Barbara Patterson
Dead rising barbara
Age 40
Notebook Number 38
Notebook Description Was captured and held by Cliff.
Health 3,500
Weapon Sledgehammer (Infinity Mode)
Location Empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon (72 Hour Mode)

Security Room (Infinity Mode)

Scoop(s) The Hatchet Man
Kindell's Betrayal
PP 15,000 (Join)

30,000 (Escort)

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"R-Really, so we're safe now?"
—Barbara, upon being freed by Frank

Barbara Patterson is a survivor appearing only in Dead Rising. She does not appear in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

She is found in the empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon. She is one of the hostages being held captive by Cliff Hudson during the scoop The Hatchet Man and can be rescued after Cliff's defeat.

The Hatchet ManEdit

Main article: The Hatchet Man

Barbara was mistaken as a member of the Viet Cong and held captive by the psychopath Cliff. She and two other captives, Rich Atkins and Josh Manning, were trapped inside an empty store next to Crislip's Home Saloon.

After Cliff is defeated, Frank unlocks the doors and convinces the three frightened survivors to follow him to the Security Room. If Frank kills one of the survivors before recruitment, none of them will be willing to talk to Frank, and they become impossible to recruit.

Kindell's BetrayalEdit

Main article: Kindell's Betrayal

After being rescued, she will wait in the room with the green door. When Kindell Johnson believes that there is no helicopter coming in three days, he rallies up the other survivors in the same room, including Barbara, to make a break for it.

If Frank does not stop Kindell's mutiny, Barbara will leave the Security Room along with the other survivors in the same room. They will no longer count towards the number of rescued survivors.

Infinity ModeEdit

Main article: Infinity Mode

In Infinity Mode, Barbara appears at the Security Room from 5:19:00 to 6:00:00 and is armed with Sledgehammer. She also carries a Baseball Bat, a Cleaver, a Dumbbell, a Mailbox and a red cabbage.


  • If Barbara or one of the other scoop survivors are killed before speaking to one of them, they cannot be recruited, even if Frank talks to them afterwards, they will not respond.
  • Barbara is one of the few female Survivors who can use the heavier weapons (like the small chainsaw).[Verification needed]
  • Barbara is wearing a Colorado Aspens jacket.
  • The official guide misspells Barbara "Babara" on page 120.[1]



  1. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 120
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