House of the Dead

Created by Sega and making its way into arcades in 1996, The House of the Dead series captivated gamers mixing zombies with on-rail shooter mechanics. Most of the games follow the same kind of theme, normally following 2 characters shooting different types of zombies and trying to save the world from an evil villain.

As The House of the Dead games became more popular in arcades it saw many jumps to home consoles, which could be played with both a light gun (if the console supported such accessories) or using a controller to position the reticule on screen. As light gun technology got left behind with the introduction of modern televisions, consoles used different ways to replace it, such as the Wii Mote or Playstation Move controllers.

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