Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic 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
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. 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.
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  1. You’ll have a good time with Dead Rising 4. But you won’t feel as though you earned it.
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 114
  2. Negative: 64 out of 114
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. Feb 14, 2017
    0
    One of the worst zombie game in our world, because 1 2 3 Dead rising games have feature it's time limit, cool blueprints, 10/10 boss fightes,One of the worst zombie game in our world, because 1 2 3 Dead rising games have feature it's time limit, cool blueprints, 10/10 boss fightes, interesting cutscnenes, more than 1 ending, escort missions and a lot of thing to do. DR4 is not Dead Rising, the creators think that it's gonna be looks like DR1, but DR4 and DR1 have in common just a main character. Ugly boss figths, 1 ending, **** cutscenes, instant healpacks, too easy for people who play 1 2 3 DR and no ecsort missions. Full Review »