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The most appealing part of Dead Rising‘s gameplay is that so many zombies can be on screen at once. Honestly, when Dead Rising first released back in 2007, it really was a game that showed off just how powerful that generation of consoles was going to be.
To celebrate its 10 year anniversary since the release of the first game, Capcom has released all three last gen Dead Rising games as a bundled collection. However, despite being somewhat a mixed bag of tricks, this collection is a fantastic way to get reacquainted with the series.
Dead Rising Triple Pack is a great way for those who have never played these games to dive in and see what all the fuss is about, but it might not be quite enough to warrant those who have already played them to take the double dip. Still, these 3 games are capable of offering dozens upon dozens of hours of zombie-mutilating fun and this package is the definitive way to experience them.
The 'Dead Rising Triple Pack' is a trip through memory lane that is helped tremendously by the games still being a blast to play. While the package falls short as both an update (none of the games have been mechanically improved in any significant way) and a historical package (the standalone expansions 'Case Zero' and 'Case West' are missing), it's still enjoyable getting to see how the series has evolved over time. It's a great appetizer before 'Dead Rising 4' releases later this year, and a reminder why Frank West is a great character.
For most of its console-based career, the Dead Rising franchise has been a quirky experiment that mixes traditional zombie hijinks with meticulous, often frustrating gameplay mechanics.
Sure, there’s some choice mechanics that don’t hold up, especially in the first game, but for the price, fans of the series or people looking to try this series out for the first time will get a lot for their money.
Enhancements have been kept to a minimum, but the games in this collection still shine with their unique locations, combat system and brand of comedy, even if some design decisions, such as manual saving, have divided its audience. The first game is still a classic, but the sequel, in both its versions, is the one to get. Dead Rising 2 Off the Record is the most content packed one, and thus the recommended choice.
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to punch your ticket for a three-day getaway to Fortune City, the Dead Rising Triple Pack might be just the vacation you’ve been waiting for.
Dead Rising Triple Pack collection stands the test of time with its performance and holds up incredibly well. Unfortunately, there are only so many ways to kill a zombie and zombie fatigue sets in sooner than expected.
Clocking in at the cost of a full modern game, Dead Rising Triple Pack is still a fantastic value. Yes, each of the games have their own unique quirks, but that “je ne sais quoi,” is what helped endear the series to millions of fans, worldwide. The sheer volume of quality content being provided makes it an extremely generous offering, especially for those that don’t have these titles already in their collection. Finally, Capcom was able to put their brain-dead re-release strategy to good use!
If you haven't played the original Dead Rising games this is your best chance to do it. But this remaster doesn't do nothing new that makes it deserve the attention of experienced Dead Rising players.
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Dead Rising Triple Pack offers the long time fans an opportunity to get back in the series. While there is not much of upgrade in term of visuals, the frame rate is dramatically improved, which results in a smoother experience overall.
Dead Rising HD Collection is a great experience for those wanting to get into the series before Dead Rising 4, unfortunately the Collection offers little more for fans of the series.
If you haven't played any of the Dead Rising games before this is absolutely a great collection to pick up as you get three great games that provide hours of fun. If you have played these games before then you might not find any need to return to them as these are the exact same games that were released years ago except with updated visuals.
It may show its age in places, but the core of the original Dead Rising has not become rotten in the past decade. A shame then the same cannot quite be said of its successors.
The Dead Rising Triple Pack is a faithful adaptation of three classic games in Capcom’s Zombie survival series. The upgrade to 1080p and 60 frames per second will be welcome to folks who want to play using more modern console standards. The lack of new upgrades to the gameplay as well as the Case Zero and Case West DLC, however, is a bummer that makes the collection feel less complete. Still, if you loved the originals or missed out on them entirely, then this is another chance to play the games or see what the initial series is all about.
Waiting for the fourth installment of the series, Capcom is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Dead Rising with a remastered version of the three adventures of Frank West and Chuck Greene. The renovation work does nothing but conform to today's standards, presenting the three episodes in high definition with a frame rate set to 60 fps.
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Each Dead Rising is an interesting experience on its own. While these three titles do in certain cases show their age, and don't really work as a collection as they are too similar to one another, individually they are all worth diving into as they are a lot of tense fun to play around with.
Dead Rising Triple Pack is a great remastered version of the original videogames. Their graphics are smoother and with a better resolution, thus creating a better version.
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The bottom line is if you haven’t played any three of these games, this is the best looking console version to date, and these enduring zombie-smashing games are still worth a playthrough. Outside of that, there’s nothing new in this Triple Pack to draw old Frank West fans back to experience the chaos again before he returns in Dead Rising 4 this December.
Overall, the Dead Rising Triple Pack is a great value bundle for newcomers of the series. While returning fans will certainly feel the sting of not being able to enjoy the ‘definitive’ Dead Rising experience due to the lack of DLC inclusion, the Triple Pack is currently the best way to acquaint yourself with the series before Dead Rising 4 launches at the end of the year.
A sadly barebones “up-res” re release that’s lacking the polish of Capcoms recent Resident Evil remasters and even their Mega Man collection. The games are no less fun, however the second is far and away the best. It’s just a shame that there’s not enough effort gone into this for fans and collectors, and the lack of the Case Zero and West download chapters as well as the fragmented release make the set feel incomplete.
The Dead Rising Triple Pack represents the perfect opportunity to revisit this divisive series. While it's a bit disappointing to see only a cursory effort being invested into presentation improvements, it feels as if enough time has passed since the titles were originally released that series evangelists will enjoy returning to the zombie mayhem found in these faithful ports. Newcomers, however, must be warned that any enjoyment you find here may be regularly overrun by a shambling horde of questionable design decisions.
While I enjoy the arcade flavor of gameplay with high score chases and B-movie acting, all three Dead Rising games are not suited for the current generation. Zombies are played out, well beyond their shelf life and now devoid of any interesting storytelling. Beyond the zombie genre, the loading times and hard save system can’t help but show this series’ age. Some off-the-wall characters keep things engaging, as does the curiosity of seeing what weapons are most effective against crowds, but overall they are best left as fond memories than contemporary experiences.
Overall, the Dead Rising Triple Pack is a vanilla porting of the three games, with not much added even in the visuals department. It’s disappointing and can be a bit steep of an asking price to revisit these games without any incentives such as commentary or developer diaries. If you’ve never played these games before, then go ahead and give it a shot. For long time fans of the series, however, it’s best you stick with your old copies and just play the new Dead Rising 4.
In all seriousness, you’re better off skipping the Triple Pack and getting Dead Rising 3 instead — and for the same price. Or, just saving your cash for Dead Rising 4 and (hopefully, a less assholish) West.