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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 Security guard boss
The House of the Dead III Windows Continue?
The House of the Dead III Windows Sometimes you need to rescue your partner
The House of the Dead III Windows Very bad doctor - he likes to throw knives and he is quick

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

IGN Xbox Oct 18, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 09, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Meristation Xbox Mar 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox Oct 27, 2002 70 out of 100 70
GamesFire Windows Mar 02, 2005 69 out of 100 69
Play.tm Windows Mar 03, 2005 56 out of 100 56
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Feb 10, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamers Europe Windows Mar 11, 2005 5 out of 10 50
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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