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The House of the Dead III

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
53
3.2
Xbox
71
3.6
Arcade
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User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 3 1 3.5
Windows 11 3.2
Xbox 13 3.6
Combined MobyScore 25 3.4


The Press Says

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90
XboxShin Force
I'm sure you've read all the reviews complaining about HOTD3 (an arcade game) being too short. For my taste and attention span for a gun game, HOTD3 is the perfect length. If you like light gun shooters, then this package (HOTD3 and HOTD2) is unparalleled.
84
XboxXboxdynasty (XD)
The House of the Dead 3 ist ein sehr gutes Lightgun Shooter Spiel. Leider hapert es im 3. Teil leider am Umfang. Sehr schade eigentlich, weil das erspielbare The House of the Dead 2 welches auf dem Dreamcast erschien doch damals schon zeigte, dass erspielbare Gegenstände und Trainings bzw. Boss Modi das eigentliche Spiel unheimlich versüßen können. Trotz dieser Mängel bleibt die Lightgun Zombie Jagd einzigartig und ist einfach ein wunderbares Spielerlebnis. Zusätzlich gibt es ja noch das komplette Spiel The House of the Dead 2 mit all den tollen Mini Games und Extra-Boni. Somit geht der Umfang eigentlich in Ordnung.
83
XboxThe Video Game Critic
If you like frenetic arcade shooting action, HOD3 is a good choice. The non-stop carnage is exhilarating at times, and there aren't many titles like this for the XBox. Light Gun Note: For best results, use the Pelican Rifle or the gun by Cypher Games. Beware of the MadCatz Blaster which doesn't work on many TVs.
81
XboxIGN
House of the Dead III certainly isn't for everyone. But if you loved II or are just a fan of light gun games, this one's a definite keeper. A good, straight-up, mindless shooter, HOTD III does something unique in that you don't really need a light gun to enjoy it. Of course, purists will want to dole out the extra dough, but more frugal buyers can still have fun with the Controller S. The game's biggest drawback is the length, which is too small even for a shooter. The last boss seems to be totally out of place with the rest of the game and is much tougher to beat than anything else in that game. Not in that "yeah, the last boss is always hardest" way, but in a "Oh, Holy Moses! This damn thing is gonna tear me a new--" sort of way.
80
XboxX-Power
Makkelijk om het spel te leren spelen, moeilijk om de perfectie te benaderen is nog steeds devies van vele Sega games. Mensen die dit idee aanspreekt en bij wie dit dan ook klikt, kunnen zich opmaken voor uren spelplezier. Voor de mensen die HOTD2 nooit speelden is dit een buitenkans. Twee spellen voor de prijs van één. De automatische reload van je shotgun is één van de weinige minpunten daar het je timing (en dus ook de gameplay) op bepaalde momenten in het spel kan beïnvloeden.
80
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Ce troisième House Of The Dead fait plus figure de refonte des épisodes précédents que de réelle suite, peu (et même « pas ») d'innovations de gameplay mais un nouveau design et une réalisation rehaussée pour un titre qui parvient toutefois à se montrer très accrocheur. Si on fait abstraction de la durée de vie réduite, voilà une bonne justification à l'achat d'un lightgun. On lui mettrait bien un 17 s'il était plus long et plus innovant, mais il faut savoir raison garder.
80
XboxGamePro (US)
Overall, The House of the Dead 3 fills a gap in the Xbox library and offers lots of replay value. More variety in the levels and mini-games would have made it an absolute must-have.
75
XboxGame Shark
As the only light-gun game currently available on the Xbox, picking up The House of the Dead III will be a no-brainer for fans of the genre. Those new to light-gun games will enjoy it too. However, for the longtime gamer who's tried of the genre, The House of the Dead III won't offer anything new to hook them.
74
XboxVicioJuegos.com
Por el momento nada se sabe de futuras entregas de la saga aunque la cosa está realmente difícil tras la forma en que concluye el argumento de esta tercera entrega. Quién sabe si no acabaremos viendo una precuela basada en el flojo argumento de la película que se estrenó hace ahora un año más o menos y que salvo algunos cortes entre escenas poco o nada tiene que ver con los juegos de la saga.
70
XboxMeristation
Tras el reparto de sus sagas, Xbox comienza a recibir los frutos de SEGA. Con ToeJam en el mercado y Panzer Dragoon a la vuelta de la esquina, ahora se trata del último capítulo de House of the Dead, todo un clásico de los arcades. Gráficamente espectacular, entretenido, pero demasiado corto...
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Typiquement orienté arcade, et représentant un défoulement majeur et très plaisant, HotD 3 charme immédiatement par son dynamisme, sa réalisation et son gameplay prenant. Néanmoins, peu innovant dans le fond et assez limité, sa durée de vie, et le plaisir qu'il procure s'estomperont rapidement, même si l'expérience fut assez renversante. De plus l'absence de HotD 2 et les quelques manquements vis-à-vis de la souris empêchent le soft de vraiment briller, ce qui est dommage. Un bon jeu, que son petit prix rend assez charmeur.
70
XboxGameSpy
The House of the Dead III is an odd package. If you must have an Xbox light gun game, The House of the Dead III is the only one around. Getting two games for the price of one is a nice deal, but it seems less appealing when you factor in the relative blandness of The House of the Dead III and the less-than-perfect port of The House of the Dead 2. If you're looking for some mindless shooting entertainment, this package should suffice.
70
XboxGameZone
House of the Dead 3 is in about the same boat as House of the Dead 2 was a few years back. While its got some excellent eye-candy, the game is super-short and simply isn’t that fun without a gun. However, fans of the genre (who will definitely buy a gun) should get a couple hours of enjoyment.
69
WindowsGamesFire
Um es kurz zu machen: House of the Dead 3 macht fun! Für gelegentliche Baller-Orgien und Fans von Doom 3 ist das Spiel sicherlich einen Blick wert. Nicht oft gibt's soviel Action auf einmal. Liebhaber der Swat-Serie werden allerdings nicht allzulange die Freude damit haben, denn Taktik, wird nie gefordert.
68
WindowsSegaFan.com
En conclusión, “The House of Dead III” es un magnífico juego que encantará a todos los fans de la saga pero que se ha quedado lejos de ser importante por su corta durabilidad.
67
XboxThe Next Level
In and of itself, House of the Dead III doesn’t warrant a purchase and perhaps only warrants a rental as it doesn’t quite measure up to its previous incarnation. Considering that it includes "II"it’s more worthy of your consideration. It remains an excellent party title that visitors are going to want to have a gander at and is an excellent testament to light gun games still having a place in modern consoles. The game with two Blasters will set you back quite a few bones, but it’s worth the experience despite its shortcomings. I didn't comment much on the B-movie story because it’s far too short to warrant revealing anything about it and it’s something that should be experienced without comment, other than to say it isn’t much better than House of the Dead 2. But you’re buying this game for an "S" word other than "story" . . .
66
XboxDefunct Games
This newest House of the Dead title simply illustrates how old this genre feels. First Person Shooters have essentially taken over where these gun games left off, but added non-linear paths, multiplayer death matches, and things to interact with. It's hard to imagine a game like House of the Dead III appealing to more than the most avid gun game fan.
64
XboxGameSpot
It could be argued that being able to disable the otherwise unavoidable auto-reload feature in The House of the Dead III would have made it a significantly more challenging endeavor, and this might be true. But honestly, the mere fact that this is a light-gun game is going to dissuade more people from playing it than any specific mechanics it might have. With no similar competition on the Xbox, The House of the Dead III should satiate players looking for a light-gun fix, especially considering the inclusion of The House of the Dead 2 as a bonus.
60
WindowsMeristation
De modo que, quien busque un juego complejo, con un apartado técnico que aproveche hasta el último pipeline de su tarjeta gráfica y que suponga un gran reto a medida que lo acaba durante semanas, no encontrará en The House of Dead 3 su compra más acertada. Sin embargo, si alguien está buscando un poco de variedad para añadir a su colección, en forma de acción-arcade pura y dura, no debería perder de vista la tercera entrega de esta ya clásica saga de Sega, que por otra parte, irrumpe a un precio realmente atractivo. ¡Ha llegado la hora de aniquilar zombis! Unas veinte páginas en blanco y negro y en perfecto inglés donde se detallan todas (pese a que no sean muchas) las posibilidades que ofrece el juego, desde protagonistas a enemigos pasando por ítems, historia... Además, hay un par de páginas traducidas al castellano: las correspondientes a la instalación y configuración del juego.
60
XboxFactornews
Avec sa jouabilité immédiate et sa facilité déconcertante, The House of the Dead 3 s’avère être un défouloir vraiment poilant, seul ou à plusieurs. En revanche, sa durée de vie vraiment trop courte le réservera aux inconditionnels de la série et aux fans d’arcade. On s’en lasse très vite, mais on y revient souvent, comme pour beaucoup de jeux Sega.
58
XboxGame Revolution
And that's pretty much all that's in this particular House... er... Factory of the Dead. It's fine, but it does nothing new whatsoever. Great looking zombie-splattering will have the girls and other casual observers fighting for control of your lightgun, but real gamers will chew quickly through this light zombie snack.
56
WindowsPlay.tm
Now, if you do have a lightgun, a big telly and were the recent recipient of some brain surgery from Dr. Nick, then by all means go and buy House of the Dead 3. If you have more money than you know what to do with then you could buy this and pass away an hour or two of time you could otherwise spend worrying about taxes and morality. If neither of these two examples applies to you, then give this game a big swerve. Swerve on down to the arcades and play one of the multitude of lightgun games. Go and spend 15 pounds there if you are feeling flush. Then spend the rest on a couple of pints. A more sensible way to enjoy some gaming than spending your cash on this extraneous title.
55
WindowsJolt (UK)
Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy this, and probably not miss the £20 it costs to own, but the rest of us will get very bored very quickly. If you must play this game, then renting the two-year-old Xbox version is probably a better idea, because House of the Dead 3 is completable in one or two very short sittings.
50
XboxGamereactor (Sweden)
För alla som suktar efter ett pistolspel till sin Xbox kan jag sträcka mig till att faktiskt rekommendera House of the Dead 3, trots att spelserien stått helt stilla sedan den påbörjades. För er som kräver mer av ett actionspel än konstant, hjärndött knapprande på en knapp är detta dock inte mycket att ha. Lika dynamiskt som en vedklyv, lika innovativt som Pampers Baby Dry.
50
XboxGames TM
Much as we hate to admit it, we're not overly impressed with House Of The Dead 3. Believe us, we want to be; the classic series looks better than ever in its new home. But that's just it - its appearance seems to have got the better of it. The actual gameplay is a leap backwards from some of what we've seen recently and a lot of the skill has been removed by replacing the pistol with a spread weapon. As a result we're left with a dumbed-down shooter in fancy clothes that offers brief bursts of fun in moderation - but then such is the nature of the genre. With little extra replay value on top of the included prequel, you don't even need to go near a Dreamcast or an arcade to see how this genre should be done - just play through House Of The Dead 3 once to unlock a perfect example.
50
WindowsGamers Europe
The insurmountable obstacle this game faces is the fact that it is already available, at a lesser price, on hardware for which it is easy to obtain a light gun. Regardless of the quick fix this game provides, a sensible reviewer can offer no better advice than this: get the game on the Xbox, or wait until its price tag falls by at least three-quarters.
50
WindowsAceGamez
House of the Dead III isn't a bad game, it's just not suited to the home format. It's a quick zombie infested thrill ride that'll please those few who actually spent money on a light gun, but everyone else will most definitely get more enjoyment out of the arcade version, as well as saving yourself a bit money.
47
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De gokkasten in de speelhallen terugruilen met deze arcadegames, dan is er meer plaats voor degelijke pc-games in de winkelrekken.
35
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Et un portage de jeux console, un ! Un an après être sorti sur XBox, The House Of the Dead revient, non pas à coup de fusil à pompe, mais à coup de souris, oui rien que ça... Il y a 20 ans, un vilain docteur, le sieur Curien crée une invention, un monstre ! Est ce pour nous rappeler Frankenstein ? On ne sait pas encore, bien que sa bête ait la même forme, elle se rebelle contre lui et le tue... c'est à ce moment précis que débarquent en ville des agents de l'AMS qui règlent l'affaire, Thomas Rogan et l'agent K, G pardon.
20
WindowsJoystick (French)
Si vous êtes à la recherche d'un défouloir bateau à usage unique, House of the Dead III pourra vous convenir. Sinon, passez votre chemin.