• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2001
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Your rapid-fire typing skills spell doom for the undead in this utterly odd, totally challenging take-off on House of the Dead 2. When you're battling zombies in a nightmare-come-true, ten trigger fingers are definitely better than two!
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  1. 90
    One of the coolest Dreamcast games to date. Excellent challenges, nice visuals, and a surplus of bonus modes are contained within Typing but most of all, Smilebit has given Dreamcast maniacs something truly unique in making typing fun.
  2. Daily Radar
    Move over, Mavis Beacon. This Dreamcast typing tutorial blows your tiresome tutorial to smithereens.
  3. Extremely fun. And like Bill Cosby used to say, "You just might learn something by the time we're done."
  4. At its core this is nothing but a fruity remake...of "The House of the Dead 2". It's just that you no longer need to have great hand-eye coordination with a lightgun in order to succeed, but typing skills akin to the one's a secretary of management VP needs in order to succeed in the corporate world of mid-level data management.
  5. CNET Gamecenter
    Ends up being a quirky gem in the Dreamcast catalog thanks to rock-solid gameplay, great graphics, and a loopy sense of humor. Best of all, players are guaranteed to see improvement in their typing if they log some time into the game.
  6. If nothing else, Typing of the Dead is kooky, fun and inventive, and a worthwhile addition to any Dreamcast enthusiast’s library. Uh, provided you own one of those keyboards.
  7. Without a doubt, this is the most fun you can have while increasing your typing speed. Zombies make good teachers.

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  1. Oct 6, 2013
    This is by far one of the weirdest yet coolest games on the Sega dreamcast. this game mostly takes on the roll to teach how to type but it'sThis is by far one of the weirdest yet coolest games on the Sega dreamcast. this game mostly takes on the roll to teach how to type but it's one of the best games on the dreamcast when i heard of this game i was really confused about it but when I played it all was good.

    the game has a great story and good gameplay and many modes to play. the only problem i have with this game is the voice acting its dire. this was the main reason to buy a dreamcast.... well maybe sonic adventure but the point is it's a really good game.

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
#7 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2001