Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

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Description

Dead Rising® 2: Off the Record sees Frank West – photojournalist and original hero of the Dead Rising® Willamette incident – take center stage as players experience a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Forget what you know about Dead Rising® 2, “Frank West is back in the game!”

The new “Off the Record” storyline means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience. Frank will face off against more twisted enemies, build more outrageous combo weapons, follow his own unique mission structure and explore brand new areas of Fortune City to get his biggest scoop yet. Join Frank as he indulges in the insanity of “Uranus Zone,” Fortune City’s very own theme park. Full of deadly rides and crazy attractions, the sci-fi themed Uranus Zone is a true zombie-killing paradise.

Frank’s come-back means the return of his trusty camera, with players able to earn Prestige Points (PP) for specific photo opportunities that are graded against criteria such as horror, drama, erotica and brutality.

In addition to the new scenario and gameplay enhancements, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record offers a suite of technical updates including load time optimizations, improved network performance and a host of system upgrades to deliver a more satisfying Dead Rising experience.


Key Features:

  • Frank West is back – The original Dead Rising hero returns to get the scoop on the Fortune City outbreak

  • Fortune City but not as you know it – Experience a re-interpretation of the Fortune City outbreak through the eyes and camera of photojournalist Frank West:

    New story and missions unique to Frank West

    New environments including Fortune City’s latest attraction, “Uranus Zone”

    New enemies and more psychotic Psychos

    New crazy and hilarious combo-weapons

    New items and vehicles

  • Say “Cheese!” – Capture those classic, violent, scary and hilarious Dead Rising moments, earn Prestige Points and complete all new missions with Frank’s new and improved camera feature.

  • Upgraded Experience – Full of technical improvements, system enhancements and feature upgrades to create a faster, smoother, more satisfying Dead Rising.

Customer reviews

85

Found it Better Than the Original Dead Rising 2

Vausch | Nov. 10, 2015 | See all Vausch's reviews »

DR2 Off the Record is for all intents and purposes a re-skin of Dead Rising 2 with Frank West from the first game replacing Chuck Green of the second. There were a few additional combo weapons thrown in such as the Protoman Suit and thankfully some of the more glaring balancing issues were fixed. For example, Frank is able to dodge-roll from the start rather than having to learn it a few hours in and likely cause you to lose several times and restart the game. I didn't have to do that at any point here, which gave the gameplay a plus. In addition, there are also some new bosses not in DR2 that make callbacks to the first Dead Rising such as Evan MacIntyre (brother of Adam, the chainsaw juggling clown). Though admittedly the reskin idea comes in full force when one boss has the exact same glitches as in DR2. While the game is solid, I will say that the penultimate boss is...well, They're absurd. In an attempt to create a twist on Dead Rising 2's story- *SPOILER ALERT* The main villain turns out to be Stacy the zombie rights activist who is actually a pharmaceutical rep in disguise who caused the outbreak to frame the zombie rights group and harvest the wasps to make more Zombrex for people bitten but unturned. Huh, Capcom has a real problem with pharmaceutical companies, don't they? But that's not the absurd part. That actually makes some B-Movie sense. The absurdity is her fight. You fight her as she pilots a theme park ride she apparently modified to have missile launchers and giant grabbing claws all in the time of the outbreak, which would be less than 3 days. The worst part is her fight requires some very obnoxious QTEs that will require a restart of that round if you fail one. *END SPOILERS* Her boss fight aside, I actually prefer Off the Record to the original DR2. Frank makes more sense to have become jaded and making bad puns when someone gets killed in front of him, the camera is back for extra points, and if you get the complete edition the extra clothes offer for some fun in game dress-ups and bonuses. The BBQ chef outfit in particular is a fun one as it turns condiments into deadly weapons. Highly recommended if you like Dead Rising 2 but don't feel the need to play the exact same story again or if you prefer Frank West to Chuck Green.

88

Terror is Reality

KingTed | June 22, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Set in the same time period than Dead Rising 2, Off The Record is a complete game focusing on Frank West, hero of the original Dead Rising, and now fighting for his life in the slaughterhouse that Fortune City just turned into. The content is completly new. New story, new bosses, new weapons, new survivors. Only the world map remains the same. There is not much to say about Off The Record. It's the improved version of Dead Rising 2 so it's must have for all Zombicide fans out there!

91

Terror is Reality

KingTed | June 19, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Set in the same time period than Dead Rising 2, Off The Record is a complete game focusing on Frank West, hero of the original Dead Rising, and now fighting for his life in the slaughterhouse that Fortune City just turned into. The content is completly new. New story, new bosses, new weapons, new survivors. Only the world map remains the same. There is not much to say about Off The Record. It's the improved version of Dead Rising 2 so it's must have for all Zombicide fans out there!

80

Creative zombie slaughtering at its fainest

Ebo | March 16, 2014 | See all Ebo's reviews »

Yeah, sure, it gets only an 80 because it's more of the same, if you already played Dead Rising 2. But if this is your first Dead Rising game, then welcome to a game you are sure to enjoy as long as you follow a few instructions: - death is never the end in Dead Rising, but in case of death, make sure you visit the bathroom as often as possible; - have a hard time fighting a boss? time ran out on an important mission? DON'T PANIC, relax and just have fun smashing zombies left and right, get that PP going, level up and just restart the story anytime you want without losing your character progress (you do lose items, weapons and keys, but those are easy to get); - ORANGE JUICE, always have it on you, always; - be creative, if you find a workbench with some stuff around it, try and combine said stuff, you will be amazed at the weapons you'll come up with; - unless you have a hammer+axe (items you'll easy find and should combine as soon as possible), don't trade blows in a boss fight, you will lose. Try and find a strategy instead. Sometimes it's good to have a gun on you, which you will find plenty around the mall. Ultimately in this game you make your fun and if there's a friend to join in on the madness, all the better. So yes, if anything you've read so far sounds interesting, get Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

70

Good game for being zombie game, but not my cup of tea.

Cronoblade | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all Cronoblade's reviews »

Let me summarize this. Pros: It is a sandbox type of game. You can do anything or you can follow the story. You can see hundreds of zombies in your screen and you can kill them with anything you can hold in the game. Furthermore, there are blueprints where you can combine the items into an effective weapons. Some of the weapons gives higher ppp points which helps to level up your character. You can also unlock or buy keys to drive vehicles and play around this sandbox. Some you can even add on weapons on it and cut through hordes of zombie. It's fun when doing especially in coop mode. I like DR2 coop mode. You can have friend with you to do crazy things together but you can hurt each other as the friendly fire is on. Not only you fight with zombies, but you fight with maniacs and some humans. Most of them are boss fight. They are known as psychos and you have to kill them. You will encounter alot of them and they have patterns you need to learn to defeat them. This "off the record" tells an alternative story of Frank West. It was demanded by the fans since the original DR2 didn't continue with Frank West but with a new protagonist. More like what if it was Frank West who was in Las Vegas. No spoiler here if you're planning to play but if you played the original DR2 and you like the new protagonist, you may not like this. Cons: The coop mode has 1 flaw i hate the most. When you pause, your parner will pause as well. You have to wait for him to unpaused before you can continue. Sometimes when you're doing something, your coop friend need to look at map, it pause the game. I find it very annoying. The mission and side missions have time limit. If you're busy doing side mission and your main mission is running out of time, you have to replay the whole thing or it will be game over. Of course this only apply to storymode, the sandbox has no time limit but sandbox is for you to play for fun and grind for money. The AIs inside are your enemies even if they are good guy in the story mode. This game isn't bad at all but it just isn't my type of game.