Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360 Cheats

Rating 5

Weapon combinations

Create the following weapons by combining the corresponding weapons:

Air Horn Spray paint + Traffic cone
Auger Pitchfork + Drill motor
Beer Hat Bottle of beer + Hard hat
Blambow Bow and arrows + TNT
Blazing Aces Tennis Racket + Tiki Torch
Blitzkrieg Assault rifle + Electric wheel chair
Boomstick Pitchfork + Shotgun
Claws Boxing gloves + Bowie knife
Defiler Axe + Sledgehammer
Drill Bucket Bucket + Drill
Driller Spear + Power drill
Dynameat Human hand (or meat) + TNT
Electric Rake Car battery + Rake
Exsanguinator Vacuum cleaner + Saw blade
Fire Spitter Tiki torch + Light machine gun
Flamethrower Gas can + Super soaker
Flaming Gloves Boxing gloves + Motor oil
Fountain Lizard Lizard head mask + Pipe
Freedom Bear Giant teddy bear + Light machine gun
Freezer Bomb Extinguisher + Dynamite
Gem Blower Gems + Leaf blower
Hacker Computer case + Flashlight
Hail Mary Football + Grenade
Handy Chipper Wheelchair + Lawnmower
Heliblade Toy helicopter + Machete
Holy Arms Training sword + Nails
Improvised Explosive Device Box of nails + Gas can
Infernal Arms Training sword + Motor oil (located behind the casino stage)
Letrci-Rake Rake + Car battery
Light Sword Gems + Flashlight
Molotov Newspaper + Whiskey
Paddle Saw Kayak paddle + Chainsaw
Parablower Leaf Blower + Parasol
Plate Launcher Cement Saw + Plates
Pole Weapon Push Broom + Machete
Porta Mower 2x4 + Lawnmower
Power Guitar Electric Guitar + Amp
Propeller Hat Serve-Bot head + Propeller
Ripper Cement Saw + Saw Blade
Roaring Thunder Goblin Mask + Battery
Rocket Launcher Pipe + Fireworks
Snowball Cannon Extinguisher + Super soaker
Spear Launcher Spear + Leaf Blower
Spiked Bat Baseball bat + Nails
Sticky Bomb Lawn Dart + Dynamite
Tenderizers Box of nails + MMA gloves
Tesla Ball Hamster ball + Car battery
Unknown Leaf blower + Parasol
Wolverine Claws Boxing gloves + Bowie knife
Zapper Flashlight + Computer server
Zombie Eater Push lawnmower + 2X4

Additionally you can create the following vehicle-weapon combinations after you unlock the motorcycle trailer by completing the "Here Come The Contestants" mission.
Chainsaw Motorcycle Motorcycle + Chainsaw
Machine Gun Motorcycle Motorcycle + LMG
Rabbit Motorcycle Motorcycle + Giant Stuffed Rabbit (found outside on top of Moe's Maginations); earns 10 PP for every killed zombie.

Rating 5

Sergeant Psycho strategy

  • When you enter Fortune Park, go to the red SUV and pay $2 million to unlock it by purchasing the keys. Get in the SUV and drive to the entrance of the underground area, then queeze the SUV into the underground area. When you get to the entrance for the loading bay, notice that it is blocked off by a line of large boxes. It is possible to drive over these boxes and squeeze the SUV under the security gate, which will trigger the cinematic for the Boss fight against Sgt. Dwight. After the cinematic, you will be on foot again. However, if you look at where you entered, you will see the SUV stuck halfway in the room. Get in the SUV and squeeze it in the rest of the way, then use it to kill Sgt. Dwight.

  • When you go down the the tunnels, go directly to the second maintenance room on the left side, following the arrow towards the mission. You will find a Servbot mask and lawnmower outside. Combine those to make the Superslicer.Whenever he stops to reload, charge him with the Superslicer on. If done correctly, you can take him out in about five hits.

Rating 3

Free Zombrex locations

Search the following locations to get free Zombrex:

Americana Casino Follow the right side at the fork on the second floor of the BBQ restaurant. Jump on the balcony and over to the closest light then continue across the rest of the lights.
Code Blue mission Save and bring the paramedic to Dean (from the Once Bitten mission). The paramedic will also give Dean a free Zombrex.
Royal Flush Plaza Defeat the Postal Worker during the mission.
Royal Flush Plaza Found during the case, in Big Roy’s Mart.
Silver Strip Diner Bring Richard (Hunger Pains) food and rescue him.
Slot Ranch Casino Go backstage behind the curtain and climb up the stack of boxes and speakers. Jump on a smaller stack of boxes and speakers.
Underground Access Go directly under the Atlantica Casino. Note - The underground path overlaps the upper edge of the casino. The Zombrex is near an access ladder on a raised walkway.
Yucatan Casino Look on top of the tallest slot machine display in the middle.

Rating 3

Food combinations

Use the following combinations to create the corresponding food:

Energizer (cannot be injured for ten seconds) Chili + Chili, Taco + Hamburger
Nectar (attracts nearby Queens and spawns one Queen nearby for six minutes) Orange Juice + Orange Juice, Jelly Beans + Beer, Onion Rings + Orange Juice
Pain Killer (take half physical damage for one minute) Beer + Beer, Vodka + Vodka
Quick Step (increase movement speed for one minute) Milk + Jelly Beans, Wine + Beer, Bacon + Pie
Randomizer (stomach pains that make Chuck vomit three times within three minutes) Beer + Cooking Oil, Wine + Vodka
Repulse (zombies ignore you for one minute; cancels out Zombait) Bacon + Chili, Chili + Large Soda, Chili + Ketchup, Chili + Onion Rings, Chili + Pie
Spitfire (spit flames at zombies for one minute) Bacon + Onion Rings, Ketchup + Ketchup, Bacon + Orange Juice, Chili + Orange Juice
Untouchable (cannot be grabbed by zombies but can still take damage from attacks for one minute) Bacon + Bacon, Pizza + Large Soda, Bacon + Milk, Chili + Milk, Onion Rings + Milk, Onion Rings + Pie, Pie + Orange Juice, Orange Juice + Milk

Rating 3

Psychopaths strategy

You can take out most psychopaths by attacking them with the Knife Gloves (Bowie Knife + Boxing Gloves) while under the effect of the Pain Killer drink (Beer + Beer or Vodka + Vodka).

Rating 3

Alternate Endings

Unlock the following alternate endings by performing the corresponding tasks:

Ending A Complete all cases, give Katey the Zombrex each time, do not give TK the Zombrex before completing "The Facts".
Ending B Give Katey the Zombrex each time, starting at Case 6-2 allow the time to advance until 7 a.m. on September 29, do not complete "The Facts".
Ending C Do not do the cases while giving Katey Zombrex each time, be in the safehouse before the military arrives.
Ending D Be outside the safehouse when the military arrives.
Ending F Do not give Katey the Zombrex and be in the safehouse by the time the military arrives.
Ending S Complete all cases, give Katey the Zombrex each time, give TK the Zombrex before completing "The Facts".

Rating 3

"Look At All That Juice" achievement hint

Mix all the drinks in the ""Food combinations" hint to unlock this achievement.

Rating 3

Unlockable Items

Unlock the following items by performing the corresponding tasks:

Bowling Shirt Import a saved game file from Dead Rising - Case Zero.
Champion's Jacket Win a TIR Online episode.
Convicts Kill 10 psychopaths.
Dealer Outfit Change into all available pieces of clothing.
Hockey Mask Use every melee weapon to make a kill.
Hunting Jacket Import a saved game file from Dead Rising - Case Zero.
Overalls Import a saved game file from Dead Rising - Case Zero.
TIR Helmet Earn $1,000,000 in TIR Online.
TIR Outfit Earn $5,000,000 in TIR Online.
Tattered Clothes Kill 1,000 zombies with hand-to-hand.
Waitress Oufit Import a saved game file from Dead Rising - Case Zero.
Willamette Mall Outfit Rescue 50 survivors.

Rating 2

"Father Of The Year" achievement hint

Collect the following items to unlock the "Father Of The Year" achievement:

  • Robot bear
  • Bag of marbles
  • Beach ball
  • Stick pony
  • Giant stuffed donkey
  • Giant stuffed elephant
  • Giant stuffed bull
  • Water gun
  • Giant Stuffed Rabbit
  • Tiger (give it steak or ribs to tame it)
  • Funny painting (obtained on the case 4 mission "Art Appreciation")

Rating 2


Apprentice Rising (20 points) Reach level 25.
Bartender (20 points) Mix a drink.
Better With a Friend (20 points) Solve all case files in Co-op.
Big Spender (20 points) Spend $6,000,000 in Fortune City.
Chuck Greene Crosso Dresser? (20 points) Change into all the clothes in the game.
Clean Record (20 points) Complete The Facts.
Come on! Follow me! (20 points) Escort 8 survivors at once.
Curiously Inventive (20 points) Collect all combo cards hidden in Fortune City.
Custom Finish (20 points) Give your bike a custom paint job.
Data Miner (20 points) Fill all entries in the notebook.
Death From Afar (20 points) Use every type of ranged weapon on a zombie.
Don't you die on me! (20 points) Revive another player in Co-op.
Duct Tape FTW (20 points) Create all combo weapons.
Explosive Temper (20 points) Use every type of explosive on a zombie.
Fashion Aficionado (20 points) Change into 10 different pieces of clothing.
Father of the Month (20 points) Give Katey a gift.
Father of the Year (20 points) Give Katey every possible gift.
Finally Full (20 points) Eat all types of food in the game.
Full Deck (20 points) Collect all combo cards.
Half Deck (20 points) Collect 25 combo cards.
Having A Gas (20 points) Kill 1,000 "special" zombies.
He hasn't covered wars... (20 points) Use every type of firearm on a zombie.
Head Trauma (20 points) Use every type of melee weapon on a zombie.
Hero of Fortune City (20 points) Save 50 survivors.
Improper Behavior (20 points) Spraypaint all Zombrex posters.
Judge, Hury and Executioner (20 points) Defeat 10 psychopaths.
Justice Served (20 points) Complete Overtime Mode.
Life Saver (20 points) Collect all survivor combo cards.
Look at all that juice! (20 points) Create and consume all mixed drinks in the game.
Masquerade (20 points) Have 10 zombies with masks on at once.
Needs more chainsaw (20 points) Create a combo weapon.
Professional Rising (20 points) Reach level 50.
Rising Star (20 points) Come in first place in a single TIR event.
Saving the Day (20 points) Save 10 survivors.
Slaughter S = Laughter! (20 points) Use every type of novelty weapon on a zombie.
Smashy (20 points) Smash 100 zombies using the Smash skill move.
Stick 'em up (20 points) Stick it to a zombie by covering him in weapons and objects!
TK's Favorite (20 points) Play and win in all 9 TIR events.
Tape it or DIE! (20 points) Discovered the secret combo card. Did you cheat by checking online?
The Skill To Survive (20 points) Tame Snowflake.
Tough Guy (20 points) Collect all combo cards from psychopaths.
Vigilante Justice (20 points) Defeat 5 psychopaths.
Win Big! (20 points) Finish in first place in a TIR episode.
Window Shopper (20 points) Enter all the stores in the game.
Wrong kind of "Chopper" (20 points) Kill 1,000 zombies while riding a motorcycle.
Z-Genocider 2 Genocide Harder (20 points) Kill 53,596 zombies.
Zombie Destruction (20 points) Kill 5,000 zombies.
Zombie Fu (20 points) Kill 1,000 zombies barehanded.
Zombie Genocide Master (20 points) Kill 72,000 zombies.
Zombie Slaughter (20 points) Kill 500 zombies.

Rating 2

Transporting survivors

Instead of carrying survivors in your arms or your back, push a wheelchair up to them and wait for them sit down. Note: They do not have to be injured. You can then run them back to the safehouse easily. Do not hit too many zombies or walls or you will dump the survivor and the wheelchair will break.

Rating 2

Sgt. Dwight strategy in "Case 6-2"

When you enter Fortune Park, go to the red SUV--which costs $2 million to unlock by buying the keys. Get in the SUV and drive to the entrance of the underground area, squeezing the SUV into the underground area. When you get to the entrance for the loading bay, notice that it is blocked off by a line of large boxes. It is possible to drive over these boxes and squeeze the SUV under the security gate, which will trigger the cinematic for the Boss fight against Sgt. Dwight. After the cinematic, you will be on foot again. However, if you look at where you entered, the SUV is stuck halfway in the room. Get in the SUV and squeeze it in the rest of the way. Use the SUV to kill Sgt. Dwight.

Rating 2

"Handy Man" achievement hint

The description for Handy Man reads "You created all the new combo weapons in Dead Rising 2: CASE WEST. Duct tape, to the max!" However, to unlock the achievement, you cannot build any weapons other than those required. Build them in the following, precise order:

Note: If you build any other weapons, you must delete your save file and start over. Be careful!

1. Shocker Defibrillator + Medical Tray
2. Zap N’ Shine Floor Buffer + Electric Prod
3. Lightning Gun Blast Frequency Gun + Electric Prod
4. Reaper Sickle + Katana Sword
5. Impact Blaster Impact Hammer + Blast Frequency Gun
6. Sterilizer Chemicals + Syringe Gun
7. Laser Gun This actually requires you to build and combine two other weapons: Laser 8. Sword [Gems + Flashlight] + Lightning Gun [Blast Frequency Gun + Electric Prod]

Rating 1

Ghosts 'n Goblins knight armor

Collect all four pieces of the knight armor to get half damage. If lose 50% health, the armor will break and you will take normal damage in your underwear. The armor pieces can be found as follows:

Beard In the rear of the "Wave of Style" hairdresser's shop in Royal Flush Plaza.
Knight's Armor Complete the game with an "S" rank.
Knight's Boots Purchased for $2 million from "Moe's Migitations" on the Platinum Strip
Knight's Helmet Rescue Jack in "Meet the Family" and defeat him in a poker game in the "Ante Up" case.

Rating 1

"Masquerade" achievement hint

Go to Ye Olde Toybox (R107) on the first floor in Royal Flush Plaza to find an unlimited pile of Lizard Masks. Keep picking up and putting the masks on all the zombies nearby until you get the "Masquerade" achievement.

Rating 1

Leon strategy

Get the motorbike from the front of the arena and drive it to the fireworks store at Silver Strip. Get rockets and ride the bike to the alley with the maintenance room. Grab a metal pipe and ride the bike to the rock canyon. Go inside the maintenance room in the rocks and create a rocket launcher, then exit the door of the maintenance room and stand in the left side corner. Save the game. When Leon appears from the left side, he will run into the wall. Continue to shoot him with the rocket launcher until he is defeated.

Rating 1

"Tape It Or Die" achievement hint

Find a zombie with his hands in the air and kill him to release the queen in a bottle, as in the original Dead Rising. Then, get a beer and go to the candy store. Take some jelly beans. Combine the jelly beans and beer to create nectar. Combine the nectar and the queen to unlock the achievement and a combo card.

Rating 0

Slappy strategy

Get one or two squirt guns from inside the toy shop where you fight Slappy, then shoot him with a squirt gun a coupletimes to make his flamethrower malfunction for a moment. Then, melee attack him before taking cover again. Repeat the process until you defeat him.

Rating 0

Six Shooter hint

You will eventually obtain the Six Shooter revolver by defeating the Cowboy Security Guard Psychopath in the South Plaza. Be sure to hold on to this weapon, which can be found on the sawing board he dies on. You can only have one at any time like all Psychopath weapons, so if you try to exit and re-enter the area to get an extra Six Shooter, you won't find anything on there until you lose the one you're carrying (or that your Co-Op partner is carrying). This weapon is extremely powerful, more so than any rifle other than the Sniper Rifle, and also boasts a great rate of fire. With this weapon, you can easily take out most Psychopaths by simply corner shooting, or in some cases just repeatedly shooting them as most Psychos will be stunned for a brief moment by each shot.

Rating 0

Easy money hint

  • To easily gain money, destroy an ATM machine. Each one will give you approximately $2,000.

  • To easily gain money, find a slot machine that has see a pile of $100 in front of it. You can win on that slot machine up to five times. Go to the map by entering any casino or the machines by the Sports Car in the Royal Flush Plaza. The machine will then give out winnings again.

  • To easily gain money, have at least $25,000 to $50,000. Go to the Slot Ranch casino. On one of the walls is a Heart slot machine that has two buy in amounts for $100 and $1,000. Select $1,000. Keep playing this machine until you have $6 million. It will not take very long. Then, buy as much as desired. The best combinations (hearts fill in for the third slot), three hearts are $100,000; two hearts and a dollar sign are $100,000; two hearts and a diamond are $50,000; and two hearts and a seven are $25,000.

Rating 0

"Stick 'Em Up" achievement hint

Go to Baron Von Brathaus (Y101) in Yucatan Casino and grab the Mona Lisa painting by the front register and the other painting next to it. Also take the Servbot Mask on the table, then find a nearby zombie and slam the Mona Lisa painting on it. Slam the other painting on it. Slam the Servbot Mask on it. Then, grab a Large Barrel outside Baron Von Brathaus and slam it on the zombie with a hard attack to get the "Stick 'Em Up" achievement.

Rating 0

Faster start in New Game+ mode

Successfully complete the game to unlock New Game+ mode. In New Game+ mode, skip the opening cinematic to advance past the "Terror Is Reality" section until your arrival at the emergency bunker.