Abandonware DOS title

The Typing of the Dead

The Typing of the Dead is a unique video game that is essentially a typing version of the classic rail shooter arcade game The House of the Dead. It was first released in 1999 as an arcade machine and later for other platforms.
In The Typing of the Dead, players use a keyboard to eliminate oncoming waves of zombies and other creatures by typing words or phrases that appear on the screen. Each word or phrase corresponds to a specific enemy, and typing it correctly causes the player's character to attack and defeat the corresponding foe.
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The Typing of the Dead review

Computer Gaming World (2002): "This game is incredibly addictive. The plot doesn’t make all that much sense. I never quite figured out why the zombies were there or whom I was avenging or what happened to my coworkers by the end of the game. But ultimately, I didn’t really care. Who needs an excuse to shoot up some zombies? And you don’t have to figure out who the bad guys are, they’re easily identified by the words and phrases that pop up across their chests."

Additional info about The Typing of the Dead

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: cd-rom
Also published for: Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation
Abandonware DOS views: 568
Series: The Typing of the Dead is part of the House of the Dead series.
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