The House of the Dead 4 is a light gun arcade game with a horror theme and the fourth installment of the House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Sega. The game is an interquel and takes place between the events of The House of the Dead 2 and The House of the Dead III, and introduced several new gameplay concepts. Players can control characters James Taylor, from The House of the Dead 2, or Kate Green, a new character to the series.
In 1997, Sega published a light gun game that proved so popular in arcades that it inspired an atrociously bad movie. Today The House of the Dead is considered an arcade and horror great. It might be cheesy, poorly scripted, and over-the-top, but aren’t those qualities what make the genre so irresistible? The series even led to a weird but fan-favorite typing game based on House of the Dead 2. The House of the Dead 4, the last of the core games to be released, fills in the story between the second and third games. The game features Move support and local co-op play, and while even pointing-and-aiming can’t quite emulate the immersive feel of an arcade, it does come closer than a standard controller does. If you’re unwilling to spend the cash on the motion... Read Review