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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    92
    There is a story here and it is interesting… you can get the sense that Frank has a heart despite his bravado… but the fun is in the over the top ludicrousness of the whole experience. Grab your favourite Capcom branded outfit… suit up and get ready to shed some Zombie flesh. This serves as a much need giggle in the midst of so many dire Zombie themed games and is worth it just for the flexibility of how you play… well worth adding to your collection if you like your action with a bit of a smirk.
  2. Dec 18, 2016
    84
    Extremely funny with plenty of zombie blood splatter that doesn't take itself seriously at any moment.
  3. 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.
  4. Mar 22, 2017
    75
    Despite a few new ideas, which don't always work as expected, Dead Rising 4 does not show huge improvements to the original formula: It's a fun game with a bunch of problems and nothing more.
  5. Dec 9, 2016
    73
    Though much too easy, Dead Rising 4 is sandboxy zombie-killing adventure that recaptures the series' fun.
  6. Mar 24, 2017
    70
    Simply put, Dead Rising 4 is going to upset the serious hardcore fans of the series who have enjoyed its quirky mechanics over the years. Signs began with Dead Rising 3 that Capcom was moving in an direction to simplify the game to allow more accessibility to the mainstream. Dead Rising 4 will not do anything for those people, but for anyone who did enjoy the previous title or would like a game that’s about dressing up in dumb clothes and killing zombies in stupid ways with bizarre weapons, while celebrating the wonderful festivities of massacre over a Christmas theme, then this title is for you. It makes an improvement over the third entry, offering a few hours of silly fun for a series that still manages to bring a unique experience like no other when it comes to dishing out the zombie violence.
  7. 40
    Dead Rising 4 has a bit of an identity crisis. It neither commits to the open-world aspect enough to be considered exemplary in the genre, nor does it deliver enough of the mainstays of the series to satisfy longtime fans. Unfortunately, Dead Rising 4 marks the low point in the franchise, and while you may get some mindless enjoyment from killing zombie hordes, the fun is dying, not rising.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  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. Jan 8, 2018
    8
    Dead Rising 4: Franks Big Package
    Fun until it’s not
    Dead Rising 4 Franks Big Package is a collection of the base Dead Rising4 game, but
    Dead Rising 4: Franks Big Package
    Fun until it’s not
    Dead Rising 4 Franks Big Package is a collection of the base Dead Rising4 game, but comes with all dice including Capcom heroes mode, 4 player co-op, mini golf that can be played local and online, and the Frank Rising DLC that takes place after the end of this games story..
    I didn’t find any of the extras special…
    But this games campaign definitely is…
    Dead Rising 4 is my first Dead Rising game... here you play as retired journalist Frank West, all you wanna do is play some mini golf, but youre tricked into covering one last zombie story..
    I wasn’t sure what I was going to get out of this game... I was expecting just a mindless zombie slasher game… but there’s so much more to it than this...
    For starters the story is throwaway... its here but its background noise to the addictive weapon gathering that is this game...
    What makes dead rising so unique from other zombie games is that it feels authentic to what an actual zombie apocalypse would feel like in a cartoony way… practically almost everything in this world can be used as a weapon…
    This about 10 and half hour long game starts in a mall but takes place in an open world and I wasn’t expecting the have as much freedom in combat as I was given…
    At first I was grabbing the most ridiculous weapons to be funny… ive never killed something in a video game with a giant candycane or a Christmas wrieth…
    But as the game went on, enemies started to become a threat and I had to start taking things a little more seriously.. But not completely…
    hidden through this games open world are blue prints that will allow you easily combine items for ridiculously powerful weapons... and youll get to experience so many because weapons do break fairly quickly..
    Thankfully you’re able to carry a decent amount with you, as you’ll have melee slots, throw able, and ranged weapons…
    I was surprised with how unreceptive the game ultimately ends up being as the first hour of the game is what you get until the end…
    it’s just picking up new weapons and killing everything in your way until you complete an objective, leveling up and dumping skill trees for more slots for weapons and health pickups and increasing your stats of both you and the vehicles in the world…
    Annoyingly though you can’t really drive everything in the world.. But if you look hard enough you’ll always be near at least 1 car to drive of bike to ride…
    the game slow down a bit at times for you to investigate areas which I didn’t mind much at all...
    changing the pace of the game, letting you breathe.. it allows you to crave the zombie and rogue survivor slaying…
    The game does eventually get to that feeling of repetitiveness though…
    Thankfully it started to wrap up around that time…
    I was over it before it was over.. so I feel the campaigns length is pretty near perfect…
    The story doesn’t end with the credits though
    Again included in this collection is the Frank Rising DLC.. You’re a zombie version of Frank trying to get cured and escape, but you’re given an hr. and a half real time to do this…
    And this mode is just not fun... there are no weapons here.. You’re given 3 zombie moves, an acid spit, a scream, and a pounce… and these mechanics are just awful for combat when guns are involved... you don’t feel overpowered as youre pouncing and eating enemies for health…
    You just start getting frustrated as enemies with guns surround you and take you out over and over..
    There’s an imbalance here and nowhere near the epic chaos that is the base of this game…
    IF you’re a fan of slaying zombie hordes in anyway, you definitely owe it to yourself to pick up Dead Rising 4
    I’m tired of Zombie games and even I had fun fighting with ridiculous items, and finding fresh gear throughout the world.
    I give Dead Rising 4: Franks Big Package
    An 8/10
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  4. Apr 9, 2017
    3
    I have been playing this game for some time, i have to say its a clear recycle of dead rising 3 but fails even more,bugs and glitches areI have been playing this game for some time, i have to say its a clear recycle of dead rising 3 but fails even more,bugs and glitches are everywhere,clunky on foot controls and vehicle(the worst in the last years) the game made me so mad i wanted to rip my hair off, i tried multiple times to finish a quest but its so broken its practically impossible, can someone please explain me why there is no quality control???
    worst game of 2017.

    i give this game a 3/10 for making my follicles die.
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  5. 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
  6. Feb 18, 2017
    3
    The worst game of the series so far. The campaign is very short - it offers roughly 6-8 hours of unglamorous gameplay and the worst thing is,The worst game of the series so far. The campaign is very short - it offers roughly 6-8 hours of unglamorous gameplay and the worst thing is, that you can not play it with your friends because co-op is now included in separate mode. For the first time, the story has just ONE ending (although there are more endings available for the DLC owners)...

    Poor game. 4/10
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  7. Jun 20, 2017
    0
    Enjoy the most broken game of all times. If you manage to play this so get ready to get killed only by touching your enemies. I wish to thoseEnjoy the most broken game of all times. If you manage to play this so get ready to get killed only by touching your enemies. I wish to those devs the most refunds on this game as possible. Expand

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