Dead Rising 3

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7 / 10
Nov 17, 2013

The spine of the game is still mashing your way through zombie hordes with elaborate weaponry, and fortunately this remains enjoyable from beginning to end, but having stripped back some of the humour and made the game less colourful and more gritty, it's a shame that the developers weren't able to infuse it with something else to top up its character. It's not as though Capcom Vancouver didn't understand people's love of the originals: when you're not smashing through zombies, you collect golden statues of Frank West, while the local museum has exhibitions dedicated to West and Chuck Greene, his successor in Dead Rising 2.

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Dan Stapleton

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8.3 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2013

With zombies, more is better. Dead Rising 3 delivers the undead and great tools to kill them with by the truckload.

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Nov 17, 2013

Dead Rising 3 has made its brand of zombie-slaying as much fun as possible, but it needs to fix a lot more than that before it becomes the king of the undead.

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7 / 10
Nov 17, 2013

The best Dead Rising so far and purveyor of some of the most entertainingly absurd weapons in all gaming – just don't expect any depth or longevity.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2013

The absurd sense of humor and massive crowds of zombies are an irresistible combination. A variety of nagging bugs and glitches distract from the overall joy

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7 / 10
Nov 17, 2013

Dead Rising 3 has a lot of fun encouraging you to use its impressive array of barmy, brutal weaponry in an undead city.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2013

Dead Rising 3 is a promising, ultimately clumsy next-gen debut

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Yes
Nov 17, 2013

Easily enjoyable enough to recommend, though its ambitious scale and satisfying zombie slashing are undercut by frustrating design and clueless writing.

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Nov 28, 2013

The third outing of Capcom's other, more ridiculous zombie franchise ably walks the line between approachability and the series' trademark off-the-wall quirk.

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Nov 17, 2013

The graphics don't provide as much of a next-generation leap as we'd hoped, but the atmosphere and huge number of zombies more than make up for any other visual shortcomings. The weapon and vehicle customization options and the addition of Nightmare Mode give Dead Rising 3 the legs it needs to stay in constant rotation on your Xbox One.

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