Dead Rising 3

  • Dead Rising 3
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  • A hallmark of excellence.
  • Great weapons.
  • Fun co-op.


  • Performance problems.
  • Twisted map.

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By VideoGamer on

Dead Rising 3 The Last Agent ReviewNot as bad as the last one, but still nowhere near good enough.Facebook Share Twitter Share By Steven Burns @TheSteveBurnio 22nd Mar, 2014 - 12:05pm The final part of the Los Perdidos stories DLC is here, and while...

By Digital Trends on 85

Capcom Vancouver has an ambitious plan in place with its four-part downloadable content series for Dead Rising 3 . ‘The Untold Stories of Los Perdidos' follows four different characters on their own journeys through the zombie-infested city, with each...

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By on 70

While many aspects of the game have a good and bad side to them, the only part of the game I really have nothing nice to say about is the writing. It's the bad kind of stupid. Most of the dialogue is boring or silly, but when it comes to the Psycho...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The first Dead Rising set us loose in a zombie-infested shopping mall and allowed us to finally play out our Dawn of the Dead fantasies. Dead Rising 3 is more like World War Z, with huge numbers of zombies that significantly change the scope,...

By on

I'll be honest here; dead honest. I haven't quite had time to rinse Dead Rising 3 as massively as I would have liked. Consider these opening thoughts, then.As I noted in my Powerstar Golf review, I've had some early access to Xbox One games titles,...

By Polygon on 75

Dead Rising 3 gets a lot of things right. It presents a massive open world filled with possibilities and features the first truly impressive use of scale in a game based on a zombie outbreak.

By T3 on 80

Dead Rising 3 is some of the most fun you can have on a next-gen console at the moment. Just remember the zombie apocalypse is coming. If you want to survive it, be like Nick – and Nathan Fillion – and learn some useful tradecraft skills.

By IGN on 83

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.

By Destructoid on 90

For once, I actually felt overwhelmed in a zombie outbreak, which is a real example of how next-gen technology can be used to do more than simply "make things look better." Out of all the launch titles I've played on both new consoles, Dead Rising 3 is my personal favorite, bar none.

By Joystiq on 70

Dead Rising 3 is a worthy entry in the series and, for the most part, gets out of your way. It knows that all you really want to do is discover and create new playthings to dismember the undead. As a vehicle for that, it's a comfortable ride.

By GameSpot on 70

It can be an inconsistent experience, but I choose to ignore the game's peculiarities and play Dead Rising 3 in the spirit that I believe it's intended: running around in shark outfit shooting zombies with deadly dildos fired from a leaf blower.

By Kotaku on

As a game, Dead Rising 3 is significantly flawed but plenty fun. As a step toward our brave new next-gen future, it's a half-measure, testing fresh ground while leaving its rear foot planted squarely in the past.

By Edge on 80

Dead Rising 3 is a sandbox in the purest sense, one that urges you to experiment with its innumerable toys at your leisure. The result is an open world that, in spite of its reanimated inhabitants, feels more alive than most.

By VideoGamer on 80

Well, on 'normal' mode, at least – playing on Nightmare, with its strict time limits, super-tough zombies, and paucity of save zones, ratchets the tension no end, and is recommended. The city's many blocked-off roads, too, make vehicular navigation a chore.

By Metro UK on 70

The best Dead Rising so far and purveyor of some of the most entertainingly absurd weapons in all gaming - just don’t expect any depth or longevity.

By Ars Technica on

It doesn’t sell the $500 hardware on its own, but if you’re getting an Xbox One, definitely pick up its most substantial, exclusive launch-day title.

By ShackNews on

Capcom Vancouver shot for a much larger world and, in the end, that idea wound up taking away from the overall experience. In the case of Dead Rising 3, I feel like less would have been more.

By USGamer on 80

The graphics don't provide as much of a next-generation leap as we'd hoped, but the atmosphere and huge number of zombies more than make up for any other visual shortcomings.

By GamesRadar on 70

Yet the lack of combat annoyances only amplify the flaws of the writing and the lack of mission variety. Dead Rising is closer than ever to realizing its full potential, but its many mistakes make it clear that it isn’t quite there yet.