- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
The House of the Dead III (Xbox)
- One to two players
- Huge interactive levels with massive armies of zombies
- New play mechanics allows players to mow down large groups of enemies all at once
- Branching paths and a variety of endings add to the replay value
- Time is now a factor – Dead-eye aim won’t mean much unless gamers have the quick trigger-finger to back it up
- All-new graphics and special effects
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In House of the Dead III you defy the undead with shotgun in hand as you explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting terror. Fans of the series will thrill to beautifully rendered gore, time-sensitive gameplay and a wide variety of branching paths. Gamers take out wave after wave of horrific zombies as they travel different routes and advance the story line, uncovering new secrets and hidden areas along the way. The all-new shotgun comes in handy when you're surrounded by an army of undead. Players must use it wisely to take out multiple enemies in a single blast as they plough their way through the most exhilarating nightmare yet.
It may seem a rather minor innovation in The House of the Dead III, but the chance to spray huge amounts of buckshot at zombies and their fellow mutated friends does make for a rather different experience than trying to go for pinpoint accuracy via a pistol. Although the fact that the gun automatically reloads seems a rather odd idea because it does slow down the pace of the game a bit.
There are some fantastic graphics in The House of the Dead III though, as you move automatically through the various spooky levels shooting zombies and monsters as they appear on the screen. Of course shooting at the zombies is much more fun if you use a lightgun and luckily the MadCatz Blaster has been made with the game specifically in mind. Using the standard controller and an onscreen crosshair still works well enough though, especially if you want a second player to join in with you.
The only real problem with the game is a lack of longevity, for although there is a version of The House of the Dead II to unlock there's very little else in terms of extra modes or secrets. Still, if you're a fan of the arcade game, or lightgun games in general, this is top kinetic fun. --David Jenkins
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Top Customer Reviews
First off, it is really short! Once you've gotten the hang of things you can play from start to end in 25 minutes (and that involves some repeated sections). Which means that its replay value is pretty low - though, as a positive point, it means you can have a quick game while waiting for a meal to cook or something.
Another reason that makes the short completion time a good thing is due to the second thing I dislike (almost detest) about the game. It is as much about firing as rapidly a possible as it is about aiming well. Some sections can only be passed if you fire like a maniac, most notably the final boss, though similar situations appear throughout the game. This will leave your trigger finger throbbing by the end of a game and sore for a day afterwards. It shifts the focus away from aiming well to testing how fast you can pound a trigger. Scoring is also based on the time you take to put down an enemy after its appearance. This, of course, means that memorising where an enemy is going to appear and firing like a loon gets a better score than precise aiming.
Final bad point. The game is really inconsistent, which is probably a throwback to its arcade machine roots. Sometimes you pass a section without difficulty, another time you will never get through without getting hammered by the enemies. Sometimes one or two shots will kill an enemy, at other times you have to reload twice before the thing dies.Read more ›
Having a better weapon is what hits you firstly as in the previous two there was no shotgun used. You can change the color of the blood from Green to Red... Even better bosses to face more challenging areas to complete. Better GFX, better sound, better fun. This is truly a game I would recommend to anyone over the age of 15 definately.
2 player co-operative is awesome. Such good fun working as a team. You may find this game repetitive but it is all good fun.
You do not need to be a real gaming fanatic to enjoy it either. The bosses are really challenging and you get get 'House Of The Dead 2' with 'House Of The Dead III' after you complete III.
The graphics do not change on 'House Of The Dead 2' from the Dreamcast version but this is still a great game.
I would definately recommend the 'Thrustmaster' P.Beretta. for this game. It is the easiest to hold when playing and it is modelled on a full scale Beretta.
Definately good fun and even more good fun with a friend but make sure you buy the light gun (Beretta) otherwise it is not as much fun using a hand controller.
Both kick ass games especially 'House Of The Dead III'
Its quite simple at the start and my three-year-old nephew can get to the next chapter by himself. The later bosses get a bit harder, and the last one is a continue fest. If you do choose to put lots of continues you notice it's quite a short game. But to complete without you had better be able to click 100 times faster than the auto fire and 10 times faster than I can click.
Short-lived fun that you can come back to again and again. Best fun with a couple of guns and a bunch of friends. When will they bring out time crisis tho!!! You might actually get to use an x or y button then.
Your mission is to get into a house and kill the zombies that has invaded the area. It's not so very difficult when you first know how to play it. Simply just blow the head of the undead as they try to attack you, but it's not just ordinary zombies here but also some with tentacles, some with super strenght and even zombies with buzzsaws(!) The disc also contains a documentary about the upcoming movie version of the game. The only annoying thing is that it's not possible to save the game, so you have to start all over igain from the first level when you want to play igain. Otherwise that, it's an okay and entertaining game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Retro game for Original X-Box, Classic Fun and a real Blast from the Past!Published 9 months ago by ANDREW SCOTT MCLACHLAN
i bought this game for my husband who is a novice gamer. he was very happy with it. highly recommededPublished 23 months ago by brenda
great game so much to fun to play and after hours in the arcade playing it in the front room makes it that much more enjoyable!Published on 29 July 2013 by ReinKun
Corto pero entretenido, un clasico de las recreativas! Es un poco complicado por lo tanto no sera facil el pasarlo en una tardePublished on 8 April 2013 by Ruben Rullo
I have rated this game because i played it years ago and liked it, however i have just bought a copy to relive my experiences as i still have the xbox and guns but unfortunately... Read morePublished on 11 July 2011 by LT
I must say I love the series & zombie killing'n all but it just isn't the same I mean what happened to the good old weapon select eh? Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2004