The House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast)

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The House of The Dead 2 is a conversion of Sega's popular light gun arcade game. In this game you play the role of a detective out to stop a madman who has unleashed zombies and other horrid creatures on an Italian city. You have to kill the monsters, save people and find out the plans behind this mayhem. The game uses a auto game camera which pans around in a preset manner as you venture through the city killing the creatures and rescuing people. Extra modes like training and time trial are included for replayability.


The House of the Dead 2 Dreamcast Title Screen
The House of the Dead 2 Dreamcast Damn dirty imp.
The House of the Dead 2 Dreamcast Hello gorgeous!
The House of the Dead 2 Dreamcast BBQ - Who wants a sausage?

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The House of the Dead 2 Screenshot
The House of the Dead 2 Screenshot
The House of the Dead 2 Other
The House of the Dead 2 Other

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD 2" -- Informal short title
  • "ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド 2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Another great arcade conversion for the Dreamcast! Tibes80 (1567) unrated

Critic Reviews

The Next Level Apr 07, 1999 A 100
The Video Game Critic Nov 13, 2006 A 100
Shin Force May 02, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Apr 19, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Dec, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Mar 10, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Nov, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of The House of the Dead 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Some versions of House of The Dead 2 came with a free copy of Sega Swirl. The documentation for Sega Swirl takes up over half of the Readme file included in HOD2.

German index

On September 29, 2001, The House of the Dead 2 was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Version differences

The blood in the German version of the game is rendered green, but you can play through a level, shooting all of some gadgets to unlock red blood.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #99 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
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