Total Overdose Demo

A "fun slinging" third person shooter game

  • Vote:
    7.7 (1542)
  • Category:

    Action

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

Total Overdose, also known as Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico, is a third person action game. The game follows Ramiro Cruz, a former criminal who had a change of heart and now works for the DEA. At the beginning of the game, his brother Tommy approaches him and asks for help finding out the truth about who killed their father and what really happened to the older man. As Cruz, players must head to Mexico and work with and battle against a host of characters to discover the connection between his father and the Mexican drug cartel.

Many players will find that this game combines elements from the Need for Speed franchise with the Grand Theft Auto franchise and a little Kane & Lynch thrown in for good measure. Before the game starts, it shows viewers a small clip that introduces them to Cruz's father Ernesto. After fighting members of the cartel, he manages to escape through the jungle and get on a plane for the United States. Players then discover that Ernesto never made it home and that he allegedly died of a drug overdose on the plane. Though the clip sets up the game, many players dislike that they can't skip over it and that it runs a little too long.

This action and adventure game lets players unlock new moves and incorporate those actions into their character's activities. When they hit a certain number of moves and points, they can unlock loco moves that give them full health and more strength. The tornado moves lets players rotate the character in a full circle and take down any villains in the nearby area with two machine guns. Players also love some of the more creative moves in the game, including the sombrero of death, mad wrestler and explosive pinata.

With the explosive pinata, Cruz sets a pinata on the ground and watches as it explodes into a shower of confetti and kills anyone nearby. The sombrero of death lets Cruz call in a reinforcement in the form of a zombie with a grenade launcher, and the mad wrestler sends in a crazy character dressed as a Mexican wrestler to take care of enemies.

Some people think that Total Overdose does not introduce anything new to the third person action game genre, but this game serves as a fun and exciting new addition to the field. Players will love taking down enemies with fun weapons by their sides, but they will also love uncovering the truth behind the mystery introduced at the beginning of the game.

Pros

  • Combines elements of two hit franchises in a fun way.
  • Uses humor and comedy to break up the darkness of the game.
  • Features a wide range of moves and actions that players can use to beat bosses.

Cons

  • Introductory film clip is long and players cannot skip over it.
  • Sometimes seems more like a new Grand Theft Auto game than a new title.
  • Repetitive missions and actions can leave players annoyed.

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