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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 Brush up on your skills with training missions first.
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 Main menu (Japanese Version)
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.

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

Shin Force Dreamcast May 02, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Oct, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Dreamcast Sep, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Shin Force Dreamcast Nov 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 19, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Dreamcast Dec, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Nov 02, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jun 27, 2006 8 out of 20 40
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2001 34 out of 100 34

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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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