The House of the Dead 2

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The House of the Dead 2
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega Dreamcast, Windows PC
Publisher:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Windows PC
Empire Interactive
Developer:
Distributor:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Deith Leisure[2] (UK)
Windows PC
Matrix Interactive (CN)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Gun, Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Gun Shooting (ガンシューティング)[3], Horror Gun Shooting (ホラー・ガンシューティング)[4], Shooting[5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (NAOMI)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (NAOMI)
JP
(playable demo)
¥? ?
Arcade (NAOMI)
US
$? ?





















Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[4] HDR-0007
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Gun Set)
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800e[4] HDR-0011
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9549.95[9] 51002
ESRB: Mature
Sega Dreamcast
US
(Sega All Stars)
51002
ESRB: Mature 17+
Sega Dreamcast
US
(Stinger Bundle)
PL-521
ESRB: Mature 17+
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-51002-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
EU
(Gun Set)
MK-51045-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
MK-51002-50
USK: 18
Sega Dreamcast
DE
(Gun Set)
MK-51045-50
USK: 18
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8,990Ptas8,990[16] MK-51002-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
ES
(Gun Set)
MK-51045-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51002-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
FR
(Gun Set)
MK-51045-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[12][13] MK-51002-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
UK
(Gun Set)
£59.9959.99[17][12] MK-51045-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
FHOU00DCS
OFLC: MA15
Sega Dreamcast
BR
197066
Tectoy: 18+
Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800 (8,190)[20] HCJ-0302
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Windows PC
US
30593
ESRB: Mature 17+
Windows PC
EU
EI-1268
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
EU
(DVD)
EI-1268
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
EU
(ES/IT)
Windows PC
BX
(Sega Classics)
Windows PC
DE
EI-1268
USK: 18
Windows PC
DE
(DVD)
EI-1268
USK: 18
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
aDeSe: 18+
Windows PC
ES
(FX Interactive)
ES-MVM04
aDeSe: 16+
Windows PC
FR
EI-1268
SELL: 16+
Windows PC
FR
(DVD)
EI-1268
SELL: 16+
Windows PC
FR
(ESI)
RTGA14
SELL: 16+
Windows PC
PT
Windows PC
PT
(Top Games)
Windows PC
PT
(Diário de Noticias)
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
EI-1268
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Fair Game)
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Grabit)
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
HU
(Ecobit)
PEGI: 16+
Windows PC
HU
(EVM)
Windows PC
PL
Windows PC
KR
KMRB: 18

The House of the Dead 2 (ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド 2) is a Sega NAOMI arcade horror light gun game developed by Sega AM1 and manufactured by Sega. First released to Japanese arcades in November 1998 to critical and commercial success that surpassed even its predecessor, the game has since been regarded as one of Sega's most seminal and classic arcade titles, and is the direct basis for a number of spin-off titles like The Typing of the Dead.

In March 1999, The House of the Dead 2 was ported to the Sega Dreamcast courtesy of developer CRI, and was also later ported to Windows PCs in January 2001 courtesy of developer H.I.C.. The game also appears an an unlockable bonus in the 2003 Xbox port of its sequel The House of the Dead 3, and as a featured game in the 2008 Nintendo Wii compilation The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return.

Production credits

Arcade version

Dreamcast version

ADX Copyright © 1996, 1998 CRI
©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1998, 1999
Source:
In-game credits
Production
Marketing
Manual
Source:
US manual
THotD2 DC US Manual.pdf
[21]

PC version

Source:
In-game credits
Empire Interactive (UK)
  • Producer: Iain Riches
  • QA Manager: David Cleaveley
  • Assistant QA Manager: Ste Chainey
  • Lead Tester: Mark Klocek
  • Testers: Rich Naughten, Darren T. Bennett, Carlo Bush, Chris Matlub, Gareth West, Christopher Giggins
  • Production: Anthony J. Bond Jr.
  • Marketing: Simon Orams
  • Design and Artwork: Philip Goldfinch, Paul Flewitt, Jamie Young, Stephen Brennan, Jayshree Mistry
Source:
Other credits

Magazine articles

Main article: The House of the Dead 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #124: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #1998-04: "1998-04 (1998-12-11)" (1998-11-27)
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #1999-11ex: "1999-11 extra (1999-04-02ex)" (1999-03-19)
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #10: "Noviembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #19: "Agosto 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:

PressRelease 2000-10-20 EmpireInteractive tHotD2.pdf

PDF
PC press release

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) NTSC-J
50
[27]
Arcade (NAOMI)
50
Based on
1 review

The House of the Dead 2

NAOMI, World (upright)
HotD2 NAOMI Manual Upright.pdf
Manual
NAOMI, World (deluxe)
HotD2 NAOMI Manual Deluxe.pdf
Manual
NAOMI, upright
THotD2 NAOMI Manual Upright.pdf
Manual
NAOMI, US (deluxe)
THotD2 NAOMI US Manual Deluxe.pdf
Manual

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №82, p82/83
Sega Dreamcast
78
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
90
[28]
Arcade (UK) NTSC-J
75
[29]
Arcade (UK) PAL
50
[30]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
96
[31]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
92
[32]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[17]
Dreamcast Arena (IT) PAL
80
[33]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
80
[34]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
80
[35]
Digitiser (UK)
67
[36]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
70
[37]
Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin (DE)
75
[38]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
91
[12]
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
90
[39]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
70
[40]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
76
[41]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
83
[42]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
83
[43]
Freak (IL)
92
[44]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
84
[45]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
53
[46]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
91
[47]
Joypad (IT) PAL
80
[48]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
82
[49]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[50]
Man!ak (PL)
85
[51]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[52]
Neo Plus (PL)
80
[53]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
25
[54]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
85
[55]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
90
[56]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US)
80
[57]
Player One (FR)
88
[58]
PSX Extreme (PL)
73
[59]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
90
[16]
Strana Igr (RU)
80
[60]
Strana Igr (RU)
83
[61]
Total Control (UK) NTSC-J
77
[62]
Video Games (DE) PAL
84
[63]
Sega Dreamcast
79
Based on
39 reviews

The House of the Dead 2

Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
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Disc
House Of The Dead 2 DC JP Manual.pdf
Manual
THotD2 DC JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, JP (Gun Set)
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Cover
Dreamcast, US
THotD2 DC US Box Back.jpgTHotD2 DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
THotD2 DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
THotD2 DC US Manual.pdf
Manual
HouseoftheDead2DCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, US
(Sega All Stars)
THotD2 DC US Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, US (Stinger Bundle Pak)
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Cover
Dreamcast, EU
THotD2 DC EU Box Back.jpgTHotD2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, EU (Gun Set)
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, AU
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Cover
THotD2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 [64]
Windows PC
83
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Windows PC
N/A
Based on
0 reviews

The House of the Dead 2

PC, JP
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Cover
PC, US
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THotD2 PC US Box Back.jpgTHotD2 PC US Box Spine.jpgTHotD2 PC US Box Front.jpgTHotD2 PC US Box Spine2.jpg
THotD2 PC US Box Bottom.jpg
Cover
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Jewel Case
PC, EU
THotD2 PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTHotD2 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
THotD2 PC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
THotD2 PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgTHotD2 PC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU (DVD)
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Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
THotD2 PC EU Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv; free game)
HotD2 PC UK sheep xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv) (Alt)
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Cover
PC, UK (Grabit)
THotD2 PC UK Box GrabIt.jpg
Cover
HotD2 PC UK grabit disc.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Fair Game)
THotD2 PC EU Box FairGame.jpg
Cover
PC, FR
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Cover
PC, BX (Sega Classics)
THotD2 PC FR-NL Box Back Classics.pngTHotD2 PC FR-NL Box Classics.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PC, ES/IT
THotD2 PC ES-IT Box.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
HotD2 PC ES xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (FX Interactive)
THotD2 PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
PC, PT
HotD2 PC PT cover.jpg
Cover
PC, PT (Top Games)
THotD2 PC PT Box TopGames.jpg
Cover
PC, PT (Power Games)

PC, PT (Diário de Noticias)
THotD2 PC PT Box DdN.jpg
Cover
PC, PL
HotD2 PC PL back.jpgNospine.pngHotD2 PC PL front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PC, HU (Ecobit)
THotD2 PC HU Box Back Ecobit.jpgTHotD2 PC HU Box Ecobit.jpg
Cover
THotD2 PC HU disc Ecobit.jpg
Disc
PC, HU (EVM)
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Cover
PC, KR

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Jewel Case
PC, KR (alt)

PC, CN

Technical information

In the Dreamcast version, the second level renders up to 2.2 million polygons per second, about 36,000 to 37,000 polygons per scene at 60 FPS. The Player 1 character consists of about 3300 to 3400 polygons in the Dreamcast version.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments

External links

References

  1. Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 150
  2. Computer & Video Games, "November 1998" (UK; 1998-10-14), page 76
  3. File:THotD2 DC JP Box Back.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 http://sega.jp/dc/990109 (Wayback Machine: 2009-11-25 16:54)
  5. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-23 17:28)
  6. Edge, "January 1999" (UK; 1998-12-23), page 122
  7. Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  8. http://www.sega.com/games/dreamcast/post_dreamcastgame.jhtml?PRODID=237 (Wayback Machine: 2002-01-03 08:59)
  9. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-24), page 111
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=1102 (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-18 22:45)
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/zCHdhNLlFt0/m/bWLym4b8sQoJ
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 1" (UK; 1999-09-09), page 70
  13. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 87
  14. http://www.micromania.fr/zooms/?ref=15931 (Wayback Machine: 2002-11-04 12:55)
  15. http://www.centromail.es/top/producto2.asp?codmail=13587 (Wayback Machine: 2000-05-17 01:29)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 41
  17. 17.0 17.1 Computer & Video Games, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-10-13), page 108
  18. http://terra.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=13395 (Wayback Machine: 2001-06-27 14:52)
  19. http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
  20. 20.0 20.1 http://sega.jp/pc/hod2/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-02 15:36)
  21. File:THotD2 DC US Manual.pdf, page 25
  22. Neo Plus, "Kwiecień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  23. Neo Plus, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  24. Neo Plus, "Czerwiec 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  25. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  26. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  27. Arcade, "March 1999" (UK; 1999-02-11), page 138
  28. 576 Konzol, "Március 2001" (HU; 2001-xx-xx), page 32
  29. Arcade, "June 1999" (UK; 1999-05-06), page 114
  30. Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 98
  31. Consoles +, "Mai 1999" (FR; 1999-0x-xx), page 90
  32. Consoles +, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-1x-xx), page 108
  33. Dreamcast Arena, "Gennaio 2000" (IT; 2000-01-10), page 90
  34. Dreamcast Monthly, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 74
  35. DC-UK, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 24
  36. Digitiser (UK) (1999-10-26)
  37. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Octobre/Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 84
  38. Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin, "Oktober 1999" (DE; 1999-10-14), page 36
  39. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 33
  40. Edge, "May 1999" (UK; 1999-04-21), page 81
  41. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1999" (US; 1999-11-09), page 266
  42. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 98
  43. Famitsu, "1999-04-02" (JP; 1999-03-19), page 35
  44. Freak, "5/99" (IL; 1999-xx-xx), page 29
  45. GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 10: October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 20
  46. GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 148
  47. Gamers' Republic, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-10), page 34
  48. Joypad, "Febbraio 2000" (IT; 2000-0x-xx), page 88
  49. MAN!AC, "06/99" (DE; 1999-05-05), page 46
  50. MAN!AC, "01/2000" (DE; 1999-12-01), page 87
  51. Man!ak, "Wrzesień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 57
  52. Mega Fun, "10/99" (DE; 1999-09-01), page 82
  53. Neo Plus, "Styczeń 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 62
  54. Next Generation, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-17), page 86
  55. neXt Level, "Januar 2000" (DE; 1999-12-03), page 44
  56. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 86
  57. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-24), page 110
  58. Player One, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 80
  59. PSX Extreme, "03/2001" (PL; 2001-0x-xx), page 41
  60. Strana Igr, "May 1999 1/2" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 50
  61. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 19
  62. Total Control, "May 1999" (UK; 1999-04-16), page 114
  63. Video Games, "01/2000" (DE; 1999-12-15), page 106
  64. GamesMaster, "September 2001" (UK; 2001-08-08), page 94


The House of the Dead 2

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Books: The House of the Dead 2 G's File (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Perfect Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999)
Music: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 (2022)

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The House of the Dead (Remake) (1996) | The House of the Dead 2 (1998) | The House of the Dead III (2003) | The House of the Dead 4 (2005) | The House of the Dead: Overkill (Extended Cut) (2009) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn (2018)
The Typing of the Dead games
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Spin-off games
Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Pinball of the Dead (2002) | Ai Sareruyori Ai Shitai: The House of the Dead EX (2008) | Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (2008) | The House of the Dead LL (20xx) | Zombie Utsu: Flick of the Dead (2012) | The House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels (2013) | Darts of the Dead (2017) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Battle Genesis (2019)
Compilations
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) | The House of the Dead Bundle Pack (2012)
The House of the Dead related media
Music
The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The House of the Dead 4 Original Sound Tracks (2005)
Book
The House of the Dead "Wilder than Heaven" (1997) | The House of the Dead Official Guide (1998) | The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (1998) | Nightmare Syndrome Horror Game Comic Anthology (1998) | The House of the Dead 2 G's File (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Perfect Guide (1999) | Zombie Revenge Perfect Guide (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide (2003) | House of the Dead (2003) | Prelude to an Overkill (2009) + one more manga
Film
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