1UP writes: "Zombies. Like it or not, the festering brain-nibblers are easily cropping up as perhaps the No. 1 inescapable trend in games this year, in guises both improbable (Red Dead Redemption's around-the-corner Undead Nightmare DLC) and logical (Dead Rising 2). Now they're finally crawling out of their graves for a combination that, on paper at least, sounds truly inspired: Rock Of The Dead lets you blast the undead suckers, rail-shooter-style, with rhythm game peripherals. Typing Of The Dead was an obvious source of inspiration, but unfortunately, what worked for gussying up Mavis Beacon's body of work doesn't come close to reinvigorating the sequel-heavy rhythm genre."