For many years, we’ve been living in the age of remasters, reboots, and rehashes. All it takes is a single glance at the recent game releases to find many titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, Madden, and other franchises going strong with new entries every year. This trend has also been strong in the film industry, with all the reboots going on. Poor Spider-Man alone has gone through more reboots than there are aliens in any Contra game, and the trend shows no signs of stopping.
Don’t get us wrong; we’re suckers for a good reboot, especially if it depicts our beloved and favorite characters in a different, better light. House of the Dead, for many people, is one of the best light gun shooters of all time, at least where are arcade games are concerned. For some kids growing up in their local arcades, these games have been the bane of their allowances, draining their quarters as they struggle against the hordes of the undead, and with good reason; House of the Dead is amazing at what it does and is definitely a product of its time.