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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: 29 out of 63
  2. Negative: 19 out of 63
  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. Nov 28, 2011
    7
    Good game. This game is a true testament to sticking to your guns. The gameplay is addictive. It is frustrating. It is hilarious. It isGood game. This game is a true testament to sticking to your guns. The gameplay is addictive. It is frustrating. It is hilarious. It is exhilirating. It is repetitive. It is limitless. It can be whatever you choose to make it. This is the strength of this serious. The problem comes with finding the motivation and drive to complete this game without looking at a wiki. I feel that the time constraints are important to preserve the frantic sense of helplessness and desperation. However I also feel that they force you down a linear pathway with no time to explore or do everything. This means you soon realise there is a cost/benefit analysis that can be done on every decision in this game and for me that means I go google/wiki the best weapon builds and best way to tackle bosses which cheapens the thrill of the experience... you might say I've caused it to myself, but I'd say there is some improvement to be made in the game design before you can say it's worthy of going further into the green territory. Still a worthwhile game to play and well worth the money, but I'd like to see the series progress in terms of engagement with the plot and a bit more freedom when it comes to the time restraints (keep them but make it less restrictive - I know I'm a terrible customer that doesn't know what I want!). Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2010
    6
    Meh. Using the items you find around you as weapons is cool, but otherwise, there's nothing new here. Traveling to and from places isn't funMeh. Using the items you find around you as weapons is cool, but otherwise, there's nothing new here. Traveling to and from places isn't fun either. And, I'm sorry, but I was under the impression that the old-school console game mechanic of making games hard by forcing you to save only at certain intervals and then perform menial tasks before taking on the challenge again was over like a decade ago. The map may be pretty but that doesn't mean I want to run across it *every* time I have to do a mission. I want to have fun when I play a game, not work. Wish I'd bought this in a box so I could resell. I made it through a few boss fights and a couple of in-game days before I got bored and uninstalled it. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2014
    4
    As an idea for a game was very good, but there are two major mistakes that completely destroys the fun of play.
    First, the time limit. they
    As an idea for a game was very good, but there are two major mistakes that completely destroys the fun of play.
    First, the time limit. they create a big place for exploration but they don't let you have fun...
    Second, the save system is very very very wrong. It is like they wanted to make a dark souls game with limited saves in specific locations.. Try to make the same distance for a mission twice or more and you will understand what I mean..

    I don't like it at all.
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  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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