DEAD RISING 3
RRP: $ 89 ( reviewed on Xbox One)
LIKE the movies, zombie games appeal to a select section of the market. If you’re prepared to leave your intellect at the door and go in knowing you’re about to experience ridiculousness on a whole new level, you’re in for a treat.
Dead Rising 3 does a great job of getting you straight into the action.
You’re tasked with taking Nick Ramos across a highway scattered with mangled cars and a crashed plane. Better yet, the sheer volume of animated zombies filling every inch of the screen really showcases the power of the new Xbox One console.
As you explore the game’s city of Los Perdidos, you are rewarded for keeping your eyes open. You’ll come across weapon blueprints, and crafting new creations ensures you’ll never know what contraption you’ll construct next.
There’s also a vast array of hilarious objects that can be used as weapons, so you won’t stick with the same object for too long. Weapon lockers dotted around the city also offer access to your favourite creations.
Unfortunately, the same level of satisfaction can’t be said for driving vehicles in the game. They handle like slothful military tanks and make the lengthy driving stages a frustrating ride.
Additional quests crop up throughout, featuring the familiar Dead Rising countdown timer, so they disappear for good if you don’t initiate them in time.
Dead Rising 3 doesn’t stray from the foundations on which the franchise is built and it may not be the crowning gem in the Xbox One library of launch titles, but there have never been so many creative ways to take down an army of the undead.