The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
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Developer(s) Sega, H.I.C.
Publisher(s) Sega
Series The House of the Dead
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • NA March 11, 2008
  • JP March 19, 2008
  • AUS March 27, 2008
  • EU March 28, 2008
Genre(s) Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc

The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a compilation and re-release of The House of the Dead 2 and III for Wii. It is compatible with the Wii Zapper peripheral.

Gameplay[edit]

The House of the Dead 2 has the arcade and original game. It also includes boss mode in which any boss from the game can be battled. The House of the Dead 2 also has a training mode, a set of minigames.

The House of the Dead 3 has a time attack mode where health is replaced with time. The House of the Dead 3 also includes a new unlockable 'extreme' game mode, with tougher enemies and a smaller blast radius on the shotgun. In addition, weapons can now be used as a melee attack to block enemy blows. The melee attack requires the player to reload after each use.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 65.97%[2]
Metacritic 66/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com C+[4]
Eurogamer 6/10[5]
Game Informer 7.5/10[6]
GameSpot 6/10[7]
GameTrailers 5.4/10[8]
GameZone 6/10[9]
IGN 6/10[10]
Nintendo Power 7/10[11]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[12]
VideoGamer.com 6/10[13]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[14]

The game was met with average to mixed reviews upon release. GameRankings gave it 65.97%,[2] while Metacritic gave it 66 out of 100.[3]

Nintendo Power gave the game 7 out of 10. They stated that the lack of extras was disappointing, but the game was praised and they felt that the price seemed quite reasonable.[11] IGN gave the game 6 out of 10. They praised the IR functionality, saying it is one of the Wii's best, and the flawless port of The House of the Dead 2, but stated that The House of the Dead 3 suffers from some technical issues and criticized the lack of extras, stating that the price seems almost too high; however, they did state that the games are still great and fun to play and recommended the game to die-hard fans and anyone wanting a great lightgun game.[10] GameSpot likewise gave it 6 out of 10, commenting that "The "dogs of the AMS" make their move to the Wii in this fun but brief port of the on-rails arcade shooters."[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Casamassina, "House of the Dead's Extreme Mode: 2 & 3 Return includes a Wii-exclusive melee-style addition. Details, screens and trailer here," IGN (February 27, 2008).
  2. ^ a b "The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Critic Reviews for Wii". Metacritic. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gallegos, Anthony (March 18, 2008). "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return". 1UP.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Reed, Kristan (April 2, 2008). "The House of the Dead 2&3 Return". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Reeves, Ben (April 2008). "The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return". Game Informer (180). Archived from the original on March 14, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Anderson, Lark (March 28, 2008). "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Review". GameSpot. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "House of the Dead 2 & 3 [Return], Review". GameTrailers. April 1, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ David, Mike (March 30, 2008). "THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 & 3 RETURN - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Bozon, Mark (March 11, 2008). "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Review". IGN. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return". Nintendo Power 227: 87. April 2008. 
  12. ^ Miller, Zachary (April 3, 2008). "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Orry, Tom (April 4, 2008). "The House of the Dead 2 & 3 [Return] Review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ Gibbon, David (March 28, 2008). "Wii: 'The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return'". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on April 8, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 

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