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House Of The Dead 2 The. House Of The Dead 2 The. Game Title: House Of The Dead 2 The; Rating: 4/5 ★★★★. The House of the Dead 2 is a first-person light gun shooter arcade game with a horror theme and the second game in The House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Sega for arcades in 1998 and later ported to the Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows, and also found on the Xbox as an unlockable bonus in The House of the Dead III.

'I Don't wanna die!' God, I used to love The House of The Dead - and Virtua Cop too, while we're talking coin-op light-gun games. Sega has now finally pulled the zombie finger out of its backside (nice image) and released the latest in the franchise, The House Of The Dead III, on PC. The game is two years late, mind, but at least you can still blast the on-screen zombies with a replica weapon.

The House Of The Dead III follows the template of the two earlier games, presenting a basic on-rails shooter where you (and a friend in the co-op mode -though not available in this PC version either) shoot the various rotting nasties as they burst through doors, climb ceilings, fall from the sky and crawl along the ground. The storyline is mostly incomprehensible, but is set 20 years after the last game, and follows the adventures of a male and female agent trying to find out why there are so many genetically enhanced zombies about the place. Or something. In any case, you won't care because the voice-acting is terrible - it even manages to make the actors in Blade: Trinity look like Oscar contenders.

One-Gun Salute

Your only weapon is a hefty shotgun, which automatically reloads when you run out of ammo - you don't have to keep pointing the gun off-screen as in previous versions, which makes both the Survival mode (arcadestyle branching storyline) and Time Attack mode (shoot enemies against the clock) much easier to complete.

Now, all you have to do is follow the on-rails action, aim the cross-hair with a mouse or light-gun and blast any slavering zombies before they get too close, damage your character and lose you a life. Along the way you occasionally have to save your partner by shooting the undead surrounding them, and you can collect bonus items such as coins and bonus lives by blasting barrels, boxes and other destructible items.

At the end of every chapter you have a face-off with a classic big boss, such as a hellish security guard wielding a club of human skulls, and each has a weak spot that you have to continuously riddle with bullets to bring them down. Sophisticated it isn't. In fact, The House Of The Dead III is so devastatingly brainless, that any zombies looking for food would starve.

Definitely the best element of the game is the trigger-happy, ultra-violent killings - heads explode, limbs detach from fleshy bodies, and the blood splatters freely around the environments. There's an excellent array of creatures ranging from bulky, lurching corpses, to fast-moving axewielding cadaverous nutters, and they all split apart in a very satisfactory (and extremely gory) fashion.

Simply Not The Best

But, even with a light-gun, this is a hideously dated shooter that's difficult to recommend when you have Doom 3, Painkiller and a million other better titles available. Even the 2001 game Typing Of The Dead, where you have to kill the monsters by quickly spelling out words, is infinitely more engaging - and improves your keyboard skills. At least The House of the Dead III gives you an opportunity to dig that dust-covered light-gun out of the loft for one last dalliance with those not-so-friendly, neighbourhood zombies. HOTD RIP.

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The House of the Dead is a shooter arcade game with an action-horror thematic created by Sega and released in 1996.

Year1998
GenreShooter
Rating

88/100 based on 7 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherSEGA
DeveloperSEGA
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7
Updated19 July 2020

Game Review

The House of the Dead is a shooter arcade game with an action-horror thematic created by Sega and released in 1996. The title was ported to Sega Saturn and Windows in 1998. These last two versions came with new game modes, including the Boss Mode, and the possibility to select characters at the beginning of the adventure.

Despite its significant influence on consoles, the Tokyo-based developer also has a remarkable legacy in the world of arcade games. Specializing in racing titles such as the renowned Daytona USA, it has made successful incursions in other releases such as Golden Axe. As for the House of the Dead, its success was so resounding that it inspired more than 10 sequels and several curious spin-offs.

The main character of the adventure is Thomas Rogan, an AMS agent who receives a call from Sophie, his fiancée, asking him from Europe to come and save her. Accompanied by his partner 'G,' Thomas arrives at the mansion where the rescue request came from and quickly finds that it is full of dead scientists and zombies. They quickly discover that the cause of this was a biochemist named Roy Curien. The villain is obsessed with finding the secrets of life and death and with them, creating the ultimate lifeform. So, intending to save the young woman and stop the scientist, the heroes begin their adventure.

On the arcade, players could use a light gun, but in the PC version, we use a mouse. The characters progress through the stages automatically, stopping once they find enemies, and moving to a generally static camera. When doing this, the opponents will try to attack the heroes, so the players must react quickly and shoot them until there are none left, and they can move on. While this is happening, they can also shoot and kill zombies or items for extra points, but they cannot be damaged until the camera stops again. Each level has a boss, unlike regular enemies, they have a life bar, a weak point, and different mechanics to face each one of them. Finally, three different endings will be unlocked based on the players' scores.

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The graphics and sound effects of the title are very well achieved. The color palette is usually cold in the labs or dominated by different browns outside them, rotating between technology and decrepitude caused by the plague of the undead. On the other hand, the lively and intense colors take the game out of the sphere of terror and make it much more vivid and friendly to any kind of audience. Music and sound effects contribute significantly to this feeling. The soundtrack is oriented to rock, and even the songs with scary or mysterious rhythms are intensified and generate more adrenaline than fear. The sounds produced by hitting a shot are almost caricatured and create a pleasant sensation for the player. The latter goes hand in hand with the ease of killing enemies and the dismemberment caused by each impact, empowering the protagonists.

The Dead Movie

The reviews were excellent, highlighting all the components of the adventure and considering it the second-best arcade of the year. Regardless of your age, experience, or affinity for this type of game, The House of the Dead is an experience that everyone should live. More than 20 years after its arrival, the title has aged very well and is still a lot of fun for the casual gamer, and a challenge for those who want to get the best ending.

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Review by: Gustavo
Published: 19 July 2020 10:20 am