House Of The Dead: Overkill Gets Sworn Into The Guinness Book Of World Records


By Chris Scott Barr

I’m pretty sure that it’s every game designer’s dream to work on a title that smashes records. There’s nothing quite like knowing you helped make something that’s in the record books. Well everyone that had a hand in House of the Dead: Overkill can pat themselves on the back. The game has been officially inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records.

So what feat was so incredible that Guinness thought it was worth immortalizing the game in their sacred book? Apparently the game drops the F-bomb a whopping 189 times, which is more than any other game out there. Yes, that might sound like a lot of swearing, but that’s really nothing when you compare it to the 260 times it’s said in The Big Lebowski, or the 398 times it’s uttered in Casino. If you’re wanting a nice breakdown, the F-bomb is dropped a little over once per minute and accounts for roughly 3% of the entire dialog. Now that’s something to be proud of.

[ Sega ] VIA [ Joystiq ]