FANDOM


Dead Rising
Overview (cases/scoops) • BooksClothingFoodPsychopathsStoresSurvivorsWeapons


The Dead Rising series is a series of zombie survival horror beat 'em up video games set in an open world, created by Keiji Inafune. It was originally developed by Capcom until Capcom Vancouver took over developing the franchise.

Dead RisingEdit

Main article: Dead Rising

Dead Rising (デッドライジング, Deddo Raijingu?) is an action-adventure, survivor horror video game, developed by Capcom and produced by Keiji Inafune. It was released on August 8, 2006 exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game console. The game was a commercial success. It has been introduced into the Xbox 360 "Platinum Hits" lineup, and a cell phone spin-off has been released. A sequel, Dead Rising 2, was developed by Blue Castle Games alongside many of the previous developers of Dead Rising, and was released in September 2010.

Dead Rising's story centers on Frank West, a photojournalist who ends up trapped in a shopping mall in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado, that is infested with zombies. Frank must defend himself from zombie attacks, rescue survivors, contend with crazed psychopaths, and stay alive while still attempting to uncover the truth behind the incident. The player controls Frank as he explores the mall, using any available object as a weapon. The player can complete several main and optional missions to earn Prestige Points (PP) and gain special abilities. The game is designed as a sandbox game and features several endings, depending on the decisions the player makes along the way. A Wii remake was released in February 2009 titled Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, and a mobile phone version is also available. A sequel, Dead Rising 2 was published in September 2010

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 85.12%[1]
Metacritic 85/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+
Allgame Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar half.pngStar empty.png[3]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 7.5/10
Eurogamer 8/10[4]
Game Informer 9.25/10[5]
GameSpot 8.4/10[6]
GameSpy Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar half.png[7]
GamesRadar 8/10[8]
GameTrailers 7.8/10[9]
IGN 8.3/10[10]
Official Xbox Magazine (US) 8.5/10
(UK) 9/10
TeamXbox 8.7[11]
X-Play Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar empty.png

Dead Rising earned generally positive reviews upon release. All the reviewers commended the game's "sandbox" style mall to explore and the sheer amount of ways to kill the thousands of zombies. Most reviewers also agreed the save system, as well as the survivors' AI, detracted from the game's overall quality.

IGN stated the game needed "a better save system, more intelligent NPCs, a more forgiving story progression, and tighter controls," but still called Dead Rising "one of the more unique and entertaining titles on the Xbox 360." GameSpot said, "It's zombie action for people who want zombie action, and it's simply a great piece of entertainment."

A point of contention was the operation of the game's transceiver, specifically how persistent it is when ringing, and how vulnerable Frank is while answering any calls on it. While using the transceiver, Frank is unable to jump, attack, switch weapons, or pick up or use any item. Furthermore, if the telephone call is somehow interrupted (such as being attacked), the call will end abruptly, only for the transceiver to ring a few seconds later. If Frank answers, Otis will scold the player for being rude, then start the previous call over from the very beginning. Numerous gamer-oriented webcomics and blogs parodied the use of the transceiver within Dead Rising.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You DropEdit

Main article: Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 63/100[12]
Metacritic 61/100[13]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com C+[14]
Eurogamer 6/10[15]
G4 2/5
GamePro Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar half.pngStar empty.png[16]
GameSpot 6.5/10[17]
GameTrailers 6.9/10[18]
GameZone 6/10[19]
IGN 6.9/10 [20]
Official Nintendo Magazine 6.8/10[21]


Dead Rising 2: Case ZeroEdit

Main article: Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is the prequel for Dead Rising 2, and is set shortly after Chuck and Katey escape from the Las Vegas zombie outbreak. The player must deal with a minor outbreak in the town of Still Creek, and move on before the military arrives and kills any infected (including non-zombies like Katey). The player can reach up to level five in Case Zero, with the level and any combo cards earned able to be transferred into the main game.

Case Zero was released on August 31, 2010 in North America and Europe for Xbox, then in Japan at a later date because the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization was concerned about the content and the download's rating. The game is region-locked to these specific areas, and cannot be downloaded outside these regions. In the game's first week of release, 300,000 downloads were made: the fastest selling game on Xbox Live Arcade.[30] On September 15, Capcom announced that Case Zero had received more than 500,000 downloads.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 79[22]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 7/10[23]
Game Informer 8.75/10[24]
GameSpot 8/10[25]
GameTrailers 7.1[26]
IGN 6.5[27]
Joystiq Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar empty.png[28]


Dead Rising 2Edit

Main article: Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 (デッドライジング 2, Deddo Raijingu 2?) is an action-adventure horror-comedy video game, developed by Capcom in partnership with Blue Castle Games, and was distributed by Capcom. It was released on September 24, 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and September 28, 2010 for Microsoft Windows. The Dead Rising staff returned to create the game, including Keiji Inafune. As of February 2, 2011, Capcom has stated that the title has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (X360) 80.28%[29]
(PS3) 79.81%[30]
(PC) 77.19%[31]
Metacritic (X360) 79/100[32]
(PS3) 80/100[33]
(PC) 78/100[34]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+[35]
Eurogamer 8/10[36]
G4 4/5[37]
Game Informer 9.5/10[38]
GamePro Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar half.png[39]
Game Revolution B+[40]
GameSpot 8.5/10[41]
GameSpy Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar empty.png[42]
GamesTM 7/10[43]
GameTrailers 8.1/10[44]
IGN 8.0/10[45]

Dead Rising 2 was met with generally positive reviews. The Xbox 360 version of the game received a rating of 79 by the review compiler Metacritic.

IGN, Eurogamer, and GamesRadar have given the game an 8 out of 10, praising the story, combat, and huge numbers of enemies on screen, while complaining about long loading times. GameZone gave the Xbox 360 version of the game a 6 out of 10, stating, "the lackluster presentation, uninspired story, outright broken multiplayer, and atrocious amount of glitches makes Dead Rising 2 less of a flawed gem and more of a somewhat polished pile that incrementally smells worse the longer you let it sit in your disc drive." Game Informer gave the game a 9.5 out of 10, stating, "Even after playing for dozens of hours, you'll still find new things in Dead Rising 2. I won't spoil anything, but there's a lot of variety to be found in the game beyond obvious things like the number of objects that can be used as bludgeons. This game is designed for multiple playthroughs, and I'm looking forward to each and every one of them." Ben Croshaw listed Dead Rising 2 in second place in his Top 5 games of 2010.

Dead Rising 2: Case WestEdit

Main article: Dead Rising 2: Case West

On September 15, 2010, Capcom announced a second downloadable episode for Dead Rising 2: Dead Rising 2: Case West. The Xbox 360 exclusive is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The game features Frank West, the main character from the first Dead Rising game, and serves as the canon Overtime Mode of Dead Rising 2, with Frank teaming up with Chuck to further investigate the link between Phenotrans and the Fortune City zombie outbreak, and find proof that clears Chuck of any wrongdoing.

The story follows on from Ending A of the main game, with Frank rescuing Chuck from the elevator. Frank was going to meet Rebecca Chang to investigate a Phenotrans facility west of Fortune City, but learns from Chuck that she was killed by Phenotrans mole Sullivan. Although initially suspicious of Chuck because of the media reports blaming him for the Fortune City outbreak, Frank lets the motocross star come with him to find proof that Phenotrans was behind the outbreak.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 74[46]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 8/10[47]
Game Informer 8/10
GameSpot 7[48]
GameTrailers 7.9[49]
IGN 8.5[50]


Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordEdit

Main article: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

At Captivate 2011, Capcom's annual press show, the company announced that it was releasing Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, as a reinterpretation of the game with Frank West from the original Dead Rising as the main character. The game was released for the same consoles on October 11 in North America, October 13 in Japan, and October 14 in Europe for a discount retail price.

Off the Record is intended as a complete reimagining of Dead Rising 2, with new missions, cutscenes, environments, enemies, and weapons. The photography mechanic from the first Dead Rising is also included. There are technical and system upgrades, such as optimization of loading times and improved network performance. Off the Record also features a new sandbox mode. This allows players to explore Fortune City without the obstacle of time.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 66 (PC)
73 (Xbox 360)
72 (PS3)
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 9.5/10
GameSpot 7/10
GameTrailers 8.2/10
IGN 7/10

Off the Record received generally positive reviews, with a score of 73 and 72 on Metacritic for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 respectively. Gametrailers gave the game an overall rating of 8.2 out of 10.GameSpot gave the title a 7 out of 10 rating, praising the core game but criticizing the lack of improvements and the sandbox mode's perceived lack of depth. Game Informer, by contrast, gave the game a 9.5/10 (the same score as the original) saying that "Frank's photography adds another layer to the already deep gameplay," and that "by itself, the sandbox mode is an incentive to buy Dead Rising 2."

Dead Rising 3Edit

Main article: Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3 is a open world survival horror beat 'em up video game. It is developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released as a launch title for the Xbox One platform on November 22, 2013; a Microsoft Windows port published by Capcom was released on September 5, 2014. It was announced as an Xbox One exclusive during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference on June 10, 2013.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (XONE) 78.45%
(PC) 71.13%
Metacritic (XONE) 78/100
(PC) 70/100
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 7/10
GameZone 7/10
IGN 8.3/10
Destructoid 9/10


Dead Rising 4Edit

Main article: Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 is an open world survival horror beat 'em up video game developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Windows 10. It is the fourth installment in the Dead Rising series. It was announced at Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference on June 13, 2016. It features the return of Frank West, and is set in a Christmas-themed Willamette, Colorado.

The game was released worldwide on December 6, 2016 and received mixed reviews from critics. A Microsoft Windows version for Steam was released on March 2017, published by Capcom.

ReceptionEdit

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (XONE) 72/100
(PC) 73/100
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8.75/10
Game Revolution Star fullStar full.pngStar half.pngStar empty.pngStar empty.png
GameSpot 7/10
GamesRadar Star fullStar full.pngStar full.pngStar full.pngStar empty.png
IGN 8.1/10
EGM 7.5/10
Destructoid 7.5/10
The Jimquisition 8/10


Survivors of Dead RisingEdit

Character Game
Dead Rising Dead Rising 2 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Frank West T.J. Rotolo (mentioned only) T.J. Rotolo
Chuck Greene   Peter Flemming
Katey Greene   Allyson Armstrong (mentioned only)
Stacey Forsythe   Robyn Ross
Isabela Keyes Kim Mai Guest (mentioned only)
Carlito Keyes Alex Fernandez  
Raymond Sullivan   Phil Hayes
Otis Washington No Voice Actor (mentioned only)
Brad Garrison T.J Storm  
Jessie McCarney Laura Napoli  
Rebecca Chang   Benita Ha
Tyrone King   Daren A. Herbert
Amber Bailey   Heather Doerksen
Crystal Bailey   Lara Gilchrist
Brandon Whittaker   Brad Dryborough

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dead Rising". GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  2. "Dead Rising". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  3. "Dead Rising". Allgame. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  4. "Dead Rising - Review Xbox 360". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2006-08-18.
  5. Mason, Lisa; Reiner, Andrew (September 2006). "Dead Rising: Review". Game Informer (GameStop). Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. http://web.archive.org/web/20071229150303/http://gameinformer.com/NR/exeres/1D43F129-390F-4B06-90F3-30534991DA3E.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  6. "Dead Rising Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-12-01.
  7. "GameSpy: Dead Rising". GameSpy (2006-08-08). Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  8. "Dead Rising, Dead Rising Review, Xbox 360 Reviews". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  9. "Dead Rising Review". GameTrailers (2006-08-07). Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  10. "Dead Rising Review - Xbox 360 Review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2006-08-07.
  11. "Dead Rising Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Retrieved 2006-12-01.
  12. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop for Wii". Game Rankings.
  13. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop for Wii Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.
  14. "Dead Rising Review for Wii from 1UP.com". 1UP.com.
  15. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Review - Wii - Page 1|Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net.
  16. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Review from GamePro". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07.
  17. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Review, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Wii Review". GameSpot.
  18. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop: Reviews, Trailers, and Interviews". Game Trailers.
  19. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - WII|Wii Games". GameZone.
  20. "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Review - Wii Review at IGN". IGN.
  21. "Wii Review: Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop". Official Nintendo Magazine. http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=7310. 
  22. http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/dead-rising-2-case-zero
  23. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-01-dead-rising-2-case-zero-review?page=2
  24. http://www.gameinformer.com/games/dead_rising_2_case_0/b/xbox360/archive/2010/08/31/capcom-delivers-a-deliciously-light-appetizer.aspx
  25. http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/deadrising2casezero/review.html
  26. http://www.gametrailers.com/gamereview.php?id=13393
  27. http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/111/1116827p1.html
  28. http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/31/dead-rising-2-case-zero-review-undead-and-loving-it/
  29. "Dead Rising 2 for Xbox 360". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  30. "Dead Rising 2 for PlayStation 3". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  31. "Dead Rising 2 for PC". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  32. "Dead Rising 2 for Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  33. "Dead Rising 2 for PlayStation 3". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  34. "Dead Rising 2 for PC". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  35. "Dead Rising 2 Review for XBOX 360, PS3 from". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  36. Simon Parkin (2010-09-23). "Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360 Review - Page 1". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  37. Stratton, Bryan (2010-09-28). "Dead Rising 2 for Xbox 360 - Reviews". G4tv.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  38. VanBurkleo, Meagan (2010-09-24). "Dead Rising 2 Review - Dead Rising 2 - PlayStation 3". GameInformer.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  39. Hayward, Andrew (2010-09-28). "Dead Rising 2 Review from". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  40. "Dead Rising 2 Review for the XBOX360". Gamerevolution.com (2010-09-10). Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  41. "Dead Rising 2 Review for Xbox 360". GameSpot (2010-09-28). Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  42. "GameSpy: Dead Rising 2 Review - Page 1". Xbox360.gamespy.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  43. "Dead Rising 2 review | Videogames Magazine - gamesTM - Official Website". gamesTM (2010-09-24). Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  44. "Dead Rising 2: Reviews, Trailers, and Interviews". Gametrailers.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  45. Miller, Greg (2010-09-23). "Dead Rising 2 Review - Xbox 360 Review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  46. http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/dead-rising-2-case-west
  47. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-01-03-dead-rising-2-case-west-review?page=2
  48. http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/deadrising2casewest/review.html
  49. http://www.gametrailers.com/gamereview.php?id=13831
  50. http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/114/1142156p1.html


v · e · d
Case Zero
Weapons - Locations - Characters
Cases
Case 0-1 - Case 0-2 - Case 0-3 - Case 0-4 - Zombrex 1 - Military Arrival
Missions
Above The Law - Gemini's Request - Handle With Care - The Mechanic - The Morning After - Win Some Lose Some
Gameplay
Achievements - Chuck's Notebook - Combo Weapons - Prestige Points


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.