Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle DLC Review

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We are two months into the next-generation of consoles and one of the Xbox One’s major exclusives, Dead Rising 3, is receiving the first of four planned DLC for the game – Operation Broken Eagle.  Each of the four untold stories that will be released will put you in the shoes of a character that affected the main plot so you’re able to view their side of the events that took place in Los Perdidos.

If you’ve yet to play Dead Rising 3, check out my full review of the main story HERE.

Operation Broken Eagle puts you in the shoes of Commander Adam Kane who is sent to Los Perdidos to track down the President of the United States and eliminate any targets designated as illegals.


The DLC adds new weapons, such as a chaingun, shield/axe, and a few other nice zombie slaying weapons.  In addition, one new blueprint can be located during the mission along with the ability to commandeer the Armadillo – a heavily armored, minigun mounted light tank.

During the mission there are a few side quests to complete such as collecting dog tags, hacking ZDC cameras, and infecting the illegals’ safe zones spread throughout the city.

However, this DLC is very short – only 45 minutes to complete which includes earning every achievement in this first untold story.  In addition, the DLC does not allow co-op play.

Overall, fun short story but definitely a sub par DLC for the price tag of $9.99 ($29.99 for the Season Pass which includes all four untold stories).  Hopefully the other three untold stories are more challenging and much longer to complete!

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Tags: Capcom Dead Rising 3 DLC Operation Broken Eagle Untold Stories Video Games Xbox One

  • Aquatiq

    Great review!

    • Nathan Ball

      Thank you sir!

  • From Hell

    What, 45 minutes to complete everything. Was kinda hoping for something a little bigger than that. Oh well. Already got season pass sooo bring it on!!!

    • Nathan Ball

      Yeah I was quite disappointed with 45 minutes of gameplay. Was fun while it lasted – only is worth it if you bought the DLC because 9.99 is really high! I really hope the other three untold stories are longer. Fingers crossed!

  • Daniel G.

    Did it take an hour to download the 13 GB update patch?

    • From Hell

      I have no idea, went to bed that night and when i woke up and it was there.

    • Nathan Ball

      Took me about an hour to download which is normal for a 13gb update on my internet speeds.

  • Seek n Destroyy

    Great Review Sir,

    I’ve got a couple of questions and I would really appreciate clearing them out:

    1. Is the DLC area new and was not accessible before?

    2. Can you use Nick to play on the new DLC area? (if Q1 was yes of-course)

    3. Can you use the new Character on the Main Campaign City, and customize his costume?

    Thank you in Advance.

    • Patrick Murphy

      I too was hoping for new areas to explore but it’s the same exact map. Not sure about question 3. I neglected to go back to the main story to see if he showed up as a costume or something.

    • Nathan Ball

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed the review. To answer your questions, no the area is not new. You will explore the same four areas as you did in the main story (this should answer question 2 as well). In regards to question 3, you can’t use the new character in the main story but you do carry over an outfit, weapons, a blueprint, and a vehicle to use in the campaign.

  • Patrick Murphy

    I was disappointed too. You can easily breeze through the entire thing in 45-60 minutes and the new content is kind of ho-hum.

    • Nathan Ball

      Yeah, I wasn’t joking when I said 45 minutes. It is SHORT unfortunately.