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The House of the Dead 2

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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 Windows That's one big chainsaw...
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Title screen
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Brush up on your skills with training missions first.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows The bigger the ugly, the more damage they take.

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)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Nov 13, 2006 A 100
Shin Force Dreamcast May 02, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
Freak Dreamcast May, 1999 92 out of 100 92
NowGamer Dreamcast Sep 23, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Revolution Dreamcast Nov, 1999 B+ 83
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePro (US) Dreamcast Nov 24, 2000 3 out of 5 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2001 45 out of 100 45


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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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