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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: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  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. Jan 15, 2020
    9
    This is my first Dead Rising. It used be another Xbox exclusive that I always wanted to play. I remember the first review I read (in aThis is my first Dead Rising. It used be another Xbox exclusive that I always wanted to play. I remember the first review I read (in a magazine in those times) and it sounded so freacking cool. And now, 14 years later i could finally play a Dead Rising game, I've been reading bad things about this one, but as it is my first one I just simply love it. Even tho this one is already 4 years old, it doesnt feel aged at all (maybe graphic wise, but, hey, who cares?) There are so many zombies, so many weapons, so many costumes and outfits, loads of cars and side quests and colectables, and "factions". Damn, is it fun. It's fun as hell no zombie pun intended.
    This game taught me that in a zombie apocalypse literally anything can and SHOULD be used as a weapon. I mean ANYTHING, from the most common ones such as knives and baseball bats and shovels, all the way to this keyboard I'm using, or a framed painting, or my 5 bucks tripod, or a wet floor sign. And I should also combine stuff, like put broken bottles on the legs of the tripod to have a weird trident weapon. The story didnt ge me all that much, it sounded to me just as a holiday afternoom movie, like this is for you to have fun, not to overthink anything. But maybe this feeling is based on the fact that I dont know any character yet. But still i liked it. Frank West is totally THAT uncle (Tiozão do pavê), but in a good way.
    Oh, and the version I downloaded it already had all DLCs, and minigames and everything else, wich makes it even better. The Capcom Heroes mode brings even more diversity and fun to the game, this is the very first game i played in years, that I'm seriously thinking about playing again in Capcom mode, right now, hours after finising the standard story mode for the first time.
    I'm sorry to see everyone **** over the game, I know how bad it is to see your favorite franchise releasing a "less good game" each new one. But for a new comer it's awesome.
    I'm even thinking about going after the old ones too.
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  3. Apr 4, 2019
    8
    People who review the game badly are either fanatics of the first 2 games (which I feel for you!) Or have enormous performance issues (who IPeople who review the game badly are either fanatics of the first 2 games (which I feel for you!) Or have enormous performance issues (who I feel for again!)
    Honestly I didn't spend too much time on Dead rising 2 so not a fanatic of the first 2 but I definitely did experience cpu overheating a whole lot with this game.
    With that aside the game as a standalone title is great. One o those that make you forget what you're actually supposed to be doing! I killed 35k zombies in this game and had a ton o fun doing it. And the story is surprisingly engaging. Though... Frank cracked more jokes at the start of the game, he was still adequately funny throughout.
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  4. Jul 16, 2018
    4
    When you're looking for a amazing Zombie Game play other Dead Rising or Left 4 Dead 2. 60$ with cut original ideas from DR 1 and 2. Capcom plsWhen you're looking for a amazing Zombie Game play other Dead Rising or Left 4 Dead 2. 60$ with cut original ideas from DR 1 and 2. Capcom pls don't screw up DR5 Expand
  5. 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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  6. Jul 4, 2019
    3
    A historia me pareceu chata e forçada; O protagonista mesmo é bem chato e suas piadas em suma maioria são sem graça; Os graficos pareciam deA historia me pareceu chata e forçada; O protagonista mesmo é bem chato e suas piadas em suma maioria são sem graça; Os graficos pareciam de ps3, mesmo rodando no ultra; O desing do jogo me pareceu mal feito (menu, textos, etc), e a gameplay não me agradou muito. Os zumbies continuam em alto numero, mas não surpreendem em mais nada.

    Tá dificil achar algo pra elogiar nesse game.
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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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