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The House of the Dead

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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3.7
SEGA Saturn
71
3.7
Windows
57
3.4

User Reviews

Not by Dostoevsky….. SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (897)
Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies Windows *Katakis* (37806)
A great arcade shooter gets a horrible, horrible port. SEGA Saturn Ludicrous Gibs! (40)
A decent railed shooter, Dont expect anything more Windows Andrew Hartnett (2254)
A good game Windows James1 (240)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 3 3.7
SEGA Saturn 19 3.7
Windows 42 3.4
Combined MobyScore 64 3.5


The Press Says

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89
WindowsMeristation
La jugabilidad es altísima, te puedes pasar horas y horas destrozando zombies y no te cansas. Como broche, además del modo "arcade" se han añadido otros 2, el Modo PC (En el que puedes elegir personajes) y el modo "Jefes" en el que puedes jugar contra los jefes de final de fase. MUY adictivo.
83
SEGA SaturnJoystick (French)
Techniquement, si House of Dead n'est pas au top sur la Saturn, il possède cependant le mérite de nous accrocher par son ambiance morbide et stressante, mobilisant ainsi nos réflexes et nos nerfs jusqu'à l'épuisement.
80
WindowsAll Game Guide
The House of the Dead is a great pick-me-up for any PC gamers wanting a different kind of shooter. While the game's playing length is decidedly short, the multiple paths, various options and fast-paced shooting action more than make up for it.
80
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
House of the Dead is made for grim mercs who served in Space Gun corridors, Operation Wolf jungles, T2 wastelands, and Steel Gunners' anime Neo-Tokyo. So stop drooling over those apocalyptic wartime memories and dust off that gear-they need you again. As it has always been, you're the only one they can count on.
78
SEGA SaturnGame Players
That having been said, the gameplay experience from the arcade has been preserved extremely well. Since you're fighting zombies and other undead creatures, they usually take more than one shot to put down (and even then, head shots are preferred). Forget pinpoint accurate shooting, just blast everything over and over until it stops moving. It's a pretty intense experience. Every once in a while, the game will finish loading a level or section off the CD and immediately throw something at you, which isn't exactly fair, but the gameplay is otherwise a good match for the arcade.
76
WindowsPC Zone
All in all, this is a top-class conversion of a top-class game. You won't get spectators in the background cheering you on, and the mouse is no substitute for a fake plastic gun. But if you liked the Virtua Cop series you should lap this up. House of the Dead is a fine addition to a genre that's most at home in windswept beachfront arcades.
75
SEGA SaturnElectric Playground
Even though I had problems hitting targets on the side of the screen (I wish Namco would make a Saturn Gun-Con), The House of the Dead kept me happily shooting for a long, long time. I enjoyed the creepy techno-goth music and the customizable-on-the-fly gameplay - depending on what and where you shoot, there are a bunch of different branching paths to take through the carnage.
74
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Det är underhållande och härligt enkelt, men priset är lite väl högt för att ha kul i några timmar. Om du tvunget måste kolla på zombies kan du hyra Dawn Of The Dead istället, eller spela Resident Evil igen.
73
SEGA SaturnGameSpot
In the arcade or in the home, Sega's House of the Dead is basically a marriage of Capcom's zombie thriller Resident Evil to the popular Virtua Cop gun game series.
70
SEGA SaturnVicioJuegos.com
The House of the Dead es un título nacido para recreativas que a pesar de no haber sido bien adaptado a consolas ha envejecido bastante bien, tanto que hasta hace poco era posible verlo en algunos salones de juego (aunque también podría deberse a la dejadez de sus dueños). Claro que jugarlo en casa no es lo mismo, a no ser que usemos el periférico adecuado, pero no por ello es peor ni menos divertido. Su éxito y leyenda están acordes a su calidad aún sin ser una de las mayores insignias de Sega. No obstante el público y la empresa le guardan un rincón en su corazón, prueba de ello son sus cinco juegos y sus apariciones en otros juegos.
70
SEGA SaturnSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
En conclusion, je ne cache pas ma déception face à cette réalisation précipitée et bâclée, au moins ils auraient pu se rattraper sur la version destinée au Japon en la sortant plus tard là haut. Quoi qu'il en soit ce jeu ne manquera pas de vous divertir et on prend du plaisir à exploser les zombies! Si après la série des Virtua Cop vous désirez ressortir votre gun, Ce jeu est fait pour vous! Car bien meilleur que d'autres titres de tir sur la console 32 bits de Sega!
68
SEGA SaturnVideo Games
Mag ich auch der einzige auf der Welt sein dem House of the Dead gefällt: Ich persönlich stehe drauf.[...]Für eine schnelle Knallerei nach Feierabend oder als Frustabbau eignet sich House of Dead sich ganz hervorragend.
68
WindowsGaming Entertainment Monthly
House Of The Dead is most probably the best Port from Arcade to PC so far and I think it offers a challenge to people who are up to it. This game provided me with some fun and I think it is a must for all the people who enjoyed playing this at the arcade, just think you can have this great game on your pc and play it at home instead of going to the arcade.
67
SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
Considering this game came out late in the system's lifecycle, you'd think they could have done a better job. The Saturn light gun, on the other hand, is responsive and exceedingly accurate. In fact, even without calibration, these guns are superior to the ones I have for my Xbox. Despite its flaws, I enjoy playing House of the Dead, especially since the changing paths make each play slightly different. And any game where you shoot killer monkeys can't be all bad.
60
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Если вы не искушены в аркадных тирах, ваши нервы и пальцы никогда не тренировались в Quake, а словосочетание Virtua Squad вам не говорит ровным счетом ничего — вы можете попробовать поиграть в кровавый The House Of The Dead. Всем остальным я не рекомендовал бы покупать игру ни на пиратских дисках, ни на лицензии. Полчаса среднего удовольствия не стоят потраченных денег.
51
WindowsGame Over Online
I'll admit this game is fun for a little while, but after a couple levels it just goes downhill. I can't see why anyone would buy this game, there is NO replay value at all. Once you beat the game there isn't much else to do, I beat the game in 28 minutes on easy level. Basically you move from screen to screen and shoot whatever comes at you, that's all there is to it. To top it all off the bosses are extremely lame and do the same actions over and over. Another complaint, why isn't there any different guns? Shotguns, ak47's, grenade launchers and a nice glock 9 would have really helped this game. In my humble opinion House of the Dead doesn't break the crappy Sega arcade to PC mold.
50
SEGA SaturnGame Revolution
While it is always nice to see a new game with my zombie friends in it (even if they are portrayed as stereotypical flesh-eating monsters), it is a shame that it has to be such a mediocre game as this one. House of the Dead is just a quick, sloppy port from the arcade. Sega obviously didn't spend much time on this one and it shows. While the gameplay is still pretty good in most parts, the lousy graphics and minor gameplay glitches drag this one down.
44
WindowsShooterplanet
The House of the Dead ist sicher kein Spiel für die Ewigkeit und auch nicht für jedermann. Empfehlen kann man diesen Ausflug in einen Horrorfilm jedem, der das Genre mag. Spieler mit einem Hang zu komplexen Geschichten und einem komplizierten Gameplay sollte allerdings lieber die Finger von diesem Spiel lassen. Alle anderen sollten ruhig einen Blick riskieren...
37
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Heilige Spielhalle! In Anbetracht der erstklassigen Konkurrenz an 3D-Shootern ein derart simples Ballerprogramm auf den Markt zu werfen, ist eine mutige Tat. Nur angehende Metzgergesellen dürftern zufrieden dreinschauen: Ströme von Zombieblut fließen über den Monitor und bereiten sie aufs Berufsleben vor.
34
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
House of the Dead kann seine Spielhallenherkunft nicht verleugnen. Die Grafik ist im Vergleich zu aktuellen 3D-Spielen bescheiden und strotzt nur so von Clipping-Fehlern. Ein Alibi-Spielmodus bietet mehrere Charaktere, unterscheidet sich ansonsten aber nicht vom Standardspiel. Vor allem aber ist die simple Ballerei in Windeseile durchgezockt; ich stand schon nach zwei Stunden vor dem Endgegner. Für diese kurze Zeit ist House of the Dead sogar einigermaßen erträglich, aber keine 100 Mark wert.
30
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
På sin egen twistede måde, kan House of the Dead faktisk fortælle dig noget om dig selv. For hvis du køber det, er du selv uden om det. Hvis du får det, er der ingen, som gider at spille med dig, og hvis du forærer det væk, er du en ondskabsfuld stakkel.
17
WindowsGénération 4
Ah ! Quand SEGA entreprend d'adapter des grands hits issus des salles d'arcade au PC, on est toujours déçu ! Ce House of the Dead ne fait malheureusement pas exception à la règle : si éclater du monstre à la pointe d'un curseur peut détendre quelques dizaines de minutes, encore faut-il que la réalisation soit à la hauteur. Ici, 3D et graphismes sont de circonstance : horribles ! Quant à la jouabilité, elle manque tout de même de fun malgré les nombreux effets gore pixelisés. Quel cauchemar !