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See also Dead Rising Skills and Dead Rising 3 Skills.

Like Frank in the first game, Chuck gains new skills as he levels up in Dead Rising 2. As in Dead Rising, the order in which the skills are acquired is randomized. Due to the smaller skill list when compared to Dead Rising, the odds of gaining skills are smaller.


Skill Description Xbox PS PC
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Dodge Roll Quickly avoid incoming attacks by rolling in the direction you are facing. Click Left.png Click L3 button Left Ctrl
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Haymaker Additional attack added to your arsenal which combines well with your punches. An instant kill punch but is a little slow. Hold Template:Xbutton Hold Template:Square Barehanded, Hold PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click
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Elbow Drop Powerful move which knocks down multiple zombies around you. The higher the jump, the greater the payoff. Negates all falling damage. Tap Template:A to jump then Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Xbutton Hold R2 button and press Template:Square Space, then PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click while holding Shift
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Smash Smashes a zombie's head into ground. For an instant kill, slam it into an object or another zombie. Hold Tright.png and press and hold Template:Xbutton Hold R2 button and press and hold Template:Square Hold PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click while holding Shift
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Hands Off Lifts a zombie lightly off the ground and tears its arms off, an instant kill. Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Bbutton Hold R2 button and tap Circle button E while holding Shift
Chuck is invincible the moment he grabs a zombie's arms. This can be a good move to use while in the middle of a crowd. The body that Chuck kicks away can knock down other zombies as well. While Chuck is picking up the body, a player can aim the direction that he performs the kick in by moving the left thumbstick, or with WASD on PC.[1]
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Pick Up Pick up a zombie (slow movement while carrying) and throw it at other zombies for instant kills. Hold Tright.png and press and HOLD Template:Bbutton Hold R2 button and press and HOLD Circle button Hold E while holding Shift
Kicks
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Jump Kick A quick way to move around the environment and knock over a zombie in your path. While jumping Template:A tap X button While jumping tap Template:Square Space, then PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click
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Double Leg Drop Kick A heavy frontal clear out attack capable of knocking down many zombies but leaves you vulnerable. Negates all falling damage. While jumping Template:A HOLD Template:Xbutton While jumping HOLD Template:Square Space, then hold PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click
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Front Kick Focused standing kick attack which knocks a zombie away from you. Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Xbutton Hold R2 button and tap Template:Square PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click while holding Shift
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Foot Sweep Trips zombies in your way giving you time to escape or face a different threat. Hold Tright.png and press and HOLD Template:Abutton Hold R2 button and press and HOLD Template:Cross Hold Space while holding Shift
Counter zombie's grapple attacks
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Backdrop When grabbed from behind, a fast rear defensive move where you will slam zombies backwards with all your body weight. While grabbed wiggle Left.png While grabbed wiggle L3 button quickly While grabbed move the Mouse left and right quickly
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DDT When grabbed from in front a fast frontal defensive move which slams the attacker's head into the ground. While grabbed wiggle Left.png While grabbed wiggle L3 button quickly While grabbed move the Mouse left and right quickly
Attack zombies on the ground
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Curb Stomp Smash a zombie laying on the ground with the full force of your boot. Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Abutton Hold R2 button and tap Cross button Space while holding Shift
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Power Bomb Picks up zombie laying on the ground and slams it again onto the ground, instantly killing it and knocking other zombies down. Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Bbutton while standing over a zombies feet who is laying on the ground Hold R2 button and tap Circle button while standing over a zombies feet who is laying on the ground Near a downed zombie's feet, E while holding Shift
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Field Goal Quick way to dispatch crawling zombies on the ground. Also works on already dead zombies for an extra 25 pp. Hold Tright.png and tap Template:Xbutton while standing over zombies head Hold R2 button and tap Template:Square while standing over zombies head Near a downed zombie's head, PC Mouse Left Click.png Left Click while holding Shift

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The double leg drop kick is the best attack to deal with Sullivan and TK in their fights.
  • The dodge roll is a safe way to exit an area/door surrounded by zombies as you can activate it whilst in the middle of a roll.
  • The skill "Haymaker" is a physical attack that makes an appearance in an other Capcom game, Resident Evil 5. The move is used by Chris Redfield, an other burly protagonist.
  • When done on a zombie lying face down on the ground instead of face up, the Power Bomb actually becomes another wresting move, called the Fly Swatter.
  • While there is no in-game option to do so, it is possible to remap the controls on the PC version by editing keymap.txt found in the game files.


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kevin Hall, Dead Rising 2 Case West Walkthrough, IGN, January 6, 2011.
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