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The House of the Dead

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.7
SEGA Saturn
71
3.7
Windows
57
3.4
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Description

House of the Dead is your basic rail shooter. Go through the branching levels 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 you temporary health and weapon upgrades.

Screenshots

The House of the Dead Windows Alright, drop the civilian and back away slowly... heh, that's not what I meant and you know it!
The House of the Dead Windows But they all say the same thing (in Rogan's voice no less)
The House of the Dead Windows You say you want killer monkeys? Consider it done!
The House of the Dead Windows Mutated frogs

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not by Dostoevsky….. SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (897)
Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies Windows *Katakis* (37691)
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 (2254)
A good game Windows James1 (240)

The Press Says

Computer Games Magazine Windows Sep 30, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1998 68 out of 100 68
Game Over Online Windows Jun 12, 1998 51 out of 100 51
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Sep 01, 1998 C 50
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 12, 2004 44 out of 100 44
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 34 out of 100 34
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

German version

On 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.

Movie

The 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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Contributed to by Kartanym (10781), The cranky hermit (493) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)