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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. DeadDead 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    85
    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. The greatest addition to the formula is the co-op multiplayer. Grab a friend online, and the two of you can slice, chop and smash your way through the hordes together, with plenty of missions to complete. The action is very entertaining with a second person keeping you company and you'll spend hours simply exploring and clearing out entire areas of zombies together.
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 27, 2010
    76
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 19 out of 60
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    10
    AWESOME game!! I just finished the entire thing tonight, and needless to say, this game is amazing!! I love messing around and killingAWESOME 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. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    Good Port, Good Game. Anyone who says this is a bad port is technologically impaired, like seriously, I read some reviews (obviously writtenGood Port, Good Game. Anyone who says this is a bad port is technologically impaired, like seriously, I read some reviews (obviously written by 5 yr olds) and they are wrong because they are impaired (like previously stated). This game is of highest quality, much care was given. It feel like one of those old school SNES games. Modern gamers who such at life would not be able to grasp the joy this game has to offer. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    9
    The incredible number of items and combinations is awesome. Additionally there can be thousands of zombies on-screen at a time, the engine isThe incredible number of items and combinations is awesome. Additionally there can be thousands of zombies on-screen at a time, the engine is amazing. Simply fooling around in the sandbox is the best part of the game, except for perhaps the multiplayer. The co-op is fine, but the online multiplayer minigames are ridiculous and endless fun.

    Also, the PC version IS NOT A PORT. It was developed fully alongside the XBox and PS3 versions.

    Also also, the AI doesn't ever think you're a zombie. Just don't stand in front of them like an idiot when they're swinging a baseball bat or something. You wouldn't do that in real life, right? Give them some space!
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  4. Jun 14, 2011
    7
    The qualities in this game are really a mixed bag. It's far from an action shooter with the focus primarily on melee weapons. The gameplayThe qualities in this game are really a mixed bag. It's far from an action shooter with the focus primarily on melee weapons. The gameplay feels slow for a sandbox style game. If you just want to kill time along with zombies, there is plenty of that to go around, but if you are looking to do missions, you really can't spend time sightseeing due to the time limit. The major weak points are the time limit, the save system, and the fact that the weapons break too quickly. But there are a lot of different weapon combinations you can create and the results always bring a smile to my face. The cut scenes are high quality, but a little on the lengthy side with a lot of them being plain boring. Coop definitely makes it more enjoyable and there is a decent multiplayer experience that reminds me of American Gladiators. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2020
    6
    A decent step up from the original, However, the overall loop is still uninteresting.
  6. Jul 3, 2015
    4
    It's a sizeable accomplishment to make killing zombies with sledgehammers boring, but Dead Rising 2 accomplishes it quite well. If youIt's a sizeable accomplishment to make killing zombies with sledgehammers boring, but Dead Rising 2 accomplishes it quite well. If you encourage the player to restart their game (and you're not a rogue-like) you should know your game's got some design issues. Chuck in an errand system that MAKES you go to certain places at certain times - discouraging you from exploration - and you have a game that actively goes out of its way to stop you from having fun. Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2016
    0
    This is not a videogame.
    This is insult of a programmation.
    The worst videogame of all time. This is not a videogame. This is insult of a
    This is not a videogame.
    This is insult of a programmation.
    The worst videogame of all time.
    This is not a videogame.
    This is insult of a programmation.
    The worst videogame of all time.
    This is not a videogame.
    This is insult of a programmation.
    The worst videogame of all time.
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