Zachary Miller writes for NWR:
"While it's disappointing that Sega didn't include House of the Dead 4 in this package, House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a great value for the money. It's a fantastic multiplayer game, and even if you're just duel-wielding by your lonesome, blowing zombies apart is incredibly fun. If you liked Umbrella Chronicles (honestly, who didn't?) or just like killing the undead in general, House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a must-buy. And if the storyline is that important to you, there's always Wikipedia."