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Bowling Ball (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Bowling Ball (Dead Rising 2)
Type Melee/Thrown
Uses 15
Strength Great
Location Uncle Bill's Department Store
Grumpy Dog Bowling Alley
Army Surplus Gift Store
Fits in Inventory Yes

The bowling ball is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a heavy resin and urethane sphere used in 10-pin bowling, which the player can use as an improvised weapon.

The Sports magazine will grant the player three times durability with the bowling ball, bringing the durability from 15 hits to 45 hits.


Dead rising bowling ball main
  • Main: Tap X/Square and Chuck brings the ball around in a slow overhand swing. The attack is capable of crushing a single zombie's skull.

Dead rising bowling ball alternate
  • Thrown: Hold Ltrigger/L2 to aim, and tap X/Square to roll the bowling ball forward, capable of knocking down several zombies. Holding Righttrigger/R2 increases the momentum on the ball for a greater toss.


  • The sound of crashing bowling pins can be heard when the ball bowls over one or more zombies.
  • In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, a drum roll followed by a cymbal crash is played every time the bowling ball is thrown.



Dead rising 2 bowling ball

Dead rising 2 bowling ball


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