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The House of the Dead III

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Twenty years after the events of The House of the Dead II, Lisa Rogan and Agent G are desperately searching for Lisa's father, Thomas. Eventually they find themselves at a local corporate office, which is over-run with all kinds of deadly and evil creatures of the afterlife.

It's up to you (or a friend) to blast your way through the evil dead to rescue Lisa's father. Included are multiple gameplay paths (you choose which way to go), the new auto-reloading shotgun, and 2 player support.


The House of the Dead III Windows Some enemies don't walk on the ground
The House of the Dead III Windows I need to take them down before they throw those screens at me
The House of the Dead III Windows Main Menu
The House of the Dead III Windows Evey boss has weak points

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Great Zombie Killing Fun! Xbox M.Allen (76)
Actually pretty good. Xbox MegaMegaMan (2260)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Xbox Dec 01, 2002 B+ 83
X-Power Xbox Apr 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 11, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Meristation Xbox Mar 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
SegaFan.com Windows Jan 21, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Xbox Oct 23, 2002 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2002 C+ 58
Jolt (UK) Windows Mar 19, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2005 47 out of 100 47
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Mar 13, 2005 7 out of 20 35


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The UK Advertising Standards Authority got complaints about an ad for House of the Dead III and publisher Atari was forced to pull it. It featured an image of a corpse with two bullet wounds in it and its hands tied above its head, along with the phrase "the only good zombie is a dead zombie".

German index

On May 31, 2005, The House of the Dead III was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. 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.


As of release, this was the only lightgun shooter on the Xbox. Neither Sega or Microsoft designed a lightgun for the console because of this fact, so Madcats stepped in with their own lightgun for Xbox owners.

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