Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package Reviews

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

Dead Rising 4 calmed the series' manic instability by dropping its exacting timer and relaxing into its madcap open world. A year later, its contentious effect on Dead Rising's identity is pacified by the enormous size of Frank's Big Package. It's not an assembly of distractions, but rather an indulgence of Dead Rising's (and Capcom's) eccentric history — and its giddying intensity is an opportune support structure.

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ACG
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Wait for Sale
Dec 5, 2017
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GameCentral
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6 / 10
Dec 5, 2017

At times it feels like a reanimated corpse itself, but as mindless and predictable as it may be Dead Rising 4 can still offer hours of inoffensively dumb entertainment.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

This is definitely a Dead Rising game, but it certainly isn't the Dead Rising it once was. This is the greying, shuffling husk of a lovably naff series, turned horrifically bland.

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Dec 5, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is an exceptional port of the original package, with additional content that fans will have a blast with. But that doesn't mean it isn't still the worst entry in the series by quite a wide margin.

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Dec 5, 2017

Filled to the brim with quality content, Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is a blood-soaked holiday adventure that may not please purists, but will delight those looking for a good time.

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Wccftech
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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Overcoming some fan criticism from last year's release, Dead Rising 4 Frank's Big Package is a celebration of how silly zombie killing can be. It still doesn't manage to be as good as the first Dead Rising, though.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package does what a proper re-release should, packaging the base game together with all DLC and a smidgen of exciting new content.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Dead Rising 4 was already a highly enjoyable game when it released last year, but Frank's Big Package really takes it to the next level. While not all of the DLC is a home run, the tweaks to the main game are all a net positive. The new Capcom Heroes mode is also a blast, and basically turns Dead Rising into a crossover musou title. Frank's Big Package may look completely ridiculous, but it'll leave you pleased in all of the right ways.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package still comes with all the flaws and warts it had during its original release, but if you can look past that, and deal with some laggy multiplayer connection problems, there's still a fun and varied story experience waiting for you here.

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8 / 10
Dec 5, 2017

Though Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package has noticeably distanced itself from its predecessors - a move likely to alienate series fans - Capcom's latest is still a damn fun game that doesn't take itself too seriously. Its Christmas setting benefits the game's character as a whole, and the wacky weapons and great gunplay, coupled with the new exo suit, ensure that combat is as punchy and enjoyable as ever, and while there is a feeling that it lacks identity, it certainly doesn't lack comedy. Frank West has risen again, and while he isn't as recognisable as his former self, he's been revamped in style.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

It's certainly the best version of the game to buy, and Capcom Heores is fun, but their are some technical issues, and it does make you wonder just how many more games Capcom can get from a fading franchise.

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79 / 100
Dec 5, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package brings a lot of content in a single package, filled with fun ways to kill zombies and new ways to play. However, some changes may not satisfy everyone and the main story is not attractive enough to stand by itself.

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Alex Donaldson
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Unscored
Dec 5, 2017

The same shit happens to the same guy twice. At Christmas. It's decent, but not a patch on the original. Sound familiar?

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Eventually I started to wonder how I would feel about this Christmassy assault on the senses in July

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84 / 100
Dec 5, 2017

Hyperbolic, over-the-top and by moments spectacular, this is a game for those who want fun without complex barriers. It may be a bit too simple if you expect the classic hardcore experience.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Frank has a Big Package and I'm glad that he can now show it off to his fans.

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8.2 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Still a fun sandbox that gets even bigger with new modes and possibilities while also fixes some of the mistakes made on the original DR 4... Unfortunately there's still a lot of bugs and mistakes that remain untouched one year later.

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Heavy
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Frank's Big Package updates Dead Rising 4 to the point where its naysayers may be forced to give it another chance. Capcom Heroes' implementation of character costumes with newfound powers makes the main campaign all the more rambunctious.

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8 / 10
Dec 8, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package attempts to tackle some of the issues faced by the original release, but by and large, it is ultimately the same experience that is still enjoyable, but doesn't come closer to the height of the series.

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