DescriptionThe 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.
- "HOD 2" -- Informal short title
- "ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド 2" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Genre: Light Gun Shooter
- Launch title: Dreamcast (North America)
- The House of the Dead series
- Theme: Zombies
|Fun game, bad dialogue||Windows||kvn8907 (180)|
|Another great arcade conversion for the Dreamcast!||Dreamcast||Tibes80 (1567)|
|Video Games||Dreamcast||Apr, 1999||4 out of 4||100|
|Shin Force||Dreamcast||May 02, 1999||9.2 out of 10||92|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||90|
|Revista Oficial Dreamcast||Dreamcast||Jan, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|IGN||Dreamcast||Sep 08, 1999||8.7 out of 10||87|
|NowGamer||Dreamcast||Sep 23, 1999||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Shin Force||Dreamcast||Nov 06, 1999||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Game Revolution||Dreamcast||Nov, 1999||B+||83|
|Retrogaming.it||Dreamcast||Jun 11, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Power Unlimited||Dreamcast||Mar, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
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1001 Video GamesThe 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.
ExtrasSome 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 indexOn 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 differencesThe 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
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: The House of the Dead 2 (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)