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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 on an Italian city. You have to kill the monsters, save people and find out the plans behind this mayhem. The game uses a auto game camera which 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 The "original" mode allows you to modify your starting arsenal and use all sorts of wacky power-ups.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Boss fight!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Zombies may some day rule the world... if only they can figure out how to survive a head shot.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Grenade launcher? Hell yeah!

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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 (180)
Another great arcade conversion for the Dreamcast! Dreamcast Tibes80 (1567)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Dreamcast Sep, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Original Gamer Arcade Jun 17, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85 Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Shin Force Dreamcast Nov 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Dreamcast Nov, 1999 B+ 83
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Nov, 1999 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 31, 2001 58 out of 100 58
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Oct, 2001 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2001 45 out of 100 45


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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
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