The House of the Dead series has made a deal with the platform devil, launching it into the halls of garishly grotesque game fame by proliferating on every console and cabinet available. It’s always a bloody good time with G and (Partner), sawing through legions of undead, slightly dead, and confirmed dead. Flying limbs and thousand gallon gut vats aren’t even the staple - the preposterous circumstances say it all.

The House of the Dead III broke with… let’s call it tradition, noticeably and thankfully. In it, players get to see their hands and weapons, of all things, and the off-screen reload has been replaced by an automatic pump shotgun reload (except for the arcade version, which allows for badass one-hand shotgun peripheral reloads).

Doing away with civilian segments in favor of greasier, hairier bosses didn’t hurt, either.