Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! He escapes to the local shopping mall thinking it will be a bastion of safety, but it turns out to be anything but. It's a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign over an entire shopping center, Frank can utilize anything to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2006, 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Dead Rising was something that I was unable to acquire when it first came out on the 360 back in 2006 due to owning a PS3, so to hear it was getting ported to the PC was a dream come true and boy am I glad I finally got to play it, 10 years late to the party but I still made it nonetheless! Story: The story in the dead rising games are interesting to say the least. At times they feel like some cheesy B roll horror movie that makes you laugh at the over dramatic acting and writing even when the game is being serious. What makes this game and the sequels' stories great though, is the fact that Capcom understood this and played right into it, letting players wear silly outfits during dramatic moments and put them in some crazy situations and deal with some weird characters that can really be really over the top. Underneath all the wackiness, there is a story that is actually pretty good and is honestly one of the reasons I play the Dead Rising series. Gameplay: The gameplay is the star of Dead Rising. You are thrown into a mall littered with zombies and you're given a limited amount of time to explore and do as you please all the while continuing the story. The gameplay can be very VERY challenging at times and there is no remorse for mistakes in this game. If you screw something up and run out of time you have one of two choices: Reload a previous save and try it all over, or just deal with the consequences. There is no auto save in this game, and the only way to save is in bathrooms scattered throughout the mall. On top of that, the only way to get health is from food, and weapons break pretty easily without perks and you WILL go through a lot of them. The only harp I have on gameplay is it feels stiff at times. The controls are limited, shooting feels bad at best and the AI is weak, and sometimes plain unfair to fight, (like they have perfect accuracy) and sometimes the challenge of no auto save can be overbearing. It is refreshing to have this challenge though. It adds replay-ability, and even when it makes you frustrated to the core, you wanna dive back in and try to correct your past mistakes or try an alternate option. The game sports an RPG like element, where you level up Frank's health, weapon carry capacity, and other perks by completing side missions that makes life easier and there are so many weapons to choose from. You are literally in a mall, if objects aren't bolted down, then you can use them at your disposal. Items range from benches, to soda cans, to katanas, to stuffed animals, nothing is off limits. HAPPY ZOMBIE KILLING! Graphics and Performance: Even though this game has some age on it now, it doesn't mean that it's bad. The graphics are dated compared to today's standards and the animations are weak in spots, but it's definitely not an eye sore. Capcom also took care to port this game correctly. This version runs in 1080p/60fps and maybe even higher, (I never checked to see). The game supports both PS4 and Xbox controllers and even will display the PS4 controls on the HUD instead of Xbox if you are into that! Even the kb/m controls feel tight in this game. It's all in all an excellent port graphically. So in conclusion, the game is ported amazingly, but you can really feel the age in the gameplay and the writing and acting is sometimes plain silly, but for being an 11 year old game that is only 20 bucks, you get a lot of bang for your buck especially if you're like me and didn't get to play this gem back in the day.
Dead rising is a series of zombie-based games from Capcom, which has a lot of experience and abilities to design such games.as an example of these kind of games designed by Capcom is Resident Evil, which has passed through its test and has many fans now. the best thing about this game is it's well done and smooth gameplay, although there are large numbers of weapons inside the game, but the number of cars is very low and it hasn't been enough work on the graphics of cars, and a weakness of the game is in the driving part. another cons of the game is its poor graphics due to its release year. In graphics, the design of the face and characters is artificial and the quality of the zombies is not suitable, and you see a lot of zombies in the game, but the faces of those who turn into zombies in the city are different. anyway this game is for those who are interested in zombie games, i suggest go and kill some zombies and save yourself and you colleagues.
In 2006, Capcom created a game about a news reporter going into a unknown situation in a town mall to discovering what is happening. You're Frank West, with a mission to let the world now what's going on in Willamette. Dead Rising offers a different perspective of a zombie outbreak with a semi-open world that is the mall where the whole game take place. Along with some survivors and psycopaths and, of course, a lots of zombies, you need to find a way to survive and find a way out of the mall and let your story tell the world about Willamette before the time runs out (There's a time limit in the game for the main story). You need to use what's left in the mall or whatever you can find, such as: a baseball bat, a shopping cart, even toys, to defend yourself and others survivors. Although, the game and the story it's good, the game is now dated, and the controls may be uncomfortable for some. The IA (specially for the survivors) is not so good and can be sometimes frustrating. If you want to start playing in the Dead Rising franchise, you definitely start with this one. Recommended.
Recently, so-called remasters have become very popular, enhanced versions of old games. Personally, I do not mind if they are not just a quick cash grab attempt and some effort was put into them. While the game is not very different in terms of presentation from the original Dead Rising released on the XBOX360 I must say it is a welcome addition to my steam library as I never was able to finish this game on the console.
Hard but really fun. This game had me so mad untill i restarted it and actually looked around instead of rushing evreything. This game is so unique in that you sctually need to restart it if you want any chance of a good playthrough. It'll make you hate it at first but then you'll love it. Also the nostalgia from playing it years ago feels so good, never got to the end until now though, so glad they released it for PC, and i highly recommend it whether you're new or a veteran to the franchise. Also Frank West is an amazing protaginist, after all, he's covered wars ya know?
Simply rate this game out of 5 stars and submit
All of our reviews are moderated and may not appear on the site straight away.
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete this process.