beat 'em up
hack and slash
Capcom Vancouver (2010–)
|Publishers||Capcom (2006–2011; 2017–present)
Microsoft Studios (2011–2017)
|Platforms||Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Shield Android TV, Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, Steam Machine, iOS|
|Platform of origin||Xbox 360|
|First release||Dead Rising
August 8, 2006
|Latest release||Dead Rising 4
December 5, 2017
It was released on August 8, 2006 in North America, September 8, 2006 in Europe, September 14, 2006 in Australia, and on September 28, 2006 in Japan.The game was the first in the Dead Rising video game series and was followed by Dead Rising 2 in 2010.
In the game the player controls a photojournalist named Frank West who is trapped in a shopping mall during a zombie outbreak. The story centers around West trying to uncover the truth behind the outbreak while trying to stay alive.
Reception[change | change source]
IGN rated the game a 8.3 out of 10 and said it was "one of the more unique and entertaining titles on the Xbox 360.” but noted that the game could have had "a better save system, more intelligent NPCs, a more forgiving story progression, and tighter controls"
GameSpot gave the game a 8.4 out of 10 and stated "Dead Rising's gory, ridiculous, and entertaining action, coupled with its real-time structure and campy stylistic touches, make it one of the most unique games currently available for the Xbox 360."
The game won "Most Innovative Design for Xbox 360" by IGN in 2006, "Best Action Adventure Game", "Best Sound Effects", and "Best Use of Xbox 360 Achievement Points" in GameSpot's Best and Worst of 2006, and won "Action Game of the Year" at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards.
References[change | change source]
- "Dead Rising Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-5. Check date values in:
- "Dead Rising Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-12-5. Check date values in:
- "IGN.com presents The Best of 2006: Xbox 360 - Most Innovative Design". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-8. Check date values in:
- "Video Game Awards 2006 Winners". Spike. Retrieved 2013-12-8. Check date values in: