Dead Rising 4

Rating Summary

Based on 106 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 106 critic reviews
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73 / 100
Dec 9, 2016

Though much too easy, Dead Rising 4 is sandboxy zombie-killing adventure that recaptures the series' fun.

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8.1 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

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.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 5, 2016

A brainless, buggy open-world game that's forgotten the second you put down the pad.

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7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

At times it feels like a reanimated corpse itself, but as mindless and predictable as it may be Dead Rising 4 is as much fun as the series has ever been.

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Dec 5, 2016

Not always thrilling, but Dead Rising 4 feels like the series getting its sense of fun back. And that's a great thing.

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

This is the Dead Rising game that fans of freeform exploration and mayhem wanted from the original. Clock-watchers need not apply

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8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

Dead Rising 4 isn't always smart, but it's rarely boring

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7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Dead Rising's core combat remains simplistic, but the expanded open world, compelling central mystery, and added combo weapons refresh the formula enough for some light, bloody fun.

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Dec 5, 2016

Dead Rising 4 continues the idea of mainstream accessibility that started in Dead Rising 3. While the first two games were about watching the timer and making efficient choices, Dead Rising 4 is about killing zombies in silly costumes with cool weapons. If that's what you want, Dead Rising 4 delivers good, gory zombie fun in a Christmas-themed wrapper. If you're looking for something more like the first game, I'd pick up that re-release. If you liked Dead Rising 3, you'll get a kick out of this.

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