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  • The House of the Dead (Series)
  • The House of the Dead (series)
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  • The House of the Dead is a series of horror games published by Sega. Originating in arcades, the main series currently consists of five rail-shooter light gun games as well as a series of spin-offs, including a beat 'em up, typing tutor and mini-game compilation. The overall plot is that of current or former agents of international secret service AMS and their battle to prevent, and then reverse, a zombie apocalypse created by insane scientist Dr. Curien and shadowy businessman Goldman.
  • The House of the Dead is a first-person, light gun arcade game series published by Sega.
  • A series of arcade light gun games starring finely dressed federal agents mowing down armies of zombies. The story content of all four games essentially amounts to: Known for its fast-paced shooting and Multiple Endings, House of the Dead is one of those games that many play, but few ever beat (at least not without a small fortune in coins, that is). The first two games (especially the second) were infamous for hilariously weak voice acting that left you thinking the voice actors must have been instructed to sound as bored as possible, as well as an extremely stilted-sounding translation.
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  • A series of arcade light gun games starring finely dressed federal agents mowing down armies of zombies. The story content of all four games essentially amounts to: Known for its fast-paced shooting and Multiple Endings, House of the Dead is one of those games that many play, but few ever beat (at least not without a small fortune in coins, that is). The first two games (especially the second) were infamous for hilariously weak voice acting that left you thinking the voice actors must have been instructed to sound as bored as possible, as well as an extremely stilted-sounding translation. If you want to play a shooter game which emphasizes horror and uses traditional zombies, then you are looking at the wrong game.House of the Dead goes in the opposite direction, just because it's cool. A great majority of the zombie population in these games either are fast, wield weapons, have supernatural powers, or are just very, very fat. Boss fights are a major example of these deviations, with boss creatures barely resembling "traditional" zombies at all, often taking the form of some freakish abomination. None of this stops the series from being fun. The sheer ridiculousness of the games makes for some amazing boss battles and fight scenes. Better yet, this was the precursor to Dead Space - you can use precision shots to dissect the zombies in any manner you please. Torso wounds become gaping bloody holes, but do limited damage. Shoot a zombie in the arm, the arm will be blown off, and its attacks will be weaker if it gets close enough to do damage. Shoot a zombie in the leg, the leg will be blown off, and it will crawl at you(quickly). Of course, headshots are the best way to kill zombies, but only a shot between the eyes is a One-Hit Kill - zombies running at you with half their head blown off is common. Just don't stop here expecting a gripping story, nuanced characters, or some kind of social message. The latest game in the series, the Wii-exclusive House of the Dead: Overkill, is a prequel that takes the unintentionally bad voice acting and runs with it, resulting in a B-movie grindhouse-style presentation. The game's mere existence could qualify as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for the series as a whole. An Updated Rerelease, House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut, was later released for the Play Station 3 with Move support. Of course, this isn't all to the series. A beat 'em up side story game called Zombie Revenge was released on the arcade and Dreamcast. After that came Typing of the Dead, which is basically a re-release of HotD 2, only now instead of bullets you kill with powered keyboards, followed by a sequel, which rehashed HotD 3 (Look, don't knock until you've tried it, okay?). There was a Pinball of the Dead for the Game Boy Advance, and a rare House of the Dead 4 Special arcade that serves as a continuation of the original 4th installment, this time the game being made into a motion ride of sorts with that switches between two screens as the zombies come after you. There's also House of the Dead EX, which goes the comical route and put you in the role of two runaway undead lovebirds as they face against adversaries who try to split them apart. Unlike the last games, this one is more of a mini-game compilation. And lastly, the Sega Superstars series features House of the Dead cameos, the most prominent being the latest installment, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, with three tracks taking place in the Curien Mansion and the aforementioned runaway undead lovebirds as playable racers. So there you have it, 'till the fifth installment.
  • The House of the Dead is a series of horror games published by Sega. Originating in arcades, the main series currently consists of five rail-shooter light gun games as well as a series of spin-offs, including a beat 'em up, typing tutor and mini-game compilation. The overall plot is that of current or former agents of international secret service AMS and their battle to prevent, and then reverse, a zombie apocalypse created by insane scientist Dr. Curien and shadowy businessman Goldman.
  • The House of the Dead is a first-person, light gun arcade game series published by Sega.