Dead Rising 2 is a zombie survival game with strong beat ‘em up elements. The series is known for placing ordinary people without special military skills in the center of the story. This time you take on the role of Chuck Greene, a former motocross rider, who needs to get medication Zombirex for his infected daughter. He takes part in a deadly competition that includes killing zombies for money. But zombies break free and make Greene search for Zombirex around the city full of monsters and help other survivors.
The plot consists of several missions you need to complete to finish the game. There are also optional quests you can get; however, the ending depends on the main story decisions only.
Dead Rising 2, while being focused on survival, gives you wide opportunities for crafting weapons by finding and combining special items. There are also boss fights with so-called psychopaths, people who went crazy because of the outbreak.