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Rise of Nightmares
7.2 out of 10

Rise of Nightmares

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Overall 5
5.0

Rise of Nightmares

Fragland
10 June 2012
  • Excerpt: With Rise Of Nightmares we finally get a game for Kinect that isn’t meant for kids or people who have never had a controller in their hands. We were crossing our fingers for Sega as the motion controller hasn’t really been living up to the hype up to now, not taking into account Dance Central and...
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Overall 5
4.6
Graphics 5
4.6
Sound 5
4.6
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Rise of Nightmares Review

Cheat Code Central
15 October 2011
Overall 5
5.0

Rise of Nightmares

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Perhaps it’s greatest feat is in convincing us that, just maybe, the Kinect device will never be able to do anything more sophisticated than waving your hands around and sidestepping to beat a boss.
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Overall 7
6.5

Rise of Nightmares

Auracore MediaWorks
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Brings the scary, but forgets to keep it there.
  • Pros: Fairly original; tight Kinect based motion controls; will satisfy the most stringent gore hounds.
  • Cons: Dated graphics; repetitive areas; not enough variety in enemies.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

Game Boyz
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When the Kinect arrived on the scene last year, Microsoft pitched it as family gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. It’s main selling point was that it was full motion body controls promising to get your family off the couch.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

Game Boyz
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When the Kinect arrived on the scene last year, Microsoft pitched it as family gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. It’s main selling point was that it was full motion body controls promising to get your family off the couch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Rise of Nightmares is a Poor Mash-Up Between House of the Dead and Resident Evil

1UP
9 September 2011
  • Summary: The first story-based survival horror beat 'em up for Kinect is average at best, but still offers a few surprises.
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Overall 5
5.0

Rise Of Nightmares (Xbox 360)

HEXUS
8 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Rise Of Nightmares is available to purchase from Play.com . At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

Total Xbox
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Just like how the Wii's first batch of Mature games (No More Heroes, Madworld) appeared only after the system proved successful, Kinect's infancy has been squeaky-clean. The hardware's first Mature-rated offering, Rise of Nightmares, has a few good ideas about how to mix horror and hands-free...
  • Pros: + The open world and combat controls are better than those in any current Kinect game...
  • Cons: - ...but that's a very low standard, and they're still very problematic., - Even with the addition of new elements throughout the game, combat's still super-repetitive., ? How long before another developer mimics the Auto-Movement option?
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Overall 6
5.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
6 September 2011
  • Summary: Mad scientists often have the dangerous habit of combining things that don't naturally belong together, in an attempt to create new forms of life. So it is with Viktor, the disturbed doctor who fuses corpses and machines to create creatures that cause you no small amount of trouble in Rise of...
  • Pros: Good variety of weapons, Creepy atmosphere
  • Cons: Motion controls are limiting and awkward, Shallow, easy combat
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