The House of the Dead 2

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
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Dreamcast
83
3.7
Windows
58
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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 Final Battle... no known weak points... piece of cake.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows The bigger the ugly, the more damage they take.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows ...and you'll be rewarded with health or power-ups or a new path to follow.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Lightsaber-wielding zombies? Sure why not.

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
HonestGamers Dreamcast Mar 10, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Nov 02, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming.it Dreamcast Jun 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
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
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jun 27, 2006 8 out of 20 40

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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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Contributed to by Kic'N (4220), The cranky hermit (491) and The Ring Hawk (647)