Dead Rising 4 - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • SKU: 5321800
  • Release Date: 12/06/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
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    • Dead Rising 4

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1089 out of 1160)

    Product Details


    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 12/06/2016
    • Edition: Standard Edition

    Synopsis


    It's the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado and a mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a million ways to kill them as you seek to uncover the truth behind the outbreak – or die trying.

    Features


    A Hero Returns: Frank West returns in the next chapter of the Dead Rising franchise

    Equipped with the Candy Cane Crossbow, Frank West shares his holiday spirit by firing candy canes from a crossbow

    Available and pre-built in Emergency Shelter vendors (story) and Vending Machines (multiplayer)

    Two all-new classes of zombies: Explore and scavenge the open world sandbox of Willamette, Colorado while facing off against newly zombified enemies and agile zombies that can attack you from above

    Anything and everything is a weapon: An all-new collection of weapons and vehicles allow players to craft their own tools of zombie destruction

    EXO Suits: give players a super-powered weapon with incredible fire power to take on the zombie horde

    Team up with friends to complete missions in seamless four-player co-op or quick match and join a game in progress with players around the world

    For 1 player or up to 4 players over LAN or Internet



    Customer rating

    4.4
    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      No Story Mode CoOp

      Posted
      seanizL
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The main point I want to mention is in the title. If you enjoyed playing through the Dead Rising 3 story with a friend, you'll be easily disappointed to find out that the story mode in Dead Rising 4 is strictly single player. I'm confused by the decision to do so considering the big change in not forcing you to watch the clock, having to administer zombrex, or even escorting survivors to the safe rooms. After playing a few hours fighting off the zombies, exploring, and progressing the story, I find it missing the hilarious, exciting, and fun moments that my friend and I came to enjoy in the previous title. Yes, there is still a CoOp mode to be played in Dead Rising 4, but trust me it's a whole separate experience aside from the general game play. The fact that we were expecting a 4 player CoOp and getting in a completely different way was just very disappointing. So is the other CoOp mode fun? Sure! I'd be lying if I said there weren't any fun to be had in this mode, but I find it weird that they approached it in a different way than they did with the story mode. In the 4 player CoOp you are required to complete missions that unlock more missions as you go. Everything here is pretty much time based including the part where you must find the next safe room. Failure to find the next safe room, even without being killed by zombies will result in a game over. This takes away from wanting to explore and screw around with everything you can find within this game. Time again forces you to go complete missions in certain areas, rather than freely roaming about as you would in the story mode. Should you pick up the game? Not at full price. I would say $30 sounds like a fair deal, anything lower is much better of course. Just my personal opinion, but this is definitely going to be a game I rush through and trade back in. If story mode CoOp was there, I'm sure my friend and I would have taken a lot of time exploring everything and screwing around adding more to the game time, but again, it's a single player experience.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A simple, repetitive game, stripped of its depth.

      Posted
      Eddy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Addicting exploration, but overall this game is lacking in substance that I have come to expect from the Dead Rising franchise. For whatever reason the following things have been removed from the game, Psycho's have been removed completely. This is where most of the humor and diversity took place in these games, now without it, all you do is kill the same enemies over and over. Weapon variety has also been diminished, the overall quality is substandard as well. I ended up using the same weapons over and over, because the bulk of the weapons are either overpowered or just plain stupid. They also basically give away all of the combo weapons once you establish a base. This takes away some of the excitement and desire to explore since you know what awaits. They also removed the personalities of the survivors you rescue, they all look the same with a different hair color. Once you rescue them, they have no use. There is no real antagonist, meaning the enemy is faceless, you don't know who you are fighting. Again, taking away the fun and substance from the game. Technically this is the best running Dead Rising yet, few visual hiccups and loading screens. The multiplayer is garbage, and its tacked on. Absolutely no reason to play online unless you have a bunch on friends. This game doesn't evolve much over the hours you play it, doesn't add anything of value from previous years and I struggle to figure out what they were aiming to accomplish from removing Psychos, side missions and survivors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not Dead Rising

      Posted
      Deathegg

      It does not feel like a Dead Rising game. First of all, this game is unfinished. They sell you a very short game and have to buy the actual ending and extra content that should be in the game already. it has some major technical issues. For example, the safe houses do not work properly and glitches are everywhere. Psychopaths are replaced with "maniacs" and they're boring to fight. For example, no cut scenes, no instance music played in background. I don't even bother fighting them because they're just no fun. Survivors feel cheap. They have poor designs to them, they all look alike. Story is dumb. Boring characters. No returning characters, not even for multiplayer??? I was expecting a little or more landmarks or one or more survivors from the first dead rising just for a throw back to the fans. I mean this place back at Willamette. Frank is not the same. Replaced the original voice actor and personality. No co-op also which was a very bad decision. All and all, don't buy this unfinished game even if it's half priced.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      If you liked the 3rd, you'll like this

      Posted
      Carlson275
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I played the first game, skipped the 2nd, and then played the 3rd and now 4th. The game takes place in a Christmas setting which is fantastic to play during the holiday season! All the zombies are dressed as elves and there's xmas music in the menus and car radios. Don't worry though if you're not in love with the theme because while the MALL is heavy in xmas décor, the rest of the "maps" (a town, the roads, and little country side) simply look more like regular winter then actual xmas. Gameplay is much like the 3rd (they removed the timer - saved it for a DLC expansion) - and otherwise you run around getting collectibles, crafting fun xmas themed weapons of mass destruction and "sleigh" your way around the campaign. It is repetitive yes, but previous games were too. One down side, is they seemed to downplay the Maniacs this time around. No cutscenes to introduce them, and no real standout characters. They are in the game still, but feel like a afterthought and play like slightly harder normal enemies then actual true bosses.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun but not for everyone

      Posted
      Qu3stion
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      While I have played most of the previous Dead Rising games I do not consider myself a huge fan of the series. I decided to give 4 a try after it was offered at a discount during the holidays and ended up enjoying it. I would not say it's a great game but it was fun and the single player story was much better than I expected. A couple of notes for fans of the series...the voice actor for Frank West is different which will upset some players. After the first the first few cut scenes I didn't notice and by the time the game was over I ended up enjoying the changes they made to the character. The time limits from previous games has also been removed. This didn't bother me but I can see it being a deal breaker for some since it does remove some of the tension the original games had and it also potentially reduces the replay value. I will say there are more "secrets" hidden in the game and if you want to find everything it will take you 25-30 hours or more depending on your play style. Finally, multiplayer has been changed and is now a stand alone mode rather than campaign co op. Multiplayer did nothing for me but it might be fun with the right group.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wondeful game

      Posted
      gideon
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Capcom has made some controversial changes to the Dead Rising series with this fourth iteration, which may irk some longtime fans of the games. This includes changing the look and voice of the main protagonist, removing the timer completely from the main game, and sacrificing variety in enemy types in exchange for more enemies possible on screen. Regardless, I think this is addictive as all get out. I easily lose myself in the game everytime I pick it up - for hours. It just feels great killing endless hordes of zombies with the variety of weapons they offer. The costumes, the tone, and easygoing main character make this a lighthearted romp of Zombie heaven for those Zombie fanatics out there. If you liked any of the other DR games, if you liked any other Zombie games out there (Dead Island, Dying Light, survival horror games that are more action heavy, etc.), and want a pick-up-and-play beat-em-up, you should definitely check this title out. One of the few Xbox One exclusives out there, and one of the best in my opinion - especially compared to some of the more disappointing XB1 exclusives from 2016.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Zombie Killing Time!

      Posted
      PauloTJ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I very much enjoyed Dead Rising 4. There's a solid core plot, and many optional side-quests that appear for a limited amount of time. And completing all of these involves running around slaughtering the undead or psychopathic humans with almost any object in the world. You can also build combo weapons in order more easily dispatch your enemies. Combo weapons and vehicles allow for more ludicrous attacks. It's hard to express the satisfaction of taking out dozens of zombies at once with an axe taped to a sledgehammer, swung in insane circles. These gain extra Prestige Points when used on zombies, helping Frank to level up. I found that boss fights were a little better in Dead Rising 3, but they're still engaging and fun in Dead Rising 4. The fights can sometimes prove to be weird and unexpected, and that is a welcome feature. The autosave function is very good as well. The old DR games had terrible save features, and this game has perfected that feature. After spending 20+ hours with Dead Rising 4, I can't recommend the game enough.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Get ready to grind..alone.

      Posted
      ubedawg
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Some of the new stuff is fun, like the combo weapons and the exo suit. I laughed when I performed skill moves for the first time, because it was funny to see how the zombies were killed. After that first time, there was nothing. Compared to DR3, there is just SO much missing. There are no side missions with psychos like DR3 had. Instead, there are just the same 3 repetitive challenges (save the survivor, destroy equipment, fight the maniacs). In DR3, these side missions were both fun and funny. Now it's just a story line with endless grinding. Oh...and you are not doing it with a friend, because there is no co-op campaign. Not that you would need to, since it's ridiculously easy to get through. No skill involved, just the willingness to mash those buttons over and over and over again. Bottom line: serious lack of content. Wait until everybody has sold their copies back to the stores, where you can pick them up preowned for 10 or 15 bucks. It's just not worth any more than that.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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