This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Dismemberment, Gore, Horror, Nudity, Sex and The Dead.
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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
Play involves targeting the different undead enemies in a range of locations. You need to shoot them before they get to you. This differs in the various games that offer different characters, firearms, and types of enemies. Later games offered a branching path and a range of endings determined by your choices, as well as unlockable bonuses.
Your task is to the area of enemies to advance through the story. Hitting zombies in the head will dispatch them more quickly but you also need to make choices about which weapons to use in each scenario. Clearing a level often brings in a boss to battle. The first two The House of the Dead games featured civilians to rescue that offer a reward. You can gain lives by shooting boxes, crates, vases and destructible scenery.
The following games are available in the series:
- The House of the Dead (1996) Arcade, PC
- The House of the Dead 2 (1998) Arcade, Wii
- The House of the Dead 3 (2002) Arcade, Xbox, Wii, PC, PS3 (Move)
- The House of the Dead 4 (2005) Arcade, PS3 (Move)
- The Typing of the Dead 2 (2008) PC, PS2, iOS, DS (English of the Dead)
- The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009) Wii, PS3 (Move), PC
- House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn (2018) Arcade
- The House of the Dead: Remake (2022) Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
Release Date: 01/01/1996, updated in 2022
Platforms: PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Players: 1-2 (4 online)
Genres: Action and Shooting
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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The House of the Dead Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.
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