Typing of the Dead: Overkill Now on Steam, Only $8 for Campy Horror Nostalgia

By Viet Do . October 30, 2013 . 10:59am


Remember that wacky arcade game Typing of the Dead? The funky title from Sega that modified House of the Dead 2, where instead of killing zombies with a gun you uh… killed them with a computer keyboard (by typing out words, mind you)?


Just yesterday, a surprise release of Typing of the Dead: Overkill hit the digital shelves, and it’s now available on Steam. You can grab the game at GMG for only $8 to relive some of the campy humor.  As an FYI, Typing of the Dead: Overkill is a modification of 2009’s House of the Dead: Overkill and includes that game as well. Two player co-op isn’t included yet but supposedly will appear in an eventual free update.


To continue following the “scary” theme, there’s a Steam Halloween Sale going on with some titles at decent prices. Top picks are listed below.  Console gamers who don’t mind buying pre-owned copies should also check out the used games on sale listed below.


“Scary” Games + Steam Halloween Sale:


Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
Oct 26 Oct 31 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare $29.99 20% $23.99
Oct 29 Oct 31 PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate $19.99 25% $14.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Darksiders 2 $49.99 80% $9.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Slender: The Arrival $19.99 60% $8.00
Oct 29 Nov 1 Slender: The Arrival $9.99 20% $7.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Devil May Cry 4 $19.99 66% $6.79
Oct 29 Nov 1 Huntsman: The Orphanage $14.99 60% $6
Oct 29 Nov 1 Lucius $19.99 75% $4.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Amnesia: The Dark Descent $19.99 75% $4.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Sleeping Dogs $24.99 80% $4.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition $19.99 75% $4.99
Oct 29 Nov 1 Darksiders $19.99 80% $3.99


Console + Used Game Deals


Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
Oct 29 Nov 4 Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) $39.99 13% $34.99
Oct 28 N/A Injustice: Gods Among Us (USED PS3, 360) $59.99 67% $19.99
Oct 29 N/A Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (USED 3DS) $39.99 50% $19.99
Oct 29 N/A Lego City Undercover: Chase Begins (USED 3DS) $29.99 50% $14.99
Oct 29 N/A Borderlands 2 (USED PS3, 360) $29.99 67% $9.99
Oct 29 N/A Tomb Raider (USED 360) $29.99 67% $9.99





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  • Fub Frank

    Typing of the Dead was so awesome. Will def. pick this up.

    • I never really got to play the arcade version before but it looks pretty damn cool to play with a friend.


      • Kitestwinblades

        I’m amazed to see an arcade version of this exist with keyboards! I kind of thought it was just a port of the normal game without the light guns for home PCs… but to see that the arcade version was first(to use keyboards) and everything came after is kind of mind blowing.

        Thanks for sharing. Now I HAVE to play Typing of the Dead: Overkill for Halloween( ̄ー ̄)Got yourself a deal

        “U-Unicorn… GAH ∑(;°Д°) Plural!? I forgot the s!”

  • ninjabart122

    a 90-100 WPM should be the equivalent of a mini-gun right?

  • Göran Isacson

    I could get behind this… if I had the budget to buy it right now. Guess I’ll just have to wait until next halloween comes rolling around…

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