The living dead brigade of zombies is RAMPANT! Dead bodies litter the street and there are so many zombies coming at you at any and every given moment that sometimes it seems there’s nowhere to move. Though this may sound like a bad thing, it’s actually awesome because it gives you the literal need to kill. With an array of different, cool, and sometimes extremely bizarre weapons at hand, you have the capability of slaughtering, dismembering, beheading, ripping zombies to shreds, and blowing them to smithereens the possibilities are endless. It’s not like other games where you get bored from walking around for half of an hour trying to find something to kill, Dead Rising 3 is an uproar of madness flinging itself at you from every insane angle imaginable. It’s adrenaline shocking and in your face constantly, with full football teams of creatures trying to kill you. If you like zombies, weapons, and killing zombies with weapons, this is undoubtedly the best game for you and an indefinite cause for an overwhelming burning desire to run out and buy a copy of the game asap. And that’s understandable! There’s more blood than a slaughterhouse and more zombies than Shaun of the Dead!
Of course, understandably so, you’re gonna want to know what weapons there are for you to use to derail this conglomeration of corpses. Well, you can be pleased to hear there are 16 categories of weapon to choose from and an abundance of each sort. You can choose from the following categories:
No need to feel concerned about a potentially lame arsenal of weapons, like so many pathetic games, Dead Rising 3 has you covered! And the best part is you don’t even have to kill something or buy to get a new weapon like so many other games; you can make your own! In fact, sometimes you’re required to do just that.
A Taste of the Game;
Chapter 0 (Dead End)
Serving as a tutorial for the game, The first chapter “Dead End” works as an introduction to the mechanics of Dead Rising 3. In Chapter 0 your character, Nick, must perform the following thirteen missions:
1. Eating a bagel and a snack to restore health
2. Finding and picking up the Large Wrench
3. Using his Large Wrench to break through the gate so that he can move on
4. Searching his area before moving onward for any sort of supplies, weapons, and food he can find
5. Explore through the tunnels after breaking his way through the second door
6. After he finds his way to the Quarantine Area,
he will have to try to find a way to escape by following the objective markers
7. There will be an airplane crash. After this happens,
Nick will have to locate the survivors by finding his way to a specific diner.
8. Once the diner falls under attack, Nick will have to quickly make a weapon by combining a sledgehammer
and a Cement Saw
9. Escape to Rhonda’s garage in Ingleton
10. Lower the barricade
11. After lowering the barricade, Nick will have to get into a SUV.
12. Once everyone is at Rhonda’s garage, she will start to fix a TV.
At this time Nick will be expected to explore the town outside
13. Go back to Rhonda and talk to her at Wrench-O-Rama
As well, there are two side missions you can choose whether or not you wish to embark on such as “Signs of Safety” where you collect cans of spray paint for a woman, and “Garden of Peace” where you fight Harry “Zhi” Wong. If you choose to take part in these quests -which are actually really fun and entertaining- you have to get them done before going back to Wrench-O-Rama and talking to Rhonda, because after you talk to her the chapter will end and you will be sent to the first official chapter “Made in America” which takes place during the second day of the zombie outbreak.
From here on, you will be presented a number of missions and possible side missions through out the game as Nick and embark on a tremendous journey destroying living dead monsters that want to kill you at every turn.
Besides a few technical developments where you might get stuck behind a wall for a few seconds or have a slight virtual skip, Dead Rising 3 is perfection incarnate and is by far one of the best zombie games ever made. With overwhelming possibilities and opportunities, gross quantity of zombies, and the fantastic concept of having multiple potential endings that reflect your decisions in the game, Dead Rising 3 is superb and powerful. You can sit down and wind up playing all day without even noticing thanks to how hypnotizing and fast paced everything about the game is. Don’t be surprised if you wake up in the morning to play and get so involved that you forget to do absolutely everything outside of destroying truck loads of evil, ultimately maddening zombies and race through epic objectives till 3am the next day. It’s happened to me I can assure you. All in all, Dead Rising 3 is an impressive, horrifyingly breath-taking creation that will make you overjoyed.