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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 Very bad doctor - he likes to throw knives and he is quick
The House of the Dead III Windows Evey boss has weak points
The House of the Dead III Windows What are they? Acrobats or electricians?
The House of the Dead III Windows Continue?

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

GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 04, 2002 4 out of 5 80 Xbox Apr 09, 2003 16 out of 20 80
X-Power Xbox Apr 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jan 21, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Factornews Xbox Jun 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Gamers Europe Windows Mar 11, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox May 08, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Games TM Xbox Jan, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2005 47 out of 100 47 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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