Dead Rising 2 reviews round-up: die zombie, die

Tuesday, 28th September 2010 16:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The UK review embargo for Dead Rising 2 lifted last week, and today it has lifted for the US.

All sorts of sites are going live with opinions on the game.

Get rounded-up below.

Eurogamer went live with its review first last week, giving the zombie bashing title a solid 8.

Here’s the reviews list so far, as always, feel free to add more in the comments section:

Dead Rising 2 is out in the UK now for PS3 and Xbox 360. It hits the US today.

Watch the first 15 minutes of the game below.



  1. onlineatron

    Dear LoveFilm

    Please send me this so I can grab it at the weekend when I’m home from Uni.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Superet

    I didn’t know LoveFilm reads VG247.

    In that case, sorry I broke that copy of The Butterfly Effect.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Aimless

    Dear LoveFilm,

    Please don’t send onlineatron DR2, I don’t want to get stuck on Long Wait whilst you invariably send me some long-forgotten PSP game from my list instead.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. lexph3re

    Lol of course ms gives the best rating

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Very nice. I will definitely get the game, i loved Case Zero. I just don’t have the money yet for it. But as soon as i have money i will. 40 euros for this game is a steal.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kuwabara

    was expecting 9s and 10s. not buying this. hopefully vanquish does better

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Happy enough with those scores, certainly not concerned about my pre-order now.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. McLovin85

    Good to see this game getting good reviews. Pre-ordered it today so that I get a free copy of Zombieland from HMV. Great little bonus!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    the Eurogamer link goes to the 2nd page of the review.

    I usually like to start from the 1st :p

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    Who reads/cares for Eurogamer reviews man? Seriously :)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. YoungZer0


    #11 4 years ago
  12. frostquake

    Too much coming out to get this at full price..Castlevania and Enslaved the very next week. I don’t know about the rest of you but the Enslaved Demo, which I discounted before I played, impressed me. The Production values are much higher then I thought they would be.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    @ 11

    When that site gives Mafia II a 4 (or 5,whatever) that says alot about them in my opinion. No the game is far from perfect and lots of wasted potential too. But are they actually ignoring the great aspects of that game? It sure seems so. a 4 is beyond ridiculous. BUT, that’s not all.

    They rated Dead Space the same as Alone in the dark, that’s practically a goddamn sin if you ask me. And plenty of other very quiestenable reviews, how can i take them serious? Can’t.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    Well, there is no perfect gaming site. You probably define that by one that reflects your own opinions about the games. I for one believe Mafia deserved nothing more than a 5. Dead Space was boring and Alone in the Dark is a broken game.

    But i think the main problem are we. We don’t even seem to care what the review says, the number seems to be important, and that’s a big shame and the #1 reason why i love Kotaku Reviews.

    It got even so far that something under 7 is bad in our eyes. This shit has to stop.

    Best examples of how this whole shit can get annoying: gave the Story of Halo 3 a 10. A 10. And an 8 for the story of MGS4 because “they didn’t get it”.

    It’s complete nonsense. If there is one gaming site you should not waste your time with it’s destructoid. They give numbers just for the numbers, if you catch my drift. Best example: The K&L 2 Review. 1 out of 10. Someone’s been really out of touch with videogames lately or definitely needs the attention.

    I read Eurogamer because of the reviews. I don’t care about the numbers. Most of their reviews are very well written and most of the points they criticize are the points i would criticize.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    Does DR2 have a timer in it, like case Zero?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crysis

    MAY actually buy this off of Steam, it’s about $45, which is excellent considering most new games cost over double that with the odd exception, but i don’t really want this as a pc game, i don’t want to be hunched over a desk with a keyboard & mouse with a smallish screen, may save up & get this for my ps3, seems to me as a more lay down & have fun experience rather than focus & competitiveness experience

    #16 4 years ago
  17. distraet

    Gamers Globe: – 8/10

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DanteDestroyer

    HardGame2 (9/10) Review of PC version:

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Joe Anderson

    @15 yes it does.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. VisualSlave

    Itchy Thumbs 8/10

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    @ 14

    Well, i guess to each their own of course. When reviews of a certain game comes out, it’s always Eurogamer with a much lower score than the others. It’s almost as if they simply want to be different for the hell of it. I dislike that.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. pamelapatty 8/10:

    #22 4 years ago
  23. citizenmac 7/10 (In Greek)

    Official PlayStation Magazine Greece 8/10

    #23 4 years ago
  24. dirigiblebill

    VideoGamesDaily – 8/10

    #24 4 years ago
  25. elronathon

    the zombie, the!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. M2Kx

    Guardian Game Blog? WTF?! :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. spiderLAW

    Meh. 1st game was okay. This one looks like a copy and paste with some updated graphics. Might get it on PC when it drops to $25

    #27 4 years ago
  28. loki

    Most of score is too high, perfect score for this mediocre is 7-7,5. 1st Dead Rising is better, but we have PC port
    @27 Don’t be idiot, donload from torrents for free, PC ports do not deserve money

    #28 4 years ago
  29. M2Kx

    I don’t like where this is going…

    /e: –


    #29 4 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    Lol, Torrents.

    This game is actually pretty okay, but the loading times nearly destroy the experience. You just don’t want to go to the next casino because you know there is a loading screen waiting for you.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. spiderLAW

    One of the reasons the first one bored me. I hated the loading screen popping up for every door i opened.

    Maybe i’ll torrent it after i buy it on 360 or PS3 and sell it for not liking it. But only then.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    Playing it. What a pile of shit this game actually is.

    Smashing zombies is fun, but everything else is just boring. Not to mention about stupid story missions where you need to run or if you won’t have enough time you need to start all over again. No checkpoints for this game is just ridiculous. Side missions are boring and e.t.c.

    Graphics nothing special. Yeah, everything is smooth with Anti Aliasing and other effects, but fuck it really. Not impressive. Design interior is Ok.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Tomchoucrew

    Xboxygen 5/5:

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    @32 cant you take it back for something else?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. chipvideo

    Can’t wait to get my collectors edition today. Loved case zero.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. frostquake

    Sorry..I hate games with Timers…I understand it places a sense of urgency in the game, but it also takes away so many other things from the game as well…So I will pass, till super cheap and nothing left to buy..maybe March 2011.

    #36 4 years ago

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