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THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

MegaPixel Studio, Forever Entertainment
Apr 7, 2022 - Nintendo Switch
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Hobby Consolas
60 / 100
Forbes
7 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
GamingTrend
70 / 100
PlayStation Universe
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

The House of the Dead: Remake can be an enjoyable return to the classic arcade rail shooter, but performance hiccups and frustrating controls are scarier enemies than the zombies themselves.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A bad idea poorly realised and while the original coin-op retains its campy charm this remake is rendered pointless by the unsatisfying controls and glitchy performance.

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‎The visual facelift and extras added to The House of the Dead are spoiled because of the control system. Playing with a pointer is not funny, and the joy-con motion sensor aiming system is inaccurate and requires us to constantly calibrate it. The experience is a far cry from Sega's legendary arcade.‎

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Overall, this is an accurate and faithful remake of the original The House of the Dead but lacks the bespoke light gun controls to really make it work. While games like Virtual On have had their TwinStick peripherals over the years, it’s a shame to see The House of the Dead denied a proper light gun.

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The House of the Dead: Remake is a lukewarm game that lives on reflected light and has several glitches in the control system. Only for those who sleep with a light gun under their pillow.

Review in Italian | Read full review

The House of the Dead: Remake doesn't reinvent the wheel, is brief in length, and does have some niggly control issues, but this is a welcome addition to the library of any Switch owner who enjoys on-rails lightgun shooters.

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House of the Dead Remake is a fun, quick romp perfect for a night in with a friend, but will most likely wear out its welcome after a couple of hours. The HD graphics help update the game to the modern era while the addition of unlockable weapons, a horde mode, and multiple difficulties help to extend a rather short campaign, but still doesn't offer much reason to continue playing after you've completed the game a few times. The thing I was excited for the most, the motion controls, ultimately became my biggest disappointment and I can't help but feel that there was a huge missed opportunity to not package the game with a gun peripheral. Still, the core game remains fun despite being released over 25 years ago.

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The House of the Dead Remake is everything you'd expect from a revamp of an old-school 90s zombie rail shooter. It's fun, all too brief, but still provides enough entertainment solo or with a mate in tow. However, it still feels like a missed opportunity to stuff it full of some worthwhile new content.

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