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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: 28 out of 71
  2. Negative: 22 out of 71
  1. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    This is the first game I played in this series. I loved it, cutting and smashing zombies , help or leave the survivors . Create awesomeThis is the first game I played in this series. I loved it, cutting and smashing zombies , help or leave the survivors . Create awesome weapons and vehicles. Everything depends on you in a world full of zombies. When you have finished reading this comment,What are you waiting for ? . Play this game, become zombie killer and see everything look like what i say.(If you have any question about i can play this game early like japan,let me answer because everybody in VietNam can play this game early not only me :) ). Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    9
    For all the negativity I had heard about the port quality, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out quite playable on my sub-minimum sysFor all the negativity I had heard about the port quality, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out quite playable on my sub-minimum sys req computer - Intel core 2 duo 3ghz, 4gb ram, GTX660. I played from start to finish with only 1 crash (a driver crash, though I'm not using the suggested nvidia drivers). My one gripe is that the aiming and inventory will occasionally flicker off and on when held down, which can make aiming and weapon combining near impossible at times. As for the game, i found it very enjoyable having quite liked Dead Rising 2 (once I enabled a trainer to slow the timer, something I didn't feel necessary to do in DR3). The main character starts out a bit of a wimp, but he slowly grows into the role of the hero by the end of the game.. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    8
    Pretty much more of the same from Capcom on this one. The first 2 Dead Rising games were fun for a while and this one is too. There are morePretty much more of the same from Capcom on this one. The first 2 Dead Rising games were fun for a while and this one is too. There are more than enough zombies to take on, however there are times where you feel the same as your character when you turn a corner to find way too many of them in your way, to the point it feels like a chore. If you like your games gory and full of lots of blood and guts then this will be right up your street - if not, then it's fun in short sittings but could become tiresome. Expand
  4. Sep 6, 2014
    6
    Dead Rising 3 may be considered an 'excellent' game on Xbox One but PC games have a much higher expectations and this title sits just aboveDead Rising 3 may be considered an 'excellent' game on Xbox One but PC games have a much higher expectations and this title sits just above average. There are much better titles out there for a lot less money.

    The game is fun no doubt but the action can be extremely repetitive and shallow. The narrative is extremely weak and the characters are pretty uninspiring. Battling hoards of zombies in an arcade-fashion can seem mildly satisfying particularly with the customisable and rather daft weapons but this eventually becomes a chore. With no story-driven backdrop to engross you; it just gets a bit tiresome and tedious very quickly to justify a price of £40.

    Credit to Capcom though; they have fixed early issues with the game very quickly and the game does run impressively considering the waves of action happening on-screen. There just isn't enough here sadly to justify the price and against some of the other titles available on Steam.
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  5. Sep 12, 2014
    5
    Graphics arent bad, performance is descent on my haswell @ 4ghz and gf 670, gameplay is fluid, 35-60 fps , cutscenes can go below 30 fps thoGraphics arent bad, performance is descent on my haswell @ 4ghz and gf 670, gameplay is fluid, 35-60 fps , cutscenes can go below 30 fps tho but it`s not a big problem - who cares how many fps you get in cutscenes? :D I Didnt experience any bugs. When it comes to gameplay it got boring really soon, even before I killed 2000 zombies so maybe 2 hours into the game, maybe I will give this game some more time but tbh I enjoyed low-budget state of decay so much more and probably I will just wait for some better games to release instad of wasting time on this... Expand
  6. Sep 11, 2014
    3
    The most important thing to know RIGHT NOW, is that this is most definitely a PC-port and it runs HORRIFICALLY because Capcom didn't evenThe most important thing to know RIGHT NOW, is that this is most definitely a PC-port and it runs HORRIFICALLY because Capcom didn't even ATTEMPT to optimize it.

    - While the performance, frame drops, crashes, and inconsistent framerate, by the second, are HUGE problems, you also have to note that the game is LOCKED at 30FPS (unless you manually go through the directory files - which then, usually ends in MORE crashes and issues than before). So yeah, 30 frames, as if this was still CURRENTLY running on a console. You might even learn to appreciate the moments when you are playing at 30 frames, because you'd be lucky to reach THAT goal (for more than 10-30 seconds), as just about every visual aspect of the game will kick you down into the 20's (if you're lucky), even if it's a less demanding area (few-no zombies on-screen).
    - I'm running a GTX 770, i5-4670k putting out 3.8ghz, 16gb DDR3 RAM, and a unfragmented and clean 2TB HDD with more than 25% free. So, by all means, my rig should be shredding this game like a stuffed animal, yet it still feels totally inconsistent.
    - Let me also note, that a PC-Gaming source, running SLI TITAN video cards, said that even he couldn't maintain a 30fps framerate, let alone 60fps if the game is unlocked. That doesn't mean this game is just super technical and demanding... That means the game is straight up BROKEN at the moment. Myself and double Titan-bro are using the same graphical settings, yet we both get the SAME weak framerate.
    -The game itself seems extremely fun, creative, and compelling in most departments, so I definitely recommend playing the game... Just DO NOT play this Port until the game has been patched a few times and fresh drivers, made specifically because of this hog, are released.
    -I encourage you to let Capcom know how you feel about this kind of thing, on their forums, because if you just don't buy the game, and say nothing, those greedy rats will probably just see the low sales' projections and decide to move on, rather than fix the game. We need to hammer the point home, that they only sold as many copies as they have, because of loyalty (brand or IP), and our trust that our money might bring us an actual product. If their sales are low, it is almost completely their fault. Word of mouth spread, that the port is a Category 5 Catastrophe, thus, many people are holding off.

    Potential Customers - Don't forget about this game! When it works it's VERY enjoyable, but wait and/or insist that the developers fix the mess that they have willingly sold, as a "finished" product.

    CAPCOM - Please fix your game. If you do not, you may never have the support of many PC gamers ever again.

    Have a nice day!(?)
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  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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