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  • genre action / tpp / modern
  • download size 1.2 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 118 user ratings.
  • release date September 16, 2005
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Deadline Games / Square Enix
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 9 artworks
  • 7 avatars
  • manual
  • 2 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • A rich storyline as it takes you through 18 different environments, from the seedy red light district of Los Toros to the depths of the Mexican desert.
  • Take down your enemies with a free-style combat and stunt system that gives you more outrageous moves than you can shake a hot chili at.
  • Meet über-cool characters and take part in missions with a strong whiff of tequila.


The year is 1989 and deep in the sweltering heat of the Mayan jungle, camouflaged among the Inca ruins, Ernesto Cruz catches his breath for a few moments and admires his handiwork, bodies strewn across the temple ruins, as he makes a last gasp effort to board a DEA plane to take him to safety. He never made it home, the tragic victim of an alleged 'overdose’. Two weeks later, Ernesto's son, Ramiro Cruz is hauled out of jail by the DEA to be told his twin brother, Tommy, works for them as an undercover agent and has some new information about their father's death. But, Tommy has had an accident with a hand grenade and now Ramiro must take his brother's place in an undercover operation closing in on the ruthless drug cartel overlord Papa Muerte.

Take control of Ramiro Cruz, a man on a crazy mission through Mexico's drug-fuelled underworld. An amazing combat system keeps the action intense, mixing third person action with an incredible combo system for maximum carnage - and maximum replayability. Hilarious special moves and a huge amount of weaponry makes Total Overdose as frantic and fun an adventure as you could ever hope to find, and a red-hot latin soundtrack fits the action perfectly. This can be the perfect Latino gangsta sandbox game you were looking for all your life!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs. PEGI Rating: 18+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.


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Fast & Furious shooter

Posted on 2013-02-28 06:18:53 byIain's avatarIain:

This game is literally an over the top version of Max Payne & El Matador!! Then throw a bit of the Once Upon a Time in Mexico / Desperados movies into the mix and you have Total Overdose.
You have jumping machine gun combos in real time or slow motion. Characters are way OTT and the script is just plain nuts. Action game that is thick and fast with gun play in every sense ofread more the words.
If you like old skool 3rd person shooters then Total Overdose should be right up your street. You play as an ex criminal turned Drug Enforcement agent and sent by your brother to a small Mexican town to find out who killed your father.
You have a standard mission structure for the story but there are also additional side missions available to make money and lets you free roam a bit.
Well worth getting if you want a no brainer 3rd person shooter.

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Unique, Insane, Underrated

Posted on 2013-02-28 07:58:16 bysnortercle's avatarsnortercle:

The game has a very unique style to it. While some free-roam games you know seem to take the more serious route, Total Overdose goes in the complete opposite direction with Mexican Wrestlers, Guitar Machine guns and TNT. You can shoot, blow up, destroy and massacre your way in the most ludicrous manor of ways in Total Overdose! While the story isn't the best, it still has some veryread more memorable moments in it. The combat is fast, fun and exciting as you fly through the air mowing down enemies with a huge variety of weapons, and using several special abilities that enable you to go on an insane rampage for a short period of time.
If you like dumb shooters or like games that don't take themselves too seriously or like blowing up mexicans with a mexican wrestler by your side, you should look into this game!

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What an underrated game!

Posted on 2013-02-28 08:43:02 byapsham's avatarapsham:

Saints Row was not an attempt to copy the Grand Theft Auto series - it had far more in common with the excellent Total Overdose. Just an all out fun game where blasting away the bad guys is stylistic and remains fun straight through til the end. For 5.99 you bet that this is a great buy.

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