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The House of The Dead 2 is a conversion of Sega's popular light gun arcade game. In this game, you play the role of a detective out to stop a madman who has unleashed zombies and other horrid creatures in an Italian city. You have to kill the monsters, save people and find out the plans behind this mayhem. The game uses an auto game camera that pans around in a preset manner as you venture through the city killing the creatures and rescuing people. Extra modes like training and time trial are included for replayability.


The House of the Dead 2 Windows Grenade launcher? Hell yeah!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Gotta rescue everyone!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Goldman's corporate headquarters house some high-tech zombies.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows How to play.

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Alternate Titles

  • "HOD 2" -- Informal short title
  • "ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド 2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun game, bad dialogue Windows kvn8907 (179)
Another great arcade conversion for the Dreamcast! Dreamcast Tibes80 (1567)

Critic Reviews

Video Games Dreamcast Apr, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Mega Fun Dreamcast Sep, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 19, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Dreamcast Nov, 1999 B+ 83 / Windows Nov 24, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Action (Germany) Windows Jun, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Shooterplanet Windows Jul 12, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GamePro (US) Dreamcast Nov 24, 2000 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of The House of the Dead 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Some versions of House of The Dead 2 came with a free copy of Sega Swirl. The documentation for Sega Swirl takes up over half of the Readme file included in HOD2.

German index

On September 29, 2001, The House of the Dead 2 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.

Version differences

The blood in the German version of the game is rendered green, but you can play through a level, shooting all of some gadgets to unlock red blood.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #99 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
Information also contributed by ClydeFrog, phlux and Xoleras

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