Think you undid the undead in Dreamcast's gun-crazy fright fest? Think again. The zombies from House of the Dead 2
are back, and they want revenge for your gun-happy ways. In a change from House of the Dead
's first-person viewpoint, Zombie Revenge
places all characters (including hordes of attacking zombified souls) in a third-person camera view.
A perfect translation of the arcade game by the same name, Zombie Revenge also offers up an original mode that features a few small differences, including the option to play with powered-up guns or in bare knuckles mode (without the aid of handguns).
The graphics are crisp and clean, but the controls are mired in poor response time, and too many functions are assigned to the same buttons. Fans of the arcade version will rejoice at not having to pump coins into a machine, but average zombie-hunting folks might be better off with Sega's other spooky shooter, House of the Dead 2. --Jeff Young
- A seamless arcade-to-Dreamcast conversion
- Interesting VMU minigames enable players to add strength to their characters
- Impressive graphics
- Ambiguous controls
- No save-game feature
- You can only carry one weapon at a time
It takes both firepower and fist-power to wipe out the ultimate army: a legion of hideous killer Zombies that pack a gruesome punch. A top-secret government plan to turn the dead into a deadly fighting machine has fallen into sinister hands. You must lead a team of special agents and rescue a city under siege by this relentless force of "recyclable" soldiers. But how are you going to stop them if they're already dead? The monster arcade hit Zombie Revenge
has invaded Sega Dreamcast with more action-packed gameplay than ever before. Strewn with branching paths, hidden areas, secret weapons, and shortcuts, each game becomes a new grisly adventure. Take the "un" out of "undead" as you beat these bio-engineered super-warriors, and save the country from their horror.