing more guns and upgrading them.
After that, it's time to play through the Director's Cut on Hardcore mode. The difference here, is that the mutants may only be killed with headshots. Completing this will unlock the Extreme Hardcore trophy.
By now you should be pretty familiar with the game and its levels, so it's time for your fourth playthrough, this time on Classic mode without using any continues. This is not an easy feat, but completing this will unlock the Do You Feel Lucky? trophy.
Lastly, it's time to mop-up those remaining trophies. Achieving an S-rank will, unfortunately, still be the hardest part of the game. Just remain patient and keep trying until you get it, even if it means memorizing every pixel in the game. Also, don't forget to play the Minigame mode for the I'll Try Anything Once trophy. Check out the House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
A text-based Walkthrough for the Wii version, by Bhodges:
And a video Walkthrough by TheWhitehouseGames:
douggie00 has a great Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide by Naugie:
A Collectibles Guide by stickyghost:
A useful Extreme Hardcore Guide by EnigmaticFrenzyy:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: