DescriptionThe House of the Dead is a rail shooter. Go through the four chapters with branching paths and kill all the zombies, avoid killing the humans, and rescue the girl. Shooting various special targets along the way or in a certain time period give the player temporary health and weapon upgrades.
The Saturn version of the game contains two extra modes called Saturn Mode and Boss Mode. Saturn mode plays like the arcade game, but offers the player different characters to choose from. Character selection matters since they each have varying attributes such as their reload time and how much damage they can take before dying. The Boss Mode allows the player to fight one boss of their choosing or all of the game's four boss monsters consecutively.
- "HOD" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Games made into movies
- Genre: Rail shooter
- Satakore (SegaSaturn Collection) releases
- The House of the Dead series
- Theme: Haunted house
- Theme: Zombies
|Not by Dostoevsky…..||SEGA Saturn||MasterMegid (897)|
|Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies||Windows||*Katakis* (37842)|
|A great arcade shooter gets a horrible, horrible port.||SEGA Saturn||Ludicrous Gibs! (40)|
|A decent railed shooter, Dont expect anything more||Windows||Andrew Hartnett (2236)|
|A good game||Windows||James1 (240)|
The Press Says
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||90|
|Meristation||Windows||Oct 04, 1998||8.9 out of 10||89|
|PC Zone||Windows||Aug 13, 2001||7.6 out of 10||76|
|GameSpot||SEGA Saturn||Apr 23, 1998||7.3 out of 10||73|
|SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)||SEGA Saturn||2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Gaming Entertainment Monthly||Windows||Jan 01, 2001||68 out of 100||68|
|The Video Game Critic||SEGA Saturn||Nov 02, 2003||B-||67|
|Game Revolution||SEGA Saturn||Sep 01, 1998||C||50|
|PC Player (Germany)||Windows||Jul, 1998||37 out of 100||37|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Jul, 1998||34 out of 100||34|
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German versionOn January 30, 1999, The House of the Dead 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.
MovieThe movie version of The House of the Dead has next to nothing to do with its game counterpart, but it has an interesting twist: one of the survivors of the zombie rampage was named Curien (the villain of The House of the Dead), and AMS agents Rogan and G appear at the film's end.
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