Shack's Arcade Corner: The House of the Dead 2

Greg Burke finally takes a look at one of the most epic light gun shooters in arcade history.


This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, we take a look at another arcade classic. The House of the Dead 2 is a first-person light gun shooter arcade game with a horror theme. House of the Dead 2 was known for really fun gameplay and hilariously bad voice acting. The boss battles were very detailed and rather awesome. There were three types of arcade cabinets including a seated cabinet with more immersive audio. The game was developed by Sega for video arcades in 1998 and later ported to the Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows. It can also be found on the Xbox as an unlockable bonus in The House of the Dead III. The game also appears in the compilation The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return for Wii. The Dreamcast version became one of the few Sega All Stars titles. There have also been several Typing of the Dead spinoffs of the game, but House of the Dead 2 remains our favorite. Check out the video for more information about the game.

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    May 10, 2017 4:20 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner: The House of the Dead 2

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      May 10, 2017 4:33 PM

      No "Suffer like G. did!" :(

      Otherwise, fun little piece on a classic.

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        May 10, 2017 4:42 PM

        I've played this game over 50 times, and "suffer like G. did" is something I still quote regularly. I've got such a soft spot for this game

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          May 10, 2017 5:02 PM

          There are tons of good lines in that game, but Suffer like G. did" is my favorite for sure!

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            May 11, 2017 6:37 AM

            The best thing about that line is that, if I recall, the intonation makes it come across as a question.

            BAD GUY: "Suffer like G did?"
            ME: "I... No? I would rather not. I saw G's bloodstains earlier, and I'd rather not."

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              May 11, 2017 4:47 PM

              Haha only seeing this now. Yeah the questioning tone is so hilarious, although that pinched little squeaky voice is with it like PB&J

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      May 10, 2017 4:52 PM

      This one reminds me of going to the mall and hitting the arcade. Game was a lot of fun, and actually pretty fun to watch as well. I spent plenty of time at the arcade watching people play as well as playing.

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      May 10, 2017 5:55 PM

      Easily one of my favorite light gun games, I used to play it all the time in the Arcade and on my DC.

      Also I loved it so much I got two epic light guns for my Dreamcast and played the shit out of it at home all the time. It was epic!

      There was never a perfect Arcade port which was a shame since the DC was half the hardware of the Naomi Arcade cabinet. I love perfect ports put out for the PS4 and Pro.

      Still I have to admit the PS3 + Sharp Shooter + The House of the Dead: Overkill is the most amazing light gun set up / experience to date. To not have the flash effect from a light gun game is amazing, the MP5 Sharp Shooter also feels really good when you use it.

      I really love to see the PS4 take the torch on light gun games since they have the motion wands(and Sharp Shooter case from the PS3). They could easily make more light gun games with that combo. Heck imagine a new House of the Dead on PS4 Pro!

      Anyways, rad video G man.

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      May 10, 2017 6:32 PM


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      May 11, 2017 8:14 AM

      I still play Typing of the Dead occasionally. Have the Dreamcast keyboard and everything!

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