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House Of The Dead 2 (Dreamcast)

by Sega
Sega Dreamcast
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Blow away killer zombies
  • 6 levels of intense shooting action
  • Based on the smash arcade shooter
  • Branching levels and storyline
  • Use a lightgun (sold separately) for maximum blasting

Game Information

  • Platform:   Sega Dreamcast
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00004TNBD
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 2 cm ; 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,128 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Pack your six-shooter! A new evil master-mind has picked up where the mad scientist Dr Curien left off in The House of the Dead--creating zombies striving to put an end to mankind. Get ready to fight the undead in this action-packed adventure! From the number one arcade hit! All new gameplay modes exclusive to Sega Dreamcast. Tons of branching paths for ultimate replayability. Six levels of intense action. Incredibly detailed graphics drawn straight from the arcade original.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Direct from the arcades to the Dreamcast, Sega has a sure-fire smash on its hands with this near arcade-quality translation of popular zombie shooter House of the Dead 2. Most fast-action gaming fans will immediately dive into the basic premise of this game: shoot and destroy the zombies that have invaded the creepy haunt known as the Curien Mansion.

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


  • Near perfect arcade-to-home translation
  • Multiplayer support with a second Dreamcast controller or light gun (sold separately)
  • Exclusive levels developed only for the Dreamcast
  • Multiple game paths


  • Gameplay suffers without optional light gun

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super sharp shooter 7 July 2000
By A Customer
Ok, so the gun's are hard to get hold of, but this game is still worth having it, even if you have to make do with using a handheld until the slave trader's money for your grandma comes through. This is a perfect conversion from the arcade version, as you join the secret services and wage war on the undead. The game is genuinely unsettling as zombies jump out at you from all over the place making you jump. There are barrel tossing rotting blokes, flying zombie fish, and all manner of demonic monsters. My own favourite is the freaky giant with the tiny head and enormous chainsaw - guaranteed to have even the steeliest of hearts pounding like an express train. Totally addictive, loads of different bits to explore and ace gory graphics. A top game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars House of the dead 2 is ACE! 10 Aug. 2000
By A Customer
Ok so the Original Mode doesnt take long to complete but I love doing it over and over again gradually getting to Rank 1 (1400 more points to go!) The other modes are ok such as Boss mode and Training Mode the only downside really about this game is that you need the Gun it just isnt good without it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suffer, like G did? 30 Nov. 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After the butchered port of 'The House of Dead' shoved half finished onto the ill fated Saturn, things looked bad for fans of the Arcade bloodbath. hose fears can be put aside tho, 'The House of the Dead 2' is a better than Arcade port of possibly the best light-gun game of all time. The environments are crisp and memorable, and infested with well designed enemies just waiting to be turned into lumps of squishy gore. The zombies themselves come in a huge variety of types from zombies wielding axes, submerged enemies, ninjas and even.......owls? Each chapter is also topped off with an epic boss encounter that range from the challenging to the disturbing. If this weren't enough the game has a huge amount of modes and unlockables, including boss mode, challenge mode and an adjustable two player mode. Providing you own a Light-gun be prepared for hours of messy fun.

No game is perfect however, and House of the Dead 2 comes with more than its fair share of complaints. The voice acting is possibly the worse ever heard in a video game, made even worse by an awful translation from Japanese (The chaos of the city is increasing!!). Depending on who you are this can either add to the B-Movie sleaze or stick out like a sore thumb. Its shame too as the zombies wails and moans with sharp bullet blasts provide an otherwise fantastic sound design. The models of characters may sometimes clip with scenery or each other, and some boss battles can be frustrating beyond belief. Of course, being a Light-gun game, knock it down to Four stars if your not planning to play it with the accessory. The pad is functional, but lack the speed needed to enjoy its quick pace.

Overall this remains the best arcade blaster on the Dreamcast and possibly all the other systems available. Even if you don't own a Light-gun your guaranteed to get a lot of fun out of it. Pick it up and 'Go prevent a confusion in the city!'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! 11 Mar. 2011
By Dragel
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I owned this game when it first came out and couldn't stop playing it, needless to say years later I couldn't resist dusting of the the old Dreamcast and ordering this again, and its still as fun as before! I love trying to take all the different routes through the main story.

One thing though get the gun as well, it plays so much better than with the controller.
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