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A real treat for the fans. 0

Dead Rising 2 is almost as pure as a sequel could get. Very little does it stray from its original's design, both the lauded and hated aspects. For fans of the franchise Dead Rising 2 is a no-brainer purchase and one they'll surely get just as much enjoyment out of as they did from the original, if not more. For newcomers, or people who just weren't able to adjust to Dead Risings strict way to play, it's much more of a risk to take.Chuck Greene: Level 50 Duct Tape AdministerSo, Dead Rising 2 pla...

18 out of 19 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2 Review 0

2006's Dead Rising was a game that was divisive. It “looked” like your typical zombie slasher game, but it played differently than other game that was released at the time. In taking hints from NES and SNES games before it, Dead Rising was game that couldn't be beaten with out dying. The tricks of Dead Rising 1 was reaching a certain point, dying, then starting from the beginning and preparing yourself for the boss battle. In while that seems like chore, most players were able to reach their las...

9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Frustruating addiction. 0

There was no concealing it, and definitely no attempt to, Dead Rising 2 is about as literal of a sequel as one can get. It's the same mechanics, the same layout, and the same premise, but with different story and characters.  I thought I had seen it all in the gaming world; Conker, First- person shooters in a different galaxy, Noby Noby Boy, but when I found myself in an Evil Knievel outfit riding a "sliceycle" whilst wielding a light saber, my view of the possible changed. Dead Rising 2 takes t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The dead rise again, and it is glorious... 0

Having recently finished a first play through of Dead Rising 2 I can honestly say it was everything I expected and loads more.  The game takes place in a fictional Vegas style Nevada location known as Fortune City. You play as Chuck Greene, former motorcross champion and currently a contender on the hit Terror is Reality show. Just so he can scrape enough money to keep his daughter Katey supplied in Zombrex, a drug used to halt the zombie infection process for a short duration. Needless to say t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2 Review 0

In Dead Rising 2 you play as Chuck Greene an ex-motocross champion whose daughter was bitten by a zombie. He must participate in a game show "Terror is Reality" to buy Zombrex for his daughter to keep her from changing. Chuck is blamed for causing the outbreak in Fortune City The leveling system has been changed from the first game to add weapon combinations to increase your leveling rather then taking candid zombie shots or Psycho pictures. You get additional points for using a combination weap...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I should have known... 0

When I heard that the development for Dead Rising 2 had been handed over to Blue Castle Games, a company that I personally had never heard of, I was slightly worried. With developers like Ninja Theory taking care of DmC and Donkey Kong Country: Returns in the hands of Retro Studios, I feel as though we’ll be seeing more of this in the future, but if Dead Rising 2 is any indication to how these studios treat existing IPs then we can all take a massive breather. In Dead Rising 2 you play as Chuck ...

8 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Deliberately flawed but fun 0

  Developer: Blue Castle Games Publisher: Capcom -Xbox 360 -Single player only (co-op, multiplayer available) -No DLC (scheduled for the future)    Dead Rising was a very deceive release on the early roster of the Xbox 360. With it’s brutal difficulty, rigid controls, and it’s Japanese crazy parody of Dawn of the Dead you either learned to love it or put down the controller hours into it. Dead Rising 2 is back now a couple of years into the console life cycle with a new Canadian deve...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Chuck didn't cover wars, but he did cover stuff in duct tape. 0

 Dead Rising 2 is the sequel to the generally well-received Dead Rising, which was generally well-received, but there were some general complaints:- The survivor AI was rather bad, they didnt fend for themselves which made escorting them a hassle.- There were guns in the game, but since you couldnt move while shooting it made the experience end poorly when doing it in crowded areas or bossfights. - Save points were far and between which made dying rather frustrating and if you didnt own an HDTV ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great Zombie-Killing Sandbox, But Flawed Game 0

It's become beyond cliched at this point, but Dead Rising 2 is in fact more Dead Rising.  And that is both a good and a bad thing.  Zombie killing is still great fun and is now enhanced with new tools.  The mall-like setting is still fun to explore and filled with little hidden goodies, outfits, and easter eggs.  But Dead Rising's main game formula remains badly flawed and in need of serious rethinking.   You step into the shoes of Chuck Greene, ex-motocross superstar and current contestant on t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Zombie killing: the fun side to violence 0

As far as IP's go, there's very few developers that contain the most powerhouses than Capcom (except maybe Nintendo but I mean more 3rd party ones). From Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter, they've certainly got many a franchise with huge appeal and the same goes with sales. It's just their new IP's that tend to be hit or miss as for every Phoenix Wright and Dead Rising you have the last Bionic Commando and Dark Void which failed to do much of anything crit...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Just like mom used to make 0

Dead Rising 2 is a stupid, stupid game. But's it's also a game that lets you kill untold amounts of zombies with a sledgehammer, a chainsaw, or even a lawnmower. The original Dead Rising was a fun novelty act that let you smash zombies with anything you could get your hands on, and Dead Rising 2 ups the ante in all the right ways. Its quirky structure will still prove to be as divisive as ever, but killing zombies has never been this satisfying. As with the original, almost anything you find in ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The only good zombie is a dead zombie 0

In Dead Rising 2 you play as professional motor cross rider Chuck Greene. Who has been framed for setting thousands upon thousands of zombies loose in the fictional Fortune City. If all that wasn’t enough you also have a little daughter, who needs to get a shot of Zombrex every 24th hour or else she will turn into one of those brain eating monsters. Luckily Chuck Greene is a man of action, who wants to get to the bottom of the case: who framed him and why? Now you don’t actually have to so...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

How many ways of killing a zombie before you get bored? 0

The Dead Rising games have heart, you gotta give them that. Unfortunately, that's all they have, because the craftsmanship is really not good for today's standards and expectations.   I'll admit it: killing zombies in numerous ways is fun, always was, always will be. But that alone does not make for a full price game. If this was a $20 release - it would be great. But Dead Rising 2 is definitely not worth the money they're asking for it. Here are my reasons:  First of all, the story is as generi...

7 out of 12 found this review helpful.

If it ain't broke... 0

Who doesn't like zombies ? Yes, they're getting old but they're just so much fun to kill ! Seeing their rotten head pop, rotten brains flying everywhere, is probably one of the coolest things video games let you do in this day and age. And I bet you hadn't guessed it yet but Dead Rising 2 takes the art of killing the walking dead and turns it up to 11.  Dead Rising 2 is the sequel to 360 exclusive Dead Rising that came out mid 2006. The original locked you up in a mall and you had to survive 72 ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Milking cow enabled. 0

Its all very simple, the game is 90% unchanged from the first game and thats not a good thing.  When the first game came out, it didn't need to be perfect or even great to be a success as it was 'different' and 'fresh'.  A lot has changed since then and now, Dead Rising 2 is a shallow experience.  Instead of using current technology to allow us the use of a town or at least part of a city, we are again stuck in a mall.  A mall that is quite frankly boring.  Most stores you'll only ever go in onc...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Axe? Check. Hammer? Check. Axe taped to Hammer? Hmmm 0

This is a co-op review of Kimerex and I that we thought would be fun to do. Kimerex is the lead on the review with my thoughts scattered about.    Andyb0y: When I played the first Dead Rising, I was not impressed with the gameplay. Time limits being the major issue, I never understood for this style of game having a strict time limit hanging over your head when Capcom gives you a perfect playground to kill zombies in. Hoping that Capcom got it right this time, I decided to try Dead Rising 2 on b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great sequel for a great game. 0

 "A great sequel for a great game."Dead Rising 2 is a multi-platform free roaming game with a twist: you're Chuck Greene, surrounded by hundreds of zombies all eager to get a piece of you, and you have 72 hours to keep your daughter alive and to unravel a huge conspiracy surrounding the Fortune City outbreak. The sequel to Dead Rising, several improvements are noticeable straight away, but the game is not without flaws. However, I will say that the game is enjoyable and one that will keep...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Killing zombies, one roll of duct tape at a time 0

Apparently we can’t get enough of the living dead. Whether it’s the traditional slow-moving kind, the terrifying speed-merchants, the plant-fighting variant or even those of Nazi descent, we just love killing zombies in a multitude of increasingly brutal and inventive ways. Even after all these years, Capcom’s Dead Rising is perhaps the prime example of this. Many were put-off and dumbfounded by its unconventional and baffling game design at the time, but the mass zombie destruction was a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Two Bloody Thumbs Way Up 0

The original Dead Rising is a game that I wish I could enjoy, but the developers seemed dead set on making that impossible.  There is an odd kind of joy to be had in using everything at your disposal in a big shopping mall to kill scores of zombies, and I admit I wanted to see how the story of Willamette and wartime photojournalist Frank West unfolded.  But the atrociously bad AI for fellow survivors and the teeth gnashingly difficult psycho battles combin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2 0

Okay. So Dead Rising 2. You play Chuck Greene - former motocross superstar, now just dude doing what he can to keep his Zombrex supply up in order to stop his daughter Katey from turning.He goes to Fortune City to win some money on a game show and then suddenly ZOMBIE OUTBREAK. You get framed for this, so you got to find out what's up.This involves killing Zombies and junk.Killing Zombies is where the game shines, really. Theres a hell of a lot of weapons even ignoring the combo weapon syst...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Yeah, you're on fire. 0

The first Dead Rising was a very stupid, yet somehow fun game that dropped you into a mall full of zombies and said "Have fun!".  It didn't have a great control setup, the story and characters were laughably cliche and silly, and the mission structure of the game is almost set up to make you feel like you have to restart the game at some point.  Dead Rising 2 is more of that, and is inexplicably still fun.  Enter Chuck Greene, a smart mouthed rough and tumble motocross star who takes the role of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What...The...Heck? 0

OK, I will admit --- I was hardly fond of the first Dead Rising. I will say it is probably the single most bizarrely critically acclaimed 360 game to date. It had a wealth of abysmal game mechanics, an atrocious save system, and seemed to be based largely around the single most irritating gameplay mechanic in gaming over the last decade. It was a paean to escort missions, which is just a pain in the butt in the most annoying manner out there.So, I approached the sequel with VERY guarded optimism...

2 out of 11 found this review helpful.

It's amazing what an extra save slot can do.... 0

I remember picking up the original Dead Rising, starting it up, and feeling the sense of urgency that I believe Capcom wanted us to feel. Unfortunately, the sense of urgency, the timed missions, and 3 jerks driving a mounted turret jeep eventually got me to the point of wanting to chuck my controller at the TV. Then came Dead Rising Case 0, which peaked my curiosity in the series again, and brought me to buy Dead Rising 2, and let me say that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that I hated in the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

ready for some pun-ishment 0

  It’s worth a note that I came to dead rising 2 with 2 things. The first was a massive love for dead rising. Like many with the early 360s I bought my console for dead rising. Everything about it appealed to me, the classic arcade friendly play style, the massive playground sandpit play and the many zombies.   The second was a save from dead rising case 0, giving me access to items I would either have to earn, or that wouldn’t appear at all. Also making my chuck level 5 from the off.   To get ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2: Be Careful What You Wish For 0

I loved the first Dead Rising. For all its flaws, it presented a unique challenge that was unlike any other game on the market. And when the dust settled, and I'd collected my 50 achievements, I wanted more. More of the same would have been just fine with me. Needless to say, Dead Rising 2 had me suitably excited.  Dead Rising, as a franchise, is not meant to be played once. Playing through the story a single time is akin to playing the first stage in any other game. That's because the goal of D...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Sap is Definitely Rising 0

I'll start this review by saying: I played the hell out of Dead Rising one, but I never really liked it. It was challenging not in an intuitive and fun way, but in an annoying and frustrating way. It had a time limit that seemed destined to piss the player off, and the controls were clunky and not well thought out. That being said, I loved Dead Rising 2. It reminded me why I played the original so much and it really does seem like Capcom tried to bring something new to the table while fixing thi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Challenging, but so much fun 0

The game starts you off with the protagonist Chuck Greene, a pro biker, participating in a chainsaw-bike race in a reality-show taking place in an arena filled with zombies for contestants to kill. The winner gets a money prize, which comes in handy for Chuck who needs the money to buy Zombrex for his daughter. Now, obviously things doesn't go as planned, a massive zombie-outbreak occurs and the game starts "for real". Now it's up to you to find out what caused the outbreak. Story and gameplay:T...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

All they wanna do is eat your brains 0

I hate zombies. Really, really hate them. I lost my family to them. Well, perhaps not… that may have been a TV show, but I still live in constant preparation of them. Every chance I get to pick up a game and go against them, I take it.The review here isn’t just for Dead Rising 2, but also for Case Zero, and Case West, as they are all basically the same game, albeit with slight tweaks between them.I think the way that Case Zero was released to serve as the demo for DR2 was an absolutely fantastic...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Come on follow me. 0

Here take this. come on follow me!! go go go!! over there!! follow me!!!  These lines are instantly recognized by Dead Rising fans. spamming Y while four survivors are running behind you with hundreds and hundreds of zombies at night reaching out to grab into you. no one can forget the pure thrill of Dead Rising 1.   A lot  of people loved it even though it has some issues here and there. but here we are, finally after 4 years we finally have the sequel. im glade to say that most of the issues f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fun but simple. 0

Dead Rising 2 is an extremely fun game albeit it relatively simple. Compared to Dead Rising, the structure of the game is virtually identical. You have the 'Case' which is your story for the game and survivors, which I'll mention again shortly. As before, it is up to the player whether or not they wish to seek the truth or save anyone [aside from the starting survivors]. Unlike Dead Rising however is a distinct lack of urgency in regard to whether or not you can do the case or save someone.  The...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Late Ass Reviews: Dead Rising 2 0

Dead Rising 2 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed] and PC ) Released: September 28 2010 Developer: Blue Castle, and Capcom Published By: Capcom When I think of the original Dead Rising it brings up allot of mixed feelings. While I enjoyed the mindless slaughter of zombies, most of the time I found myself incredibly frustrated at the games poor survivor AI, ridiculous time constraints and incredibly difficult psychopath encounters. I found myself constantly restarting the game until ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2 Review 0

By -- Richard J.Before this review, Dead Rising was a series I was completely foreign to. I was intrigued by the zombie slaughtering gameplay, but never aligned with the opportunity to get my hands on it. Now that I have played Dead Rising 2, I can tell you that my feelings about it are mixed. Parts of the game are fantastic and keep me coming back, but other parts are horribly frustrating and leave me wanting to snap my controller in half. Despite the frustration, I have put in quality time wit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This time, with more chainsaw... 0

Dead Rising 2 Review What is it with gamers and zombies? There seems to be something incredibly satisfying about slaughtering hordes of the undead that we just can’t get enough of. Dead Rising 2 is the sequel to the original and the follow up to the Case Zero game that was released on the XBLA. Dead Rising 2 makes some big changes to the original (both good and bad) and ultimately delivers more of the same wacky and silly antics as the previous games. Dead Rising 2 is set in Fortune City; a Las ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

hmm Zombies ? 0

 This game is astonishing, this game really impressed me, i cant stop playing it, what's better then killing Zombies ? Great selection of weapons, and not only that, but you can also Combined weapons with weapons, you can drive cars,Hummers, Motorbikes, don't like motorbikes ? ahh don't worry,just stick an LMG,RPG,or even Chainsaws on it,, and just tear through 100000s of zombies, i have had so much fun playing this game, there is also Co-op, you can play through the entire campaign with ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Dead Rise (Again) 0

There’s a lot to love in Dead Rising 2. That being said, it suffers from a lot of the same…quirks as the first game. In Capcom’s Blue Castle Games have produced the first true sequel to the 2006 zombie-killing romp that took the 360 by storm, ex-motocross father Chuck Greene is stranded in Fortune City (a new gambling haven built on the ruins of Las Vegas) with his infected daughter. The game begins with Chuck participating in the delightfully gory game show, Terror is Reality, where contestants...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Definition Of Love It Or Hate It 0

Dead Rising 2 may be destined to go down as one of the most divisive games of this console generation. On the surface, the game is a silly zombie-slaughtering romp through a teeming adult playground. Look under the inviting surface, however, and you'll find a game that was tailor made for the hardest of hardcore. Thanks to nerve-wracking time limits, maddening boss encounters, and the hundreds of collectible items, Dead Rising 2 is a game that must be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dead Rising 2 0

 Dead Rising 2 is a perfect example of how a few design choices can leave some people quiting this game out of pure frustration. Don't get me wrong, this is a great game with a lot of replay value, but you'll only be able to experience this enjoyment if things are going your way. And while this game stoops down to low levels when at times it might be frustrating, this is still a very clever, fun survival horror game, and yes, I did classify this as a "survival horror" game.There really is no oth...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Welcome to Fortune City: Home of the Rich and Undead. 0

Surrounded by the undead Horde with three strangers depending on your help, you look down at your watch and discover that Katey will need Zombrex in 20 minutes. The only problem is that you don’t have any at the moment. What will you do? After four years of waiting, Dead Rising 2 is finally here. Our small taste of the action in Case Zero was great, but now it’s time for the main course. Since the main portion of the story takes 72 hours (about 6 hours real-time), you’ll still have to pick and c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Love it or hate it 0

Not for everyone, that's the least you can say about Dead Rising 2. This game can easily be summarized. If you loved the first game, Dead Rising 2 is instant buy material. If you hate it, don't buy the sequel. For those of you who didn't play the original Dead Rising, I will summarize the game for you.   Dead Rising 2 starts with a zombie outbreak and it is up to you, Chuck, to find the one who initiated the outbreak and meanwhile give your daughter a dose of Zombrex every 24 hours. She has be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another Epic Fail 0

So I wasn't the biggest fan of Dead Rising 1, it was a severely flawed game with an abysmal story and frustrating AI, but it was fun, new, and a great time waster. Well I thought DR2 would be a vast improvement on the game, fixing the terrible AI, adding more things to smash into gore filled bits, and getting rid of those goddamn fetch quests that remind me of WoW (Which i dont like for the record, well not after it ate half my life away). So DR2 comes out and I go rent it and pop it in. First o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Back and Forth 0

This was a tough one. At first I loved it. The grind was worth it. The missions overlapping then became annoying and the bosses became too difficult to even want to try to overcome. Then I died and found my one save to be in the wrong place, making me have to restart. I was about to sell the game and call it good, but then I found myself coming back. Not sure why, but I played from the beginning again with my new stats and found the game worth it. I overcame the hurdle of complete insane difficu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Why do people hate this game? 0

Dead Rising 2 is amazing... I hated Dead Rising 1... I would also like to point out that it seems like Jeff and many of the other users posted a poor review of this game WITHOUT ACTUALLY PLAYING IT! I've heard one complaint that I agree with... Survivors shoot each other and you... This is true. Other then that... People complain about the graphics... Why? People complain about clunky combat... The combat works fine for me... Maybe you suck at games...  Jeff complained about voice-overs saying t...

0 out of 5 found this review helpful.

the perfect zombie slaying experince 0

this game is awsome i also reviewed this on ign but any ways this game is very very creative and fun the psycopaths can be assholes but anyways the combo weapons are very creative and fun to use like the paddlesaw chainsaw + paddle and spiked bat nails + baseball bat but theres also a time limit that can be annoying and also tons of tropies and achivements to get in conclusion dead rising 2 is better than the first game left 4 dead and dead island any fans of zombie games must have this...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another Zombie Apocalypse? 0

Does this zombie apocalypse hold up to today’s games or is it just an undead game walking?   Between rescuing survivors, escaping zombies, executing psychos, finding Zombrex for your daughter, and clearing your name, you will have no problem spending 10- 12 hours playing through Dead Rising 2.   In order to survive this zombie apocalypse you will need and want to make combo weapons to gain as much PP (Prestige Points) to gain experience which will in turn gain your character levels. In Dead Ris...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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