Parents' Guide to

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Very gory adventure uses weapons of mass dismemberment.

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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+


so my kids luve zombies but they hate the time but luv sandbox so u should chek it out but call of duty is the best

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age 16+


Pretty bad game. Theres a ton of violence, adn I don't think anyone under 17 should be seeing it. Theres other stuff too, like beating zombies with a d*ldo (Funny, but inappropriate) and some language, but nothing above s***. I wouldnt get this game in the first place, but if you do, don't let kids under 17 play it

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This adventure is a violent title that's solely for mature players, but it's really best only if you haven't purchased the original game, whether that's the 2006 original or 2016 "remastered" version. Why? Unless you're a huge Frank West fan there's not much earth-shakingly new to justify the purchase, aside from a new Sandbox Mode that lets you tackle a seemingly never-ending horde of the undead with no storyline or time limit to distract you. At least it supports online play, including a co-op option for two players to work together over the Internet.

This third-person adventure's over-the-top gory gameplay is still fun in a guilty pleasure sort of way -- now with fewer and faster load times, improved online performance, checkpoints, and other technical upgrades -- but Fortune City hasn't changed much since Dead Rising 2, despite some new missions, environments (including "Uranus Zone"), weapons, and vehicles (such as a clown car). Fun, yes? And funny, too, but the lower price may tempt fans of the franchise. The high price of the initial game wasn't worth the expense for the gameplay. Now, it's a more desirable purchase given the sub-$20 price tag, updated graphics, and extra content.

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