Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    82
    Short bite-sized chunk of Zombie killing!
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    65
    The additional content is more than worth it to those who loved it, but for those lukewarm to the game, I’d wait a bit and see whether the next episode is compelling and then consider looking at getting this episode in the $30 four-episode season pass instead.
  3. 65
    It’s over far too fast (we explored a bit and finished in roughly 90 minutes) and it’s missing two major Dead Rising staples by omitting co-op play and "psycho" battles. While the single-player focus applies to all Untold Stories, we’re left hoping the other three heroes of Los Perdidos have longer, crazier adventures in store.
  4. Jan 26, 2014
    62
    All in all, this eagle has landed on some seriously shaky ground. Short, boring, and reeking of “been there, done that,” this first episode in the series feels like a poor value as a one-off $9.99 purchase or as part of $29.99 season pass.
  5. 60
    It delivers one of Dead Rising's most intense shootouts to date. [Apr 2014, p.93]
  6. Jan 27, 2014
    60
    Operation Broken Eagle does not propose any new development on the gameplay if not for the fact that the main character can count on a vast arsenal of firearms. Plot is fairly linear and flat, and the first DLC for Dead Rising 3 adds too little to the original game. And the longevity is quite low, with only 3-4 hours to complete the campaign.
  7. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    Operation Broken Eagle is another classic DLC that expands the original experience, but doesn't improve it. Simple main story, new side quests and some cool weapons. However, this is not enough.
  8. Mar 12, 2014
    55
    Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle is sort of just there. The story doesn't offer anything interesting to shed a different light on the main story.
  9. 50
    If you need an excuse to return to Dead Rising 3 then this first DLC pack might just be it, don't expect to be blown away though. [Issue#108, p.94]
  10. Feb 12, 2014
    50
    Like the combination weapons it proudly (and rightly) brandishes, Operation Broken Eagle seems hastily constructed but not half as entertaining.
  11. Jan 30, 2014
    50
    Unfortunately there is just too little content and not enough character or story development to recommend Operation Broken Eagle wholeheartedly.
  12. Jan 26, 2014
    50
    As it stands, there is literally no reason to get Broken Eagle. It's criminally short, you can't enjoy it with a friend, there are no real benefits if your character is maxed out from already playing the core game, and it doesn't add to the overarching lore in any meaningful way.
  13. Jan 22, 2014
    50
    A mixed bag, then. The new weapons and vehicles are cool, but no co-op and a uninvolving, short main campaign hampers enjoyment. Let's hope for better in episode 2.
  14. Jan 22, 2014
    40
    Extremely short, extremely dull, and extremely expensive for what it is. Dead Rising 3 may not be the greatest launch game ever but it deserves better than this.
  15. Jan 22, 2014
    35
    Incredibly short, forgettably bland, and wholly unnecessary, Operation Broken Eagle does almost nothing to meaningfully expand or enhance the core experience offered by Dead Rising 3.
  16. Jan 29, 2014
    20
    10 euros/dollars for two hours of boring missions, one vehicle, five weapons and an uncharismatic character... Are you kidding me Capcom?
User Score
4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Feb 1, 2014
    4
    I payed 10 bucks for this? Broken Eagle offers nothing new to the typical Dead Rising experience. We have been totally screwed over. WithI payed 10 bucks for this? Broken Eagle offers nothing new to the typical Dead Rising experience. We have been totally screwed over. With under 2 hours of gameplay, no co-op, no bosses, only one new combo weapon and no new combo vehicles, Broken Eagle is terrible. Full Review »
  2. Jan 23, 2014
    3
    I can't believe I downloaded 13 GB for this poor excuse of an DLC. I would only recommend it to the hardcore fans. Normal gamers will feelI can't believe I downloaded 13 GB for this poor excuse of an DLC. I would only recommend it to the hardcore fans. Normal gamers will feel ripped off.... again. It pains me this strategy seems to get more and more common in some parts of the gaming branch. Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    7
    In what is does, it does very well. Very interesting idea of a plot that runs parallel with the main game's story. However, to charge 10In what is does, it does very well. Very interesting idea of a plot that runs parallel with the main game's story. However, to charge 10 dollars for such a short game takes this down from an easy 9...to a disappointing 7...(for a 4.99 priced DLC, it would have been a 9 but that is not the case) how short is it? Well...I beat the story mode in about an hour and beat everything there was to beat (side quests, achievements, etc.) in about 2-3 hours. Yea, it's that short, but for what it does do, it does it well. Full Review »