10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Very silly, lots of fun,
This review is from: House of the Dead 2 Xplosiv Range (Video Game)
An aim and shoot game with a short period of game play should make for limited enjoyment, unless that is you have a fetish for exploding zombie heads and a sense of the ridiculous.
The story is a pretty standard secret-agents-dealing-with-a-zombie-outbreak scenario with end-of-level demonic bosses. The interface is point and point shooting, nothing else (except a pause button). Temporary fun for the quick of the wrist and the simple of mind.
Shoot zombies in the arms, legs, chest and head! Watch their heads explode! Hell, blow 'em in half! See the multitudinous hordes of zombies on display - zombies coming at you with claws and teeth, zombies with axes, knives, bloody big swords and the ubiquitous chainsaw! Mud zombies, crawling, jumping zombies. Zombies in berets (wha'?) Bats fly at you, flesh eating worms wriggle at you and what I can only presume to be lengths of human faeces crawl at you with the intention of messing up your off-the-rack agent-suit. Oh, and save some civilians if you can find the time (hint, don't shoot them, however entertaining that may be - Postal fans beware!).
Once you've finished the five levels on display here and listened to the corny lines explaining the threadbare plot then you'd think the game was over. It's a sad person who plays the same game again and again in an effort to improve on your high score when EVERY GAME IS EXACTLY THE SAME (give or take). What makes this game amenable to repeat playings are the modifiers.
More lives, more credits, bigger guns, sillier guns, play as a hunk in a Die Hard vest, as a woman (with a man's voice - weird). Giant zombie heads, giant civilian heads (stop that! silly game ...).
Yes, it's a silly game, but I LOVE ZOMBIES! Particularly, I love the type that 'come to bits easy'. And now I love House of the Dead 2.