Dead risng is a game I had watched longingly at for many months on gamer tv and ign, I thought that it looked hilariously funny, ruthlessly gorey, and would keep me glued to the xbox for hours, well I was right. The game is very funny and clever in the way that you can pick up atleast one item in every store in the mall (and trust me there are a lot of stores) and the range of different ways you can kill zombies with said items is hilarious! Anything from just whacking them mindlessly with a toy kids sword to a full blown katana slicing zombies clean into two! If you think you would get bored after killing zombie after zombie your wrong because to be honest there is so much variation that you will be amused constantly.
However, killing zombies isn't the only thing you will do....
There is the option to follow the story line which requires you to stick to pre set times and additional sub missions to help you level up and get gamerscore, these alone will take you long enough. The campaign basically involves getting to the real reasons for this whole infestation and is quite intreguing. There are 3 modes, 2 of which you must unlock after doing the 1st mode properly so if you think you will have to play the campaign over and over again to keep interest in this game, you couldn't be more wrong.
On a downer, sadly there are bosses which (like bosses do) don't follow the rules of real life, so one boss may die just from a few whacks with the katana, and others can survive up to 40 blasts with a shotgun, go figure.
But aside from this it is a brilliant game.
The graphics aren't what you would call top notch as this game is nocking on a bit for the next generation standards, but don' be fooled, it still has a very sleek look to it and will be easy on the eyes.
On another downer, even though it says it is xbox live enabled, in actual fact it is really only a ranking system, so if you were hoping to do some sort of meet and great to beat the hell out of zombies, it looks like you will have to wait for another game like this to come along.
This game will give you hours and hours of endless fun and will always take you atleast 2 days of solid playing to complete as there is a set time limit to the game. If you are a new gamer, an old gamer looking to reminis, or even just want a game to play on, pick this game up because it is an instant winner in my books. ZOMBIERIFIC
By Naithan Stubbs