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Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

7%

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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneJan 21, 2014

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genres: Horror, Adventure

Episode 1 of the Untold Stories of Los Perdidos puts you in control of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane on a mission that challenges everything he believes – capture the missing President of the United States. This new side story features a new mission, 5 new weapons, 1 new combo weapon, 1 new vehicle, and a new clothing outfit, plus additional Gamerscore and the ability to carry PP (XP) back to DR3.

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle Reviews

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Extremely short, extremely dull, and extremely expensive for what it is. Dead Rising 3 may not be the greatest launch game ever but it deserves better than this.

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Sadly, there are no worthwhile extras to entice you to get Broken Eagle in particular. For starters, there is no multiplayer allowed within the DLC -- period. Capcom says this is because they want to isolate the stories as a single-player experience, but after playing the first offering, my response would be "what story?" Thankfully, there are five new weapons and a vehicle (which can be used in the core game), with the standout of course being the minigun, which should please a few of the die-hard fans out there who want more sandbox goodies.As it stands, there is literally no reason to get Broken Eagle. It's criminally short, you can't enjoy it with a friend, there are no real benefits if your character is maxed out from already playing the core game, and it doesn't add to the overarching lore in any meaningful way. Hopefully the other Season Pass offerings will be an improvement, since we still have three to go.

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All in all, this eagle has landed on some seriously shaky ground. Short, boring, and reeking of "been there, done that," this first episode in the series feels like a poor value as a one-off $9.99 purchase or as part of $29.99 season pass. However, if you're looking for a helping hand to get to level 50 outside of grinding through the main game, you can at least count on racking up a few PP. Maybe future episodes will aim to make our stay in Los Perdidos a little more exciting.

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As an overall idea, the premise of playing as bit-part characters from the main campaign, and discovering more of their back-story is a clever hook. The way in which the DLC manages to integrate itself into the canon is successful, and makes you excited about who else we might get to play as. Unfortunately there is just too little content and not enough character or story development to recommend Operation Broken Eagle wholeheartedly. As part of the Season Pass, it provides a nice excuse to jump back into Los Perdidos for a few more hours, but I do hope that the forthcoming episodes delve a little deeper into the lives of their protagonists, providing a little more to get your teeth into.

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