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The House of the Dead

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SEGA Saturn
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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.


The House of the Dead Arcade Something is wrong
The House of the Dead Arcade Water monster
The House of the Dead Windows The good ending... Sophie is reanimated, but in a slightly healthier manner
The House of the Dead Arcade Continue?

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not by Dostoevsky….. SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (900)
Run around a haunted house and deal with hilarious zombies Windows *Katakis* (37493)
A great arcade shooter gets a horrible, horrible port. SEGA Saturn Ludicrous Gibs! (40)
A decent railed shooter, Dont expect anything more Windows Andrew Hartnett (2266)
A good game Windows James1 (240)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) SEGA Saturn May, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Windows Sep 30, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players SEGA Saturn Jun, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Sep 14, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Sep 01, 1998 C 50
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 12, 2004 44 out of 100 44
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 37 out of 100 37
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1998 3 out of 10 30
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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The movie version of "The House of the Dead" had next to nothing to do with its game counterpart (as all game-to-movie conversions go), but it did have an interesting twist: one of the survivors of the zombie rampage was named Curien (the villain of HOTD 1), and AMS agents Rogan and G appear at the film's end.
Contributed to by Kartanym (10785), The cranky hermit (474) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)