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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 Dreamcast Drill Mode Menu
The Typing of the Dead Windows Strange words
The Typing of the Dead Windows Typing Tutorial
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast How to Play, Part 2

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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 Kaddy B. (791)
WASD is not most dangerous four letter word in gaming Windows lasttoblame (429)
I don't think I've seen anything more bizarre in my life...but I sure as hell liked it! Dreamcast Satoshi Kunsai (2093)
type or die... but for experienced typists only Windows tante totti (15)
The greatest typing tutor ever programmed. Windows Dr.Bedlam (56)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 18, 2001 A- 91
GameSpot Dreamcast Apr 11, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Windows Oct 09, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Dreamcast Feb 01, 2001 B 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
GameGenie Windows 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Video Games Dreamcast May, 2000 3 out of 10 30

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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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