The House of the Dead III (Windows)

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Twenty years after the events of The House of the Dead II, Lisa Rogan and Agent G are desperately searching for Lisa's father, Thomas. Eventually they find themselves at a local corporate office, which is over-run with all kinds of deadly and evil creatures of the afterlife.

It's up to you (or a friend) to blast your way through the evil dead to rescue Lisa's father. Included are multiple gameplay paths (you choose which way to go), the new auto-reloading shotgun, and 2 player support.


The House of the Dead III Windows Security guard boss
The House of the Dead III Windows Do you wonder what his weapon is?
The House of the Dead III Windows Those zombies had great patience to wait me in the lockers
The House of the Dead III Windows Evey boss has weak points

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD3" -- Abbreviated title

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Critic Reviews Feb 11, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GamesFire Mar 02, 2005 69 out of 100 69 Jan 21, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Meristation Mar 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60 Mar 03, 2005 56 out of 100 56
Jolt (UK) Mar 19, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamers Europe Mar 11, 2005 5 out of 10 50
AceGamez 2005 5 out of 10 50 Mar 13, 2005 7 out of 20 35
Joystick (French) Mar, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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The UK Advertising Standards Authority got complaints about an ad for House of the Dead III and publisher Atari was forced to pull it. It featured an image of a corpse with two bullet wounds in it and its hands tied above its head, along with the phrase "the only good zombie is a dead zombie".

German index

On May 31, 2005, The House of the Dead III was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. 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.


As of release, this was the only lightgun shooter on the Xbox. Neither Sega or Microsoft designed a lightgun for the console because of this fact, so Madcats stepped in with their own lightgun for Xbox owners.

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