Dead Rising 2: Case Zero performs well as a stand-alone game, but does an amazing job in leading the player into a richer, more expansive gameplay experience as a prologue to Dead Rising 2.
My personal hope is that this is the shining example of things to come with downloadable content. Normally this would have been some sort of Downloadable Content that came out after the game was launched, an extra level to enhance the experience of the game. Capcom thought outside the box and gave this to the XBOX Marketplace as a Prologue to Dead Rising 2. This does two things; It adds an extra depth to the story and gives the gamer more insight into the characters that will be the main drive in Fortune City. Also, it whets the appetites of gamers for a game that isn’t even out yet which is a win for everyone.
You play as Chuck Green, Motocross Superstar. You and your daughter Katey escape a zombie outbreak and end up in the small town of Still Creek. Chuck and Katey hunker down inside the small town’s gas station. This is just a pit stop as you have to find zombrex for Katey so she doesn’t turn into a zombie. While in town, you’ll have to rescue survivors, rebuild a motorcycle to escape and kill a psychopath who wants to kill your daughter.
The graphics in this game are every bit as good as any next generation console game, which is a rarity for an arcade game. If you’re a fan of killing zombies, Sometimes I load the game up just to have a zombie rampage, it’s just that fun. I’d recommend downloading Case Zero before jumping into the full-fledged Dead Rising 2 as it will give you a feel of the gameplay and difficulty that stands ahead of you in Fortune City. One of the best deals on XBOX Live Arcade at only 400 points, this is definitely worth your time and hard earned five dollars.
Achievement Guide for Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
These are the more difficult achivements in the game.
-Zombie Extermination – 20G (Kill 1,000 Zombies)
The fastest and easiest way to get this achievement is to get Katey’s Zombrex from the ambulance, and when you get the utility cart with the motorcycle in it, run around and kill zombies non-stop. The utility cart doesn’t break. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes, but takes less time than other other method I found.
-Chop Shop – 20G
To get this achivement, you have to give Katey Zombrex at the appointed time, and it will trigger a fight with The Mechanic. The best way to kill this guy is to use ranged weapons, I recommend the sniper from the roof of the safe house and or whatever other guns you can find. If you run out of ammo use melee weapons, sword is the best I’ve found. Note: You can run inside the safehouse and get orange juice and/or other weapons if you run out of whiskey outside.
Ready to Ride – 20G
You need to find the zombrex from the ambulance in the quarantine zone, then you’ll get a utility cart with a motocycle in it. Return the motorcycle to the safe house and then you’ll have to get 5 items to fix the motorcycle.
First, save the pawn shop owner and escort him back to the Pawn Shop. Once inside, buy his wheel.
Second go to the back of the hotel and jump off the dumpster onto the fire escape and go inside the hotel. Take a left then a right at the corner and go inside the room and there will be a key on the ground. Take the key to the shack to the left of the hardware store/maintenance room and take the bike part that is inside.
Third, go to the gas station and on the side closest to you as you approach from the Safe House, is a gas Can. Take that back to the safe house.
Fourth, go behind the movie theater and you will find the engine. The entrance to the back of the movie theater is on the left right before the quarantine area.
Fifth, after 2PM but before 8PM, you’ll find two guys fighting zombies. You’ll need to take a sword to one of the guys. To do this, you have to break into the hunting store. To do this, you must go to the back of the building that has a guy, Bob, that is shooting zombies on the roof. If you start from where the gas station is, you can follow the back of the building till you see a dumpster jump on top and then jump up a couple of times to the top of the building. Go behind Bill and keep running towards the hotel, but stay towards the back of the building. Jump across to the hotel building then look left, you have to jump across to the other building, it’s not a hard jump. Once across climb up, then walk till you see the next street. While on the building, take a left, drop down then walk forward and climb up and you should be on top of the hunting building, look to your left and there should be an open roof access, jump down, grab the sword and take it back to the Jason.
Still Creek Savior – 20G
You need to save 4 sets of people to get this achivement. I’m unsure of the timing exactly, but if you go too long
without see anyone, go back to the safe house and come out and it’s likely you’ll trigger the next group, with the
exception of the last couple of people.
First, you’ll find a couple in the bar. The guy is yelling about finally making it rich and the money and this happens. To get them to go with you, just give the guy a few beers and he’ll throw up. After that talk to him and his lady and they’ll follow you. Take them back to the safe house. Keep them close by clicking the “Y” button often as you run back
Second, you’ll find two women in the Bowling Alley. The two friends want you to save their friend from the quarantine zone, who’s been bit by a zombie. Go to the quarantine zone and you’ll find the woman. She won’t join you unless you give her zombrex. Give her zombrex and pick her up. Run back to the Bowling Alley and talk to the ladies again. Then head back to the safe house.
Third, you’ll need to get the broadsword and take it to Jason behind the hardware store, this needs to be done near twilight. See the Fifth step of the previous achviement on how to get the broadsword. After you give Jason the broadsword, him and Archie will join you. Head back to the safe house.
Fourth, in between 7 and 8 PM, when you’re supposed to give Zombred to Katie, you have to go talk to Bob. He’ll tell you to go to the hunting store, go there and talk to the lady. She’ll tell you to talk to Bob again. Talk to him, and he’ll join you. Head back to the hunting store and talk to Darcie again and she’ll join. Head back to the safe house. Note: If you plan to do this achivement in one try, you’ll also have to buy zombrex from the pawn shop for Katey, which
is $25,000. The best way to get that money is to go to the casino and bust the machines, and do the same in the diner. Go to safe house and repeat. (I saved Katey on a different story try, so she’s the only one you don’t have to save in one play-through, the others you have to.)
Small Town, Deep Pockets – 20G
The best way to do this is to buy Zombrex multiple times. Go to the casino and break all the machines, get the money. Then go to the diner and do the same. Go to the safe house and repeat. Zombrex is $25,000 so you’ll only have to buy it 4 times to get this.