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Dead Rising 2
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Release Date (US):
September 28th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
September 24th, 2010
Online Players:
Blue Castle Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
231 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
200 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Dead Rising 2

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. Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike.



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Not a lot different to the first game, but co-op play and combo cards make zombie killing refreshingly entertaining.

We like

  • The new combo cards give more weapon variety
  • How the leveling system encourages experimentation
  • Being able to bash zombies with friends in co-op

We dislike

  • All your time is spent killing zombies so it can get repetitive
  • Below par graphics, especially character models that aren't zombies

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Dead Rising 2 News

  • Capcom's Dead Rising 2 devs working on 'unannounced new IP'

    Capcom Vancouver, formerly named Blue Castle Games, and responsible for bringing us Dead Rising 2, are hard at work on a brand new “unannounced new IP.” A job posting on Capcom’s recruitment site, CreaviteHeads, has revealed that the studio is looking for a design director for a ne...

  • Capcom: What did you think of Dead Rising 2?

    Capcom’s eager to know what gamers thought of zombie slaying sequel Dead Rising 2, and as such has cobbled together an online survey in an attempt to pick your brains - figuratively speaking, of course. The survey states, "After the successful launch of Dead Rising 2, I wanted to go ba...

  • Heaps of Dead Rising 2 DLC on its way to PSN

    Dead Rising 2 senior producer Josh Bridge has confirmed that Capcom will be unleashing a plethora of downloadable content for the zombie-slaying sequel on PlayStation Network in the coming weeks. First in line is the Psychopath Theme Pack, which allows you to kit hero Chuck Greene out in a horro...

  • Capcom says it isn't "alienating" PS3 fans over Dead Rising 2 DLC

    Capcom has denied that the Japanese giant is “alienating” PlayStation 3 owners following the announcement of exclusive downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Dead Rising 2. The publisher announced during its Tokyo Game Show press event last week that it would be bringing the...

  • TGS 2010: Capcom snaps up Blue Castle Games

    Capcom development boss Keiji Inafune has just announced during the publisher’s Tokyo Game Show press event that the company has purchased Dead Rising 2 developer Blue Castle Games. As a result, the studio will now take on the name of Capcom Games Studio Vancouver. Inafune also unveiled...

  • Capcom's Inafune keen to work with Dead Rising 2 dev again

    Dead Rising 2 producer Keiji Inafune has let slip that he would welcome the idea of working with Canadian-based studio Blue Castle Games again if the opportunity should arise. Inafune’s comments come following an interview with IGN, where the site quizzed him as to whether or not Blue Castl...

  • Dead Rising 2 'Zombrex' edition heading to Europe

    Capcom has revealed that it is bringing the previously North American-exclusive Dead Rising 2 Zombrex edition to European territories. The Zombrex edition includes extra goodies such as a Making of DVD, Steelbook case and Zombrex syringe pen. Not as much as the US version, mind, which features a ...

  • [UPDATE] Capcom announces Dead Rising 2 Euro SE

    UPDATE: Speaking to Joystiq regarding plans for North America, Capcom commented, “We are not bringing the Outbreak Edition to North America,” adding,  “something special will be announced for North America very soon.” ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Capcom has unveiled plans for a...

  • Dead Rising 2 delayed in North America, Europe

    Capcom revealed this morning that it has pushed back the release of zombie sequel Dead Rising 2 in Europe and North America by a month. The game was originally due out on August 31 and September 3 in the U.S. and PAL regions, respectively. However, it’ll now hit store shelves in North Ameri...

  • Dead Rising 2 will have improved difficulty curve, says Inafune

    Capcom’s Keiji Inafune has revealed that zombie sequel Dead Rising 2 will feature an improved difficulty curve, though made it clear that parts of the game will get pretty tough and as a result players will need to call upon their mates to help them out. Speaking to the chaps at Joystiq, In...

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