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.