I’ve wanted to compare Dead Rising 2 to Microsoft Gears of Wars for a long time. The two games have many similar features and this makes the comparison even more interesting. In addition to this, I am a big fan of Gears of Wars and in fact I had wanted to make a bigger comparison between the two games so I could provide a more accurate comparison. The Xbox 360 version of Dead Rising 2 is not that important for me in terms of comparison, but I will do a little bit of research on the Xbox One version of the game.
The game play is ridiculous and it is incredibly fun to play. It’s like the Mario franchise. Jumping, kicking and zombie killing. The presentation is also phenomenal like the cut scenes and the inclusion of the fitness trainer. The multiple types of weapons that you can use are amazing. There is a lot of replay value for this game because of the multiple modes and times that you can play. There are house parties that you can play, but I don’t think my house will ever lack for equipment. This is the type of game that you will want to play over and over again.
Dead Rising 2 includes Zombie Tests, self defense competitions, Horde mode, Arcade and Quickplay. I’ve only played the Horde Arcade mode, but I can say that’s one of the best modes of the game due to the insanity of the situations that you’re pitted against. The Xbox One version has 50 weapons that are scattered around the cities that are provided along with the levels. The Xbox 360 version has a bigger collection of weapons.
Xbox Live is a feature on both versions of the game. On the Xbox One you can use the feature to create a guide which is really helpful and strategic about finding the best places to find powerful weapons, along with the multiple player modes such as versus, demos and interaction modes. On the Xbox 360 you can use the feature to create your arcade mode, along with sharing your gamer profile. Personally speaking, the multiple player modes of Dead Rising 2 are great, but the actual survival mode is where the game falls flat on its face in my opinion.
The multiple player modes can be fun to play, but there is a lacking amount of modes and modes that are fun to play. The practical problem that I have noticed is that the match only has 5 rounds of 5 minutes. You can’t have matches that are longer than that if you want to enjoy multiple player mode. Another problem that I have noticed is that the presentation of the Xbox 360 version is better than the Xbox One version. The Xbox 360 version allows you to customize your alter ego with different weapons, armor and vehicles. The Xbox One version lets you see Jr. Officerorting prompting you to pick a default character
The Xbox One version also allows for 2 vs 2 cooperative modes allowing for faster paced gameplay and more fun. There are however only 4 vs 4 player maps and it’s not fun playing with a friend when you can’t even speak. The Xbox One version also allows for clans to be formed. There are numerous modes that can be played on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, but not one of them is better than the other. If you’re a Dead Rising fan then you definitely won’t want to play Gears of War on Xbox One. Overall both versions are great and if you have a Xbox 360 I’m sure you have a reason to buy it.