Ah, the classic arcade light gun genre, remembered fondly for how bonkers it could be and a bit less positively for how quickly it could drain your supply of quarters. Certainly one of the most well-known and iconic series that hit a bit later in the genre’s heyday, The House of the Dead stood out by being intense, bloody, and thoroughly bonkers at times. For the most part that has all translated to the home experience, and though you lose the tactile experience holding the arcade blasters the controls here (there is a gyro aiming option but I think it’s more trouble than it’s worth) aiming with your joystick is quite accurate and quick, you’ll just need to keep moving and reloading because the action never lets up for long. The ability to play co-op, adjust the level of difficulty, and blow through either the original campaign or an even more intense horde mode also help to provide about as much longevity as you could hope for with this sort of offering. If you’re down for blowing away some zombies it definitely delivers, just expect to be using up those continues.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]