- Platform: Sega Dreamcast
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
For what it's worth, however, House of the Dead 2 does contain a pretty intriguing plot that moves beyond the simplistic point-and-shoot genre. In addition to the fast-moving action, there are several subplots that shed light on the darker secrets lurking within this eerie, zombie-infested environment. Gameplay can be set to accommodate several skill levels, including easy, medium, and hard game settings.
Even if you manage to master this game, there are several alternative plot and game paths that will keep you coming back for more. Your shooting patterns and on-screen actions will determine the plot path and gaming areas that you can explore. Skilled shooters and well-trained zombie slayers will be rewarded with secret game areas and unusual plot twists.
By saving the lives of innocent bystanders, you will usually be able to take a shorter path to the end of the game level. In addition, you'll often gain health bonuses that enable you to play longer. If you complete the game without allowing any hostages to die, you'll even unlock a secret bonus room.
The Dreamcast is the only home game system with the processing power to do the arcade game justice--and it shows in the graphics. The home version expands beyond the arcade gameplay with exclusive new levels, including a training mode that helps you practise your shooting skills before you enter the game. There are also several never-before-seen secret game areas that were developed exclusively for the Dreamcast. --Brett Atwood, Amazon.com