The House of the Dead: Overkill is, quite frankly, brilliant. The deliberate continuity errors, the deep-voiced announcer, the crackles on the soundtrack... it's a parody of every '70s horror flick that took itself too seriously. It plays well too and we've been on it all week trying to beat our high scores.
But if it's going to be remembered for anything, it's for potty-mouthed Agent Washington. Here's why
Video Games and facial hair have long had a close bond, be it the soul patch on the Prince of Persia, Gordon Freeman’s goatee, or the five o'clock shadow on every single character made with the Unreal 3 Engine. But while most games have people (mostly men) with some bit of hair growing beneath the nose but above the mouth, there are too few with just a mustache adding character to their faces.
We hate rubbish endings. There's nothing more unsatisfying than becoming emotionally attached to a game for 10 or so hours and then have it end on a whimper. It's like having a really tasty meal and then finding a rusty nail in your last forkful. A nail that ends in an unsatisfying cliff-hanger, cheesy line or unresolved plot thread. And sod everyone who says it's about the journey, not the destination. The following games all take you on a
Forget everything you thought you knew about Huxley. Which wasn’t much, because let’s face it, the game’s been quieter than a mime’s funeral and seen more delays than LAX in a snowstorm. But that’s not to say it doesn’t exist. On the contrary, plans are to get it into consumer’s computers by sometime later this year. Here’s what you need to know.
Numbers. Man, there must be millions of ‘em. Seems like every other game on the shelf has a number in it. Boy, I bet you could count to a hundred using just videogame titles and related items. Let’s see if I’m right.
Is there anything more disgusting than the casual gamer? We checked the internet, and can definitively say that no, there is no baser creature in existence. Not even these guys
. While hating on shooters or RPGs is sure to be divisive, we can all unite in our hatred of casual games. What better way to bring the Week of Hate to a close? Got beef with casual games, or with our lovely video?
Yesterday, we mercilessly tore apart your favorite games, explaining in cruel, cold detail why you have always been wrong for loving them. Today, the tables are turned. Today, we open ourselves up to ridicule.
The following games are really, honestly bad. If not, they’re hopelessly broken or offensively mediocre. At the very least, they’re extremely embarrassing to play for some unfortunate reason or another.
Cue the banjo! It wouldn’t be the Week of Hate without our trademark “100 Reasons” videos. In case you missed it, last year we targeted game platforms. So this year we thought we’d change it up and go after a few popular genres. Up first, the ubiquitous shooter.
Gamers are a diverse and extremely opinionated bunch. If you love something with all your heart and soul, we guarantee you that someone else hates it with an equal amount of passion. Chances are good, in fact, that the person who despises your precious favorite is a person you know, like or even trust. Your favorite GamesRadar editor, for example…
Today marks the beginning of the Week of Hate, GamesRadar’s annual celebration of all things callow, lame and detestable about videogames and the industry that surrounds them. Stay tuned all this week for a fresh round of features and videos dedicated to everything we hate about the hobby we love.