From the review by IGN's Bozon:
"Between the arcade, Dreamcast, and Xbox versions of House of the Dead, we've personally put enough time into the series to justify a trip to the psych ward. In short, these titles arm you with weapons and ask you to blast hordes of zombies from the first-person. The original release was nothing to write home about, but we remember blowing through the game during our first time in front of the cabinet. That tradition carried on with House of the Dead 2, 3, and 4, and it didn't end in the arcades, as House of the Dead 2 released on Dreamcast, and House of the Dead III on Xbox, both purchased along with two light guns, and promptly destroyed over, and over, and over again. When we first heard about Wii's ability to do IR, light gun games came to mind, and we remember praying that SEGA start releasing its classic light gun games in compilations for everyone to enjoy, whether it be an updated remake or simple port."