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Hey, Sonic isnt the only great thing sega's done..
posted by NoMoreHero (STANLEY, NY) Jun 9, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
12 out of 13 gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Sega's House of the dead 2 and 3 return dose a great job of using the wii remote as it was thought to be used: as a gun. the basic premise of this arcade shooter port is to get from point A to point B, blasting zombies along the way, saving civilians, and collecting treasures. House of the Dead 2 and 3 includes both House of the Dead... well 2 and 3,(House of the Dead 1 and 4 aren't included in this package, sorry classic fans ):)
Any way, this game is really great for Game Fly simply because it doesn't pack a full game behind it. House of the Dead is jam packed full of plenty of light-gun shooting action. This game is great for a pick up and play experience. This game stays true to the arcade version by not giving you an infinite number of lives, this may be annoying for some players, but it will satisfy most. The game even lets you change (or take off) the aiming device for the true arcade experience. Also, the sound effects are great from the game and coming out of the Wii remote, from blood curdling screams , to the deafening sound of gun fire, this game has its audio fun.
This game was fun, but not flawless. First off there is no save system, so you basically have to start every game anew every time you start a game. Second, the games do have its share of annoying bosses (i.e. Giant Sloth HoTD 3).
Over all, HoTD 2 and 3 return is a fun, pick up and play game. If your sick of stupid Wii gimmicks that justa aren't fun, I highly suggest picking this one up.
Game Play: 9
Over All: 8/10
The wii did the xbox version justice
posted by ninjakx (BILLERICA, MA) Nov 24, 2008
Member since Nov 2006
7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
A must rent for Lightgun lovers.
One piece of advice...
posted by jfrd48 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jun 3, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Shooting zombies is fun though.....
This Set The Foundation For Rail Shooters!
posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Mar 17, 2008
Member since Nov 2004
11 out of 18 gamers (61%) found this review helpful
Anyway; I was never much of a Sega Fanboy or shooters but I always try all the games that come out. This is defintley the original and not enhanced; the sound is ok and the graphics (especially 2) is horrific.
I was going to send it back until I played 3 (worth the rental); it is sort of like Ghost Squad. Even though there is Umbrella Chroincles I suggest that you rent it because it is very fun. Metriod Prime 3 should have been mostly on rails because you can get lost with that map.
There is not much here but just simple fun gameplay and isn't that what this industry is about; the choice is yours but you won't regret it as much as you think.
Needs better resume
posted by decifal (BON AQUA, TN) Nov 15, 2009
Member since Nov 2005
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This Old House'
posted by lightsaber (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 12, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
10 out of 17 gamers (59%) found this review helpful
It is what it is
posted by emwolf (SAVANNAH, GA) Mar 15, 2008
Member since May 2004
4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful
posted by BADMYTHEROO (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Nov 19, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
shooting zombies rules
posted by trex6504 (HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA) Feb 27, 2012
Member since Jan 2011
Holds to original.
posted by coontafish (TAMPA, FL) Feb 23, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
posted by sami_n_george8 (SMITHVILLE, TN) Jan 31, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by dubhead5707 (SANDY, OR) Jan 3, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
posted by NerdyninjaLove (MCDONOUGH, GA) Oct 13, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
posted by sledgehawg (REDFORD, MI) Mar 14, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
where's the best one???
posted by threaldeal (ORLANDO, FL) Oct 1, 2010
Member since Feb 2007
AND WHY HAS HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4 STILL NOT BEEN LISTED FOR THE PLAYSTATION 3 WITH MOVE GUN SUPPORT ALSO FOR THAT MATTER???
It Was Well...
posted by FleaGamer (CLEVELAND, OH) Jul 5, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
posted by bbenh808 (OCEAN VIEW, HI) May 10, 2010
Member since May 2010
The graphics are not the best and the music is awful.
fun game play, with flaws
posted by bugsycline (Front Royal, VA) Apr 9, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
what I liked. :
For a 10 year old game the graphics were great. very easy just turn it on and play railstyle shooting game play. sound was excellent. lot's of shooting zombies and very little changing of weapons, made it very fun to play. reloading your weapon very easy just swing the zapper gun.
what I don't like :
There is no way to save your progress in this game. If you die, you gotta start all the way from the start. and I mean all the way back the the games opening scene. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? this caused the game play to become boring after a couple of hours, going over the same levels over and over again.
rent don't buy
posted by djquadx (LANCASTER, NY) Dec 8, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
posted by dstntwnd (OVERLAND PARK, KS) Nov 7, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
every time you die you must return to the very beginning of the game, terrible.
Very Good, Real Arcade Feel!!!
posted by moonhowl (WELLESLEY, MA) Sep 12, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
House Of The Dead 2 & 3 Return
posted by ZombieKill (BARSTOW, CA) Aug 30, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
If you are a lover of Zombie Shooters, then this game is right for you.
I rated this game a 10/10 because it is fast paced reacting and accuracy that keeps you on your toes in this Classic Zombie Shooter.
Just like arcade, but with less accuracy.
posted by F0ldsAtHom (SANTA MARIA, CA) Aug 25, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
I'd give the game a 9 just because it's darn near identical to the arcade when you turn on red blood. The added features (extend clip & extra credits) are also a nice feature.
Final word: maybe this wouldn't be as big a problem on a CRT, DLP, or Rear-projection type T.V.
i love this game
posted by anime3443 (NORTH STREET, MI) Aug 12, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
GRAPHICS-i am not going to talk about graphics, because this is an old arcade game and sega didint call it house of the dead 2 & 3 remake, they called it house of the dead 2 & 3 return. Sega just got the arcade version and threw it in a disc.
GAMEPLAY/CONTROLLS- They got the controlls just right/perfect, i must say that when i am blowing the heads of zombies using a wiimote it does feel very natural.
Overall rent it then buy it:) 9/10
Cool Old School Game
posted by Sassy907 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jul 14, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
I would recommend this game to someone who misses the old days, and for someone who likes a little gore. You could possibly get bored quickly with this game, but I certainly enjoyed it.