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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
Empire Interactive
Developer:
Distributor:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Deith Leisure[2] (UK)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Gun, Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Shooting[3]






























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) HDR-0007
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Gun Set)
¥7,800 (8,190) HDR-0011
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95 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
8,990Ptas MK-51002-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51002-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
FR
(Gun Set)
MK-51045-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99 MK-51002-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
UK
(Gun Set)
£59.99 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) 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)
SELL: 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 the direct sequel to The House of the Dead. It was released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware before being ported to the Sega Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows. It was also included as an unlockable in its sequel, The House of the Dead 3, and has been included along with its sequel in 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: Other credits

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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

EGM US 124.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #124: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)

DCM JP 19981211 1998-04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #1998-04: "1998-04 (1998-12-11)" (1998-11-27)

DCM JP 19990402 1999-11ex.pdfDCM JP 19990402 1999-11ex.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #1999-11ex: "1999-11 extra (1999-04-02ex)" (1999-03-19)

NextLevel AR 10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Next Level (AR) #10: "Noviembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
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PDF
Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)

PressRelease 2000-10-20 EmpireInteractive tHotD2.pdf

PDF
PC press release

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [12]
Arcade
60
Based on
1 review

NAOMI, World (upright)
NAOMI, World (deluxe)


Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [13]
60 [14]
96 №88, p90-93
92 №94, p108/109
80 [15]
80 [16]
80 [17]
90 [18]
91 [19][20]
70 [21]
83 №537, p35
78 №82, p82/83
80 [22]
82 [23]
87
85
88 [24]
90 [9]
88
Sega Dreamcast
83
Based on
19 reviews

Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (Gun Set)
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Cover
Dreamcast, US
THotD2 DC US Box Back.jpgTHotD2 DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
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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
THotD2 DC EU Disc.jpg
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
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Disc

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №111, p94
Windows PC
83
Based on
1 review

PC, JP
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Cover
PC, US
THotD2 PC US Box Top.jpg
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
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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)
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Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv) (Alt)
THotD2 PC UK Box Xplosiv Alt.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Grabit)
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Cover
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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 Classics.jpg
Cover
PC, ES/IT
THotD2 PC ES-IT Box.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
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Cover
PC, ES (FX Interactive)
THotD2 PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
PC, PT
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Cover
PC, PT (Top Games)
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Cover
PC, PT (Power Games)

PC, PT (Diário de Noticias)
THotD2 PC PT Box DdN.jpg
Cover
PC, PL
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Cover
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Disc
PC, HU (Ecobit)
THotD2 PC HU Box Ecobit.jpg
Cover
PC, HU (EVM)
THotD2 PC HU Box EVM.jpg
Cover
PC, KR

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Jewel Case
PC, KR (alt)

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

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast, PC

References

  1. File:Sega Arcade History JP EnterBrain Book-1.pdf, page 150
  2. Computer & Video Games, "November 1998" (UK; 1998-10-14), page 76
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 http://sega.jp/dc/990109 (archived: 2009-11-25 16:54)
  4. Edge, "January 1999" (UK; 1998-12-23), page 122
  5. Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  6. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-24), page 111
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "1" (UK; 1999-09-xx), page 70
  8. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 87
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; xxxx-xx-xx), page 41
  10. Computer & Video Games, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-10-13), page 108
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://sega.jp/pc/hod2/ (archived: 2001-11-02 15:36)
  12. Arcade, "March 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 138
  13. Arcade, "June 1999" (UK; 1999-05-06), page 114
  14. Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 98
  15. Computer & Video Games, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-10-13), page 108/109 (108)
  16. DC-UK, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 24-26 (24)
  17. Dreamcast Monthly, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 74-77 (74)
  18. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 33
  19. Dreamcast Magazine, "1" (UK; 1999-09-xx), page 70-72 (70)
  20. Dreamcast Magazine, "34" (UK; 2002-04-25), page 56-58 (56)
  21. Edge, "May 1999" (UK; 1999-04-21), page 81
  22. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-24), page 106/107 (110)
  23. MAN!AC, "06/99" (DE; 1999-05-05), page 46
  24. Player One, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 80-83 (80)


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) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999)
Music: The House of the Dead 2 (1999)

The House of the Dead series of games
Arcade
The House of the Dead (1996) | The House of the Dead 2 (1998) | The House of the Dead III (2003) | The House of the Dead 4 (2005)
Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (1999) | Ai Sareruyori Ai Shitai: The House of the Dead EX (2008) | The House of the Dead LL (20xx) | Darts of the Dead (2017) | House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn (2018)
Sega Saturn
The House of the Dead (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (2000)
Windows PC
The House of the Dead (1998) | The Typing of the Dead (2000) | The House of the Dead 2 (2001) | The Typing of the Dead 2003 (2005) | The Typing of the Dead 2004 (2003) | The House of the Dead III (2004) | The Typing of the Dead for Mac (200x) | The Typing of the Dead Typing Lariat (2006) | The Typing of the Dead 2 (2007) | The Typing of the Dead Featuring Rakuten Minna no Shushoku Katsudou Nikki (2010) | The Typing of the Dead EX (2012) |The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (2013)
Game Boy Advance
The Pinball of the Dead (2002)
Xbox
The House of the Dead III (2003)
Sony PlayStation 2
The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic (2004)
Nintendo DS
Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (2008)
Nintendo Wii
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) | The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009)
Sony PlayStation 3
The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut (2011)
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
The House of the Dead III (2012) | The House of the Dead 4 (2012) | The House of the Dead Bundle Pack (2012)
iOS
Zombie Utsu: Flick of the Dead (2012) | The House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels (2013)
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
House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)