Review Roundup: Dead Rising 3

Capcom's improvisational zombie battler gets a long overdue third entry this week, as Dead Rising 3 comes exclusively to Xbox One. But is it any good?

Capcom's improvisational zombie battler gets a long overdue third entry this week, as Dead Rising 3 comes exclusively to Xbox One (with a Day One Edition Only At GAME). The game is larger than both previous games put together, and swaps cramped corridors for the openworld city of Los Perdidos, a gore-spattered playground of customised vehicles, silly hats, makeshift combo weapons and hundreds upon hundreds of undead ghouls to mangle along the way. But is it any good?

Yes, says Destructoid, calling it "phenomenal" and "the sleeper hit of the year". The 9/10 review concludes: "For once, I actually felt overwhelmed in a zombie outbreak, which is a real example of how next-gen technology can be used to do more than simply "make things look better." Out of all the launch titles I've played on both new consoles, Dead Rising 3 is my personal favorite, bar none."

Game Informer's reviewer offers an 8.75 score, declaring it to be "the most fun I've had with the franchise." The review goes on to praise the game's emphasis on silliness and cathartic mayhem, All told, the game is "an impressive display of big, dumb fun, and a must-play for fans of the series. It's also a great demonstration of the outstanding capabilities of next-gen hardware right out of the gate."

Even Edge, that most hard to please of all the serious critical outlets, is won over by the game's exuberance. In an 8/10 review of what it calls "an ambitious overhaul of the series", the verdict is that "Dead Rising 3 is a sandbox in the purest sense, one that urges you to experiment with its innumerable toys at your leisure. The result is an open world that, in spite of its reanimated inhabitants, feels more alive than most."

Dead Rising 3 is out on Friday 22nd November for Xbox One.

SKU: News-268752
Release Date: 19/11/2013