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Typing of the Dead: Overkill taps its way to a Steam release

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We're only one day away from Halloween, and so its fitting that Sega would release a game all about the heart-stopping terror of... typing tests! Sorry for the fright, I'll give you a moment to regain your composure. Typing of the Dead: Overkill is a follow-up to the original series, and a modification of the arcade light gun shooter House of the Dead: Overkill. It's an absurd idea, executed with panache, and it's available now.

Understanding that light guns aren't a particularly common PC peripheral, but that keyboards are, Typing of the Dead replaces bullets with letters. For each zombie, you're given a word or phrase to type out before they reach you and start munching on your thinkmeats. In every other sense, it's the same House of the Dead: Overkill that appeared on consoles, overbearing faux-grindhouse presentation and all.

This version also comes bundled with the gun-shooty version of Overkill, using the mouse for aiming. As a result, it's a bit easy, but it's a handy addition if your APM outstrips your WPM.

Typing of the Dead: Overkill is out now on Steam , and will be half-price until November 1st.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.