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The Typing of the Dead

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
...
Dreamcast
84
3.6
Windows
65
3.2
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Description

This is essentially the same game as the arcade light-gun rail-shooter House of the Dead 2, except they've turned it into a edu-tainment typing trainer. Instead of guns, your characters have keyboards strapped to them, and instead of shooting the zombies that constantly jump out at you you'll need to type out the words attached to the zombies in order to kill them before they crack open your head and feast upon the goo inside. The game ranks you on your typing speed and provides various tutorials and other edu-tainment sundries.

Otherwise it's pretty much the same game as House of the Dead 2. Much like the Resident Evil series, the zombie hordes have gone from infesting a vaguely gothic creepy old mansion to infesting a vaguely gothic decaying city, and its your job to stop them and save the human race (as usual).

Screenshots

The Typing of the Dead Windows Strange words
The Typing of the Dead Windows Typing Tutorial
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast Title Screen
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast How to Play, Part 1

Alternate Titles

  • "死亡打字機" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "死亡打字员" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ザ・タイピング・オブ・ザ・デッド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

This quirky and clever "Port" is a fun time waster Windows Kadath Bird (712)
This is... funny Windows אולג 小奥 (168604)
WASD is not most dangerous four letter word in gaming Windows lasttoblame (393)
I don't think I've seen anything more bizarre in my life...but I sure as hell liked it! Dreamcast Satoshi Kunsai (1816)
type or die... but for experienced typists only Windows tante totti (15)
The greatest typing tutor ever programmed. Windows Dr.Bedlam (53)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 18, 2001 A- 91
Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Oct, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Dreamcast Sep 11, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Dreamcast Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Windows Oct, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Dreamcast Feb 01, 2001 B 75
Gamekult Windows Mar 29, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 2001 34 out of 100 34

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Typing of the Dead appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

M-Rated

Quite possibly the only M-rated typing game (or edutainment for that matter).

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