Reviews for Dead Rising 2

67

Fun but needy

Whoritiquisha | July 14, 2014 | See all Whoritiquisha's reviews »

Yeah they have a campaign and all, but the real fun thing about the game is to fool around. But your little daughter ruins that because of the need of Zombrex. You can wait it out till she dies, nothing will happen but the waiting bar will become red which is really annoying, you can't keep your eyes off of it. So it's pretty much a giant distraction. If they had more freedom in the game I think it would've been more fun.

75

Free roam but annoying

Hardgrave | July 4, 2014 | See all Hardgrave's reviews »

I like the aspect of a free roaming zombie game and I own quite a few, but I really dislike that you are timed with having to get meds for your daughter. I wish there was an option to just turn it off and be able to explorer what I want, when I want. I recommend this game if you really enjoyed the first and you have no problem having to keep returning to give your daughter meds.

88

good game, but the kid was just sooooo annoying.

damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

ok so i get why the kid is part of the story... it helps you move along and not get stuck playing with zombies for hours on end.... BUT THAT'S ALL I WANTED!!!!! ugh... in any case this was a vast improvement over the original and it felt a little more crazy/wacky and that's what really made it an entertaining game to play. the hud kind of felt in the way at times, and the story progression is meh at best, but man.... killing zombies with knife-gloves is so satisfying... the graphics are good and don't really have to be super great either because it's not what holds this game together. the gameplay is spot on (aside from that darn girl) and i really liked playing alongside my friends in the co-op modes.

needs some improvements, but still fun and entertaining!

73

Fairly entertaining title

Gmen | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »

Ever wondered what GTA would be like if it were mixed with zombies? This is just about as close as you’ll get I think, other than playing a GTA title with a zombie mod (they do exist). Although instead of sprawling, wide open spaces, you are confined to one of the most clichéd zombie apocalypse settings, made famous by George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead: a mall.

There’s plenty of zombies to take on, but you’ll soon find out that it might well pay to just avoid them if you can seeing as guns and ammo aren’t extremely common to come across, and melee weapons don’t tend to last very long either -- although you do have the ability to assemble seemingly random items found and added to your inventory to make interesting weapons.

You can choose to do the main missions, or if you aren’t interested you can just as easily take on the many side missions available. It’s not the zombies you have to worry about in this game – it’s mainly the boss characters, who are very difficult to beat, and will take several tries, and several deaths. So it can and will frustrate the impatient after a while.

In the end this just feels like a stripped out GTA. You’d think that there’s a lot of stuff to do, but you’d be surprised to find out that there isn’t indeed that much. Very likely not the best zombie-bashing game around, and not the best sandbox title either, but it will keep you occupied for a while.

Lastly, with so much happening on screen at once, with so many zombies around, your pc had better be quite beefy, otherwise you're going to take a performance hit. And keep in mind that this is a GFWL title...

83

So much fun

gforcesa | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is probably my favorite zombie game to date.It's pretty buggy and all that but its so much fun to play co-op with a friend.There are so many weapon combinations that you can craft and kill zombies with.There is a teddy bear you can build with guns that you can place somewhere where there are a lot of zombies and just watch the mayhem.The only thing i hated about the game is that there is a clock on missions and that means you can't fool around and explore for long.The story is fairly simply, the zombies have been unleashed by a stranger and you have to wait until the military arrives and protect your daughter, oh and you have to find zombrex for her because she's half infected.Also the outfits that are availably are pretty hilarious and especially if you play with a buddy you are going to have lots of fun

74

Fun, But Bring a Friend

Stuman31 | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »

This games enjoyment comes in streaks. Occasionally you can be having the time of your life. And other times you can be cursing the game. Fewer games have i played where when you die/fail do i find myself wondering how i ever possibly liked the game. The game can also seem relentless with its extremely tight time limits. Though if you accept that the game isnt completeable on the first pass, if you select to carry on after you've failed the quest and just free roam thats where you will have your most fun. Getting creative with kills learning all the weapon combinations. Once you get a few levels up you can have another crack at the main quest and the game suddenly feels much easier and much more enjoyable. Having a coop partner the entire also makes this a much more enjoyable experience. A big drawback to this though is that its on Games for Windows Live. So you need to play through that, and all achievements are in that, rather than in steam itself

92

FREE ROAM ZOMBIE WORLD -- need I say more?

YugTaht | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all YugTaht's reviews »

This game gave me hours of fun. I bought this for me and my girlfriend (both zombie lovers) and we’ve lost CHUNKS of time just playing this game. The most interesting part, we weren’t even playing campaign mode! No spoilers – so at one point in the game you can forego the regular story line and just explore the game on your own – COMPLETELY FREE ROAM, it was the best. Ever wanna bust into a mall and try on random clothing? How about drive show-case cars through the atrium of a mall? All of that possible in Dead Rising 2. The game will feel slow at first, you level up as you progress through the game and you become stronger and faster. The weapon selection in this game is endless – EVERYTHING is a weapon, pick up some newspaper and you can go beating up on zombies (although I don’t recommend it). The graphics are decent, nothing super HD but it doesn’t need to be. Replay value, it has lots. Again, either by going through the story line once again, choosing not to save some survivors or just doing whatever you want in a zombie apocalyptic world, all achievable with this game. Recommend a friend to play co-op with as running amuck in a mall is more fun as a team.

80

Great Game - Bad DRM

Hardgrave | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all Hardgrave's reviews »

This is a great game and more fun then the first in the series. It is always fun to find creative ways to get around the zombies and survive.

The DRM is GFWL, which is really bad. There are some issues when trying to sign in to the service that way you can save your progress. Next year, they are shutting down GFWL and Capcom has already said that they will remove the DRM and still make the game playable.

79

Rising fun

CyberspyXD | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »

Dead rising 2 the sequel to Dead rising has got to be one of the best Z games I have played. Its silly fun with a tad to serious story but mowing down zombies has got to be this games strongpoint. I even took a hat and slammed it down onto a zombies head. And he was stuck wearing it! I also threw disks like ninja stars and dressed up like werido. If that cant convince you I don't know what will.

Also make sure you get off the record if you can. It has a open world mode that I'm sure many will enjoy (Also a few special events)

85

a very competent zombie action game

gwynplaine | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »

I really enjoyed DR2. It’s completely tongue in cheek and over the top (a direction the Resident Evil games were pushing to a bit, but not all the way). Gritty zombies are kind of inane if you think about how ridiculous the situation really is. I’m sure there are people who watch the Walking Dead and laugh at the inadvertently funny moments. You don’t have to worry about that because almost the entire mood of DR2 is stupid fun and ridiculousness - motorized wheechair with mounted machine guns and a Stephen Hawking voice, anyone? Ya, that's in the game.

The game is misunderstood by some on a design level too. Without time restrictions built into the game, it would be way too easy. Even with the restrictions it’s possible to do completely all the missions and bonuses if you know your way around. There’s a lot of hidden stuff that I found out only with guides too. There’s kind of a sandbox mode if you fail the main mission but that’s about it. It gets ragged on for not having a sandbox mode but I guess its gamers like options. Can’t please everyone. GFWL may be patched out in the future too so that may be a positive for some.

90

Excellent Return To The DR Universe!

HeartlessPath | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all HeartlessPath's reviews »

This game takes everything from the original Dead Rising on Xbox 360, filters out the kinks like the inability to shoot while moving and wraps it all up in a wonderful new story. The new combine-able item system makes for some wicked pieces of weaponry, awesome new characters, and a wonderful conspiracy filled plot makes for the best Dead Rising game yet!

89

Fun open world zombie slaughter

lok0812 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is a solid zombie killing action game. Gameplay similar to any action games out there that are set in a casino/mall. The world itself is pretty huge and have you go around places to complete quest and objectives. Along the story you will find other survivors that you can aid as well as item pieces that you can scavenge to make a brand new item to use to kill zombies. The storyline is pretty good and move at a great pace so it just doesn't feel like you are just mindlessly slaughtering zombies to waste your time. Definitely one of the best zombie action game and should pick it up by anyone who loves a good action game.

94

Kill them all... with a broom

leodiblack | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all leodiblack's reviews »

Well... I like the story... the characters... the game is cool indeed But the best of the best is the fact that almost EVERYTHING in the game can be used to kill hordes and hordes of zombies!

The limit is the time and the imagination... A nice sandbox to have good hours of fun.

Is relaxing, it brings fun... and it's quite big use a bat, a hammer, a broom... heck use anything!

I really like the game, there's a lot of stuff to do, a game that you have to buy if you like zombie games

90

Say Hello to My Knifed Boxing Glove, Zombie

rahnborshko | Oct. 18, 2013 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »

The original Dead Rising was a fun game in its own right. It contained challenging gameplay, that at times proved to be more challenging than they were really worth, and it had cool zombie crushing mechanics. The sequel is, so far, the best in the series because it ramps up the mechanics of the original and includes some of its own goodies that increase the fun one could have when beating down the undead. The story is better with a main character that is more enjoyable than Frank West was in the original. The inclusion of the workstation is a great improvement allowing you forge items you find around the strip to make better zombie smashing weapons. Other goodies are great coop play, multiplayer arena matches, three save slots instead of one. Overall this is a good game and those who liked the first game will have even more fun with this one.

92

Rising Above the Rest

CoillyZ | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all CoillyZ's reviews »

This game is really fun, even more so in co-op. This improved on the predecessor in every way. The biggest improvement is the crafting system. It was fun collecting the cards, then creating wacky combinations. My personal favorite was the PaddleSaw. The graphics weren't amazing, but they got the job done. The save system is improved dramatically. That was one of my major problems with the last game. I recommend picking this up ASAP, especially if you have a buddy to play with.

70

Solid sequel.

Simao20 | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 builds off a solid first game of Dead Rising. Fairly open world with awesome ways to kill off zombie hordes. A new feature in the gameplay is the addition of adding weapons together and using them such as a 2 handed chainsaw or nails put into a baseball bat to deliver added damage. A new feature is the inclusion of online modes . New game modes have you up against multiple people in a gameshow having to kill off as many zombies as possible to get money which can be put into your offline game save. The story starts off with your main character much the same way with the zombie outbreak under control but still with zombies around and after the gameshow finishes you find the stadium overrun with zombies. You have to save your daughter and find out why the outbreak happened again and why you are being blamed for it.

91

My favourite Z game of all time

ShadowsVoid | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all ShadowsVoid's reviews »

To sum up, DR2 puts you into a shopping mall full of the undead. You can use any objects around to fight to your advantage. Dead rising 2 is both intense and hilarious. Worth a buy!

90

Non stop Fun

scottyyyyyG | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all scottyyyyyG's reviews »

Dead rising 2 has to be one of the craziest, Fun and addictive zombie genre games around. With it's multiple endings you won't feel the game gets repetitive with every playthrough. A plethora of makeshift and customizable weapons will have you mowing down herds of zombies (Literally) or you can invite a friend along with 2-player co-op, Using a 2 chainsaws taped to a paddle can be more fun with a partner. Overall I'd rate Dead rising 2 to be a 90/100 with hours of endless excitement, top notch graphics and a story line that anyone would love.

85

It is another zombie game, but...

SadN3rd | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all SadN3rd's reviews »

It's a zombie game done right, and it is a very rare occasion. There is no brown and bloom sepia madness, and the graphics feel pretty nice - despite mediocre animations. The co-op is fun, hands down, but is ultimately flawed by GFWL (it's shutting down next year, even) Saving people (or failing to) is a nice gimmick. So is a possibility of screwing up the story missions without a "game over, you loser" screen.

I'm not really good at reviews, but I like this game despite some of its flaws, dying co-op and mediocre graphics that is, but nonetheless - this one's money well spent in my book.

82

Worth it.

Gantork | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all Gantork's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is a game with it´s flaws, altough you don´t really care about them. The game keeps you interested anyway, and it works fine. The story might not be the best one, though it´s playable. One thing which should have been in the original Dead Rising 2 is the sandbox mode, which was added i Dead Rising 2: Off the record. Despite it´s flaws it´s a game which you´re going to spend a lot time with.

87

nonstop zombie action

forgot2shave | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »

This is one of those games that you can just pick up any time and just mindlessly blast or saw your way through countless zombies. Its gory and violent and it's awesome. Graphics wise, it looks pretty good. The killing animations are average. The weapons really help it be a fun game. As always, the chainsaws seem to be the most fun. It's not exactly a scary game in the same sense as resident evil or even dead space but it's still pretty fun all around. The story isn't half bad for this type of game either.

90

Mindless fun

Avesomeofthat13 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »

This game is so much fun, even though it is basically a mindless killing game. The graphics are great and the coop is awesome, with an entertaining levelling up system and so many weapons to create, you'll have hours of fun. This is the cheese of cheeses, the game of games - it tops off the zombie genre and puts a mass of cherries on it. It's definitely something I recommend.

80

Great zombie game

simodeso | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

If you ever played dead rising 1, this is the sequel only with 200% more zombies! This game has a great idea, mix the weapon to mix the fun, but they had also a very very stupid idea: Time count down. Why you have to make a timer for missions? it cuts the legs for people that enjoy explore the map every centimeter! and it is set to make you run a lot in hordes of zombies.. let's say that he will destroy the fun. f you like Timer Missions in games, this game for you if not.. well don't say that i didn't warn you!

75

A zombie game that doesn't take itself too seriously

Forceflow | July 2, 2013 | See all Forceflow's reviews »

This is a great zombie game, because instead of the usual post-apocalyptic drab brownish environments, you get to have fun in a Las Vegas-style casino mall. Colorful, fun and full of great detail.

The environment is not very big, but every trip to a certain map location is inherently dangerous. Save points (toilets) are spread out sparingly, and the zombies (even on normal difficulty) can really get you when you're stuck in a mob.

The real core of the game's fun is weapon combinations - you're actively encouraged to try out new combinations (though most ingredients can be found in the vicinity of the work bench), and discovering a new one is very fun. Weapons wear off rapidly though, so every playthrough is a frantic scavenger hunt for new weapon elements. The actual shooting weapons don't have a lot of ammo, and it's clear that this game is a melee-focused zombie brawler.

The story and graphics do not stand out - both are passable.

I'd say, pick it up at a discount price. If you're not having fun when bashing a zombie's head in with two chainsaws strapped to a paddle, you're dead inside. Like a zombie. Teehee.

85

THE Zombie game!!

jmillcag | June 19, 2013 | See all jmillcag's reviews »

I loved this game on the xbox and was really stoked to see it on the pc. The mods that are out there give this game a new feel again. I love the weapon combos that you can come up with especially the Tesla Ball (battery and bingo roll cage) I've been though this game about six times now and it really doesn't get that old.
The weapons are varied enough to keep the game interesting but i find myself running with the same load out most of the time (skateboard, katana, sniper rifle and a couple of boost drinks) Remember the more survivors you bring back AT ONCE the more bonus you get, its a good idea to keep you followers well equipped and keep the followers bonus book with you which makes them not suck.

70

Off the Record is better, but still fun

Supraballs | May 27, 2013 | See all Supraballs's reviews »

This is zombie madness with TONS of zombies on screen. I'd call this game a slasher to be really honest because you just plow through zombies and keep on moving. By the end of the campaign, you'll have run through probably tens of thousands of zombies, no joke. That part is pretty fun. As for the story, it's a snore. Play this game in co-op and don't think about the story. Play this because you want to destroy some zombies and that's it.

80

Fun at the strip

eareboucas | May 2, 2013 | See all eareboucas's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is one of the most entertaining games ever, if you can tolerate the first few hours, leveling up the main character until he is more capable. Building weapon combos is much easier than it sounds and makes for most of the fun in this game. That, coupled with some extremely silly scenarios, boss fights and terrible voice acting, is what makes this game such a blast. Bet high or don't bet at all!

85

Great Zombie Game

karel76 | April 29, 2013 | See all karel76's reviews »

Who doesn't love Zombie games. Left4Dead, Resident Evil Dead Island and now Dead Rising. Dead Rising 2 the sequel that tops the original in every way. You play as Chuck Greene, a moto-cross champion and father who competes in a reality show called Terror is Reality. He is forced to compete through American Gladiator-type games that slaughter zombies for fun in front of an audience. Chuck's daughter has been bitten and requires a drug called Zombrex which prevents her from changing every 24 hours. You run around saving and joining up with survivors, exploring missions via radio and human contact. The single player is still basically the same from the original. Kill zombies, get weapons, save people, do side-missions. There is enough there to keep the player focused and interested.

Multiplayer is a bunch of different games in the "Terror is Reality" show such as Hamsterball (Player in a ball, rolling around splattering zombies and hitting bumpers). Some are more fun than others but all are entertaining. My only grip would be that its so hard to find a multiplayer match with 4 people Yet - This game is a blast! I highly recommend buying it if you liked the 1st Dead Rising or love Zombies/Zombie-slaughtering.

PROS: *Thousands of zombies on screen at once with no issues *Tons of weapons as well as combo cards which allow you to fuse two weapons together to create an extra strong weapon. *Lots of areas and survivors to explore and encounter *Humor is always there *Chuck is actually pretty cool

CONS *Time constraints eliminate time for exploration and more fun =( but it is manageable. *3 save slots- may not seem like a big deal but it sort of is... *You have to read, rather than listen to what the characters you encounter are telling you sometimes. *Some sections may feel mildy repetitive but its up to you to alter that. *No news shocker here...Dying sucks.

95

good game

josh201211 | April 20, 2013 | See all josh201211's reviews »

Zombies. In a mall. What's not to love? The graphics are a little dated (even on release they were dated), and the animations are less than stellar, but the game really got he focus on where it needed it. The weapons and the zombies. The game is about proving your innocence in the outbreak, while saving survivors, your daughter, and avoiding being killed yourself. Personally, Off the Record is a better game. It's pretty much this + an expansion + a better main character+a better end game fight. You can't go wrong with either though. The game has a pretty fun co-op mode which lets you take on the campaign with a friend. There's just A LOT of content here and replayability. Personally, I prefer the first game, but since it's not on PC this is a good replacement.

90

A great zombie game for co-op

joeybutters | April 20, 2013 | See all joeybutters's reviews »

This is probably one of the top "zombie" games out there, as it has all of the elements which make an entertaining experience - interesting characters, an action-driven story, varied gameplay and "freedom" to explore and destroy the game world. There is also an online element to the game which adds an additional layer of replayability. As with the previous Dead Rising in the Xbox 360, there are issues regarding the save system, as well as the sometimes-frustrating controls, but neither detract significantly from the experience. Overall the Dead Rising 2 is a significant improvement for the series. It is successfully designed to have significant replay value, and is one of those games you should probably buy rather than rent.

85

Zombie Killing Madness

vipc | April 18, 2013 | See all vipc's reviews »

This is a sequel to the original Dead Rising, featuring a new protagonist: Chuck Greene. This game pits you in a sandbox vegas-esque location that is filled with zombies. Within this sandbox, there many many things you can find and encounter, such as survivors you need to save and crazed survivors who you need to fight.

Of course, one of the more appealing aspects to this game is the item creation. This game uses a mechanic which enables you to combine items you find. Got boxing gloves and knives? Combine them to create wolverine-like gloves. There are many items you can create and use with this creation system. Couple this with the fact that you can play the entire campaign in co-op mode is definitely a plus. This drastically improves the replayability of this game.

The campaign mode/storyline is nothing to write home about, but it does add value to the game, providing a quirky narrative that can be a reprieve if you start feeling the monotony of killing zombies. It truly is a fun game and I highly recommend it, especially at such a low price point.

85

Pretty Fun Zombie Sandbox

Damuel | April 13, 2013 | See all Damuel's reviews »

Zombies. In a mall. What's not to love? The graphics are a little dated (even on release they were dated), and the animations are less than stellar, but the game really got he focus on where it needed it. The weapons and the zombies. The game is about proving your innocence in the outbreak, while saving survivors, your daughter, and avoiding being killed yourself. Personally, Off the Record is a better game. It's pretty much this + an expansion + a better main character+a better end game fight. You can't go wrong with either though. The game has a pretty fun co-op mode which lets you take on the campaign with a friend. There's just A LOT of content here and replayability. Personally, I prefer the first game, but since it's not on PC this is a good replacement.

95

Zombie Apocalypse Sweetness

curseknight | March 8, 2013 | See all curseknight's reviews »

If you like this style of game, this is one you shouldn't miss. It features open-world setting, which means you will be able to choose what and when you want to do things, which to my personal taste is always a plus. The co-op is definitely recommended, every game played in cooperative mode is much better than the very same game played solo. Timed missions can be quite a pain in the ass, but that is no reason to throw this great game away.

Long story short: if you love zombie games, this is a MUST-BUY. If you're not a fan of this genre, get it anyway, you might still have lots of fun!

77

Good, but not Great

DeweyDTruman | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is a more interesting zombie game than quite a few out there. While it doesn't manage to be as interesting as the original Dead Rising, it's available on platforms that the original isn't accessible on. Along with it's various changes (namely the combination of weapons) it adds enough that anybody should be able to keep interested. Be warned though, it requires not only steam but Games for Windows Live to run, which can be a turn off for some. Still, if you can get past that along with the time limit on your game that Dead Rising also had, it'll be worth the purchase.

83

A must for all the zombie lovers

Lekes | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

This is probably one of the top "zombie" games out there, as it has all of the elements which make an entertaining experience - interesting characters, an action-driven story, varied gameplay and "freedom" to explore and destroy the game world. There is also an online element to the game which adds an additional layer of replayability. As with the previous Dead Rising in the Xbox 360, there are issues regarding the save system, as well as the sometimes-frustrating controls, but neither detract significantly from the experience. Overall the Dead Rising 2 is a significant improvement for the series. It is successfully designed to have significant replay value, and is one of those games you should probably buy rather than rent.

85

One of the best zombie title

Cavalieroscuro | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is the sequel of the acclaimed Dear Rising (a Xbox 360 exclusive), and is basically a sandbox game where your goal is to survive and recover zombrex. As for the first titles, zombies are not the worst enemies you will encounter, there are also human beings that are much dangerous than the undeads. The new feature of this chapter is the workbench, where you must create or combine existing weapons into new deadly ones. You can also play with a friend into a cooperative mode, a new way to play the game. If you haven't tried this saga, make it now with this low price, is worth every cent of it.

81

Great title but it's tension rising.

DonVercetti | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is one of those titles which is quite rare in it's kind. Both enjoyable single and multiplayer. The PC version is ported very well so its a quite good solid build. It gives you a lot of satisfaction killing zombies in whatever way you desire, and that exactly what a Zombie Game is expected to do! Only downside I'd say about this title would be the time limit in it's storyline. When you start the game you are obligated to give Katey her Zombrex every once in a while, which isn't that bad to do. But after each mission you do get a timer in the middle of the screen, saying how long it takes before the military arrives. Which kind of gives your game a timer, which I didn't really like.. However the game is fairly enjoyable and I have wasted lots of hours in this title!

79

A huge Zombie-infested Playground

MalekTaktak | Jan. 18, 2013 | See all MalekTaktak's reviews »

 Set in a big Vegas-like city called "Fortune City" (with zombies), Dead Rising 2 is an innovative, hilarious zombie-survival third-person hack n' slasher.
 You basically play as some kind of bike stunt-man who eats zombies for breakfast for the sake of glory and fame. But then he gets trapped as the main course in the mentioned-above city (with zombies) and must save himself and his daugther before the Military take action and nuke the whole place.
 The gameplay encourages the player to improvise, be creative and discover new ways to destroy the undead as you progress through the storyline, which is presented as crafting new weapons to survive, which are very varied and often ridiculously efficient. The developers seemed to go all out and add in whatever gloriously over-the-top concepts came to their mind regarding the crafting system, the weapons and some of the quests, not that it's a bad thing though. Topped with a great combat system, countless (free!) often weird clothes to wear and a balanced weapon decay mechanic, going through the hordes of zombies belittles them so much that it almost feels like a game... Oh wait.
 Finding all of the weapons is not required to advance through the plot, although some quests and bossfights are near impossible without gathering a few effective (but not so decent) weapons. In co-op multiplayer, it's even more fun when the player teams up with a friend to trucidate the living corpses roaming around the city.
 However, the whole thing gets old and boring after 20 minutes of gameplay: you'll find yourself doing the same things over and over again, while being harassed by pointless time limits (72 hours to complete the whole game can be frustrating after the few first times you see the warning appearing.) The zombies, while being satisfying to kill, don't put up any challenge and become more of an annoyance to the player, since he can navigate 3 times as fast as they do while backflipping, going right past them and avoiding direct confrontation unless choosing to. (except the bossfights who will give you a nintendo-hard time) And this will especially frustrate single-players.
 The music and graphics are not outstanding and feel very average, although it doesn't hurt to look/listen. And the story isn't really worth paying attention to, unless the player interprets it in a funny way.
 The verdict: Dead Rising 2 is a pretty solid title, which could have been a shining victory for Capcom, if it weren't for tons of flaws drawing it back from doing so.

75

nice zombie game.

zhack075 | Dec. 30, 2012 | See all zhack075's reviews »

If you like to get into huge zombie crowd armed with a weapons crafted on your own, you'll like this game.

Pc port isn't bad even if it could have been better but graphics are still good. The core of the game is the humor and the crafting system which allows you to create many useful or stupid weapons to make a real slaugther. The thing I hate about this game, and It is THE thing that really bothered me is the permanent countdown during the game. You have a certain amount of time to achieve the as many quest as you can during the game and this is really a dumb feature in my opinion as it is really fun to go into crowds. But still, it's a great game !

80

Guilty Pleasure, Just Fun Despite Lack of Depth

Brumbek | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Brumbek's reviews »

I never played the original, but Dead Rising 2 is a guilty pleasure. It's just so over-the-top and hilarious. But more importantly, it has excellent production values meaning the graphics are great, the presentation is stellar, and the flow is superb.

This game is just pure fun, and that's a rarity in today's "serious" gaming environment. Now granted, the game was too short and lacked content. I breezed through it very quickly. And the save system and lack of "New Game +" extras are disappointing.

Overall, it's a very solid 80/100 "Great" score. I highly recommend it if you can pick it up for fairly cheap.

65

Repetitive and boring

atik12 | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all atik12's reviews »

In this game you can build any weapon you want by using usual stuff. But thats it. Gameplay is repetitive and boring. It's on the easy side only bosses are threat, you can easily find your way in a zombie horde. And it isn't give you the feeling of survival. You just kill zombies and find medicine for your daughter in a time limit over and over.

74

Fun and frustating at the same time

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is a fun action game where you will have to survive to an horde of zombies and at the same time save the daughter of the protagonist infected by the virus. The main element of the game is the possibility to use various object to create strange weapons to kill the zombies. The game is quite repetitive after some time because you will have to kill the zombies all the time. An other bad thing of the game is the time limit you have to find an antidote before your daughter turns into a zombie: sometimes this aspect of the game doesn't allow you to explore well all the location and complete all the secondary missions.

85

The zombies are back

DukePaul | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

This game is the great sequel from the first Dead Rising, this time the outbreak is in Fortune City, a place similar to "Las Vegas"

The gameplay is awesome, is almost a sandbox you can use almost every item to hit the zombies, from stuffed animals to chainsaws, also you can build original weapons combining different objects, for example use your imagination with nails and a bat.

The only problem with this game is the time, you have a time limit to do the main quest and the sidequests, you can't do all in the first play but I think this add replay value to the game.

The graphics for the PC version are the best, you will see a LOT of zombies around.

Also the game has cooperative and four player multiplayer, these modes are ok but this game shines in single player.

This game from Capcom is a must have.

80

Very good game

Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Dead Rising 2 is one of the most funniest zombies game I ever played. Basically it's a "more of the same" of the first Dead Rising, so you will complete a lot of time based mission, rescue mission etc. The new improvement is the possibility to modify your weapon at benchwork, creating a deadly arsenal. The plot is nothing new or special, and the developers cut-out some annoying things from the prequel (surviving in this one is a LOT easier then Dead Rising 1). The graphic is very good, but sometimes when there will are too many zombies on the screen the framerate drops down. If you love zombie games, Dead Rising 2 is one of the best.