Common Sense Media says

Over-the-top, extremely violent zombie-killing game.

Users say

(out of 28 reviews)
age 11+
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Parent Written byl4dfan June 22, 2011

Good Game

It is a fine game a little blood nothing more
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 12 year old Written byjohn123456 April 30, 2011

12+

A great game but for mature 12 year olds+
Parent Written byCraigh Andrews July 9, 2015

Good game

The game is well made. In the game you use hundreds of creative weapons to kill zombies. When zombies are killed, there is a small amount of blood on the ground. It fades after 2-4 minutes. Zombies only have gruesome deaths if the player uses explosives. Though chainsaws and whatnot can be used to remove limbs, it is entirely comical in its appearance and completely unrealistic. In some occasions, the player can chop zombies in half. This is suppressing considering the nature of the game, however it can only be done with certain weapons, and it is very quick that you could blink and miss it. The sharing is minimal. S--t is used along with other milder profanities, people are called names like a - hole and p---y, but it isn't anything that your child will not ever hear. There are many references to drinking throughout. The only reason that the game got an M rating is the blood l, which is bright red and unrealistic. The game does have online features, but I don't let my 10 year old play that quite yet. I only let him play with people he knows with my supervison.
What other families should know
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bysmashwolf88 April 18, 2011

good game

if saving your 5 year old daughter from becoming a zombie makes u a bad rolemodel then im crazy
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old October 12, 2012

Great game, not too scary

I think this game is fine, there isnt too much gore except blood but the graphics for the blood isnt very well detailed so it shouldnt scare you or anything. Im 12 and I find this game fine. I normally dont like horror games because I dont like the feeling of being scared too much, but I think this game is okay. Would recommend to anyone perhaps 10+. The website review is very over the top when they say "Intense bloody violence" in my opinion.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old December 13, 2010

Awsome!

I think this game is not bad at all. The violence is fine. There are some bad words like: f--k,sh-t,the D word,and sh-thead. But or else this game is really awsome!!!
Teen, 13 years old Written bylisen to me November 3, 2010

good for pre teen/teens

whats wrong with making zombie killing fun? isn't that the point of video games?and plus your saving people from dying and your own daughter so whats wrong with killing mythical beings?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bymixe February 6, 2013

fun, but not for long

it is an extremely violent game. the entire game revolves around slaughtering zombies in the most creative way possible. however there is a difference between killing people and killing zombies. for some it will be fine but for others it may have an effect. the game is extremely fun for the first couple of hours. after that is gets kind of boring. once you explore the entire map there isnt much else to do that is fun. the missions are repetitive and the combat with anything other than zombies if difficult and annoying. there is also a timer on all missions which is annoying because you are forced to do the story missions before time runs out or else you cant continue the story. side missions can be ignored but eventually you will run out of time and it feels like you are missing out on something. all these timers leaves you almost no time to explore the mall. don't pay over 10$ for this game
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old February 20, 2012

ok

really bloody
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byLBP2 IS AWESOME August 6, 2011

10,11,12

The main problem in this game is blood and gore but it depends if you are disturbed by it. The game does say it has sexual themes. The game won't drop a F-Bomb but it will say some other foul language.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old March 16, 2011

Good for tweens, but think about anything younger than 12, iffy for 11.

A pretty good game over all, considering that you can practically go from killing zombies with a baseball bat with nails in it, to killing zombies with a manican! I'd say that this game has lots of violence, but if you don't mind blood and gore, than this game shouldn't be too bad. Just remember that there is casinos where you can gamble games on. Also, take safety into an issue considering that you can stick saw blades into a vacuum cleaner, or turn a toy helicopter into a deadly tool.
What other families should know
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 12 years old February 12, 2011

13,14,15

Athough the game is rated m it can be played by kids who are 12,13 etc. if you can withstand paintlike blood you should be fine.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 10, 12, and 13 year old Written byGimmick November 15, 2010

Good but too violent for some

Awsome but sadly quite a lot of violence
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old March 23, 2016

For mature children

Dead Rising 2 is a great game in general. A really nice plot, great game play, mixed in with horror and gore aspects make it a fun all around game. Don't go handing this around to just any kid, parents. If you feel your kid shouldn't be playing something like this, (too violent,) or gets scared too easily, then it's not a great game for them. While I do feel Common Sense Media acts really iffy about games like these (ages 18+?! Really?) this also has some mental aspects you may want to consider about the game. Alright parents: the main story in the DR 2 world is Chuck Greene, the guy in the yellow jacket, is trying to raise a seven year old girl in a series of cities infested with zombies and a zombie parasite (murderous, gory zombies) which was started by a homicidal maniac. It may sound 18+ right now, but the way the game portrays this is hidden in dark humor, some making partially sexual references, (again, very little of it, nothing explicit at all,) with half the game making sarcastic jokes. So is this a game for everybody? No. But is it explicit in any way? In a gory way. Not the other stuff.
Teen, 15 years old Written byYurface66 September 2, 2013

Dead Rising 2 (Not A Dead game, Is Rising)

This game is very awesome, the save mode makes the game annoying a couple times, but combined with the time limit, makes the game intense and also the fact that you need to find Zombrex. Don't listen to the people who say it is bad, they aren't very good at the game and don't know how to play correctly. It is pretty violent and some of the PhyscoPaths and their deaths are quite disturbing, but 12 and up is fine if they are mature
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old November 1, 2012

Dead Rising 2 Is AMAZING

There is very highly violence in this but i dont think think it is horrible. Sex there is some parts for sex such as the women who put her hands round anothers waist and playboy magazines. Language there is a quarter of this bad language such as sh*t cr*p a*s and others but not f**k. Drugs, drinking and smoking there is few parts but there is some like Zombrex for drug and beer that makes chuck greene sick and walk in a wrong way. It is ok i guess
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bydarthsitkur August 20, 2012

looks better than gears of war and splatterhouse

I've seen gameplay of this and it looks pretty freakin insane lol
Kid, 10 years old March 7, 2011
listen parent just get your kid the game its fine
Parent Written byFluffman1234 February 16, 2016
Adult Written byChrisH. November 25, 2014
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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