GameTap writes: "The classic light-gun horror franchise House of the Dead has been resurrected on the Wii, and arcade shooter fans will be pleased that House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return holds true to the original arcade versions while adding some decent bonus material. And for only $30, Return is value in the ever-expanding light-gun genre on the Wii that includes the popular Ghost Squad and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Then again, if you're not a fan of the genre, Return is not exactly a great entry point. In the arcades House of the Dead 2 was a quarter-sucking beast of a shooter that bordered on obscenely challenging, and it doesn't change here. Only after having suffered through endless trial-and-error sessions will you have enemy positions memorized well enough to get though the final boss, the evil Emperor."