Dead Rising skills Dead Rising 2 skills Off the Record skills 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 thumbstick Click L3 Tap Left Ctrl
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Haymaker Additional attack added to your arsenal which combines well with your punches. An instant kill punch to all, but the heavy zombies. Is a little slow. Barehanded, Hold X button Barehanded, Hold Square button 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 A button to jump then Hold Right trigger and tap X button Tap Cross button to jump then Hold R2 and tap Square button Tap Space to jump then Hold PC Mouse Left Click.png and tap Shift
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Smash Smashes a zombie's head into ground. For an instant kill, slam it into an object, a raised flooring, slight or higher, a wall, or another zombie. If a zombie is slammed into an object, the zombie will die, but the object will be destroyed in the process. Hold Right trigger and press and hold X button Hold R2 and press and hold Square button 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 Right trigger and tap Template:Bbutton Hold R2 and tap Circle button Hold E and tap 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 Right trigger and press and HOLD Template:Bbutton Hold R2 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 A button tap X button While jumping Cross button tap Square button While jumping Space tap 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 A button HOLD X button While jumping Cross button HOLD Square button While jumping Space 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 Right trigger and tap X button Hold R2 and tap Square button Hold PC Mouse Left Click.png and tap Shift
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Foot Sweep Trips zombies in your way giving you time to escape or face a different threat. Hold Right trigger and press and HOLD A button Hold R2 and press and HOLD Cross button Hold Space and press and HOLD 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 thumbstick quickly While grabbed wiggle L3 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 thumbstick quickly While grabbed wiggle L3 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 Right trigger and tap A button Hold R2 and tap Cross button Hold 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 Right trigger and tap Template:Bbutton while standing over a zombie's feet who is laying on the ground Hold R2 and tap Circle button while standing over a zombie's feet who is laying on the ground Hold E and tap Shift while standing over a zombie's feet who is laying on the ground
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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 Right trigger and tap X button while standing over zombie's head Hold R2 and tap Square button while standing over zombie's head Hold PC Mouse Left Click.png and and tap Shift while standing over a zombie's head

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Using the Hand-to-Hand magazine helps out with securing an instant kill to zombies not normally instantly killed barring the Double Leg Drop Kick, Elbow Drop, Hands Off, Pick Up, Field Goal, Power Bomb, and Curb Stomp skill moves.
    • The only exceptions to this are the Front Kick and Foot Sweep skill moves.
  • The Double Leg Drop Kick is the best attack to deal with Sullivan and TK in their fights.
  • The Double Leg Drop Kick can also be used to jump off of the 2nd floor railings of the Royal Flush Plaza and the Palisades Mall without taking fall damage, if timed right.
  • The hit detection of the Elbow Drop can allow for a maximum of two hits, if directly hitting the center hitbox of a zombie or human. This can instantly kill Looters, Mercenaries, and Gas Zombies.
  • 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.
  • In Dead Rising 2, the Dodge Roll animation can be canceled. This is only done when you have an item in your inventory that is light. During the animation of the Dodge Roll, press D-pad up/D-pad up twice and, if done right, Chuck will magically stand erect from just canceling the Dodge Roll, mid-roll. This glitch was fixed in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.
  • The skill Haymaker is a physical attack that makes an appearance in another Capcom game, Resident Evil 5. The move is used by Chris Redfield, another burly protagonist.
  • There is a glitch when Chuck uses the Pick Up skill move. When pressing Ybutton.png/Triangle button, Chuck will normally call out, but the call out gets interrupted and Chuck will throw down any zombie that he is currently holding.
  • 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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