Dead Rising 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person sandbox horror survival against a hoard of zombies in a mall. Requires several playthroughs, including one with online co-op.
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Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 is a sandbox-style survival horror developed by Blue Castle Games (now Capcom Vancouver) and published by Capcom, and is a sequel to Dead Rising which was released exclusively on the Xbox 360. The game includes online co-op as well as an added "Terror Is Reality" multiplayer mode.
Five years after the first game, and taking place in the fictional casino town Fortune City, players control Chuck Greene, a contestant on the sports entertainment program Terror Is Reality in which people attempt to kill the most number of zombies. But something goes wrong, and Chuck is forced to find safety along with his daughter Katey, who constantly requires a supply of Zombrex to hold back her infection. Players venture through the zombie-infested Fortune City to find supplies of Zombrex while helping survivors, dealing with psychopaths and other hazards, within a set time limit before the military arrives.
Dead Rising 2 received positive reviews, with an average score of 82% for its vast assortment of challenges and things to do, giving the game a high replay value.
The game will require a number of playthroughs, three at the least, one of which must be online in co-op mode. If you have a friend or boosting partner, then the co-op play is less complicated and easier to get through. Otherwise, if you have to search for a partner each time you play, this 3-star rating difficulty raises from a low to a high.
The majority of the trophies consist of random challenges, such as finding all gifts for Katey, using every type of weapon, or change into all pieces of clothing. It can be challenging to collect all of these trophies in one playthrough, particularly if you're on co-op. This is why we say three playthroughs is the minimum.
Expect to spend well over 50 hours on this game.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 have a separate list from those on the PS3.
The game is meant to be replayed several times, and so each time you restart, all your level stats, skills, money, as well as the majority of challenges for working towards trophies (such as clothing worn or weapons created) will be carried over into your next playthrough. Inventory, number of zombies killed, and gifts for Katey, will not. Just something to keep in mind.
If possible, it's best to get the co-op out of the way. For your first playthrough, do so online while completing all the case files. The psychopaths during the Overtime stages may prove difficult depending on your level, but if your partner is strong, then by all means go ahead and get them out of the way.
For another playthrough, you should focus only on rescuing all the survivors. This will require a bit of planning, so check out the Survivors Timeline under our Links tab.
Your third and following playthroughs will be where you collect all the miscellaneous trophies. This should also include Zombie Genocide Master, in which you kill 72,000 zombies in one playthrough. For these miscellaneous trophies, check out the Dead Rising 2 trophy guide links under our Links tab for tips and strategies.
IGN has a great Walkthrough, here:
Here's a great Walkthrough, on Mahalo:
And a great text-based Walkthrough, created by Misfit119:
This is a fantastic Trophy Guide, by Lord Maim:
Another great Trophy Guide, this one by tripledt:
And a Trophy Guide, by Rob:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3, minus the DLC) by rrushn and mmartynn:
Here's a Youtube video by PowerPyx, demonstrating the Zombie Genocide Master trophy:
And a video by PowerPyx demonstrating the Come On Follow Me trophy:
And PowerPyx's video demonstrating the Skill To Survive trophy:
This is a highly useful Survivors & Psychopaths Timeline, by Lord Maim:
And a Combo Cards & Weapons list, also by Lord Maim:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: