Review Roundup: Dead Rising 3


Zombies all around you what are you going to do? Frank West is nowhere to be found so you won’t be taking pictures but new protagonist Nick Ramos is here to build all types of mechanical monstrosities to get through the apocalypse.

Dead Rising 3 is the Xbox One launch title that is getting the most hype so let’s take a look at how the early review are shaking down for the third trip to zombieland.

IGN– 8.3/10

“Dead Rising 3 doesn’t get by on its looks, but its meaty zombie-slaying combat and nearly endless supply of undead and ridiculous weapons go a long way. Through its lengthy campaign, I was always eager to see what crazy zombie-squishing contraption would come along next. It rarely disappointed, except when navigating its snarled map and waiting out its load times took me out of the fight took too long.”

Kotaku– YES

Dead Rising 3 makes it very easy to do awesome things—dress up like James Bond and ramp a motorcycle into a crowd of zombies, or loot the local police station for gear and ammo before unleashing hell on a gang of bikers. It made me grin so often that the crass and unfun bits stick out all the more. The game is so good at letting me make my own fun that I’m surprised it can be so lousy at making its own.”

Game Informer– 8.75/10

“Capcom Vancouver’s latest entry in the Dead Rising saga is an impressive display of big, dumb fun, and a must-play for fans of the series. It’s also a great demonstration of the outstanding capabilities of next-gen hardware right out of the gate. Thinning out the undead of Los Perdidos is worth your time, but the bugs infesting the sandbox are an unwelcome scourge.”

Videogamer– 8/10

“It’s as fundamentally silly as it was before, with most of the game’s systems having been designed for the sole purpose of Dicking Around™. The new combo mechanic enables players to create some outlandish weapons (oversize teddy bear + assault rifle = automated sentry gun) which are as much fun to use as they must have been to come up with. These items need to be crafted by first obtaining blueprints dotted around the city. They make for a great incentive to explore, and their sheer absurdity turns Los Perdidos (a stylised reimagining of LA) into a playground of death. You’ll be laughing for about 90% of the time you’re playing.”

Polygon– 7.5/10

“Playing Dead Rising 3 can be a schizophrenic experience — I was angry at the game whenever it required   precision from me — precision that the controls just wouldn’t support. But I was thoroughly enjoying myself whenever it let   me run amok and get creative with weapons and vehicles. It’s a game with great ideas and intermittently poor execution.”

Destructoid– 9/10

“But make no mistake — just because Dead Rising 3 is less out there doesn’t mean the core humor isn’t present — because it totally is. There’s still tons of crazy characters to meet, and the new Psychos (modeled after the seven deadly sins) are as colorful as ever, including Sloth, who is literally too lazy to get out of his chair to fight. The cast is a bit more well rounded this time around, as there’s a good mix of walking campy caricatures, and actual characters.”


3 responses to “Review Roundup: Dead Rising 3”

  1. Jeremiah Wolfwood Avatar
    Jeremiah Wolfwood

    This will be an early purchase for me

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      Trey Sterling


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    Trey Sterling

    IGN: The map is bullshit, and the highways suck.
    Game Informer: The map works great, and the highways offer a cool change of pace.

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