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


The House of the Dead III includes a new unlockable Extreme 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. The ports are officially taken from the Dreamcast and Xbox versions.[1]

The game also includes an exclusive mini game that is playable when the player(s) go from III to 2, featuring new additional cutscenes and dialogue from the characters.[2]

The mini game starts with Lisa Rogan and G bidding the player(s) farewell as they enter a "time-travelling" elevator. The elevator will descend back through time, making a stop at the years 2015, 2010, 2005, and 2000. During each of these stops, the elevator door will open and the player(s) are greeted by hordes of creatures.

The player(s) must kill the creatures before the doors close and depending on their performance, the player(s) are rewarded with bonus items used of Original Mode. The elevator will make a final stop at the year 2000 where the player(s) see James Taylor and Gary Stewart preparing themselves to face the incoming creature horde.



  1. Bozon (Ma 12th, 2012). "The House of the Dead 2 and 3 Return Review". IGN. “House of the Dead 2 & 3 is in all ways a quick port, and not something that SEGA spent any serious time and cash on. House of the Dead 2 is a simple move over from DC, and it looks and runs just like it did a decade ago, while House of the Dead 3 is a port from Xbox...”
  2. Nintendo (March 28th, 2008). "The House of the Dead 2 and 3 Return". Nintendo. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020. “With six game modes, including Arcade Mode, Time Attack and a multiplayer co-op mode that lets you and a friend fight for survival side by side, The House of the Dead 2&3 Return will keep you coming back to face your fears again and again. And if all that isn’t scary enough, the unlockable Extreme Mode will test even the best shots, with quicker enemies and a smaller bullet blast radius from your weapons making the action even more frantic.”
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Main series The House of the Dead (Arcade prototype · Sega Saturn prototype) · 2 (Original Sin prototype) · III · 4 (Special) · Scarlet Dawn
Spin-offs Zombie Revenge · The Typing of the Dead (2 · Overkill) · The Pinball of the Dead · English of the Dead · The House of the Dead: Overkill (Extended Cut) · EX · Darts of the Dead · Scarlet Dawn (Battle Genesis · THE ATTRACTION)
Compilations 2 & 3 Return
Mobile games Mobile · Nightmare · Overkill: The Lost Reels
Non-HOD games Vampire Night · Sega Golden Gun · Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Developers Sega · Takashi Oda · Namco · Forever Entertainment · MegaPixel Studio · TA Publishing
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