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


It doesn't fit the niche

Ambybutt | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all Ambybutt's reviews »

I found too many of the game play mechanics changed in comparison to the first game. In the first game you had the overarching narrative of being a journalist, dropped into the fray to document what was going on. But in Dead Rising it's all about finding a cure for your daughter.

Otherwise it feels a bit like a Japanese game show with over the top violence and lack of story. Sure you meet new characters but the boss battles were dull and the story line was very cliche.


Better. Faster. Stronger.

KingTed | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »

What happen when you take the famous franchise Dead Rising and give it to canadian developers Blue Castle Games (Now Capcom Vancouver)?

Answer : it gets better!

Dead Rising 2 is like its big brother but better. More zombies on screen at the same time. Awesome boss fights. Better A.I.. Excellent soundtrack (Performed by the band Celldweller). Neat weapon modding system. and its MULTIPLAYER!

Yeah, that's right. Now you can join up with a friend and complete the whole campaign in coop. Or you can even compete in competitive multiplayer mode in the form of a Reality TV show : Terror is Really. By doing so, you will gain money to use in your single player campaign.

However, there are some issues. First, the game might seem easier than the first Dead Rising. That's because of the A.I. and the weapon mods. Basically, both are overpowered. You lose a lot less survivors during fights and you kill a lot more undead maneaters than before.

Second, more zombies also means more slow downs if you're PC isn't powerful enough.

Third, the Zombrex gimmick could have been a lot better. Concretely, adding to your main objectives (Find survivors and complete the story), you have to bring a Zombrex dose (Some vaccin for the Zombie virus, except that you have to take one dose every 24 hours) to your infected daughter. This could bring tension to your game, right? But no, it doesn't because Zombrex dose's are easy to find and because there are a lot of them around Fortune City. So you never run out of it. Too bad.

You liked Dead Rising? Play the sequel! It's better in every ways.


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.


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.


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!