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The Typing of the Dead

Average Rating: 7.37/10
Video Game Rank: 1249
Sega Dreamcast Rank: 25
PlayStation 2 Rank: 137
Arcade Rank: 21
Windows Rank: 657
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Primary Name
The Typing of the Dead
Alternate Names
The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic
ザ・タイピング・オブ・ザ・デッド
死亡打字员
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1999-00-00
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JP Playstation 2 version
Rel Date: 2004-12-22
Publisher: Sega Corporation
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Developer: Sega Corporation
Media: DVD
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: CERO: C (15+)
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Rel Date: 2001-01-23
Publisher: Sega of America Inc.
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Developer: Smilebit
Media: GD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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Rel Date: 2000-12-07
Publisher: Sega Corporation
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Developer: Smilebit
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
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Rel Date: 2000-09-23
Publisher: Sega of America Inc.
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Developer: Smilebit
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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Rel Date: 2000-03-30
Publisher: Sega Corporation
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Developer: Smilebit
Media: GD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
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Rel Date: 1999-00-00
Publisher: Sega Corporation
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"The Typing of the Dead has been described variously as a remake or mod of the original House of the Dead 2. Like the original, Typing of the Dead is styled as a first-person rail shooter game, but substitutes shooting zombies and other enemies with typing out words or phrases to kill them. When enemies appear, they are accompanied by a box showing a word, sentence or phrase which must be typed to neutralize the enemy. The length, and complexity, of the phrases increase during the game's progression. Other features retained include the challenges of saving survivors, which will alter the path the player character will take to his final destination, and the secrets/bonus items hidden throughout the game.

All levels contain specific challenge areas, where the player is required to kill a certain number of zombies in limited time, and are ended with a boss battle using some sort of alteration of usual gameplay (e.g. a long phrase, typing the correct answer to a question etc.) The console ports have two modes, "Original" and "Arcade," for the main storyline, as well as "Tutorial," "Drill," and "Boss" modes for additional typing training. Other changes are mostly superficial, including replacing the weapons wielded by zombies with harmless items and equipping the AMS agents with keyboards attached to backpack Dreamcasts with oversized batteries.

While the game is an educational game, as it requires players to enhance their typing skills to be successful, it has been praised by critics primarily for its comedic content."

Source: Wikipedia, "The_Typing_of_the_Dead," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 1249
Sega Dreamcast Rank: 25
PlayStation 2 Rank: 137
Arcade Rank: 21
Windows Rank: 657
Num Ratings: 25
Average Rating: 7.37
Standard Deviation: 1.19
Num Views: 344
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