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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.0
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (12 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Xboxygen (Sep 27, 2010)
Faire la suite d’un jeu est toujours une tentation pour tomber dans la facilité et se retrouver avec exactement la même chose. Heureusement, les nouveautés apportées par cet opus ainsi que l’excès de violence et d’humour permettent de renouveler sans difficulté l’expérience Dead Rising. Et même si le jeu ne convaincra toujours pas les gens qui n’ont pas été persuadés par le premier opus, pour ceux qui ont adoré Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 sera un incontournable tant sa fraîcheur zombifique n’a pas perdu de sa superbe.
Game Shark (Oct 06, 2010)
Like Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, this Dead Rising is no mere comfort food. It's skillfully made-to-order for people who are hip to zombie mythology, who don't think of Doom or Daikatana when they hear the name "Romero".
Game Vortex (Oct 13, 2010)
Although load times are not the only problem that Dead Rising 2 suffers from (item management, notification systems, and whack survivor A.I. come to mind) all other problems are generally swept away by the sheer amount of stuff to do in the playground Dead Rising 2 offers. If you are willing to abandon quite a few conventions that modern games have set and accept Dead Rising 2 by its own rules and not the rules of other games, then there is a lot of fun to be had. In fact, Dead Rising 2 is THE best zombie game I have ever played. While the mileage may vary, I guarantee the overwhelming joy of mindlessly killing zombie after zombie will be the most fun anyone has had all year.
That Gaming Site (Oct 05, 2010)
While the vast majority of the game does come with a sense of deja vu, the new plentiful features and improved old ones make this an essential purchase although it won't win over anyone who didn't like the first Dead Rising.
Game Informer Magazine (Sep 24, 2010)
Even after playing for dozens of hours, you'll still find new things in Dead Rising 2. I won't spoil anything, but there's a lot of variety to be found in the game beyond obvious things like the number of objects that can be used as bludgeons. This game is designed for multiple playthroughs, and I'm looking forward to each and every one of them.
Calm Down Tom (Sep 27, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 is a heady thrill for fans of zombies, grindhouse movies and ridiculous comic values. It bravely chooses to ignore modern gameplay conventions; autosaves and recharging health are not to be found here. It’s taken for granted that you can stomach the gore, violence and leering sexuality. If you can also stomach the uncompromising adherence to the originals faults then this could be your favourite zombie experience of the year, in any media.
XboxFrance (Sep 24, 2010)
Sans révolutionner les bases mises en place par son aîné, ce deuxième épisode de la série Dead Rising vient apporter son lot de nouveautés et de bonnes idées. Le concept reste bien évidemment inchangé, à savoir démolir le plus grand nombre de zombies de la manière la plus improbable qui soit. Techniquement satisfaisant, le jeu s'impose comme une référence en matière de fun et de plaisir de jeu. Ajoutez à cela un mode multijoueur permettant de la coopération et des oppositions dans des mini-jeux délirants et vous obtenez l'une des grosses bombes de cette fin d'année. Un immanquable que tout joueur se doit de posséder à un moment donné dans sa ludothèque.
Game Informer Magazine (Sep 24, 2010)
Fortune City never sleeps, and neither did I while playing through Dead Rising 2. With a seemingly unending supply of engaging content, I’ll sleep when I’m undead.
Games Finder (Jun 07, 2014)
Dead Rising 2 has plenty of improvements that make it a much more friendly experience but at the end of the day it’s just the same game with a new skin. This limits the appeal towards newcomers to the series or diehard fans of the original looking for a repeat performance.
Meristation (Sep 24, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 es un buen juego, cuyo principal problema, posiblemente, sea el estar a la sombra de una excelente primera entrega que le dejó el listón demasiado alto. Repite bastantes dinámicas del juego original, añadiendo algunos nuevos elementos que perfeccionan la mecánica del juego, y consigue resultar un título divertido y muy satisfactorio, con una gran jugabilidad y una cantidad ingente de oportunidades para acabar con las miríadas de zombies que pueblan los escenarios. Tal vez no tenga la frescura de la primera entrega, ni un argumento tan elaborado, pero consigue sobreponerse a las comparaciones y demostrar su propia personalidad de forma bastante natural.
85 (Oct 18, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 is not a perfect game by any means, but it has improved in every area over the original and is addictively fun to play. Whether you’re going solo or with a friend, there’s plenty to do in Fortune City and despite having put in plenty of time on the game there is still so much more to explore. Even if you’re tired of the constant stream of zombie games, it’s hard to pass up on Dead Rising 2, which provides such a unique zombie experience and a decent storyline to boot.
GameSpot (Sep 24, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 delicately balances wanton destruction with thoughtful objectives. Just about every aspect of this game is entertaining, ensuring that you're having a good time whether you're fighting psychopaths, rescuing survivors, or just trying to find hidden secrets. The weapon-creation system continually rewards you with unique ways to kill your brain-starved foes, but it's the tight structure that provides the main draw. Because you're continually pushed from one objective to the next, you don't have time to dwell on small problems. It would have been nice to be able to put a waypoint on your map, and the driving controls are still horrible, but it's worth putting up with these issues just to experience the brutal joy that is buried within. There are a lot of zombie games out there, but this game proves that killing brain-dead foes can offer more than just mindless fun. Dead Rising 2 is a great sequel to one of the most original open-world games available.
Gamezone (Germany) (Sep 20, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 ist einfach schön schräg, nimmt sich nicht ernst, überzieht in vielen Dingen gnadenlos und sorgt für nette Unterhaltung zwischendurch, die dahingehend ihren Anspruch hat, da man vor allem für die Case Files sehr genau wissen sollte, was man tut. Andernfalls ist man schneller Zombiefutter als einem lieb ist.
En resumen, Dead Rising 2 es un juego bastante competente, largo, divertido, rejugable y con muchas posibilidades, pero no exento de una cierta torpeza. Funciona bastante bien en todos sus apartados, pero no está todo lo pulido que podría. Tras la magnífica primera parte, esta continuación no posee la misma frescura, pero logra pulir muchos defectos de esta, si bien todavía puede refinarse más: ni las cargas, ni el argumento ni el control son totalmente adecuados, y la música es bastante mediocre. A pesar de todo, Dead Rising 2 vale su precio, y esto puede decirse de pocos juegos hoy en día.
1UP (Sep 28, 2010)
Ultimately, sure, Dead Rising 2 has annoying technical flaws and uninteresting boss battles. But the ability to jump into a friend's game while wearing a Borat-inspired mankini and a Servbot helmet with a lawnmower blade strapped on top help you quickly forget those problems.
81 (Sep 24, 2010)
Spielerisch und technisch bietet Dead Rising 2 nicht viel Neues, in fast jeder Beziehung ist es eigentlich der Vorgänger nur halt mit mehr von allem. Der Multiplayer- bzw. Koop-Modus sind aber eine nette Draufgabe und die nicht mehr ganz so selbstmörderisch veranlagten Überlebenden reduzieren den Frustfaktor für all jene, die wirklich jede verlorene Seele retten wollen, enorm. Auf jeden Fall eine spaßige Fortsetzung, welche viele Schwächen des Vorgängers ausmerzt.
80 (UK) (Sep 23, 2010)
But despite the low-level irritations, Dead Rising 2's focus and determination win you over. Its assured grasp of what the game is and what it isn't is worth celebrating. The harder edges of the first game have been softened a little, no doubt thanks to the involvement of a Western studio. The result is a balanced game, at once idiosyncratic, infuriating, funny and ultimately compelling. In both its story and its systems, it holds life and undeath in delicate tension; and as a result, all the loud-mouth college humour and violence fail to mask its tender heart.
GameSpy (Sep 29, 2010)
Dead Rising 2's replayability is a testament to the fully realized burg that is Fortune City. I want to meet more nutjob Psychopaths; I want to try more games of chance scattered around the casinos; I want to spend an afternoon shirking my in-game responsibilities to create new tools of destruction with my hard-earned Combo Cards. More than anything, though, I want to see where Capcom takes Dead Rising next.
80 (Oct 22, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 is a brilliant yet challenging game that manages to stay fresh through a constantly evolving character and the sheer unpredictability of the zombie hordes. The addition of over the top combo weapons has made zombie killing more fun than it has ever been before, which more than makes up for the game’s little frustrations.
Brash Games (Oct 22, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 isn’t a po-faced horror game – it’s a title that allows you to wander around a shopping centre playground, cross-dressing with an Incredible Hulk mask on, beating hundreds of zombies up with over-the-top DIY weaponry. Some gamers will be put off by that, others by the tight time-limits and the way it’s impossible to see everything in a singleplay through. Let them dismiss it as broken – for those who loved the first and those who think the game sounds hilarious brainless fun, then don’t hesitate, and enjoy the playground of Fortune City as the developers intended… with blood down your mankini, and a makeshift teddy bear machine gun in hand.
IGN (Sep 23, 2010)
Again, 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. Using a car battery and a Street Fighter mask to electrocute the undead and a set of knives and a pair of boxing gloves to make Wolverine claws are all great times. Watching Chuck get covered in blood as he slays thousands of zombies, changing outfits so that one minute you’re in a toddler clothes with a LEGO head and the next you’re in a sundress, and listening to completely whacked out boss stories – that’s what I remember about Dead Rising 2. Any issue the game might have just falls to the backburner.
XboxAchievements (Sep 24, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 is everything you’d want from the zombie-smashing, free-roaming sequel and although many were after an upgraded save system, the tweaks it’s seen are relatively minor. Adding co-op and a hugely original multiplayer have definitely made this a must buy for zombie fanatics the world over, but the painfully long load times, the odd frame-rate issues and retreading the same ground after we’ve died umpteen times, really holds the game back from the dizzy 90s. Third time’s a charm, right?
80 (Sep 24, 2010)
Sans surprise, Dead Rising 2 s'impose de suivre scrupuleusement les règles dictées par son aîné. En somme, si le concept n'évolue pas, on saluera une fois de plus le second degré de l'entreprise et surtout son aspect résolument fun. Toutefois, si les développeurs se sont évertués à balancer quelques petites nouveautés rendant le système de jeu plus complet et plus souple, on regrettera que les défauts du précédent opus soient à nouveau présents. Cependant, avec un multijoueur bien fendard, une aventure solo complètement barrée et les innombrables possibilités de customisation d'armes ou tout simplement d'ordre vestimentaire, nul doute que vous aurez du mal à résister à ce nouveau volet qui brille davantage par les lumières de son univers coloré que son originalité mais qui demeure un très bon défouloir.
Thunderbolt Games (Sep 28, 2010)
As a whole, Dead Rising 2 is a tuned, tweaked and polished sequel. Some schools of thought suggest that sequels should be a departure from their predecessor, but Dead Rising 2 forgoes this view. Instead, it builds on the strengths of Dead Rising: the story is better, there are more save slots and combo weapons make zombie extermination ever the more enticing. Chuck Greene’s tale is infused with sexual-innuendo, comic tendencies and blood. It takes a swipe at the dollar-bill culture we’ve built our lives around. In Fortune City green and greed once ruled; in Dead Rising 2 the city has been reduced to a primitive, anarchistic state. It won’t win over new followers, but it’ll certainly scratch the itch that existing fans had been harbouring.
AusGamers (Oct 08, 2010)
A lot of how you feel about the game will boil down to how you decide to play from the outset though. I chose to go after all of the game’s elements in my first play through, which has lead to a lot of frustration, but again, it’s difficult to put down so it’s definitely doing something right. There are a lot of niggling, archaic things going on in the design department, but a lot of great things overall, but ultimately, anyone who likes killing zombies is going to get something out of this - just remember to save your game as often as you can.
Gamegravy (Oct 27, 2013)
I like it more than the original due to the few little additions but I won’t go on to say it is a game changer because it definitely is not. If you are looking to just run around and kill the zombies then this game is great but if not then you will get bored of the redundancy of this game as well as I did.
75 (Feb 15, 2011)
Dead Rising 2 as a whole is a game that’s addictive, frustrating, short, repetitive, and loads of fun when it’s doing everything right. But it’s so unevenly paced that I can’t say that you’re a fool for not buying it. But at the same time I can say you probably won’t regret it. The multiplayer is fun and a nice addition but won’t switch you over from that other multiplayer menagerie of undeath, and the single player game while short, is addictive, and provides enough replay value to justify a purchase. So pick it up if only because it never gets old running through a crowd of zombies wearing a pair of flaming Moose antlers.
games xtreme (Oct 15, 2010)
I can't emphasis strongly enough that when Dead Rising is going well it's an enormous amount of fun. Charging around the mall, running against the clock and bashing in zombie faces is brilliant, but some of the other design choices are questionable, and for a lot of people they will be too much. For me? I think they knock off, ooh, shall we say 3 points?
GamingLives (Oct 07, 2010)
The graphics have a distinctly 2006 look to them (although the zombie count seems much highter now) and the sound is a mixture of okay voice acting and bad rap-metal music. There are still plenty of nice little comic touches here and there but nothing worth writing about. Also, the plot gets decidedly less interesting as it goes along, culminating in ‘Overtime’ Mode which is a tedious series of fetch quests topped with a shitty boss battle and an ending that I’ve already managed to forget. It’s worth noting that my second playthrough of the game was vastly improved over the first because I was able to skip the cutscenes guilt-free.
Made2Game (Sep 24, 2010)
Overall, Dead Rising 2 is a fun game to play, though it’s certainly not going to win any awards for originality or its storyline.
Level (Sweden) (Oct, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 är både roligt och hysteriskt, det går inte att förneka. Men det hade krävts ytterligare en idé eller två för att ta zombieslakten till nästa nivå.
Lens of Truth (Oct 14, 2010)
I’m a huge zombie fan (whether it be movies or games), and the first installment of Dead Rising is a favorite of mine. It wasn’t about if I was going to enjoy DR2, it was the uncertainty of how long I would play it for……. If I was a betting man I would have lost money wagering on myself. This game is a horror sequel in every way; plot worse than the original, terrible acting, and made almost solely for the money. DR2 couldn’t be any more generic, and by no means is worth your 60 clams.
Giant Bomb (Sep 29, 2010)
Dead Rising 2 comes with a long list of unfortunate problems, but if you're the type to look past those issues and love a good challenge, this game is actually awesome.
The Video Game Critic (Nov 08, 2011)
Dead Rising 2 is an improvement over the original but too often the game feels like a chore to play.

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