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  • Summary: This is the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado. A mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a myriad waysThis is the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado. A mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a myriad ways to kill them as you seek to uncover the truth behind the outbreak - or die trying. Expand

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  1. Dec 18, 2016
    84
    Extremely funny with plenty of zombie blood splatter that doesn't take itself seriously at any moment.
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    81
    Dead Rising 4 has the best core gameplay the series has ever seen. Its inventive and humorous ways to put down the dead are something I still haven’t tired of, and its surprisingly interesting plot is more than just a zombie-killing delivery system. Despite the technical blemishes that come with the series, its lack of co-op story mode play, and the fun-yet-unreliable multiplayer, Frank West’s return brings the series some fresh ideas, a ton of bloody mayhem, and a whole lot of cracking wise. Here’s hoping he sticks around for a while.
  3. Dec 22, 2016
    80
    Dead Rising 4 completely streamlines a lot of core gameplay elements of the franchise while still remaining a sadistically fun game to play.
  4. Dec 26, 2016
    80
    Ultimately, Dead Rising 4 is the epitome of big, dumb fun. It's as wide as ocean yet as deep as a puddle, yet curiously it's self-deprecatory tone and over-the-top violence means it's a game that rarely gets boring. It's less fine wine, more Bacardi Breezer, and you know exactly whether that makes it the game for you this holiday.
  5. Dec 9, 2016
    73
    Though much too easy, Dead Rising 4 is sandboxy zombie-killing adventure that recaptures the series' fun.
  6. Dec 13, 2016
    60
    Dead Rising 4 is no classic, nor even a great Dead Rising game. The series sold out. But if you can get yourself past that hurdle, you might find (like me) that you’re pleasantly surprised, at least for a weekend. Sure, almost everything that made Dead Rising unique is gone, but if all you want is bubblegum pop and more time to experiment with the game’s over-the-top weapons? Frank West (or faux-Frank West if you can’t get past the voice actor change) is ready and waiting.
  7. Dec 15, 2016
    60
    I persevered through the issues on PC because I genuinely found things to like in Dead Rising 4. The silly, if somewhat hackneyed plot was light-hearted in tone and Frank is just as likeable as ever. Investigations are a nice way to break up the action, which is just as insane as it ever has been. However, it’s a ridiculously easy game thanks to a liberal slathering of healing items, and the diabolically bad PC port is frankly embarrassing to see in 2016. A reasonably solid game that sadly on PC is just out of frame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jan 10, 2017
    10
    Everyone complaining is doing it because A.) It's sold on the Windows Store for the first year, B.) Their computer can't run it, or C.) It'sEveryone complaining is doing it because A.) It's sold on the Windows Store for the first year, B.) Their computer can't run it, or C.) It's not in **** VR or it doesn't make them fly in real life like they hoped the 4th install would do by now or some unrealistic **** like that.

    The GAME, which is what we're supposed to be reviewing here, is great. It's everything you love about Dead Rising, but smoother, and more of it. I've played since the first Dead Rising, and I love them. Especially part 2. They're just... fun. Zombie killing fun. This one is great, as well. It's also one of the better ones. It's worth the purchase, IMO.
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  2. Dec 6, 2016
    9
    After loving the first two games and absolutely hating the third, this one is a pleasant surprise. Going into it I wasn't expecting much, soAfter loving the first two games and absolutely hating the third, this one is a pleasant surprise. Going into it I wasn't expecting much, so that may have made it a better experience.

    Overall, the timer is gone which is going to bother a lot of people. Personally, I'm conflicted as I thoroughly enjoyed it in the first game but at the same time wished there was a mode without the timer that would give me plenty of time to do a perfect run. Putting it behind a DLC paywall is what they opted with which is dumb, but it's still there if you really want it.

    The game overall runs well on PC and looks great compared to past Dead Rising's. Texture clipping is still an issue in cutscenes but that's been an issue for as long as I can remember. Lot's more zombies on screen and varied environment from town streets, sewers, and a mall.

    Pros:
    * Story is prob the best of the series besides DR1. And it ties in well enough with DR1 to make it interesting and engaging through the first playthrough.
    * Weapon variability is as good as it's ever been. Lot's of combo weapons and funny items to use throughout the world.
    * Exo Suit. Pretty cool when you get to use them.
    * Special Zombies - Won't go into spoilers but there's more than just the standard zombies that were present in past games.
    * Fun - Game is just fun to play in my experience. Not game of the year by any stretch but still a fun game to sit down and play.

    Meh:
    * Psychopaths have been replaced with Maniacs. Not a huge issue since Pyschopaths have been forgettable since the first game, and Maniacs are pretty close. Simply put they are groups of crazies vs just a single pyschopath. Pyschopaths were a favorite aspect of DR1 so it's sad to see them really go, but tolerable.
    * Game is too easy. Very rarely do I feel like I'm even close to dieing. They can change this easily in a patch or two after getting feedback for now there is very little challenge. Very different from the first DR.

    Cons:
    * Zombies all look the same. They are all seemingly wearing the same outfits/colors so it just looks like a copy/paste job.
    * Some people may be bothered by the Christmas Theme. May be a bit off playing this during the Summer
    * Aiming is atrocious with a controller. Tried it out and it's just as bad as ever, feels like the aiming moves in chucks of 50-100 pixels so lining up headshots is hard.
    * No Multiplayer. Essentially just a single player only game with a multiplayer mode that is really just a min-game. I hardly played with friends but this will turn some people of the series off.
    * Kinda short. If you are only doing the missions you'll blow through this in under 10 hours. I recommend taking your time saving survivors and killing maniacs unlike I did, perhaps because I was so used to the timers in DR. Still have New Game + so you can always go back but just realize there is no rush to the end.

    Also worth noting they changed the voice actor for Frank, but I honestly don't mind the change. No idea why people are freaking out, the voice actor fits the character quite well. Lot's of long time fans of the series are stuck in the past and don't realize they need to expand the fan base to keep the series alive, which means changing the formula a bit here and there to reach a wider audience. All things considered, this is a really good game. Would rate it an 8 but rating it a 9 for now since fanboy's are unfairly rating the game lower than it should be.
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  3. Dec 21, 2016
    5
    Okay, DR4 is basically DR3 with some areas improved like performance and the ease of creating weapons, but it is also alot worse in some otherOkay, DR4 is basically DR3 with some areas improved like performance and the ease of creating weapons, but it is also alot worse in some other areas.
    So the cons... Maniacs, are now nothing more than boring normal enemies with more health. None of the maniacs are even remotely rememberable.
    Vehicles are very uninspired and alot worse than in DR3. More often than not you don't even bother to make them and just grab any random car at hand.
    Ai, sure they are zombies but it is blatanty obvious that everything is lifeless until you get with a certain radius and human enemies barely have any intelligence above the zombies.
    But worst of all this game lacks any and all challenge. I did not die a single time during my playthrough. I wasn't even close to dying and I never leveled up my healthbar.
    There is no timelimit or anything to warrant a sense of accomplishment. And the actual gameplay consists mainly of pressing "X" repetedly. Without anything else to challange you, this repetetive gameplay turns bland really fast.
    During all my years in gaming I can't remember any game that is as much a cakewalk like this game.
    Pros... there isn't much imo, the performance is way better than DR3 both on PC and Xbox one. Obviously out of the two PC is the version to go for if given a choice.
    I also like that they have skipped escort missions. That would actually add some challenge but seeing how the game is as clunky as DR3 it wouldn't be a fun challenge.
    There are plenty of weapons and they are more easily created, with some fun christmas themed stuff.
    The story is probably the best of the DR games but it really isn't all that special. It's "Okay".

    At the end of the day, if you liked DR3 you will probably like this game aswell, but even then I think you will still find it "a letdown".
    For me, it's a mediocre game at best.
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  4. Dec 6, 2016
    3
    Capcom doesn't support Xbox Play Anywhere, you cannot play the Campaign with Friends anymore and it now has another Multiplayer Mode, theCapcom doesn't support Xbox Play Anywhere, you cannot play the Campaign with Friends anymore and it now has another Multiplayer Mode, the Campaign can be finished in around 7 hours which makes it the shortest Dead Rising Game of all, it only includes one Ending now and other Endings will be provided via Season Pass DLC's, etc. etc. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2016
    1
    First of all, avoid the Windows store at all costs. You can't fullscreen games with it, nor can you use sli/crossfire from what I read.First of all, avoid the Windows store at all costs. You can't fullscreen games with it, nor can you use sli/crossfire from what I read. Naturally Window's Store games tend to run like ass, and this is no exception. My fps tanks in this game, while in dead rising 3 i got no less than 100 fps all of the time (It looked much better as well)

    From what I played before I refunded, it actually seemed like it was going to be a really good game. More of what made 3 great. Hardcore fans of 1 and 2 might not enjoy the simplistic over the top style, but I really did.

    And if you are wondering why the reviews on the Windows Store aren't lower; They don't allow you to post a review after refunding, since you no longer own the product.

    I'll change my review once it releases on Steam and I get the chance to fully evaluate the product, until then the abomination that is the Windows Store severely hampers the experience.

    Oh, and you can refund the game if you talk to Microsoft support, I will say that they were very polite and quick to refund my purchase.
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  6. Jan 8, 2017
    1
    One of the worst zombie games of all time, let alone the worst Dead Rising released so far.

    Avoid this like the plague, it has terrible
    One of the worst zombie games of all time, let alone the worst Dead Rising released so far.

    Avoid this like the plague, it has terrible optimization as well.
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