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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 The inhabitants of the city underground aren't that friendly.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows I'm sorry James, but you are fired!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows The maid from the original game making a cameo.
The House of the Dead 2 Dreamcast BBQ - Who wants a sausage?

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

Freak Dreamcast May, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Super Play Dreamcast Oct, 1999 88 out of 100 88
IGN Dreamcast Sep 08, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Shin Force Dreamcast Nov 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
HonestGamers Dreamcast Mar 10, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Nov, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 12, 2004 67 out of 100 67
PC Zone Benelux Windows Aug, 2001 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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Contributed to by Kic'N (4240), The cranky hermit (491) and The Ring Hawk (654)