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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 I'm sorry James, but you are fired!
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Brush up on your skills with training missions first.
The House of the Dead 2 Windows He won't be using that arm again...
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Amy and Harry show up to "help" but, they never seem to actually shoot at anything.

Promo Images

The House of the Dead 2 Screenshot
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The House of the Dead 2 Screenshot

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 kvn8907 (179) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Independent Zin Feb 10, 2019 90 out of 100 90 / Nov 24, 2012 82 out of 100 82
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.4 out of 10 74
Shooterplanet Jul 12, 2004 67 out of 100 67
PC Zone Benelux Aug, 2001 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Over Online Jul 02, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2001 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 2001 45 out of 100 45
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2001 34 out of 100 34


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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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The Ring Hawk (838) added The House of the Dead 2 (Windows) on Aug 24, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kic'N (4342) and The cranky hermit (2922)