Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    92
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    80
    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record has problems - and that's compounded by the fact that some of those issues are inherited, rather than new. It's a game with strengths too though, and while Off the Record doesn't prove to be any better than Dead Rising 2 on the whole, it certainly isn't any worse.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    75
    It's hard to evaluate Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. For those who still didn't play the second episode of the series, this remake could be even better than the one with Chuck Greene. I mean, you have an aged but still nasty Frank West instead, the chance to take pictures, some new elements (including the Sandbox Mode), all for a lower price. But if you already beaten Dead Rising 2, don't even bother: the story is the same, the bosses are the same and the new modes aren't that good.
  4. Oct 21, 2011
    70
    Capcom are trying to get money from out of your wallet, and they don't even bother to impress you for it. It means that if you have played the second volume, you would waste your money for this Off The Record game. If it's not your case, buy it and slaughter those goners until dying away.
  5. PC Games (Russia)
    Nov 23, 2011
    65
    Fans of Frank West can rejoice, others shouldn't waste their time. We suspect those others will be a majority. [December 2011, p.98]
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 20, 2012
    60
    Almost identical copy of the original game comes with too little extras to attract veterans of Dead Rising. Only suitable for newcomers who skipped the previous games. [Dec 2011]
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 9, 2011
    60
    It's basically the same game we had fun with a year ago – it features the same city and almost the same story with a new main character. It's not a bad game but I can recommend it only to the diehard fans of the series. [November 2011, p.61]
  8. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    The way this game depicts Frank going through nearly the same story you've seen before sort of cheapens the existence of the original Dead Rising 2.
  9. PC Master (Greece)
    Mar 1, 2012
    55
    The features of DR2:OTR would have been welcome in a DLC priced at 10 euros, but are unacceptable for a standalone product, despite the somewhat lowered price. [February 2012]
  10. PC Gamer
    Dec 1, 2011
    46
    Even if the new features had been awesome, this would have been a pointless re-release. [Jan 2012, p.810]
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Nov 2, 2012
    6
    A standalone patch that fixes most problems Dead Rising 2 had, for the low low price of $40 USD. Using the exact same locations, textures,A standalone patch that fixes most problems Dead Rising 2 had, for the low low price of $40 USD. Using the exact same locations, textures, items, and gameplay mechanics as the original, OTR the new content was likely made in a week, and pushed as a new title instead of as a patch and DLC for Dead Rising 2. Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    8
    I played this game all the way through twice and loved it! The addition of Sandbox Mode is such a huge improvement! It is something that theI played this game all the way through twice and loved it! The addition of Sandbox Mode is such a huge improvement! It is something that the Dead Rising series should have had from the start and in a game where exploration is rewarded, but time is limited Sandbox Mode is perfect! I've read a lot of reviews that say "killing zombies gets old," and that's why this mix of Story and Sandbox is so great. The level up, inventory, and skills systems are all well executed. The story is gritty without taking itself too seriously and the main characters are very interesting. My only complaint is that sometimes actions take a little too long to perform, which can mess up your timing in tense situations. If you haven't played Dead Rising 2 or always wanted to explore Fortune City without restrictions I highly recommend this game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    1
    This product is a full priced DLC with very little new content. A new character, a new building, few new weapons and zombie models, and a notThis product is a full priced DLC with very little new content. A new character, a new building, few new weapons and zombie models, and a not too interesting photo feature. The story is the same, the missions are the same, most of the content are the same as the base Dead Rising 2. Full Review »