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The House of the Dead (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
57
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
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Description

House of the Dead is your basic rail shooter. Go through the branching levels and kill all the zombies, avoid killing the humans and rescue the girl. Shooting various special targets along the way or in a certain time period give you temporary health and weapon upgrades.

Screenshots

The House of the Dead Windows Doctor Curien, the guy responsible for this whole mess
The House of the Dead Windows Blood explosion!
The House of the Dead Windows The final battle with Magician Type 0
The House of the Dead Windows Magician - no weak point... in  theory.

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies *Katakis* (37818) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A decent railed shooter, Dont expect anything more Andrew Hartnett (2252) unrated
A good game James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Meristation Oct 04, 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine Sep 30, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jan 01, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 16, 1998 60 out of 100 60
Shooterplanet Jul 12, 2004 44 out of 100 44
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 1998 34 out of 100 34
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 3 out of 10 30
Génération 4 Sep, 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

German version

On January 30, 1999, The House of the Dead was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Movie

The movie version of The House of the Dead has next to nothing to do with its game counterpart, but it has an interesting twist: one of the survivors of the zombie rampage was named Curien (the villain of The House of the Dead), and AMS agents Rogan and G appear at the film's end.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added The House of the Dead (Windows) on Mar 28, 2000
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