GameShard writes: "Case Zero is short but sweet. A single run through might only last a couple of hours, but with multiple endings and the promise of unlockables carrying over into Dead Rising 2, there’s plenty to come back for, and a ton of replay value in the simple act of finding new ways to put down zombies. Could Case Zero have been included in the full game and released as a separate, free, downloadable demo? Undoubtedly. But at only 400MSP it’s not a huge dent in the pocket, and you’re likely to get your moneys worth from its simple thrills."