Conclusion: I have to say that House of the Dead 3 is one of the most addicting games that i have ever played. However, if you do not buy the Mad Blast gun with it, that is made by MadCatz, there is no point in buying this game. The reason for this is because the game is set at a very fast pace making it already hard enough to shoot the dead men with the analog stick, on the first level. As you progress through the levels, it becomes near impossible to play without the gun.
Summary: I have rated this game because i played it years ago and liked it, however i have just bought a copy to relive my experiences as i still have the xbox and guns but unfortunately the guns dont seem to work with my new LCD computer monitor/digital tv :-(
The arcade breaks through into modern console glory, and doesn't disappoint!
Samuel Peers "Sam", amazon.co.uk
21 April 2009
Summary: I always enjoyed the arcade game, and eventually found myself buying a dreamcast console in order to play House Of The Dead 2- and now the greatest arcade game ever has arrived at the welcome gates of Xbox, how does it stack up? Well, it is a lot of fun, without any doubt. With additional options, like the blood colour, you can adjust certain elements of the game, which make it even better.
Excerpt: "...survival mode and time attack). The scope of this game is broadened massively by the fact that the far superior game 'House of the dead II' is unlocked upon completion of the third installment. This is a real plus as this second incarnation of the game possesses multiple player modes and is a far more enjoyable experience than the third. Basically this is an almost entirely linear game (only broken up by several 'route choices' whithin the game). ...
Pros: House of the dead II is unlockable, great fun with mates after the pub
Cons: Linear, cumbersome shotguns, One infuriating boss
The House of the Dead III (Xbox): House of the dead 3 review - have owned this since release ! ...
26 June 2008
Summary: I had waited a long time for this game both in the arcades and the xbox version as I am a huge fan of the other games in this series. As I have owned this game on xbox since launch I think its possible to stand back and judge it ! Story House of the dead 1 had a simple storyline, HOTD2 had a shockingly rubbish one, HOTD3 represents the first attempt to put together a proper storyline, this is an improvement over previous games but not really that important !
Pros: Arcade action in your house, includes great HOTD2 if you dont have it
Summary: I must say I love the series & zombie killing'n all but it just isn't the same I mean what happened to the good old weapon select eh? and the unlockable house of the dead 2 I love on Dreamcast but on xbox it has the worst graphics and glitches that after staring at the good effects on HOTD 3 you just don't feel like playing this horrible mess. you can't even see the crosshair on no 2. overall It's a good game but too dear if you get me.