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Mixed or average reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: Frank West is a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. He travels to a small suburban town in pursuit of a hot lead, only to find that it's been overrun with zombies. What a way to start an assignment. Frank heads for the local shopping mall, assuming that he'llFrank West is a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. He travels to a small suburban town in pursuit of a hot lead, only to find that it's been overrun with zombies. What a way to start an assignment. Frank heads for the local shopping mall, assuming that he'll be safe there, but the zombies have taken over the place. Now it's up to you to help Frank survive this onslaught of the undead, using everything you can find in the mall to help fight off the bloodthirsty mob and search for the truth behind this horrendous epidemic.

    With an open, free environment, you'll be able to explore plenty of areas both inside and outside the mall. Zombies come in never-ending waves, so be prepared to use the endless supply of vehicles, makeshift weapons and more against these former humans. A real-time system means that key events happen at certain times, so you need to pay attention. You can even use Frank's photojournalistic skills to capture the mayhem on film for posterity -- if anyone is left, that is.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 13, 2016
    100
    This is without a doubt one of the finest zombie games you will ever play, and even its own sequels have can’t hold a candle to it, a worthy remaster.
  2. Oct 3, 2016
    86
    Combined with beat ‘em up gameplay and hundreds of different items to use against the hordes, the series’ best psycopath bosses and mall setting and a ton of endings and secrets, Dead Rising still holds up today for both newcomers to the franchise and returning fans like me indulging in some gory nostalgia.
  3. Sep 13, 2016
    80
    How much you enjoy Dead Rising hinges entirely on your acceptance of this principle. As someone who doesn't mind playing games over and over until I perfect them, I like the idea of adding some form of urgency, and feel like in most sessions I have ample time to meander without missing out on much. By that same token I also prefer the leniency of the sequels, and enjoy replaying them more often. It's a give and take, but Dead Rising is worth the squeeze and still holds up after all this time.
  4. Sep 26, 2016
    80
    The original Dead Rising is a fantastic start for this zombie beat'em sandbox series and this new release is now the ultimate version and a good reason to pick it up.
  5. Sep 14, 2016
    75
    The remaster is good, but nothing has really changed apart from the resolution and framerate. It's one of those games you either love or hate, but it definitely has something unique.
  6. Nov 25, 2016
    45
    Dead Rising was never a great game — it’s perverse and didactic in equal measure, and an exciting concept delivered with almost no artistry or craft. Why not put in a little extra effort to fix it, rather that just running it on superior hardware? The sequels offer a clear roadmap for the experience that Dead Rising could have been, but apparently Capcom had no interest in following it. It’s too bad, because even as a budget title, this reissue is just too rough to recommend.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jul 4, 2017
    10
    Best Dead Rising ever Made. Now in PS4! ,Great history, excelent gameplay , this game is FAAAAANTASTIC. Buy it, its reallyBest Dead Rising ever Made. Now in PS4! ,Great history, excelent gameplay , this game is FAAAAANTASTIC. Buy it, its really good........................... Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2020
    10
    This is the best video game I’ve ever played in my entire life, by the way if you haven’t played it you must play it!!
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Game muito original pra época personagens interessantes e história realmente boa, gráficos muito bonitos mesmo na versão remasterizada,Game muito original pra época personagens interessantes e história realmente boa, gráficos muito bonitos mesmo na versão remasterizada, jogabilidade um pouco travada mas nada de tão grave. Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2019
    8
    This game is all about time you have 72 hours (in game time is faster then real time) to solve every thing about the Willamette zombieThis game is all about time you have 72 hours (in game time is faster then real time) to solve every thing about the Willamette zombie outbreak.but things go a little wrong and now your stuck in a mall with hundreds of zombies and have to gather info from the remaining survivors. But not every ones all there and you'll have to fight them for items,info and to progress. This game does have issues though like survivor AI being unbearable but survivors are optional, also this will be a hard game it took me it took me several days beating the game because i had to restart do to not being a high enough level to beat the bosses, but dead rising does have a feature were you can keep your level and restart. If this does not sound appealing i recommend dead rising 2. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2020
    8
    One of the most fun sandbox zombie games out there. How you can pickup literally anything and use it as a weapon and the sheer amount ofOne of the most fun sandbox zombie games out there. How you can pickup literally anything and use it as a weapon and the sheer amount of zombie is insane. It's great fun but the pacing in the end is a little strange, the ending in general. Not the ending specific, but to get there. Maybe that's just me, but it's only my opinion, not a fact. Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2020
    7
    Great game with enjoyable gameplay and a story that serves it well... I mean you can kill zombies with a guitar whilst wearing a lego head...Great game with enjoyable gameplay and a story that serves it well... I mean you can kill zombies with a guitar whilst wearing a lego head... What more do you need! Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2016
    0
    BE CAREFUL !!! Dont buy this game, it's just a piece of trash !!! it's full of bugs !!! it has crash a number of times on my ps4... i can'tBE CAREFUL !!! Dont buy this game, it's just a piece of trash !!! it's full of bugs !!! it has crash a number of times on my ps4... i can't believe i give my money to these thieves.... Expand

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