The Typing of the Dead

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
5.0
Dreamcast
84
3.7
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 Menu
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast Drill Mode Menu
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast Feel the Drama
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast Zombies Melt When They Die

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 (755)
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 (1810)
type or die... but for experienced typists only Windows tante totti (15)
The greatest typing tutor ever programmed. Windows Dr.Bedlam (53)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Oct, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Feb 15, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 19, 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
GameSpot Windows Oct 09, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezilla Windows Oct 17, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Game Over Online Windows Jan 23, 2001 70 out of 100 70
PC Gamer Windows 2000 69 out of 100 69
Gamesmania.de Windows Feb 11, 2001 48 out of 100 48

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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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