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  • Summary: Available exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 marks the return of one of the most popular zombie video game franchises. Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, whoAvailable exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 marks the return of one of the most popular zombie video game franchises. Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, California, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick cant do it alone - he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before its too late.

    With an immersive open-world experience, intense action, and unmatched level of weapon and character customization, a new generation of zombie-slaying fun has arrived with Dead Rising 3.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    90
    Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is a must-have for any sandbox rampage lover.
  2. Sep 4, 2014
    83
    The same great game it is on Xbox One, but prettier. On the other side of that coin, it includes the same issues with the map design feeling maze-like and confusing, but no other game does huge hordes of zombies quite like this one.
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    80
    Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition is a beefy port of a great Xbox One game and its decent post-release content.
  4. Sep 9, 2014
    70
    Dead Rising 3's world is grey and bland, yes, but those aren't words that can be used to describe the frenetic zombie-culling action which forms the game's core.
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    70
    Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition doesn’t differ much from the Xbox One version released last year, but it hasn’t lost any of its fun factor since then. A higher frame-rate and slightly better graphics offer some advantages, but the real value is in playing Dead Rising 3 cooperatively.
  6. Sep 26, 2014
    65
    Even if you play Dead Rising 3 together, it still quickly becomes stale and boring. New gadgets and weapons differ mostly by animation, while zombies are just an annoying obstacle on your road to the next waypoint.
  7. Sep 7, 2014
    30
    Plot is more of a protracted errand through drab, gray streets that are a chore to navigate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 74
  2. Negative: 21 out of 74
  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! IT CRASHESFix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! Fix the **** game !!! IT CRASHES ON LUNCH Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    Contrary to some critics, I encountered no bugs along the way, that would stop me from having a blast mowing zombies down by the thousands.Contrary to some critics, I encountered no bugs along the way, that would stop me from having a blast mowing zombies down by the thousands. Plenty of weapons, combinations, vehicles and laugh-out-loud moments to satisfy all every-day zombie killers. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    8
    If you have the 'right' computer (which seems like a lotto draw) It's a great way to play the game. If you are one of the unlucky ones withIf you have the 'right' computer (which seems like a lotto draw) It's a great way to play the game. If you are one of the unlucky ones with card compatibility issues, or if you're trying to play this on a laptop- you're bound for disappointment. As bothersome as that is.. I managed to have little to no issue myself, luckily. That being said DR3 is a welcome addition to the series. Many many more zombies, a vast free-roaming area with interesting venues to explore. A majority of buildings are open and explorable as well, and the city is diverse with interesting sites galore. Crafting can be done on-the-fly, which will surely save you from time to time. If you were a fan of either of the first two games you'll find yourself pleased to see things have gotten even better. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2014
    7
    I love Zombie smashing. That one Dead rising 3 got right. It's a lot of fun for the first 20 or so hours when you do the campaign. I even tookI love Zombie smashing. That one Dead rising 3 got right. It's a lot of fun for the first 20 or so hours when you do the campaign. I even took an hour or so to completely max my character by combo grinding.

    The rest of the package is abysmal. The netcode of online play is the worst of it's kind. One out of twenty games i actually managed to join someone online without losing connection, host booting me out instantly or me getting stuck in to the "can't spawn now... please wait..." screen.

    The game, is so heavy. And suffers from serious memory leaks. The loading times are unnaturally long. The performance is just outright horrible. The Survivor AI is the worst you will ever encounter. 99% of the time they are purposely getting killed or not being able to open a door of a car, while zombies are gnawing on their ass.

    I enjoyed the game for 30 hours, but after that, there's really not much replay value at all, unless if you just want to collect some statues and few missing blueprints. It's great that we now have a co-op, but why the hell don't we still have an zombie slaying sandbox WITHOUT timelimits after you've finished the game. Is it too much to ask to have something that is not limited by time for a chance?

    Last, but not the least. The controls even on a controller are really finicky. Sometimes i spent a minute trying to pick up something, instead picking up stuff from the ground i wanted. This was really frustrating at times.

    + Zombie slaying, so much fun, and there's more of them than you've ever seen.
    + A lot of weapons
    + Combo vehicles are fun, but get destroyed way too quick.
    + Plenty of collectables

    - Everything else about the game.
    - Coding is horrible.
    - NPC AI is the worst i've seen
    - Ridicilous performance hog
    - Memory leaks
    - Really bad controls, even when using xbox controller
    - The network code... Never quite seen anything as bad as this.
    - Again, you are running against the clock constantly, which is not fun.
    - No replayability. You finish the campaign, it's adios.
    - DLC's... Meh... no co-op, no interest.

    In overall the zombie slaying is so much fun that it overshadows the long list of negatives, so i'll give this game 7/10. If the zombie slaying was less fun, this game would be an 4/10 title.
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  5. Sep 27, 2014
    5
    I played this game for a few hours, it had alot of potential, a big world, alot of weapons, cars, NPC, alot ot see, explore and alot ofI played this game for a few hours, it had alot of potential, a big world, alot of weapons, cars, NPC, alot ot see, explore and alot of action. Actualy a bit too much action, which is why I never managed to complete it. Not that its hard, but its annoying, every stel you make thers 100 Zombies around you, you cannot drive, you cannot explore, you cant do **** without 100 zombies on your ass all the frikkin time. I loved killing them, I loved slaughtering them but dammit, give me a break, this is no fun. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    4
    esperei 5 anos para jogar esse jogo, decepção, frank west fez falta neste game
  7. Sep 12, 2014
    0
    So, the game doesnt support more than 30 FPS, which is unacceptable for me, but since i'm a year older and my friends know that I LOVESo, the game doesnt support more than 30 FPS, which is unacceptable for me, but since i'm a year older and my friends know that I LOVE videogames I have Dead Rising 3 on Steam! YAAAAAY! Can't be that bad right?
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    WRONG!! Game crashes every 10 minutes or so. I cant hear the voices of any character, my resolution isnt even supported (it's a normal 16:10 resolution) and the fps actually drop below 30 FPS whenever it feels like (I have WAY more specs than recommended). The game is blurry even with everithing maxed out and since I cant play it for more than 10 minutes without it crashing (fairly common problem as stated by dozens of post in the forums) I cant even tell anything about the story. Gameplay is ok, except for some clunky fighting mechanics (specially when you try to do a hard hit but end up stomping the floor because both are the same button) and HORRIBLE mouse acceleration that makes navigating (Pathetic FOV contributes too) and specially aiming authentic chores.

    So, another cash grab from capcom, another 0 in my list.
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