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GF Rating
6.8

13254 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Drowning in its own creativity??

posted by sdlperry (BEALETON, VA) Nov 3, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

12 out of 18 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Let me first begin by stating I am a Dead Rising fan boy. Loved the first with my boy Frank West and highly recommend it to those new to the game prior to picking up this most recent addition. Now to make this quick I'll sum up my experience in a few brief sentences.

Dying over and over again only to restart and spend the next 15 minutes running across zombie covered areas until you get to a person to save. Then in order to save the person you have to run the entire way back keeping up a fast pace in order to have as much time as possible to rinse and repeat. The weapons are awesome as well and highly worth looking into, but again you are under such critical time managment it becomes impossible to investigate your surroundings allowing you the chance to start mixing and matching items.

In the end I stopped half way through the game and returned it. I loved my time with the game and I loved the mutliplayer concept...but in the wake of a new release while playing, this game could not keep my attention and today, back it goes. The game should engage you...not work hard to put you off. I hope you enjoyed and found this review helpful and interesting.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Load. .Load. .Load. . play. . Load. .Load. . Load

posted by AbaWolf (POCATELLO, ID) Mar 30, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game is a great idea with the worst execution. There is way too much loading. The save points completely ruin the continuity of the game. Chuck moves as if he is hip deep in mud.

Pros:
Zombie killing action
Combining weapons
Leveling system
Decent storyline
Fair graphics

Cons:
Bad engine
Sluggish avatar
Horrible save system
Too much loading
Time stressed
No time for zombie killing action

This game has the illusion that you can save who you want or not. An illusion that maybe your not following the same path as everyone else. But ILLUSION is the key word. This a large open world filled with great zombie AI that feels like a play ground of mayhem. After playing for a bit I feel like I spilled some milk and Capcom has thrown a bunch of limitations and restictions on my gameplay so I can't have any fun.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

A Lotta Old A Little Smidge Of New

posted by TBABY00 (CLOVER, SC) Oct 6, 2010

Member since May 2010

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Nothing is blow me away amazing about this game. The first one was new and exciting but this one is kinda like baking a cake with the same recipe but adding one more ingredient. Nothing special. At least for me. I didn't care for it. And if theres one thing that gamers hate is ESCORTING HELPLESS PEOPLE AND A TIMED GAME. Come on. Who wants to go "oh dangggg I gotta run all the way back three miles through zombies before my kid turns into a one, ohhhhh no I don't have any zombrex....gameover" its just a mediocre game at best. My opinion: if you are a die hard DR fan grab it. If you kinda liked the first don't waste your time

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