Conclusion: Playing this short and sweet game makes you wonder whether they couldn’t construct the next title in such a way so that co-op can play a larger part, because if Dead Rising 2 ’s co-op was anywhere near as much fun as Case West ’s, I doubt I’d want to play it solo more than once.
Summary: In the world of Dead Rising 2, there's an activist organization known as CURE that pushes for the humane treatment of the living impaired. If only CURE realized just how much fun it can be to maim, behead, or otherwise massacre hordes of brain-craving zombies.
Pros: Clever and brutal weapon combinations, Focused mission structure keeps you moving, Psychopaths have disturbing backstories and offer challenging fights, Tons of hidden secrets to search for, Striving for completion in cooperative play is fun
Cons: Long and frequent load times, Controls are not always responsive
Conclusion: Overall, Dead Rising 2 decides to be light rather than dark, fun rather than deep. The result is a gaming treasure trove of constant surprises. Discovering a metal baseball bat with projectile baseballs may well induce manic laughter, dead zombies and missions lost.