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.
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
Fun, But Bring a FriendStuman31 | 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.
Great Game - Bad DRMHardgrave | 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.
Rising funCyberspyXD | 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)
a very competent zombie action gamegwynplaine | 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.