DescriptionThis 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).
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- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|I don't think I've seen anything more bizarre in my life...but I sure as hell liked it!||Satoshi Kunsai (2085)|
|The Video Game Critic||Feb 18, 2001||A-||91|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|Defunct Games||Sep 11, 2004||89 out of 100||89|
|GameSpot||Apr 11, 2000||8.7 out of 10||87|
|HappyPuppy||Feb 05, 2001||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.)||Mar, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Planet Dreamcast||Feb 19, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Mar, 2001||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Game Revolution||Feb 01, 2001||B||75|
|Video Games||May, 2000||3 out of 10||30|
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1001 Video GamesThe Typing of the Dead appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
M-RatedQuite possibly the only M-rated typing game (or edutainment for that matter).
Related Web Sites
- Article: Have You Met Your Father? (Article on the 'secret ancestry' of The Typing Of The Dead via The Train Game.)
- Typing of the Dead, The (Official Website (Japanese))