Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Review

"Return to Fortune City with the Champ"


Welcome back to Fortune City, a place we ventured through not too long ago, but this time we are joined by the one and only Frank West (He’s covered wars). Somewhat changing the entire storyline of Dead Rising 2, Frank has come across hard times since his show got cancelled, so he’s come to the city, as he feels he hasn't uncovered the whole truth.

Featuring a similar storyline, you go around doing quests and missions, from essential ones of finding Frank Zombrex, to fun side quests that may include crazy psychopaths. The game builds off the previous version, adding extra items and psychopaths, along with the theme of making it through so many days.

I found it as a nice refresh playing as Frank, thinking at times that maybe he should have been there instead of Chuck. Anyways he brings back his trusty camera, that gains you tons of extra PP, there is also a new Uranus Park area, which hosts a collection of games and other neat things. There are more weapons to collect and also build into a more kickass device.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record review


The most awesome sandbox mode, which is the most compelling feature to this purchase. Basically it is the game open for exploring without a care in the world, besides the annoying psychopaths. Yet other than that just roam around killing zombies, or even venture and try a challenge to get a medal for some bonus PP. The best part, from just roaming around is that everything done in this mode carries to other and also for campaign to this! That includes levels, PP and kills!


The game sadly scraps the fun money making Terror is Reality mode… but fear not there is still the great coop mode allowing you to take on the zombies with a friend. Doesn't change really anything, but is definitely a blast.


Not much has changed in the game, despite the camera and the new area. The graphics look slightly better, but it's pretty much the same. The game still has terrible load times, but far better in comparison to the last.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

The Conclusion

Yet to play Dead Rising 2?, then is something you will want. Similar story, featuring more great stuff and Frank West. All with a cheap price tag makes this title awesome. Its filled with zombies as usual, sports an awesome fun sandbox, the modes are combined and the loading screens are better than Dead Rising 2. More zombie killing fun in Fortune City!

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Review on Xbox 360

Rating Overall: 8.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner