The House Of The Dead Remake Review (Xbox Series S)

For this THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD Remake we go back to a game that was first introduced in 1997 on arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards.

The House Of The Dead Remake Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 3.4GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Shooter gameplay.
  • Optional tutorial prompts.
  • Two playable characters – Thomas Rogan and Agent G.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • First-person view.
  • Controller settings are for each individual player – aim on left or right stick, sensitivity sliders, and invert axis.
  • Two game modes – original story and horde mode. Both support two-player.
  • Easy, normal, hard, and arcade difficulties.
  • Modern and classic score mode options.
  • Hide Hud and hid scale sliders.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Horde mode is just the game but with a lot more enemies and each encountered is given a skill rating.
  • Customize the cursor with color, opacity, thickness, speed of crosshair, and crosshair speed.
  • Local two-player support and you can do Co operative and/or competitive scoring.
  • Auto reloads option.
  • Tons of replay value.
  • The gallery shows a 3D model and weak points of discovered enemies, earned medals from play, and secret Collectibles.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Every level has multiple routes, secret areas, Collectibles, power-ups, and bonuses.
  • Shoot zombies and body parts break off them.
  • Massive boss encounters.
  • In rails shooter.
  • Intact and excellent soundtrack.
  • Points pop up as you hit them and show if it’s a critical shot.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Photo mode.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Five guns in-game – pistol, crossbow, grenade launcher, pitter, and assault rifle.
  • Destructible elements in the environments.
  • One of the best arcade experiences.

The House Of The Dead Remake Review Cons:

  • Not 100 percent that the leaderboards are online or offline only.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • You cannot change the color of the blood or indeed turn it off.
  • A slight slowdown in places.

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The House Of The Dead Remake:

Official website.

Developer: MegaPixel Studio

Publisher: Forever Entertainment S.A.


  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10


The House Of The Dead is a game close to my heart, I played it for way too long in the arcades and even enjoyed the rather bad port of it on the Sega Saturn. Herewith the remake, it’s very much a great game made accessible to more players, using the controller for shooting is less than ideal and makes the Switch version more appealing but I still went through the game a handful of times. Returning players can not o ly relive this classic, but also try out the horde mode which is the same game but with more zombies on screen making it far superior to the classic version. The House Of The Dead is a hard-hitter as it might only have a handful of levels but it has so many secret routes and little Easter eggs mixed in that you can play it tons and still see new things, that haven’t changed here. Port wise its business as usual and tidy. I now expect to see the rest of the series remade and Forever Entertainment has proved they are more than capable.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!