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Video games: Zombies come back in 'Dead Rising 3'

  • January 24, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Zombies keep coming back

There’s not much new in “Dead Rising 3” ($60 for Xbox One; rated Mature). Players get another shot at surviving a zombie outbreak. The goal? Get out of the city before the military carpet-bombs the entire place. This is how we deal with zombie attacks these days!

This time out, there are more outdoor environments. The franchise’s signature element — bizarre weapon combinations — continues to get weirder and weirder. You can transform a handful of gems and a flashlight into a laser sword, for example. Weapon-crafting now extends to vehicles, so you can put a steamroller wheel on your motorcycle and mow down tons of zombies in quick fashion.

The new touches make “Dead Rising 3” a nice showpiece title for your new Xbox One, but it is ultimately the same old undead song and dance.

Chicago Tribune

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