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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Rely on Horror (Sep 19, 2016)
Dead Rising is a modern classic survival game. It’s awesome we can experience it all over again, or for some the first time, on new platforms. Many of its gameplay elements may feel outdated by today’s standards, such as its still-shit survivor AI, but it remains one of the best zombies games ever released. I may be writing this from behind some form of rose tinted glasses, but if you’re on this site reading this review, odds are you’re like me and can appreciate some flawed but fun survival horror.
Worth Playing (Oct 17, 2016)
Though it hasn't aged that well, Dead Rising remains a good experience. The game can be tough as nails due to the intentional design choices and flaws that stand out in comparison to modern conventions. The story is fine, and the characters are likeable enough to make it work. While it would have been nice if the presentation had been updated with more than 60fps and a gamut of resolutions, the fact that Dead Rising is playable outside of the Xbox 360 is enough of a reason for series fans to give this a shot and see what they're missing.
In 2016, Dead Rising is fantastic nostalgic trip that benefits from the higher resolution, frame rate and graphical options greatly, despite the overall textures and models not being as magical as they once were. While the opening parts can be a slog to get through, and this is before the innovation of combo weapons, cutting through hordes of undead is still incredibly satisfying, not to mention fighting the creative psychopath bosses. This all tied together with the wacky humor we have come to love creates a rather charming adventure. Capcom has been good at re-releasing their biggest and best games as of late, and Dead Rising is a solid example of how to do it right. If you missed this classic zombie slasher ten years ago, there’s no better time to catch-up.
70 (Oct 13, 2016)
This $19.99 PC version has all of those goodies, plus unlocked frame rates and 4K capabilities. Great, right? Mostly. Dead Rising still suffers from an exploitable AI, shoddy shooting mechanics, and unpolished controls when compared to its sequels. But it's a load of fun.
Brash Games (Oct 17, 2016)
One thing I noticed is that it’s incredibly easy to get sucked into the game. Steam tells me I currently have 55 hours played and I’m still going back for more. It could just be a nostalgia thing, which is something I definitely considered while writing this review. At its core, the Dead Rising formula is still incredibly fun and this remaster acts as a great opportunity to introduce new players to the series. It’s definitely a flawed game by today’s standards, but I don’t want to knock a remaster for sticking to its roots and not bloating itself with unnecessary changes which may or may not upset hardcore Dead Rising fans like myself. You’re ultimately getting a largely similar experience to the one everyone else got ten years ago.