Dead Rising 3 - Xbox One

Also known as: Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition

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Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
Also for: PC
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios (GB)
Released: 22 Nov 2013 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Accessories: Smartglass functionality


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Dead Rising 3 is, as the title gives away pretty quickly, the follow-up to Capcom's previous zombie-centric open world brawlers. More than that, however, it's one of the Xbox One's launch titles and, at the time of release at least, a platform-exclusive.

The game drops you, as mechanic Nick Ramos, into Los Perdidos, a city loosely modeled on Los Angeles. You have one week to help some other survivors fix up a plane and get out of there before the military firebomb's the place to burn the zombie plague afflicting it out of existence. Simple, right? Yeah, right.

One way that the game makes use of the console's grunt is with the sheer volume of zombies you'll encounter on screen. There might be hundreds in front of you at once, and with vehicles strewn around to speed up your progress you could mow down thousands of the lurching undead in a day.

Dead Rising has always been about getting creative with what you use to take out enemies, and this entry ups the game even further. You can now craft weapons in the field, for starters. As you progress you'll pick up blueprints for weird and exotic weapons and as soon as you have the components you'll be able to assemble them. One highlight, for example, is the super combo weapon that grants you a fire-breathing dragon's head, metal wings and jet propulsion. If that won't rack up your multiplier, who knows what will. The ante's really been upped, however, with the inclusion of vehicle mods. Riding around on a motorbike with a steam roller's front wheel is a surefire way to bring wide scale, bloody carnage to the game.

And carnage is definitely what Dead Rising is all about...


Dead Rising 3 - Xbox One Artwork

Dead Rising 3 - Xbox One Artwork