The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (NA)
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Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Wii platform icon

06ESRB - M  04PEGI 16  04CERO D  03Australian Classification Board - M

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a Wii game released in 2008. It contained the second and third game from the series: The House of the Dead. Both games were originally released on an arcade. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

The House of the Dead 2


Players take the role of Agent James Taylor. James must fight his way to defeat Goldman, an evil humanoid. They use their Wii Remote to shoot the targets.

  • Level 1 takes place featuring the debut of enemies. James chooses two different places about when a hostage dies or survives. James then fights Team Judgment. Kuarl will begin to attack James. The boss can only be defeated by shooting at Zeal.
  • Level 2 takes place takes place in a town. James fights his way through a stream and there are more owls when there are two shooters. You then fight the Hierophant, a sea monster with a shield who summons Mofish and you must shoot its heart.
  • Level 3 takes place where you go under the sewers. You fight a flock of bats and fight a monstrous boss, called the Tower.
  • Level 4 takes place where you enter the Colosseum. When you enter the location, you're in the maze. You then fight a monstrous monster called Strength. You must shoot its head to defeat it.
  • Level 5 takes place where you're almost close to Goldman. You must beat the previous bosses twice. James will say that there is no such thing as a second chance after defeating the rematch with Team Judgment. You then fight a boss called the Magician. There are three weakness that you must shoot to damage him.
  • Level 6 features the rematch with the previous boss, Tower. The blue snake joins the other four to bite you. You enter Goldman's office and fight the final boss, the Emperor. You must shoot its orbs and he's got no weakness. After defeating him, he will shout his last words, "I am... I am..." The Emperor then explodes.


  • Zombies - They are creatures that you fight. There are many types of zombies, like regular, axe, lizardman, sumo and more.
  • Mofish - These are piranha-like fish that are summoned by the Hierophant.
  • Dark Frog - These frogs only appear in Level 1 if the first hostage dies.
  • Worms - They are bloodsucking parasites and will try to suck your blood.
  • Muddy Monster - These enemies are found in the water and will try to beat you up.

Losing Lives

You lose lives by:

  • Shooting a hostage.
  • Letting an enemy or projectile attack you.