Dead Rising 2

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The sequel to the million-plus selling Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 takes the zombie survival horror to Fortune City, America’s latest and greatest entertainment playground. Featuring a new story, two online multiplayer modes (2-player co-op campaign and a 4-player “TV show” themed Pay-Per-View event that pits humans against zombies), thousands of on-screen zombies and more, Dead Rising 2 takes zombie survival horror to a whole new level. As Chuck Greene, you have 72 hours to save your infected daughter, clear your name and survive the hordes of hungry zombies before the military comes in and nukes the city. To ensure your survival, you can combine everyday objects to create numerous deadly combo weapons and slaughter the ravenous zombies. Dead Rising 2, it’s where Creativity Kills.

Key Features:

  • Sequel to the critically acclaimed and 1 million+ selling Dead Rising: Dead Rising 2 is bigger and better in every way, adding new custom combo weapons, multiplayer and thousands of zombies on-screen at once!

  • Thousands of Zombies On Screen: The undead are everywhere creating a dynamic and challenging zombie-killing experience for the player as weapons will be created to kill massive amounts of zombies at one time!

  • Combo Weapons: Players can combine two everyday items using duct tape to create the ultimate zombie killing creations such as the Portamower and Paddlesaw. Unlocking combo cards along the way will give players the advantage as the helpful cards will show you what items are best for combining.

  • New Storyline and Characters: A new protagonist, Chuck Greene, must save his infected daughter, clear his name, and survive 72 hours in Fortune City.

  • 2-Player Co-Op: Online co-op play is introduced to the Dead Rising universe for the first time as players can invite their friends to partner up with them at any time to take on the zombie massacre- tag-team style! Killing zombies with a friend is always more fun!

  • 4-Player Terror is Reality: 4 players compete in a gladiator type TV show named Terror Is Reality that pits zombies against a group of players in the ultimate Vs. multiplayer blood bath

Customer reviews


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!


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...


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


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


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.