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Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.0

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1UP (Aug 31, 2010)
The basic gameplay is present in spades....and drills and kerosene tanks and boxes of nails and saw blades. Altogether, you get a generous sampling of the outrageous new combo weapons. You also get a great sense for how the new developer, Blue Castle, appreciates the hallmarks of Dead Rising. From mixing power shakes, toting magazines, and donning unlikely clothes to the boss fights against human opponents and the challenging save game system, you'll see that Dead Rising 2 isn't afraid of the things that made the first Dead Rising unique (and sometimes frustrating). This is a wonderful way for Capcom to build to the release of the full game.
That Gaming Site (Sep 10, 2010)
Is it a demo? Is a sequel? Is it a prequel? Actually, it's all of the above and so much more.
Overall, the game is a solid taste of things to come and if the final game sticks the landing, then we’re all in for a good zombie-killing time. There are plenty of quirks, but the game manages to work past them. I didn’t care much for the first game, but now I’m anxious to play the sequel. *Relatable as in a father’s need to protect his child, not as in OMGWTFBBQ ZOMBIES!!!
Thunderbolt Games (Jan 14, 2011)
Case Zero doesn’t add much to the Dead Rising 2 experience, but it’s cheap and offers lots of fun and replayability. Be warned that there’s a strict time-limit and if rushed through, Case Zero can feel a tad short. It’s more than a demo and it’s a great way to get a taste of what awaits in Dead Rising 2 without investing in the full version.
Game Informer Magazine (Aug 31, 2010)
An odd proposition. It straddles the line between being a standalone experience and a demo of its big brother, Dead Rising 2. The fact that it does both things so effectively is one of the bigger surprises of the year.
85 (Aug 31, 2010)
Concluyendo, podemos decir que es un contenido que beneficia tanto a los desarrolladores porque así "venden" Dead Rising 2 mucho mejor y a los jugadores porque tienen 4 horas de juego (o seguramente más) por unos míseros 400MP. Como decíamos en el título, es un aperitivo que llena casi tanto como una comida.
For $5, it’s well worth a peek into the world of Dead Rising. This is downloadable content done right. More please.
Giant Bomb (Sep 01, 2010)
Five dollars is an absurdly low price for the equally absurd, wholesale zombie slaughter in this download.
Meristation (Aug 31, 2010)
Dead Rising Case 0, como decíamos al principio de este análisis, provoca en el jugador un amplio abanico de sensaciones. La idea de potenciar la exploración (aunque sea levemente y no tanto como nos gustaría), el ambientar la acción en un pequeño pueblo cerca de Las Vegas, la forma diferente de presentarnos a los supervivientes y recibir las misiones, la innovaciones jugables que se dejan ver (aunque se explotarán más en Dead Rising 2), el corto argumento pero con destellos de calidad y emotividad, poder importar nuestros avances para el juego completo... A nivel jugable, es Dead Rising en estado puro, la evolución que muchos esperaban tras completar la primera entrega.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Aug 31, 2010)
Om man ska klaga på något så är det väl längden. Rusar man igenom Dead Rising 2: Case Zero kan man klara det på under timmen. För mig tog det dock runt 1½ timme, och till ett pris av drygt 40 kronor måste Dead Rising 2: Case Zero ändå anses vara ett kap. I synnerhet om du tänker köpa Dead Rising 2, eller åtminstone är sugen och vill veta om det är något för dig.
GameSpot (Aug 31, 2010)
Little has changed in the four years since Dead Rising came out, but that doesn't hamper this downloadable content too much. The unique, ticking-clock structure is different from that in any other open-world game, so anyone who enjoyed the original will have plenty to like in this miniature package. It does take only a couple of hours to reach the credits, but to see every ending and compete every objective, you'll need to come back a few more times. Plus, you carry over your rank into Dead Rising 2. The level cap of five can be reached in a couple of play-throughs, but it does give you a lasting benefit for your hard work. Case Zero is a great piece of downloadable content, giving you a peek behind the curtain before the full product is released in September.
78 (Sep 02, 2010)
Besonders erfreulich ist dabei, dass viele Kernelemente des Vorgängers nahezu unverändert auftauchen: Kompromisslose Action mit hohem Gore-Faktor; eine überraschend sensible Charakterzeichnung der Hauptfiguren; simple, aber effektiv eingestreute Rätsel; ein gelungener Bosskampf sowie Entscheidungen. Einige Schwächen wie die kaum fordernden Standardauseinandersetzungen mit den Untoten, die im Detail noch nicht vollends überzeugende Kulisse oder Probleme mit Clippings sowie Kollisionsabfragen stehen noch unter Bewährung. Denn was in diesem gelungenen Appetithappen noch entschuldigend als "günstiger Download-Titel" durchgewunken wird, kann in der fertigen Version bei identischem Sachverhalt für Abzüge sorgen.
70 (UK) (Sep 01, 2010)
Chalk this up as another paradoxically satisfying botch, then. Despite a dozen little annoyances, despite that sluggish pace and some dated visuals, Case Zero remains a lazy pleasure to plod through as you divide your time between story missions and a therapeutic culling of the masses. The question now, then, is whether Dead Rising's shonky white trash charms can stretch to encompass another full-length game.
Calm Down Tom (Sep 01, 2010)
It’s not long, it’s not groundbreaking and it’s not an essential purchase. It is however, great fun and easily, EASILY worth the price point of 400 Microsoft points, especially if you liked the original. As a bonus, leveling your charcater will even carry forward into the main game when its released. What are you waiting for? The zombies aren’t going to rake themselves. (Sep 02, 2010)
Even though this has been called nothing more than a glorified demo, there’s more than enough content to justify spending your five bucks. First off, all of the content you see in Case Zero is original content and will not be in the final game (well, as far as environments are concerned), and the story is also completely original. There’s also the added bonus of your character data carrying over, which includes the combo cards and up to five levels. Some people might not like that the game is timed, but the original Dead Rising was too, so it fits within the context of the series. Plus, you can always just kill zombies during the full time and forget about saving the day. Problem solved.