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MATURE, Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence
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Released as an arcade gun shooter in 1998 and ported to the Dreamcast the following year, the PC version of The House of the Dead 2 offers a number of features not available in the original. Included is a practice mode for honing shooting skills, the option to play the six stages in arcade or original mode, or simply fight bosses in boss mode. While levels, characters and spooky content are intact, a variety of power-ups not available in the original are also available.
A stranger, Goldman, has resumed the evil Dr. Curian's twisted experiments of genetic manipulation that were thwarted in the original House of the Dead. Reprising the role of AMS agent James Taylor, you must clean up the town infestation of plodding, clawing undead zombies. Whatever happened at the Curian mansion two years previously has started again, and your expertise is once again required.
In the arcade version, you completed levels by shooting zombies with a gun controller. The Dreamcast port allowed you to use a regular control pad to play in place of the gun controller, and the PC version lets you control the targeting cursor using either mouse or keyboard. You can suffer three hits from zombies and monsters during each continue (life). ~ Kyle Knight, All Game Guide