Fans of arcade horror, watch out! The House of the Dead: Remake is coming to your PlayStation 5 this week in a polished version and offers even better gameplay with many graphical optimizations. The developers really want you to have a good time.
The House of the Dead is an arcade rail shooter that came out in 1997 for Sega Saturn and PC. In 2022, Mega Pixel Studio and Forever Entertainment released The House of the Dead: Remake, giving the zombie original a modern look and feel.
What is the gameplay of an arcade rail shooter like?
Many will probably be familiar with this kind of arcade game. It is a shooter in which the movement control is limited. Like in a ghost train, you move from section to section on a “rail” – and kill the undead. Your movement is restricted to aiming and shooting using your mouse or controller.
These “rail-shooters” were a very common type of arcade game in the 90s and extremely popular. The focus is less on exploration and more on scoring points. But it is this external control that creates an uncomfortable feeling of being at the mercy of others, and it also holds some bloody scary moments for you and your friends. In this trailer, you can get a very good impression of the new look and feel:
House of the Dead Remake with numerous improvements for PS5
The remake of the zombie arcade game gets many overhauls. Particularly noticeable are the modern graphics and the new sound design. But the navigation has also been reworked, and there is now a horde mode in which the number of undead keeps increasing. In addition, a gallery, a photo mode, achievements, and leaderboards found their way into the game, and you can also enjoy the whole thing with a friend in local Co-op mode and unlock a bunch of weapons. Unfortunately, there is no online mode or crossplay / cross-platform functionality at this point.
Release date & PS4 bonus
Have a nice start to your weekend: The new PlayStation 5 version of the House of the Dead Remake is set to be released this Friday, 1/20/2023. Owners of the PS4 version can rejoice because they will receive the remake for the PS5 with a free upgrade. But even if you don’t have it yet, to celebrate its upcoming release, the PS4 version is discounted for 50% on the PlayStation Store until Jan. 19, 2023, and you can purchase it for $12,49.
House of the Dead: Remake on Switch and other platforms
If you’re more into other consoles, that’s no problem because The House of the Dead Remake is also available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. No upgrade is planned for these platforms yet, but the current version is just as fun and lets you relive the nostalgic feel of the legendary Sega Saturn arcade classic with friends in a modern flair.
The haunting also goes on beyond this house
Zombies also crawl around in other great games and can be killed together with friends. You can find out which titles are especially recommendable in our ranking of Co-op Horror Games. Feel also free to take a look at this selection of especially exciting Indie Horror Games or find great F2P titles among these Free Horror Games.
Or get an exclusive horror kick with the free remakes of the P.T. Game. A single-player teaser for a Silent Hill game that was never finished. Very close to the release date is also Blood Bowl 3. The grotesque but fun football game based on the Warhammer universe is ready to play in the coming month.
Are you a fan of the original from 1997? What do you think about the remake of the game? Feel free to write us in the comments below.