Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition PC Technical Review



Company: Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: September 4th, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition marks the third Dead Rising release on PC, arriving about 10 months after the console release, but with all DLC in tow (with the exception of the 'Super Ultra' content, which isn't available, at least not yet).

As usual, now proven developer Capcom Vancouver is at the helm. This time they offer up a large, open world, more zombies on screen at any given time, co-op, and more.

If you're curious on how the games fares in terms of PC features and performance, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 RC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit edition, Windows 8 64-bit edition
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz (or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz) / AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.00 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 6 GB
    • Storage: 30GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 570 / AMD Radeon 7870 or higher
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit edition, Windows 8 64-bit edition
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Storage: 30GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIAŽ GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon 7970 2GB