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The House of the Dead 2 (Arcade)

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Title Screen

The House of the Dead 2

Developer: Sega AM1[1]
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Arcade (Sega NAOMI)
Released in JP: November 1998[1]
Released in US: December 1998[2]
Released in EU: 1998[3]

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.

The House of the Dead 2 is a first-person light gun shooter with a horror theme and the sequel to The House of the Dead. The game was later ported to the Dreamcast and Windows, as well as being an unlockable bonus in The House of the Dead III for Xbox and The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return for Wii.

It's also spawned a number of memes thanks to its laughably bad English voice acting (especially antagonist Caleb Goldman, who sounds like a text-to-speech bot) and odd endings.

To do:
  • Clarify release dates for different regions.
  • Cover unused creatures such as "znred" and "znmacho"
  • More revisional differences for the Wii version.

Unused Music


The track that plays before the boss fight with The Magician lasts 2:06, but only a small portion is heard in-game due to the cutscene only lasting 18 seconds.

Unused Sounds

Chapter 1

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"The enemy's bigger than you can imagine." Unused dialogue from G when the players meet him. Replaced by the line "Don't underestimate the enemy."
"Help me... I don't wanna die..." Unused voice take for the first civilian who dies. Replaced by the line "I don't wanna die..."
"Help me..." An unused variant for the civilian by the well.
"Suffer the same way G did!" Zeal's line was changed to the infamous "Suffer, like G did" in the final game. However in the Wii port, the subtitle displays this line, but not the audio itself.
"Get them, Kuarl!" The "2P" in the filename suggests that Zeal was supposed to say this during a multiplayer game, where both James and Gary are present. In the final game, however, Zeal says "Go, Kuarl!" regardless of how many players there are.
"They will decide who survives." Unused Goldman dialogue. There are no Goldman cutscenes in the first chapter.
"Man went too far." A second unused Goldman line.
"Man did too much." A third unused Goldman line.
"That is why... they die..." A fourth unused Goldman line.

Chapter 2

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"How could anyone do this? If only I noticed sooner." An unused alternate take of James' line if the civilian driving the car crashes.
"Yes, that case." An unused Gary line. Likely intended as an exchange with Harry about the "1998 Curien case", which occurs in the first chapter instead of the second.
"It's too dark." Gary's version of the line. May have been intended for dark areas.
"Need some light." Gary is likely referring to the flashlight, which appears in dark areas and illuminates wherever the player aims.
"It's too dark." James' version of the unused darkness-related line.
"Need some light." James' version of the unused light-related line.

Chapter 3

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"Are they in here?" Gary's version of this unused line.
"Are they in here?" James' version of this unused line.
"It's too dark." Gary's unused "It's too dark" line from Chapter 2 is also in Chapter 3's folder.
"Need some light." Gary's unused "Need some light" line from Chapter 2 is also in Chapter 3's folder.
"It's too dark." James' unused "Need some light" line from Chapter 2 is also in Chapter 3's folder.
"Need some light." James' unused "Need some light" line from Chapter 2 is also in Chapter 3's folder.

Chapter 4

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"Run!" An unused Gary line that was likely for when the players run from Strength, the end boss.
"Run!" James' version of the above unused line, again likely for the Strength fight.

Chapter 5

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"A0063's just ahead." Changed in the final game to "Point A0063 is just ahead." Gary's version of the line.
"A0063's just ahead." James' version of the above unused line.
"Let's get in." This file is numbered before the used dialogue file, which says "This must be the car."
"Be prepared to die." An unused Magician line that would've played before his boss fight.
"Be prepared to die." A slightly-different version of the above unused line.
"You've finally made it, friends." An unused Goldman line.
"I'm coming for you, Goldman." An unused Gary line.
"Man disturbed the life cycle. The sins committed to nature!" Turned into the infamous dialogue "Man committed a sin, destroying the life cycle of nature. The original sin that man is responsible to... To protect the life cycle!"

Chapter 6

Filename Audio Transcript Notes
"Go, Kuarl!" For some reason, Zeal's line is in the folder of this chapter, despite that Judgment doesn't appear at all in it.