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Twenty years after the events of The House of the Dead II, Lisa Rogan and Agent G are desperately searching for Lisa's father, Thomas. Eventually they find themselves at a local corporate office, which is over-run with all kinds of deadly and evil creatures of the afterlife.

It's up to you (or a friend) to blast your way through the evil dead to rescue Lisa's father. Included are multiple gameplay paths (you choose which way to go), the new auto-reloading shotgun, and 2 player support.


The House of the Dead III Windows Some enemies don't walk on the ground
The House of the Dead III Windows Weapon in 'The House of Dead 3' is shotgun
The House of the Dead III Windows Very bad doctor - he likes to throw knives and he is quick
The House of the Dead III Windows Do you wonder what his weapon is?

Promo Images

The House of the Dead III Screenshot
The House of the Dead III Screenshot
The House of the Dead III Screenshot
The House of the Dead III Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "HOD3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Great Zombie Killing Fun! Xbox M.Allen (88)
Actually pretty good. Xbox MegaMegaMan (2285)

Critic Reviews

X-Power Xbox Apr 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 04, 2002 4 out of 5 80 Windows Feb 11, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Xbox Oct 27, 2002 70 out of 100 70
The Next Level Xbox Dec 02, 2002 B- 67
Factornews Xbox Jun 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Meristation Windows Mar 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Jolt (UK) Windows Mar 19, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 05, 2005 47 out of 100 47
Joystick (French) Windows Mar, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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The UK Advertising Standards Authority got complaints about an ad for House of the Dead III and publisher Atari was forced to pull it. It featured an image of a corpse with two bullet wounds in it and its hands tied above its head, along with the phrase "the only good zombie is a dead zombie".

German index

On May 31, 2005, The House of the Dead III was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. 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.


As of release, this was the only lightgun shooter on the Xbox. Neither Sega or Microsoft designed a lightgun for the console because of this fact, so Madcats stepped in with their own lightgun for Xbox owners.

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