Abandonware DOS title

House of the Dead

House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
Windows classic award
House of the Dead screenshot
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Game modes:
single-player, Internet, LAN, co-op
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Windows XP/98/95
4.15 / 5.00 (1437 votes)

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Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Games developed for old Windows versions may not run on recent systems. You may need a Virtual Machine to run this game properly.

Additional info about House of the Dead

Status: abandonware
Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: cd-rom
Also published for: Saturn
Abandonware DOS views: 128698
Series: House of the Dead is part of the House of the Dead series.


  • unidad lambda 07/12/2023 21:00
    i have an ancient pirated installer that used to work just fine under windows 7 but will ask for a cd under windows 10. maybe is just the game doesn't work on windows 10. luckily for me i still got an old s478 system somewhere. hopefully it'll run there but not today.
  • danish 24/05/2020 12:50
    this game I think is pretty good on windows XP not on windows 10
  • Navi 21/10/2019 10:41
    It Says Please install CD-ROM no Exe. File please help!
  • shakir mughal 21/04/2019 12:57
    i like it very much
  • Rob 10/03/2019 10:39
    Had this one for the Dream Cast along with Resident Evil to round of the horror survival shelf. Interesting to see it floating about and seemingly more popular than I thought it would be. It is pretty fun (shooter on rails like Operation Wolf, but with zombies).
  • ibnu aas imruul qais 01/02/2019 16:12
    super game......
  • Nader 30/05/2018 19:52
    It tells my that you need the house of the dead CD or something like that please anyone help.
  • AbandonwareDOS 12/02/2018 19:00
    @ramesh: there's more than one exe, I just checked. Could it be that your antivirus automatically deleted the EXEs? I guarantee that House of the Dead is virus free
  • ramesh 08/02/2018 17:57
    house of the dead exe file is not there
  • fahad 09/11/2017 12:00
    nice game
  • AbandonwareDOS 05/03/2016 11:32
    You are right Moldy... my mistake. I changed the system data accordingly.
  • moldylunchbox97 04/03/2016 19:43
    This is actually a Windows 95/Windows NT game and cannot be played on vanilla DOS.
    I ran all of the executables in DOSBOX, a MSDOS 7.10 Virtual Machine, my stand alone ThinkPad running IBM DOS 4.01, and also my 2003 Dell Dimension 4600. It would only work when running under Win XP or 98 on my Dell.
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