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Dead Rising appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Dead Rising started something of an in-joke among developers with one of its achievements. The "Zombie Genocider" achievement asks the player to kill 53,594 zombies, the population of the town that the game is set in. Valve's Left 4 Dead one-upped this, having the "Zombie Genocidest" achievement which asks for 53,595 zombies, as well as "The Littlest Genocide" which asks for 5,359 on the Crash Course campaign. The trend continued with Activision's Prototype and Cave's DoDonPachi, which both had achievements for 53,596 kills. Neither of these games continued the joke with the achievement name, with Prototype's being called "Trail of Corpses", and DoDonPachi's called "Shooting King 53,596".

Further Dead Rising sequels continued the trend, with Dead Rising 2 having the "Z-Genocider 2: Genocide Harder" achievement for killing 53,596 zombies, then Dead Rising 3's "Master of Massacre" upping it to 53,597, and finishing with the recent Dead Rising 4 and its "Z-Genocider 4: The Return" which asks for 53,598 killed zombies.

European version

In the European version a topless lady on a picture got a white dress and another one on a t-shirt a bikini top.

Limited Edition

A Limited Edition version of the game was released in the UK in a steelbook case. The game came with the map of the mall that had been previous only been given away at E3 2006. The game itself is identical to the North American and regular UK edition however.


A couple of other Capcom franchises are referenced in the game. The restaurant Jill's Sandwiches is a reference to a character of the same name from the Resident Evil series, and one of Barry's humourous remarks. Mega Man's outfit and Mega Buster can be found in the game, as well as masks of the Servbots from Mega Man Legends.


According to publisher Capcom, Dead Rising has sold 1.8 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).


Some of the texts in the game are impossible to read on a SDTV (Standard Definition Television). Capcom has openly stated that there are no plans to fix this problem so gamers will have to buy a HDTV (High Definition Television) for the game to display text correctly.


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Information also contributed by Byron Law, CaptainCanuck, jotaro.raido and PCGamer77.

Contributed by John Chaser (525) on Sep 24, 2006. [revised by : 4 other people]. -- edit trivia