If you're a zombie fan then you need to play Dead Rising 2 because it's packed full of the living dead, who are just waiting for you to pick up anything and everything in the environment to kill them with. You'll also be able to cut through them with a friend in online co-op, which is probably the best thing about the game. Play are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £10, which'll save you around about £2 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
Dead Rising 2 may not be perfect or even a particularly comprehensive evolution of the original, but it's certainly expansive and great for epic freeform zombie-killing rampages. The new combo weapon creation system is a right laugh when used properly, resulting in some ludicrous killing machines cobbled out of the most unlikely household objects. Fear the drill bucket! Why not check out Tom's top ten list of the best (and most ridiculous) combo armaments if you're not yet sold on the idea?
Ah Dead Rising 2, my go to game when I just want to kick back for a bit of light hearted fun combined with a ridiculous amount of gore! When you're not killing zombies, oh wait no you're always killing zombies in this one even when you're trying to get rid of a pesky psychopath, or rescuing a couple of survivors from the undead. The Hut are currently selling Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £10.85, which'll save you £2 on the next best offers out there.
Edging ever closer to the fabled sub-tenner price territory, Dead Rising 2 has made it to just £11.85 if you order over at Zavvi. I'm not the biggest fan of the Dead Rising franchise - the story is a little too po-faced for my tastes, which doesn't sit well within Capcom's immature storytelling techniques - but you can't argue with wading through undead hordes swinging a paddle with two chainsaws affixed at either end. It's that sort of game.
Are Microsoft running out of themes for their weekly deals? We're back to the undead again, with a selection of zombie-related price reductions on three bits of DLC.
Well, and a full game. Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse is down to 800 Points, and provides some seriously meaty anarchic violence that more than makes up for the fact that it's an Xbox Original. When you can gleefully chow down on tasty innocent brains, Achievements are even less relevant than usual.
DLC-wise, the massive Undead Nightmare Collection for Red Dead Redemption (including Liars & Cheats and Legends & Killers) has been reduced to 1000 Points, along with Dead Rising's standalone Case West for a meagre 400. If you're a fan of either game, they're both well worth investing in. Rounding out this week's package is Left 4 Dead 2's Passing DLC, which was a little disappointing despite a cameo from the original foursome.
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Ok zombie fans, if you like picking up pretty much any object that you come across in Dead Rising 2 and beating the undead back to their graves, but you've completed the game and all of its DLC, then you might want to think about picking up Dead Rising 2: Off The Record when it comes out in October. The game takes place in an alternate reality where Frank West has taken Chuck Greene's place, and he's brought his camera along for the ride, so you'll be able to earn PP by taking pictures again. You can pre-order a copy of the game on either the Xbox 360 or PS3 for £22.85 over at ShopTo, which should save you over £2 on both versions.