These are some of the bestest ways to murder zombies more dead in Dead Rising 4. Let's gear up.

The 3 Most Enjoyable Ways to Kill Zombies Dead in Dead Rising 4

These are some of the bestest ways to murder zombies more dead in Dead Rising 4. Let's gear up.

While this is the fourth installment in the Dead Rising series, Dead Rising 4 isn’t like its predecessors in a number of ways. Chiefly, players of the other games will notice that there is a major gameplay element missing from DR4 — the timer system. But where it may be lacking in some departments, the game makes up for it in others. In this case, DR4 has stuck to the tradition of allowing you a number of fun ways to dispatch the shambling hordes of undead running amok in the game’s world. So, let’s take a look some of the most enjoyable ways to kill zombies in Dead Rising 4.

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The Barbed Wire Bat (and other melee weapons)

I know that for some of you out there, this weapon might come a bit too soon on this list, but it’s tried, tested and gets the job done. I don’t know what kinda’ assholes you dealt with before, but I’m a man of my word — and the word is that the bat does work when you need to crack a few skulls.

Additionally, there are a number of other great melee weapons in the game that are both new, as well as ones that we’ve become used to seeing in the Dead Rising series.

The Exosuit 

Looking to create maximum mayhem in as little time as possible? Do you wish you had the strength to rip parking meters out of the ground? How about punch a car really hard and really freakin’ far? 

If so, look no further. I present the Exosuit! This lovely piece of military hardware allows you to do all the things mentioned above AND more! It’s up to you to keep track of your suit’s remaining charge, though… lest it fail and the undead zed rip you to shreds. 


The Stealthie (stealth kill selfie)

Finally, the selfie is useful for something more than just duck-faced pictures. Introducing the Stealthie, a stealth kill that is also hilarious memento of you and your unsuspecting quarry. 

Imagine, if you will, slyly slinking up behind your brain-dead foe with your camera in hand, snapping a photo with them still unaware and then smashing their head into the ground like a rotten tomato. This is what it’s like to take a Stealthie. In other words, it will become my signature move once the zombie apocalypse finally happens — and it should be yours, too. Until then, I can practice in Dead Rising 4.

In fact, there are a lot of crazily insane ways to kill zombies in DR4 and of course, this list doesn’t cover every single on of them. However, these are our three most enjoyable was to make sure the undead stay dead. 

Oh, and if you’re looking for the best tips and tricks to get you through the beautiful chaos that is Dead Rising 4, make sure to check out our guides: 

We’d love to hear from you on the matter. What are some of your favorite weapons and Exosuit upgrades? Let us know in the comments below!

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Justin Michael
From Atari 2600 to TTRPG and beyond I game, therefore I am. Can generally be found DMing D&D on the weekend, homebrewing beer, or tripping over stuff in my house while playing VR. Hopeful for something *Ready Player One* meets *S.A.O Nerve Gear* before I kick the bucket.