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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 Gotta rescue everyone!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows The "original" mode allows you to modify your starting arsenal and use all sorts of wacky power-ups.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Save the helpless civilians...
The House of the Dead 2 Windows I'm sorry James, but you are fired!

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

The Next Level Dreamcast Apr 07, 1999 A 100
Original Gamer Dreamcast Jun 12, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Dreamcast Sep 08, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 19, 2009 85 out of 100 85 Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Video Games Dreamcast Dec, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution Dreamcast Nov, 1999 B+ 83 Windows Nov 24, 2012 82 out of 100 82
HonestGamers Dreamcast Mar 10, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dreamcast Mar 30, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67


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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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