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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 I need to take them down before they throw those screens at me
The House of the Dead III Windows Security guard boss
The House of the Dead III Windows Those zombies had great patience to wait me in the lockers
The House of the Dead III Windows Do you wonder what his weapon is?

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Great Zombie Killing Fun! Xbox M.Allen (76)
Actually pretty good. Xbox MegaMegaMan (2216)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Xbox Dec 01, 2002 B+ 83
IGN Xbox Oct 18, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Shark Xbox May 08, 2003 B 75
GameSpy Xbox Oct 27, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Meristation Xbox Mar 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GamesFire Windows Mar 02, 2005 69 out of 100 69
Defunct Games Xbox Nov 09, 2002 66 out of 100 66
Factornews Xbox Jun 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox May 08, 2003 5 out of 10 50 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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