Dead Rising 1 is The Ocarina of Time of Zombie Games

Similar to Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Dead Rising 1 has managed to somehow age gracefully after all these years. This was pretty much THE game that introduced me to the HD generation (I eventually got an HD TV just to play this) and showed me waves of zombies on screen I never knew would be possible. Sure the controls feel clanky and old with certain archaic mechanics but so did OoT.

10 years later it still holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of those games that keep a perfect balance between great and memorable level design and campy dialogue. It also reminded me of the good old days of Capcom where things like DLC, Microtransactions, and the like were non-existent.This is how games used to be made, not to imitated but to innovate.


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