The House of the Dead III (Xbox)

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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.


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There are 20 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Great Zombie Killing Fun! M.Allen (76) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Actually pretty good. MegaMegaMan (2260) unrated

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Dec 01, 2002 B+ 83
X-Power Apr 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Meristation Mar 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
The Next Level Dec 02, 2002 B- 67
Factornews Jun 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Nov, 2002 C+ 58 (UK) Feb 10, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Games TM Jan, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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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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Kartanym (10740) added The House of the Dead III (Xbox) on Nov 06, 2002
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