The House of the Dead Overkill

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Windows Game
Download: Steam
License: Commercial
Game info
Developer: Modern Dream
Released: 29 Oct, 2013
Players: 1 Player
Type: Rail shooter
HOTDO title.jpg
HOTDO gameplay.jpg
Note: Included with Typing of the Dead Overkill

Default Controls
Shoot (trigger): Left mouse
Reload: Middle mouse
Grenade: Right mouse
Change weapon: Tab key
Menu: Esc key

The House of the Dead Overkill is a really fun modern take on HOTD.
It's not as serious as the first games in the series and has a more dark and more humorous side that is not suitable for kids!

It's available on Steam included with The Typing of the Dead Overkill, and works out of the gate with the Sinden light gun. But it does require a few tweaks to get working!

Buy HOTD - Overkill (Typing Of The Dead) on Steam Download/Buy

Setup Guide

HOTD Overkill will work from the get go with the Sinden Lightgun.

However if you are running on Windows 10 the game will probably crash when you load it from the Steam GUI.

Thankfully its a really easy fix!

Simply navigate to the games installation directory, The default is usually:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Typing of the Dead Overkill

Next find the HOTD_NG executable and rename it to "HOTD - safemode"

Thats it!

Now launch the game directly from the executable, If you try to play via the steam GUI it will update and overwrite the changes you have just made.

Crosshair Removal

Crosshair removal patch (Thanks to Argonlefou) download from

To install the patch just overwrite the files in the games main directory with the ones inside the zipped archive.
If you use the patch you no longer have to rename the executable but you still need to run it directly.

Sample AutoHotKey Launch Script

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

#SingleInstance Force 

Run, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Typing of the Dead Overkill\HOTD -safemode.exe"

   Process,Close,HOTD -safemode.exe
   Run,taskkill /im "HOTD -safemode.exe" /F