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Description

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.

Screenshots

The House of the Dead 2 Windows The Magician is back, and he's not happy to see you either.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows He won't be using that arm again...
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Floor it and run them over?  Nah, I'll just climb out of the car and pick them off one by one.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Title and option menu

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD 2" -- Informal short title

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User Reviews

Fun game, bad dialogue Windows kvn8907 (180)
Another great arcade conversion for the Dreamcast! Dreamcast Tibes80 (1495)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Dreamcast Sep 08, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
NowGamer Dreamcast Sep 23, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Game Revolution Dreamcast Nov, 1999 B+ 83
VicioJuegos.com Windows Nov 24, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 12, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GamePro (US) Dreamcast Nov 24, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2001 58 out of 100 58

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Trivia

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.

Extras

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.

Awards

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