Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle
Incredibly short, forgettably bland, and wholly unnecessary, Operation Broken Eagle does almost nothing to meaningfully expand or enhance the core experience offered by Dead Rising 3.
As it stands, this first part passes the time, promises more but ultimately devolves into a third-person shooter peppered with fetch quests. Like the combination weapons it proudly (and rightly) brandishes, Operation Broken Eagle seems hastily constructed but not half as entertaining.
In the end, Dead Rising 3 Operation Broken Eagle will take most gamers around 3 hours to successfully complete and that includes collecting dog tags and hacking security cameras along the way. Gameplay is still just as sturdy as the core game but the story nicely links to the tale of Nick Ramos and without spoiling the story, it sets a few interesting elements in motion. However if you're looking for more multiplayer fun, you'll be sorely disappointed with Operation Broken Eagle because this is strictly a single-player affair.
Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle is sort of just there. The story doesn't offer anything interesting to shed a different light on the main story. The gameplay remains unchanged, and the side missions — even ones that are meant to be revolting — don't feel challenging. It's also rather short, and the omission of co-op is baffling since the main game offers that option. However, the inclusion of new weapons and vehicles is nice, as is the ability to take experience from this DLC and apply it to the main game. As standalone DLC, it isn't worth the rather high cost of $9.99. If you haven't gotten the Season Pass yet for $29.99, it's best to hold off and see if the other DLC packs justify the cost, and you could consider this a bonus mission.
The DLC is only 60 minutes long, and for the price you are paying it's just not worth it yet. When the DLC comes down to a much more reasonable price then sure get it for more DR3 fun. If you like collecting and doing other activities then you might be able to squeak 2 hours out of this content. The DLC was a let down because it had so much potential, it was lacking in psycho bosses which in my opinion is one of the best features of Dead Rising games. Lets hope the other 3 episodes are much better but at this current time I have very low expectations.