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- Use your whole body to fight the undead horde with physical brutality.
- Navigate through Viktor's castle with free movement control, uncover the secrets held within and delve deeper into his the mind of a madman.
- Master the different fighting styles and various degradable melee and bladed weapons, stealthy sneaking and puzzle-solving.
- A full, cinematic gaming experience set in a twisted and astonishing world that grips you from the very start.
- Rise of Nightmares is an intensely immersive experience that brings horror to life like never before.
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Rise of Nightmares is a single player Survival-Horror game exclusive to Xbox 360 that brings truly mature gameplay to the console's Kinect Sensor* accessory for the first time. Utilizing the Kinect Sensor's unique motion capture technology, the game allows for completely controller-free gameplay in a spine-tingling game environment filled with fearful anticipation, terror and of course, zombies. Additional features of the game include: a gripping storyline, dozens of melee and bladed weapons.
Experience Josh's Nightmares Through the Kinect Sensor
Rise of Nightmares is a true first - an unabashedly mature experience for Xbox 360 using the Kinect Sensor. Players take on the role of the well-meaning, but flawed hero, Josh. Intent on saving his faltering marriage to wife Kate, he sets off on what is intended as a romantic rail trip through Eastern Europe only see her kidnapped by a grotesque henchman. Not exactly the happy ending that was intended, he pursues but finds himself at the mercy of his target, a mad and morbidly creative scientist named Viktor, who is backed by various minions, including an army of zombie-like creations. Your goal is to survive one hellish night as you fight hand-to-hand against your enemies using the hands-free controls of Microsoft Kinect and attempt to find and free Kate.
Movement and Weapons
To survive Josh's nightmare you will need to utilize the Kinect Sensor to explore the game environments and discover the weapons needed to combat enemies. The game features dozens of diverse weapons of both the melee and slashing variety. These include everything from the standard fare of knives, axes, chainsaws and your bare hands and feet, to more gory contraptions that will rip your foes limb from limb if wielded correctly. Movement throughout the game is controllerless via the motion control capacity of the Kinect sensor, which recreates your every move whether that be running, backpedaling, side steps, balancing moves, jumps and more. The Kinect Sensor also allows for precision attacks, including punches, kicks, and blocks, as well as hacks and slashes with weapons that are also picked up using the Kinect Sensor. Adding to your horrific challenge, certain enemies may require attacks using specific weapons or combinations of weapons, and weapons are also degradable - meaning that they have a limited shelf life and must be used wisely.
The Kinect Sensor
The Kinect sensor allows you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect sensor utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360, features a color VGA motion camera (640x480 pixel resolution @30FPS), a depth camera (640x480 pixel resolution @30FPS) and an array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition.
Key Game Features
- The Horror/Survival Genre Comes to Kinect - An unashamedly mature title in a sea of family-friendly offerings on Kinect for the first time, Rise of Nightmares takes you into a cinematic world of horrific blood and violence.
- Unique Motion Controls - Punch, run, back pedal, kick, climb, balance, pick up items, and wield weapons as you use your whole body to fight the undead horde with physical brutality.
- Melee and Slashing Weapons - Rise of Nightmares contains dozens of melee and slashing weapons that degrade over time, meaning you have to use them or lose them.
- Explore and Investigate - Navigate through Viktor's castle with free movement control, uncover the secrets held within and delve deeper into his the mind of a madman.
- Deep and Varied Gameplay - Master the different fighting styles and various weapons, stealthy sneaking and puzzle-solving. Will you fall into the mansion's traps or lure the undead into one of your own?
- A Complete Experience - A full, cinematic gaming experience set in a twisted and astonishing world that grips you from the very start.
Melee and bladed weapons.
Frightening zombie creations.
Explore and puzzle-solve.
* Kinect Sensor sold separately and required for play.
Top Customer Reviews
Is it perfect? No... is it for kids? NO!!! Is it the ground-breaking Kinect title you have been hoping for? YES!
The graphics aren't bad, the blood and gore look really good, easily the best looking Kinect game available. The fun is in the immersion the game gives you, however, not the graphics. Even though it is essentially a light-gun game with melee weapons (and you are the lightgun), it actually adds in a pretty hefty story. That story may me convoluted and nonsensical at times, but I was surprised that there was actually something there. The way the game pulls you in is where everything clicks. You actually experience the fear and horror, and while it's not going to have you running for your blankie, there are plenty of creepy moments that will get you jumping.
The meat of the game is moving around various areas searching for your missing wife after she is kidnapped. The thing is, zombies are now everywhere and it's up to you and tons of weapons to take them out for good. Things like lead-pipes, knives, machetes, even garden shears are used to end zombies in the most gruesome ways possible. The combat itself works pretty well. Pretend you are holding a knife and slash or stab the way you would if you were really holding one and the game responds pleasantly and usually pretty accurate. Want to open a door? Simply push it open like you would a real door, or kick it open for dramatic effect. Is there a lever that needs to be activated? Make a "pull lever" motion with your hand and your character will do it. Zombie in your face?...just kick it away and then slice it up.Read more ›
The game kicks off with alcoholic protagonist Josh in a train while vacationing with his wife. When a flask falls from his jacket, she gets disgusted and storms out of the train car. But when he pursues her to the dining car, he sees her following a strange man to another part of the train. Next thing he knows, the train is crashing, and sent plummeting into a lake. He desperately runs to escape the sinking vessel, finding dry land and regrouping with survivors of the wreck. But just when he thinks it's safe, his party wanders through a corpse-filled forest into a bizarre castle filled with disgusting torture devices and violent undead hoards. With everybody around him dying in the most horrendous of ways, he must keep his wits about him and find his wife by any means necessary. Even if those means involve digging through the guts of a human corpse or decapitating a murderous maid by prying her neck with forceps. Which they totally do.Read more ›
Before diving in, you must realize what this game is and what this game is not. Rise of Nightmares is a game that nails immersion and atmosphere. Before the game starts, you are told to adjust the gamma (darkness) settings of the game. Do NOT skip this step. The difference between choosing the right setting and ignoring is like running through a haunted house with the lights on. If you want to feel creeped out, follow the steps.
Rise of Nightmares does not try to play out like Left 4 Dead or Dead Island. Rise of Nightmares is about getting wrapped up into the storyline and allowing your imagination soak in all the details. You are given the ability to move around, but do not expect to jog around like a wild banshee chasing zombies. This is you, investigating a creepy house and fighting off attackers.
In this story, you play a character named Josh, who is on a vacation to Romania with his wife, Kate. Sure, you may ask why anyone would want to vacation in Romania, but again this is where you have to allow your imagination to roll with the punches. Accepting the story will allow you to gain the largest benefits meant from the game. The jaunt to Romania turns for the worse after a series of mysterious happenings on their train ride.
The characters in the story are great, but are a bit foul-mouthed. If you are sensitive to a few F-bombs, then stand clear. Nevertheless, with the amount of gore and violence here, I would guess a few F-bombs are par for the course.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movement could be better, especially when turning. Especially during attack. It's a good game, its just the lag itselfPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I got this game for my birthday. I have never used the Kinect and while at first it is hard to manage, the longer you play the easier the control of your character is. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zoey Eliza
Great game! Game play is awesome! Will recommend to friends.Published 8 months ago by Courtney Engelke
Bought for my daughter who loves horror. Excellent graphics...diffently gives goose bumps. My only complaint is the the controls. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kenneth springfield
My favorite game of all time. And the fun and good for exercisePublished 11 months ago by Connie D. Pileggi