Game Release Date: USA: September/27/2005
Game Developer: Deadline Games
Game Publisher: Eidos
Game Description: 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 ago 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.
Through stylised Mexican neighbourhoods and jungle hide-outs to the swanky Californian coast; Total Overdose is an over-the-top adrenalin-fuelled free-style action third-person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars steal hats shoot bad guys with style jump bikes fight in the street meet girls shoot more bad guys find your fathers killer hot-wire tractors eat Burritos catch planes drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.