Photojournalist Frank West finds himself trapped in a shopping mall overrun by flesh eating zombies.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank West (voice) (as T.J. Rotolo)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Isabella Keyes / Additional Voices (voice)
Jessica McCarney / Additional Voices (voice)
Brad Garrison (voice)
Carlito Keyes (voice)
Russell Barnaby (voice)
Brock Mason (voice)
Susan Silo ...
Lindsay Harris (voice)
Cliff Hudson / Roger Hall / Additional Voices (voice)
Philip Tanzini ...
Thomas Hall / Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Renaday ...
Sean Keanan / Additional Voices (voice)
Adam MacIntyre / Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Carson / Additional Voices (voice)
Adam D. Clark ...
Steven Chapman / Additional Voices (voice)
Kent Swanson / 'Fantastic!' Photo Shot Call / Additional Voices (voice)


Photojournalist Frank West finds himself trapped in a shopping mall overrun by flesh eating zombies.

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8 August 2006 (USA)  »

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The store "Jill's Sandwiches" is a reference to the scene in the original Playstation Resident Evil when Barry says "That was too close, you were almost turned into a Jill Sandwich!" There is a Prestige Points sticker on the sign, so taking a picture of it raises your PP count. See more »


When you fight Carlito a second time, he uses a .50 bolt action rifle, but he fires it like a semi-automatic rifle (continuously). See more »


Carlito Keyes: This... is hell.
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Referenced in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (2008) See more »


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A bloody good time
23 January 2014 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Capcom is one of the best, if not most popular 3rd party developers of all time. They've developed a lot of popular series and have created some interesting game characters, including the ones from street fighter, and resident evil.

But then comes Dead rising, which puts you in the shoes of a young freelance photographer looking for his big scoop to put his name into history. What he doesn't know is that for 3 days, from September 19th, to the 22nd in the year 2006, He's in for a blood-soaked, fear-inducing, adventure filled with excitement.

Frank West is tipped off about something big happening in Williamette, Colorado, a fictional town of about 50,000 people. He hires a low budget chopper pilot to fly him in so he can snap some pictures of the town. it's not long before the national guard come and chase the chopper away, but not before Frank is able to land on the mall's roof, and get in. He soon discovers that it's not a civil disturbance, but a zombie apocalypse. And for the next 72 hours, it's him, a few survivors, and nearly 50,000 blood-thirsty, flesh-starved zombies.

I got this one very late in the Xbox 360's lifespan, and i'm still not sure why I waited so long to pick this one up. It's a lot of fun and worth whatever you pay for it.

The main idea of Dead rising is to collect as many Prestige points (PP) as you can, while helping 2 particular people discover why the zombies have risen up in the first place. You collect prestige points by using your camera to take photographs of people, zombies, anything that's happening in the disaster zone of Williamette. You also collect points by killing zombies with whatever is at your disposal, including knives, sporting goods, tools, Electronics, and my personal favorite so far, the Chainsaw. You get the biggest PP boost by rescuing survivors and guiding them to the only sanctuary left - The security room.

The best part of the game, is the fact that you have a lot of freedom. for 72 hours, you can do whatever you please. Want to be a zombie-killing machine with whatever is at your disposal? You can. Do you want to rescue survivors? you can. Do you want to take pictures for your big story? do it. And are you sure you want to know why the zombie apocalypse is happening in the first place? stay close to 2 particular people, stay alive, and you might just learn exactly why there is a zombie apocalypse in the first place.

For anyone who hasn't picked up a copy of Dead rising yet, I strongly suggest you do so. The replay value is great.


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