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 at the stripeareboucas | 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!
Great Zombie Gamekarel76 | 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.
good gamejosh201211 | 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.
A great zombie game for co-opjoeybutters | 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.
Zombie Killing Madnessvipc | 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.