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Typing of the Dead: Overkill now lets you add your own words

You type or you die

Words. Remember those? Me neither, but I think they were something they had in olden times before humanity began to communicate via emoticons and pictures of stoats on skateboards. If you're some kind of square, you'll be pleased to hear that Sega's The Typing of the Dead: Overkill now has INFINITY WORDS, or as many as you'd like to add to it at any rate.

Sega has announced that you can now add your own dictionaries to the gory text-'em-up via the Steam Workshop, allowing you to defeat zombies by typing out puns, words for cheese, or terms they supposedly use in Scotland like 'Banter Boggin'. That's the level of stuff currently on offer anyway—maybe you'll be inspired to upload something better?

The above screenshot is from the ASOIAF Phrases mod, a dictionary drawn from George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. There's a whole lot of crap in the Workshop surrounding it, but then it's only been active for a couple of days. (Cheers, PCGamesN.)

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.