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The House of the Dead

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SEGA Saturn
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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.


The House of the Dead Arcade She gives extra health
The House of the Dead Windows Boss battle with Hermit Type 6803
The House of the Dead Windows Meet Chariot Type 27. Jack Skellington this guy is not.
The House of the Dead Windows Save the DBR Researchers from their out of control creations

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not by Dostoevsky….. SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (900)
Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies Windows *Katakis* (37494)
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 (2266)
A good game Windows James1 (240)

The Press Says

Meristation Windows Oct 04, 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
Joystick (French) SEGA Saturn May, 1998 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76 SEGA Saturn Oct 20, 2012 70 out of 100 70
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1998 68 out of 100 68
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Jan 01, 2001 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Nov 02, 2003 B- 67
Game Over Online Windows Jun 12, 1998 51 out of 100 51
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 34 out of 100 34


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The movie version of "The House of the Dead" had next to nothing to do with its game counterpart (as all game-to-movie conversions go), but it did have an interesting twist: one of the survivors of the zombie rampage was named Curien (the villain of HOTD 1), and AMS agents Rogan and G appear at the film's end.
Contributed to by Kartanym (10785), The cranky hermit (474) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)