Story - 70%
Graphics - 72%
Audio - 67%
Gameplay - 75%
Replayability - 72%
Zombies everywhere, what to do? What to do? Grab anything lying around, turn it into a weapon, and bash some Zombies!!!!
Frank West is back, this time in Willamette Colorado and with some Christmas themed jingles everywhere around. Very fitting seeing as the game was launched on the 6th of December. It is an open world game and obviously features Zombies.
Some good changes were made in the 4th instalment, no timer system is present any longer and some gameplay enhancements were made. On the other hand, there is no longer any story co-op gameplay available instead the 4-player co-op is 4 episodes that the players play through and must complete various tasks.
So the story starts where Franks is pulled into an investigation by one of his students, Vicky. The site they visit is actually the location of the first zombie outbreak. Investigating further, they soon discover that some weird experimentation is going on, and then as you guessed it, it all goes South from there.
If you haven’t played any of the Dead Rising games before then you need to know this:
Most object in the game world can be used as weapons. You can combine certain object to create even better weapons, like a sledgehammer and grenades, creating an explosive hammer of destruction.
EXO Suits will give you awesome power to wield and use huge object to kill some zombies.
Vehicles – You can use a lot of vehicles or modes of transport in the game like, a kid’s bicycle or lawn mowers and you can also combine them to create Awesome vehicles of killing!
Beware though as there is Zombies everywhere and sometimes you might feel brave but be careful not get overwhelmed by a swarm of Zombies.
The game looks great and the gameplay works well. You will quickly grasp the controls with the learn as you play tutorial. The features and enhancements made to the game works well and makes it a ton of fun. This is what the game was intended for, was to have fun killing Zombies. Don’t expect a deep story or RPG like levelling up or character building. Just have some fun and create that awesome weapon of zombie termination.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing Dead Rising 4, especially taking some selfies with some zombies close by or that awesome snapshot of the massacre I just created. It is a great game to just put up and enjoy killing some Zs.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: Xbox One
Genre: Open World Action Adventure
Age Rating: 18+
Publisher/Developer: Microsoft Studios / Capcom
Estimated RRP: R975
Release Date: 6 December 2016
- Kill Zombies
- So many weapons and choices
- A deeper structured story might’ve made it better