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Release Date: September 13th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Dead Rising Triple Pack

Overview -

The 'Dead Rising Triple Pack' brings three of Capcom's zombie-filled open world games to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It contains 2006's 'Dead Rising,' its 2010 sequel 'Dead Rising 2,' and the spin-off 'Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.' This collection also serves as a celebration of the series' 10th anniversary before 'Dead Rising 4' releases this December.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
September 13th, 2016

Video Review


The visuals are the one area where the 'Dead Rising Triple Pack' shows its age despite each title now running at a 1080p resolution. While the character models don't look great (with the original 'Dead Rising' looking very much like a 2006 release), the overall art style holds up pretty well. Seeing Frank West decapitate zombies while wearing a suit and a Servbot helmet on is still fun to look at, even if it's a bit rough around the edges. So, while it definitely looks like a last-gen game, it's at least one with flair.

Audio Review


The audio in 'Dead Rising' has always been serviceable, if not exactly memorable. It's a lot of zombie growls and moans, but there are also a lot of fun sound effects associated with different weapons. For example, I loved hearing an electric guitar play while I was hitting zombies with an American-themed guitar. I enjoyed it so much that at one point my entire inventory was comprised of guitars since it just made combat more entertaining. Musical tracks don't play very often (with most of them occurring during boss fights), but they are pretty jamming.

Final Thoughts

The 'Dead Rising Triple Pack' is a trip through memory lane that is helped tremendously by the games still being a blast to play. While the package falls short as both an update (none of the games have been mechanically improved in any significant way) and a historical package (the standalone expansions 'Case Zero' and 'Case West' are missing), it's still enjoyable getting to see how the series has evolved over time. It's a great appetizer before 'Dead Rising 4' releases later this year, and a reminder why Frank West is a great character.