Dead Rising

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Campy, violent zombie bash imitates Dawn of the Dead film.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 36 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Rated M for mature

There are a few Violent moments and yes they get mature. There’s a lot of shooting zombies and one part cannibal corpses were shown. And an occasional use of the F word in the language department.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 14+

Great game, but not for kids

Dead Rising is a well made game, but does have some intense themes. There is graphic violence with lots of blood, and the atmosphere is a bit scary. There is some language and sexual themes, although not extreme. I started playing the game at 14 and was fine, but feel that I was just barely mature enough to play it at the time. One crucial thing: when you start the game, remember to actually press start to go into the game! The cutscene with the mother and daughter that plays if you leave it on the start menu for too long is terrifying - 18+. But you never have to watch this cutscene.

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