Dead Rising 3

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a game by Capcom
Platform: PC (2013)
Editor Rating: 8.3/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 6.6/10 - 7 votes
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Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3 before it made its way to PC was actually the crown jewel in the Xbox One launch lineup. The first two games in the series were very popular so people were very excited to see what Capcom would do with Dead Rising 3.

Hi, I Am Nick

The story is Dead Rising 3 did not grab me the same way that the story in Dead Rising 2 did. Still, I thought that trying to take a more serious tone to the story did work. You play as Nick, who is a mechanic and who is thrust in the middle of a zombie outbreak that has happened many years after the last game.

The area that Nick and the other survivors are hauled up in is going to be bombed and it is up to Nick to lead them out and find out what the heck is going on. I actually quite like Nick as the main character, but the overall story while not bad is rather generic. Still, the game does have multiple endings for you to discover which happen as a result of the things that you do in the game.

Dead Rising with Modern Comforts

As much as I liked the other Dead Rising games there were a few things that were annoying about them and thankfully Dead Rising 3 address these. The most notable one for me is the save system. Gone is the having to find a toilet to save yourself system. You can now save the game when you want and for me, that is a great improvement. Also, Capcom has left the option in there for you to have save points if you like that added challenge, but I found that more of a chore. Still, it is nice that they put it in there for players who wanted it.

How Many Zombies????

One thing that Capcom was able to do with Dead Rising 3 was to kick things up about several notches. The zombie count is way higher and they are able to put a ton more Zombies on the screen at the same time. If you thought it looked insane in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3 will make you spit your Pepsi out all over your screen when you see all of the undead standing before you. Another thing that Capcom improved was the size of the game. Dead Rising 3 is more of an open world game than the other two were and there is pretty much zero loading that has to happen as you play. I liked the open world format and it did make things grander in their scale.

Things Stay the Same

If you have played the other Dead Rising games, Dead Rising 3 will feel very familiar for you. It features that same over the top zombie killing action that the other games did. You are free to screw around if you like, do side missions and of course complete the story.

Capcom has brought back the ability to combine weapons to make more crazy stuff, but they have also allowed you to combine certain vehicles together too which is a lot of fun. You can now do this when you like and you do not have to worry about finding a workstation to do it. This is something I am very happy that they put in.

Dead Rising 3 also has a multiplayer aspect to it. You can play through it with a buddy and there are plenty of game modes that you can do. While I only dabbled a little bit with the multiplayer, it worked very well and was a nice addition to the game.


I think that Dead Rising 3 is a great entry to the series. While I do not think the story is as good as it was in Dead Rising 2. I really do like the open world aspect and the overall gameplay improvements that Capcom made to the game. I highly recommend that you check this one out as it really is a lot of fun to play through.


  • The game looks great
  • Tons of zombies on the screen at the same time
  • Plenty of gameplay improvements over Dead Rising 2
    • Different endings to discover Combining weapons and vehicles is fun


  • The story is not as good as the previous game
  • There was a ton of DLC pushed for this game

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

As a launch game for the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 had a lot of eyes on it. It would eventually make its way to PC and for the most part, it is a game that was very well received by fans of the series and new fans alike.

The Story

One of the best aspects of Dead Rising 2 for me was the story. I got really invested in that story and thought that it was the perfect blend of Dead Rising weirdness and also a more serious plot. Dead Rising 3 I feel does not have quite as strong a story, but I do like the main character that you play as Nick.

Nick is a mechanic and his neck of the woods has been overtaken by a zombie outbreak. Nick is trying to hold it together and figure out what is going on. All the while trying to get people to safety as it has been decided that a bombing is the best way to eliminate this zombie threat. Dead Rising 3 does have multiple endings so that is pretty cool.

The Presentation

The leap of a generation is clearly on show here. I think that Dead Rising 3 is a very nice-looking game. Capcom had more horsepower to play around with this time around so everything is bigger and grander in scale. The map is like an open world map and there is a fair bit of variety to it.

I really like the level of polish there is in this game. Also, Capcom was able to actually increase the number of zombies that are on the screen at any one time. If you thought Dead Rising 1 and 2 were crazy with their zombie hordes, you have not seen anything yet.

The Gameplay

Dead Rising 3 does feel familiar to the other games in the series, but I feel that the controls are better and in general Capcom did all they could to fix some of the annoyances from the first two games. Most notable of these for me is the saving system. You now can save when you like which actually does make the game way more fun overall.

You still will need to take down hordes of zombies, deal with people who have lost their minds and take on plenty of side missions too. The open world aspect of the game gives you more to do and as the map is so larger there are tons of places where you can go to just screw around and have some fun.

Like in the previous games, Dead Rising 3 allows you to combine weapons together. There are some pretty insane combinations that you can come up with. That, however, is not all Dead Rising 3 lets you combine. You see Nick is a mechanic and he can use his skills to combine all kinds of zombie smashing vehicles.

Dead Rising 3 also has a pretty solid multiplayer aspect to it as well. I played the game with a good friend of mine and we had a blast. You do have a decent selection of multiplayer modes so these can serve as a nice distraction to the main story.

Final Thoughts On Dead Rising 3


I really enjoyed what Capcom did with Dead Rising 3. I know the story is not the best, but Nick is a cool character. The open world, playing with vehicles and the massive number of zombies you deal with at a time make this a very fun and addictive game to get in to. It may not reinvent the wheel from the last game, but you will have a great time with this.


  • Capcom really made this game shine in the visual department
  • The number of zombies on screen is crazy
  • Three endings for you to get
  • That horrible save system from the last game is gone
  • You can make cool weapons and vehicles to kill zombies with


  • Capcom was really heavy handed with their DLC!
  • While bigger and better, not a ton of “new” stuff was added to the franchise

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