Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition - PC

Also known as: Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition

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Requires: Mouse, Keyboard
Also for: Xbox One
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (GB/XX)
Released: 5 Sept 2014 (GB)
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Ratings: PEGI 18+
Accessories: Control Pad


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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. In this Apocalypse Edition for PC, players also get the benefit of Steam and controller support, as well as four downloadable content packs not on the Xbox One disc.

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: Apocalypse Edition - PC Artwork

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition - PC Artwork