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  • Summary: Dead Rising 2 takes the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault. Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    The thing about the Dead Rising series is that it's pretty unique. Killing hordes of zombies with a huge variety of improvised weaponry isn't a genre present anywhere else. It's a great game to just mess around in, picking up random clothing, smashing zombie heads in and fighting away psychopaths.
  2. Dead Rising 2's biggest strength lies in its variety of both story and side missions. There is never a shortage of things to do in the game, and the co-op ability makes this a trip you can take several times with friends.
  3. Dead Rising 2 is like its predecessor with a lot of new features. Fans of the first game will like the second quite a bit and can consider it a must have.
  4. It may not win tons of awards at the end of the year, but there's enough here to warrant a purchase, especially if you're into zombie games or simply craving an awesome action game.
  5. 80
    Dead Rising 2 has issues. It's not the smoothest game and it can feel like the last one, however that doesn't mean a thing when the game's this much fun.
  6. Oct 27, 2010
    Dead Rising fans - you know who you are - are going to love this game.
  7. Me, I wish the game had better inventory control and an item storage system to allow you to really explore all of your weapon options. But it's the other stuff--the still messy survivor AI and poorly built boss battles--that really mars the Dead Rising 2 experience. It's not an impossible game to love, but as with the first game, you'll have to look past a lot of blemishes to find happiness.

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  1. Positive: 30 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    AWESOME game!! I just finished the entire thing tonight, and needless to say, this game is amazing!! I love messing around and killing zombies, while completing the game in the process. My favorite part of this game is definitely the story line. The makers did a great job by twisting the story line every now and then, causing you to say, "Wow, I NEVER thought THAT was gonna happen!" or something similar. Also, I don't know what people are talking about with glitches. My game ran absolutely flawlessly at the highest level graphics, so no complaints there either. So, overall, GREAT game. DR is probably one of my favorite game series. So, without a doubt, this game deserves a 10 Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2011
    A very good game. Makes it relevant to play it twice or more as you get different endings and also the first playthrough you don't have enough XP to do all.

    Be sure to restart from the beginning if you die and do not reload a save. Also don't bother restarting if you miss some stuff as you can always do it in a second playthrough. You will be thougher and you will be able to do more each playthrough.

    This game is really good.
  3. May 9, 2014
    Game: Dead Rising 2 Genre: Action Developer: Capcom System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 93/100 Value Score: 9.3/10 • Story: 9/10 • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 9/10
    • Length: 7/10
    • Replay Value: 10/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    +Multiple Story Arcs
    +Multiple Endings
    +Free movement when it came to gameplay unlike other Zombie related games
    +Game plays like a open world game with its locations
    +Customize weapons
    +Do multiple type of attacks against enemies
    +Co-Op enabled with leaderboards modes
    +New Game+ like feature
    +Leveling up system which is unique for a genre like this

    -Can be frustrating at times against some bosses (if played alone)
  4. May 25, 2012
    i dont know why i bought this game.probably coz of zombies in i was hoping it to be scary a bit but its hilarious and boring at the same time.on the other hand the game is a bad port+gfwl which made my life fuking hell to even run it on my pc.if you want a better game play dead island instead.but if you are a zombie fan like me play this game too. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2010
    Had potential but too many flaws. My grievances: Same save system as DR1, cannot sprint, everything has a time limit limiting exploration, constantly running to and from the hideout which is out of the way, loading..., escort missions, unbalanced boss battles, Marilyn Manson-sounding music, cutscenes are fully voiced but during gameplay it's all text. Escorting survivors is a pain. If they are being gnawed on by a zombie and you go to save them, you'll end up smacking them instead of the zombie, causing them to turn on you. Or they will get left behind when loading new zones. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2011
    The story wasn't so great, the freedom was little, gameplay was repetitive, bosses were ridiculous, graphics were bad and it LAGGED a lot (even on great computers), it's a RUSHED CONSOLE PORT, it requires Games for Windows Live (awful). I have a GTX NVIDIA video card and it still lags like a motherhumper.

    Other than that, the "crafting" system was cool, there's a large variety of weapons and places for you to visit, other stuff...

    But don't buy it. You will regret spending that money.
  7. Mar 24, 2013
    The story is bad, the gameplay is incredibly weak to the point where you can run past all enemies, the sandbox is bad, and I don't
    know, I'm just underwhelmed seeing as how good the reviews were. Expand

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