Reviews for Dead Rising 2
An interesting sequelMattiebo | Aug. 3, 2012 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »
Dead Rising 2 is a game that you will probably either really enjoy or not enjoy at all. Unfortunately, I didn't like it very much, but I can see why people might.
At its core, the aim of the game is to keep your daughter from turning into a zombie by giving her Zombrex. You must do this while saving other survivors in the zombie apocalypse and while defeating those who have gone a little bit insane.
Although these are the main plot points, they aren't exactly necessary to complete the game. If you fail to give your daughter Zombrex in time, you can still continue playing the game.
The boss fights are usually incredibly difficult, and you might find yourself chating to complete some of them.
One of the major mechanics in the game is the ability to craft your own weapons out of random parts you find lying around. You could make a gun-mounted wheelchair, spiky boxing gloves or a stick with 2 chainsaws attached to use against the zombie hordes, and there are plenty more combinations too.
As you move through the game, you'll also find plenty of weapons, and just about anything can be used as a weapon, from a large teddy to a water gun.
Killing large groups of zombies creatively with the many weapons never gets old, but the repetitive nature of the missions and boss fights are enough to bore you.
Overall, Dead Rising 2 is a good game and if you like the first game you'll probably love this, but if you don't like zombies, escourt missions, hard boss fights or constant pressure to get to places on time, then you probably won't like it.