The good old days of arcade gaming will always be remembered by gamers, and with titles such as The House of the Dead 2
you can easily get yourself back in time, when games were simple, yet very fun.
The main premise of The House of the Dead 2 is that you will need to explore a massive city with only a gun in your hand, as you try to kill everyone and survive. While the game starts off immediately by placing the gun in your hand and putting you in front of demons, the title does become quite repetitive, as it fails to bring more than just a single, repeated experience.
You get to play in rounds, and each round will bring, as expected, more and more challenges into the mix. Basically, the undead and demons will start spawning anywhere, so you will always have to be on your toes and explore every corner of the map in order to get the best possible score.
Unlike the first game, we now play in Venice, however the main idea behind the game is pretty much the same. Killing enemies that are evil forces, exploring the map and gathering score and investigating the region is our main concern, and there are quite a lot of interesting challenges for us to peruse there at all times.
The arcade feel brought by The House of the Dead 2 can be seen mainly when it comes to the graphics, that are very old and not that up to date, especially to the current standards, but also in the way you move and the shooting. The latter is very fast and most of the time you will just find yourself surrounded by enemies, with nothing to do other than blasting the heads off from zombies left and right, as you try to annihilate each and every one of them as fast as you possibly can.
While playing The House of the Dead 2 you will basically see lots of bullets lying, a lot of action and also listen to an intense set of songs that you will enjoy. Since this game has a true arcade feel, the crosshair is the only thing you can control, and reloading is done very fast, albeit whenever you need it. You will have to reload as fast as possible though, because many times you will have to deal with not one, but ten or more zombies at the same time, with the screen getting filled rather fast.
Sure, The House of the Dead 2 might not be the most graphically appealing game, in fact, the graphics are quite dated, but the reality is that you won't play an arcade style game for the graphics, instead the feeling is the one that matters the most. In this case, The House of the Dead 2 hits it right on the nail, since it brings a great experience and some astounding, interesting things that you can explore at all times. Don't hesitate and check this game out, you'll like it, especially if you are a horror fan!
- Player 1
- Left Click = Shoot
- Right Click = Reload
- Enter = Continue
- Mouse = Move target point
- Player 2
- TAB = Shoot
- CTRL = Reload
- SHIFT = Continue / Activate Player 2
- W, A, D, X = Move target point