Dead Rising

One of the first Xbox 360-exclusive productions from the legendary developer Capcom. The game is characterized by dynamic third-person gameplay enriched with survival horror elements. The plot references the previous titles of the developer (the cult Resident Evil series, among others) and focuses on an uneven fight against hordes of bloodthirsty zombies. In the game, we assume the role of a reporter, Frank West, who arrives at a remote town in search of a scoop. He soon discovers that the local shopping mall has been overrun by the living dead. The protagonist faces the enemies using provisions found in stores and cafes, as well as everything that is currently at hand, starting from a pistol through a chainsaw to metal pipes and even tin cans. At some point, West is joined by non-player characters which makes the extermination of subsequent waves of enemies much easier.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Dead Rising

Dead Rising | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, Post Apocalypse, TPS

Companies responsible for Dead Rising

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher  

Dead Rising release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

08 August 2006 | Worldwide

08 September 2006 | Europe PAL

08 August 2006 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 401 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game Dead Rising Mobile (iOS) Cover
Dead Rising Mobile

Dead Rising Mobile | iOS

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, Post Apocalypse, TPS

Companies responsible for Dead Rising Mobile

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher   Official website

Dead Rising Mobile release date for iOS:

game language:
English

09 December 2010 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Dead Rising (PS4) Cover
Dead Rising

Dead Rising | PS4

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, Post Apocalypse, TPS

Companies responsible for Dead Rising

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher   Official website

Dead Rising release date for PS4:

game language:
English

13 September 2016 | Worldwide

13 September 2016 | Europe PAL

13 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Dead Rising

Dead Rising | PC

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, Post Apocalypse, TPS

Companies responsible for Dead Rising

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher   Official website

Dead Rising release date for PC:

game language:
English

13 September 2016 | Worldwide

13 September 2016 | Europe

13 September 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Dead Rising (XONE) Cover
Dead Rising

Dead Rising | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, Post Apocalypse, TPS

Companies responsible for Dead Rising

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher  

Dead Rising release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

13 September 2016 | Worldwide

13 September 2016 | Europe PAL

13 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 0 players' votes.  

Dead Rising for PC / Windows is a third-person action game by Capcom. Its lead designer was Keiji Inafune, a famous Japanese developer who is considered not only the “father” of this franchise but also of games such as Lost Planet and Onimusha. Initially, the production came out only for Xbox 360 in 2006 but it was released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC ten years later.

Plot

The games tells the story of Frank West — a photographer working for the press. Looking for story material, he visits the remote town of Willamette, Colorado, which has been closed down and isolated from the rest of the country by the army for unknown reasons. At the scene, he discovers that it wasn’t without a reason — the local shopping mall is the shelter for the few survivors that managed to escape zombies. Frank now has 72 hours to conduct an investigation and piece all the facts together. After this time, a pilot will arrive and will (or won’t) take the protagonist out of Willamette.

Mechanics

Dead Rising for PC / Windows is an unusual action game with an open world full of the undead that are really fixated on killing us. Frank’s task is to explore locations in search of the truth about the source of the catastrophe. It is the primary but not the only goal of the photographer since he meets other inhabitants of the place in his journey, and they need help. The problem is that, every now and then, we bump into various psychopaths that are even more dangerous than zombies. Luckily, the protagonist is a resourceful man, able to use pretty much anything at hand to his advantage. The developers let us use an impressive arsenal of items in combat, starting with a broom and an extinguisher, through a lawnmower and a samurai sword, and ending at firearms. Weapons — not only the improvised ones — wear out quickly, though, so we switch them very often.

We are awarded Prestige Points for killing zombies and psychos as well as rescuing survivors. These are experience points that let us develop our character, making it, for example, faster, tougher, stronger, or having more space in the equipment.

Passage of time is an interesting element that enriches the gameplay in Dead Rising. As mentioned before, Frank has only 72 hours to solve the mystery. In the game, time flows twelve times faster than in reality so one in-game day is equal to two real-world hours. It means that we often have to hurry if we want to save as many people as possible. After that, depending on our actions, we see one of several endings.

Technical aspects

Dead Rising for PC / Windows is characterized by the technology that allows to display hundreds of zombies simultaneously. It looks incredibly spectacular but is, first and foremost, a core element of the gameplay — it‘s putting the undead back to sleep which is the fun part.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6350, 8 GB RAM, graphic card Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 7790 or better, Windows 7/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz, 2GB RAM, graphic card Nvidia GeForce 550Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6770 or better, Windows 7/8.1/10