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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (PS4 / XB1 Edition)

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 13, 2016
Xbox OneSep 13, 2016

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Genre: Survival

Photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising's Willamette incident, Frank West, takes center stage once again in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Forget what you know about Dead Rising 2, as players will experience a re-imagining of the Fortune City outbreak. The new 'Off the Record' story line means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience, where Frank faces off against hordes of twisted enemies, builds more outrageous combo weapons, follows his own unique mission structure, and explores brand new areas of Fortune City to get his biggest scoop yet.

Join Frank as he indulges in the insanity of 'Uranus Zone', Fortune City's very own theme park. Full of deadly rides and crazy attractions, the sci-fi themed Uranus Zone is a true zombie-killing paradise. Fans have asked for it and now Dead Rising 2: Off the Record delivers a fully realized Sandbox Mode! Available from the outset, players can now explore all Fortune City has to offer without having to worry about the clock.

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
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Fair Head
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Weak Head
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Reviews

Destructoid

7 / 10.0
Destructoid

These problems are extra frustrating, because when Dead Rising 2: Off the Record functions properly, I have a blast with it. The story is nothing memorable, but the toybox that is Fortune City allows for all sorts of emergent storytelling that I'll remember for some time. I'm hoping that Frank's return in Dead Rising 4 fares better.

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Digital Chumps

8 / 10.0
Eric Layman

In 2011, a faintly redressed model of Dead Rising 2 and a replacement hero in Frank West may have seemed crass. Now, with both Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record released simultaneously and priced identically, it's a simple matter of choice. Do you want Dead Rising 2 as it was conceived, or a genetically modified clone that's less inspired but, technically, a lot more fun?

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Impulsegamer

4 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

Dead Rising 2 and its spin-off cousin, Off the Record are solid re-releases that lack vital DLC add-ons released years ago, bringing down the value of the ports somewhat.

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Worth Playing

8 / 10.0
Worth Playing

Off the Record is still Dead Rising 2, with the thematic dissonance that I mentioned in that game's review. It's even more pronounced here, if anything, as Frank throws out sly little side-long quips on everything like he's starring in both a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" episode and the movie it's mocking. I don't exactly mind Frank as a character, but you have to be a lot more of a fan of him than I am before this works as well as Dead Rising 2 did. Still, it improves on that game's basic model and adds the much-needed sandbox mode, so call it a wash.

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