An Apocalyptic Playground
As an exclusive title for the Xbox One, it aims to not only demonstrate the power of the next generation console, it also aims to (more importantly) let players loose in a virtual playground where all the toys are capable of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Games featuring zombies are a dime a dozen in this day and age, and their saturation within the media means that anything zombie-related needs to stand out. With this in mind, as well as Dead Rising 3 being the third title in the series, can it survive the horde and survive on its own?
Patient 0: A Real Life Zombie Slaying Experience
Training for the eventual apocalypse
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
Zombies are one of gaming’s favourite enemies. More often than not, they just shuffle around, waiting for us players to kindly blow them away. Zombies are a safe choice of enemy when developing a game, as most people won’t think twice about mowing down a walking corpse.
Zombie games are really popular with players, and are seemingly everywhere nowadays. Players have many apocalypses to choose from, such as Resident Evil, Dead Rising, ZombiU, House of the Dead, Left 4 Dead, etc.
Titles usually pit players against hordes of undead (obviously), testing them to survive and escape the apocalypse.
OXCGN’s Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Review
A Non-Canon Slaughterfest
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
2010 saw the release of Dead Rising 2, a sequel that took many by surprise due to the fact Dead Rising‘s star, Frank West, was missing.
Players were greeted by Chuck Greene, a typical American pretty boy surviving the zombie apocalypse. Oh, and his adorable daughter Katie, who has been infected with the zombie virus.
It didn’t take place in a typical mall, it didn’t revolve around taking photos, and essentially had you catering to the whim of your daughter.
Thankfully, the gameplay remained intact to provide hours upon hours of merciless undead slaughter.
The plot consisted of Chuck attempting to uncover the conspiracy behind the infection, and get out alive… all while keeping his precious next of kin alive.
A year later, Capcom has thrown not another true sequel at us, but a redo of the second game, this time featuring the original hero.
Is it worth your time, or is it just a cheap cash-in?
OXCGN’s Red Dead Redemption:
Undead Nightmare DLC Review
Best Undead Outing in Years?
©2010 Nicholas Laborde
A prevalent fixation in modern pop-culture is that of zombies.
Zombies. The Undead. The Walking Dead. The Living Dead. Whatever you want to call them, they’ve always been a common feature of video games.
More recently, however, they have become a hackneyed icon.
From the past few years, let’s name a few games that primarily focused on the undead: Dead Rising 1 and 2, Resident Evil 5, Silent Hill Homecoming, Nation Red, Burn Zombie Burn, Dead Space, and Left 4 Dead 1 and 2.