Dead Rising Wiki
Advertisement
Dead Rising
Overview (cases/scoops) • BooksClothingFoodPsychopathsStoresSurvivorsWeapons


Survivors1
Survivors2

The survivors in Dead Rising are any characters that, when encountered, have not met their fates at the hands of the zombies. Most are characters Frank West can find in various places of the mall at certain times.

The citizens of Willamette who were not initially killed or rendered undead by the zombie outbreak are referred to as "survivors." Many survivors can be escorted safely to the Security Room, and will often provide the player with competent cover if given firearms or other weapons; others may be injured, cowardly, traumatized, hostages, or even drunk, requiring the player to lead them directly to the exit point and possibly rendering the player unable to use their weapons. Some survivors, referred to as psychopaths, went crazy and will attack the player.

Otis will periodically update Frank with information on certain survivors and their locations, though some survivors must be found without assistance. Certain scoops or "unannounced" survivors are time-sensitive: if the player takes too long to begin a scoop, their health will decrease, and in some cases of large rescues from certain psychopaths, they may die off one by one. Successful rescues will earn PP awards; the player may also choose to leave the survivors to die, or to kill them him or herself.

There are 88 survivors (excluding cult members, soldiers, and Brock Mason) in all—psychopath, savable, and unsavable alike—though only 78 are marked in the notebook.

Types of survivors[]

Normal survivors[]

Survivors3

These survivors can walk and be equipped with weapons. They are the most common of the survivor types. Most males and some females are in this category. While escorting a group, they are much more reliable, since they can defend the group at waypoints as long as they are armed. They are more difficult to escort than other survivors if they are alone, since the player has to depend on their AI to navigate through zombies.

Most women that can equip weapons can only equip light weapons such as knives, handguns, submachine guns, etc. They also have a unique running animation that is slightly slower than males, causing the player to have to wait for them to catch up. They also use an unarmed fighting style, like unequippable survivors. There are a few female survivors that do not use this AI system (or can at least equip heavier weapons): Beth Shrake, Barbara Patterson, Kay Nelson, and Debbie Willett.

Several Surivors

Non-equippable survivors[]

These survivors are too afraid or incompetent with weapons, but can be led around by the hand directly. All are female. They are good with group escorts since they are able to keep up on foot, with the exception of Susan Walsh. They are also easy for solo escorting, since they can be guided directly by hand.

Like normal female survivors, they use an unarmed fighting style that consists of shoving zombies, which causes them to fall to the ground, or by kicking zombies which causes some damage. The upside about this type of survivor is that the player can hold two hands at once. This tactic is useful in scoops such as The Woman Who Didn't Make It and Above the Law.

Crippled survivors[]

Deadrising b

These survivors are too injured (or drunk) to walk, and require assistance. They are the least common. They are a burden in groups, since the player is required to support them by shoulder or carry them on Frank's back, rendering him unarmed, but are extremely easy to escort individually. They will attack zombies if one gets close enough.

There is a plus side to having one of these survivors in the player's group: if the player is carrying a crippled survivor, they cannot be grabbed by zombies.

Story survivors[]

At certain points during the story, the player will be required to follow Brad and Isabela. Without the player's assistance, they will usually die, as they have the AI of normal survivors, although both are armed with pistols. They do not count as survivors in the player's party during this. If they die at any point, then all cases will fail.

Defected survivors[]

Dead rising defected survivor

If the player chooses to attack survivors or hurts them by mistake too many times, they will defect. When this happens, a purple caption appears on the screen saying that they have defected. This means they lose all trust in Frank and turn hostile toward him, either by trying to kill him or by simply no longer following the group, and it becomes impossible to rescue the survivor. They may also defect if their friend or a loved one is killed or have defected themselves, e.g. Jeff and Natalie or Tonya and Ross.

Psychopaths[]

Main article: Dead Rising Psychopaths

These are survivors who snapped and were driven to insanity due to the outbreak or simply take advantage of the outbreak to commit amoral acts. They serve as the game's bosses.

Victims[]

These are survivors who are inevitably killed. These survivors cannot be saved regardless of the player's actions.

Hostile survivors[]

These are similar to defected survivors, except they only appear in Infinity Mode. Every in-game day at 12 am, 7 am, and 7 pm, between two and four survivors (including victims) from 72 Hour Mode will spawn in different areas of the mall (most of whom are armed with weapons) and will attack the player immediately upon seeing them. When killed by the player, boxes appear over their corpses, which drop food and weapons when approached. The boxes will not appear if the survivor is killed by zombies.

Escorting survivors[]

Dead rising leah sophie barricade pair (5)

Due to the game's poor artificial intelligence (AI), escorting survivors can become frustrating and problematic for some players. It is common for one or more of the survivors in the player's party to find themselves in a horde of zombies being attacked, or to have been left behind in a completely different area, forcing the player to wade through an ocean of zombies to rescue the survivor.

Recruiting survivors[]

Upon finding a survivor, simply press the B button/Circle button button near them to begin the dialogue sequence. During a conversation, the player may have to reply multiple times to convince them to follow him. Some scoops also require the player to carry out certain actions, such as delivering an item or having a particular survivor in their party. Once the survivor is convinced, they will join the player's party.

Giving commands[]

Day 3 survivors

Tapping the Y button/Triangle button button will make Frank shout out "Follow me!" or "Come on!" to the survivors in the player's party. This causes the survivors to stop their current actions and head toward Frank. Using this command will also cause any existing waypoints to be deactivated.

Tapping the Y button/Triangle button button while holding the Right trigger/R2 trigger will make Frank shout out "Over there!" or "Go!" to the survivors in the player's party. This command will prompt the survivors to head toward the indicated location. Setting a new waypoint will cause the previous one to be deactivated.

Under attack[]

Survivors may sometimes find themselves in the clutches of zombies. They will be essentially immobilized, unable to do anything and struggling to keep the zombie away until the grapple is interrupted.

Health[]

The current health level of a survivor is indicated on the green bar above their head. The portion of the health bar that is green represents remaining health. When survivors have less than full health, the player can give them a food item to restore their health.

Left behind[]

If a survivor is not near the player when they move from one area to another, the survivor will be left behind. Their name and health bar will appear on the left side of the screen. Their health bar will slowly deplete, eventually killing them if they are not saved in time. This also applies to survivors that have been encountered but have yet to join the player's party, though their depleting health bars will not be shown on the screen.

Giving survivors food or weapons[]

The player can give certain weapons to survivors, like lead pipes, shotguns, or small chainsaws. Survivors will not accept large weapons, such as barbells, garbage cans, benches, or any other two-handed weapons that the player cannot store in their inventory and must drop to pick something else up.

Food can also be given to survivors and they will eat it to regain their health. Survivors who need assistance cannot accept weapon items, but will accept food to eat.

Survivor limit[]

With a few exceptions, only eight survivors can exist in the mall at a time. This number counts only those in the player's party and in active scoops. Other scoops will not be activated if they cause the total number of survivors to exceed eight.

Brad Garrison, Isabela Keyes, and Tad Hawthorne do not count toward this limit, as Brad and Isabela are involved in cases and apply differently. Tad is not counted because his appearance is caused by completing Photo Challenge, ensuring that he will be spawned as soon as Photographer's Pride is activated regardless of current survivor numbers.

List of survivors[]

This is a list of all survivors in Dead Rising. It includes citizens of Willamette as well as out-of-towners. The listings are in different colors. If the character is green, then they are savable in the game (survivors). If they are red, then they are not savable in the game (victims) or they die if the story is completed in the "true" fashion. If they are orange, then they are psychopaths who can be fought as bosses.

Color Description
Green This survivor is alive and/or can be saved.
Orange Classified as a psychopath, individuals who have "snapped" due to the zombie outbreak or are simply corrupt. They serve as bosses for the game.
Red This survivor is deceased and/or cannot be saved.
Name Photo Description and notes Location Scoop Time
Dakota Dead rising dakota A young girl fleeing the zombies with her mother in their station wagon. They were traveling down the highway just outside of Willamette when a semi truck driven by a zombie slammed into their car. The car's damaged engine failed to restart, and she and her mother were both possibly eaten alive by a group of zombies. Willamette Day 1, Sept. 19
Connie Dead rising connie A mother fleeing the zombies with her daughter in their station wagon. They were traveling down the highway just outside of Willamette when a semi truck driven by a zombie slammed into their car. The car's damaged engine failed to restart, and she and her daughter were both possibly eaten alive by a group of zombies. Willamette Day 1, Sept. 19
Armed Woman Dead rising michelle An armed woman found on the top of a four-story factory in the streets of Willamette. She was fleeing the zombies, but was cornered on the roof. She used all the bullets in her handgun to fight off the zombies, but was unsuccessful. She saw Ed and Frank hovering in the sky and called for help, but nothing could be done. A pair of zombies lunged towards her; the first one missed and fell to its death, but the second zombie grabbed a hold of her and they both fell off the building and died. C.W. Factory Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 11:30 am
Female Motorist Dead rising female motorist A young woman with short hair was witnessed being attacked by zombies. She seen on the security monitors, being pulled out of her car by the zombies and eaten alive. Parking lot of Willamette Parkview Mall Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Male Motorist Dead rising rich A man named Andy who climbed onto the roof of his car when it broke down and tried to fight off the zombies surrounding him with a baseball bat. When he saw Ed's helicopter, he shouted for help, but lost his footing and fell into the clutches of the zombies and was killed. Sycamore Street Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 11:30 am
Aaron Swoop Dead rising aaron A terrified young man found hiding in a ladies' clothing store in Al Fresca Plaza. He is not the most assertive person and does whatever fellow survivor Burt Thompson says. Once Burt is convinced to follow Frank back to the security room, Aaron quickly agrees to go along as well.
Join bonus 10,000 Rescue bonus 20,000
Weber's Garments in Al Fresca Plaza Barricade Pair Day 1, Sept. 19, 4 pm
Adam MacIntyre Dead rising adam bust A well-known clown in Willamette, loved by many. Adam performed many shows, most of them in the mall at the playground in Wonderland Plaza. This entertainer went psychotic and insane when he witnessed his audience, mostly children, getting killed and eaten when the zombies broke in. He came across mall janitor Greg Simpson and captured him, imprisoning him on the Space Rider roller coaster, which he kept running continuously to keep the zombies at bay. He was killed after a battle with Frank, falling onto his own chainsaws.

Defeat reward: 20,000 PP

Wonderland Plaza Out of Control Day 1, Sept. 19, 9 pm
Alan Peterson Dead rising alan A middle-aged man who found refuge in the Entrance Plaza with his wife and others. He was arguing with his wife, Kathy, who was threatening to divorce him for cheating on her. The two quickly resolved their fight as the zombies broke in. Unfortunately, he and his wife were both killed. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Alyssa Laurent Dead rising alyssa A feisty young woman found holed up in the mall's gun shop with two others a couple days after its owner was killed. She fires at Frank when he first arrives, but agrees to come to the security room if shown a picture of the air vent, proving her that rescue is real.
Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Huntin' Shack Gun Shop Standoff Day 3, Sept. 21, 1 am
Barbara Patterson Dead rising barbara A large, muscular woman who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked in an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, she was reluctant when she was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Empty store beside Crislip's Home Saloon in North Plaza The Hatchet Man Day 2, Sept. 20, 8 am
Beth Shrake Dead rising beth A black-haired, older woman in a striped shirt, jeans and pink high heels found tied up in a seat in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Beth's freedom and safety.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Bill Brenton Dead rising bill A worker at a clothing store in the Entrance Plaza. Bill is found hollering for help, as he became trapped in the back room when a wall of boxes fell and blocked the doorway, leaving him stuck for two days. As a result, he is completely unaware of the zombie situation. At first, he tries to run off, but stops dead in his tracks when he sees the undead roaming outside the store. He then decides to follow Frank to the security room.
Join bonus 10,000 Rescue bonus 20,000
In The Closet in Entrance Plaza Man in a Bind Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Brad Garrison Dead rising brad A veteran Department of Homeland Security agent sent to Willamette with fellow agent Jessica McCarney to investigate the zombie outbreak. He has attempted to save Dr. Barnaby from the zombies, and was shot by Carlito during his second encounter with the deranged man, fighting him several times throughout the mall. He requires medicine from the pharmacy in order to survive. After fighting Carlito a third time if the bombs are disarmed, he is pushed into a mob of zombies and is left to die. Returning to the underground parking lot, Frank discovers a mortally wounded Brad, who slides his gun to Frank and then becomes a zombie. Entrance Plaza Case 1-2: Backup for Brad
Brett Styles Dead rising brett A gun-toting survivor with a mohawk haircut and a leather jacket who took over the gun store with two other survivors. He was initially distrustful and required photographic proof of a safe house before agreeing to follow Frank.
Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Huntin' Shack in North Plaza Gun Shop Standoff Day 3, Sept. 21, 1 am
Brian Reynolds Dead rising brian A man in a red flannel shirt armed with a shotgun, found talking with Todd Mendell in the Entrance Plaza. Despite his efforts to defend himself, he was attacked and killed by the zombies when they broke in. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Brock Mason Dead rising brock The leader of the Special Forces sent to clear the zombies in Willamette. His team was to extract Jessica and Brad only, which only can happen if Carlito's jamming device is shut down. If Brock and his teammates do arrive, the other survivors escape via stolen helicopter, Brad and Jessica die, and Frank and Isabela must defeat the Special Forces in order to escape with their lives. Brock's orders are to eliminate any witnesses, which is why he is so hostile. Construction Site Overtime Mode Day 4, Sept. 22
Burt Thompson Dead rising burt A tough young man armed with a bat holed up with Aaron Swoop in a ladies' clothing store in Al Fresca Plaza. At first, he was hostile and tries to attack Frank, but after receiving a beating of his own, he came to his senses and joined the trip back to the security room.
Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Weber's Garments in Al Fresca Plaza Barricade Pair Day 1, Sept. 19, 4 pm
Carlito Keyes Dead rising carlito The terrorist responsible for the zombie outbreak in Willamette. He released the parasite in the town, effectively causing a zombie outbreak to kill some 50,000 people. He plans to release the parasite into the atmosphere to infect the entire country with the plague, but he is ultimately stopped by Frank and his sister and killed by a demented butcher.

Defeat reward: 20,000 PP, 30,000 PP, 50,000 PP

Case 1-2: Backup for Brad, Case 2-2: Rescue the Professor, Case 7-2: Bomb Collector Day 1, Sept. 19
Cheryl Jones Dead rising cheryl A sexy blonde woman in a revealing black dress found locked in a storage room in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She was kept separated from the other hostages, intended for Sean's "personal use" rather than sacrifice. Sean's bloody death led to Cheryl's freedom and safety.
Join bonus 2,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 storage room A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Chris Hines Dead rising chris A survivor found constructing a barricade in the Entrance Plaza to prevent the zombies from getting inside. When Lindsay Harris tries to break down the barricade to rescue her dog, Chris tries to stop her but is pushed aside, and is killed by the invading zombies soon after. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Cletus Samson Dead rising cletus Owner of the Huntin' Shack in the North Plaza. He went crazy after the zombie outbreak and began shooting anyone on sight, human and zombie alike. He shot and killed James Ramsey after he warned him not to get any closer, despite the man's efforts to negotiate. After Cletus was defeated in a battle with Frank, he was killed by the undead James.

Defeat reward: 20,000 PP

Huntin' Shack The Gun Shop Day 1, Sept. 19, 3 pm
Cliff Hudson Dead rising cliff A Vietnam War veteran suffered a war flashback after witnessing his granddaughter being eaten by zombies. He captured several survivors and locked them in an empty store in the North Plaza, thinking they were members of the Viet Cong. After being fatally wounded while fighting Frank, Cliff comes to his senses, explaining his actions and giving Frank the key to the empty store, allowing him to rescue the other survivors.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Crislip's Home Saloon The Hatchet Man Day 2, Sept. 20, 8 am
Dana Simms Dead rising dana A sobbing 30-year old woman found huddled with other survivors in the Entrance Plaza. She was being comforted by a fellow survivor, Verlene Willis but the two were separated when the zombies broke in. Despite her efforts to make a run for the stairs, she was killed and eaten. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
David Bailey Dead rising david A man found hiding in an empty store with some food. He was shot by Steven Chapman while gathering food at the supermarket and requires assistance evacuating to the Security Room.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Empty store, North Plaza Shadow of the North Plaza Day 1, Sept. 19, 11 pm
Debbie Willett Dead rising debbie A middle-aged woman in a red dress with black heels. She was found in the closet of a store with another woman, both being terrorized by a psychotic maniac. He claimed that Mindy and Debbie were making fun of him and he was going to kill the pair with a Molotov cocktail.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Casual Gals in Wonderland Plaza Long Haired Punk Day 3, Sept. 21, 4 am
Ed DeLuca Dead rising ed A cocky helicopter pilot who agreed to fly reporter Frank West to Willamette, Colorado, completely unaware of the zombie outbreak. Ed hurriedly drops off Frank after several Special Forces helicopters begin to tail his helicopter. He radios Frank that he will be back in three days to pick him up. On September 22 at noon, Ed lives up to his promise and returns for Frank, but unfortunately he is attacked and killed by a zombie in his helicopter, which crashes in the Leisure Park. Heliport atop Willamette Parkview Mall Introduction Day 1 Sept. 19, 11:27 am
Floyd Sanders Dead rising floyd An old man found hiding out in an antiques store because he loved antiques and wished to be surrounded by them when he died. After some lengthy convincing, he realized that there was more to see out in the world and wanted to be rescued.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Ned's Knicknackery in Entrance Plaza Antique Lover Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Frank West Dead rising frank A photojournalist who arrived in the zombie-infested town of Willamette intent on uncover the story and secrets of the outbreak. Frank ended up rescuing some 50 survivors before getting his scoop, and the whole story, before defeating the Special Forces commander and escaping Willamette. Willamette, Colorado All cases Day 1, Sept. 19, 11:27 am
Freddie May Dead rising freddie A Willamette Parkview Mall janitor found in the Entrance Plaza, working with other survivors constructing a barricade to prevent the zombies from getting inside. When Lindsay Harris broke down the barricade to rescue her dog, Freddie tried to stop her but was pushed aside, and was killed by the invading zombies. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Gil Jimenez Dead rising gil A drunkard found chugging wine at the Food Court on September 21. At first he refused to go with Frank, but agreed to once he found out Frank was serious about rescue.
Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Chris' Fine Foods in the Food Court The Drunkard Day 3, Sept. 21, 2 am
Gordon Stalworth Dead rising gordon A cowardly man found hiding in a hardware store in the zombie-infested Al Fresca Plaza. Too afraid to leave his hiding place, he refused to listen to Frank. After a light beating, he came to his senses and agreed to be led back the security room.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
McHandy's Hardware in Al Fresca Plaza The Coward Day 2, Sept. 20, 9 am
Greg Simpson Dead rising greg A mall janitor who was captured by the insane entertainer, Adam MacIntyre. He was tied up and trapped on the Space Rider, and couldn't be freed until Frank retrieved the ride's control keycard from Adam's body. Once freed, he showed Frank a shortcut to the Paradise Plaza through a vent in the Women's Restroom.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Wonderland Plaza Space Ride Out of Control Day 1, Sept. 19, 9 pm
Heather Tompkins Dead rising heather A young woman who was found cowering in a toy store while her twin sister, Pamela, was being attacked by zombies outside. After Frank rescued her sister, both twins agreed to be escorted to safety.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Child's Play in Paradise Plaza Twin Sisters Day 2, Sept. 20, 9 am
Isabela Keyes Dead rising isabela The sister of the terrorist responsible for the zombie outbreak in Willamette. She eventually turns against her brother and works with Frank and the survivors to stop Carlito from carrying out his ultimate goal - to release the zombie parasite into the atmosphere, infecting the entire country. She was captured by a crazed grocery store owner, but despite being freed by Frank, she was hostile and fought Frank before fleeing. Later, she was injured by her brother and required medical attention, so Frank carried her back to the security room. She later escaped via an underground tunnel with Frank. Entrance Plaza, Seon's Food & Stuff, Security Room, Carlito's Hideout Case 4-1: Another Source
Jack Hall Dead rising jack The older son of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Jack, his father, and younger brother terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. The group spots Frank and decided to kill him before they finish off Wayne, despite the fact that the two men are alive and not zombies.

Defeat reward: 15,000 PP

Entrance Plaza Mark of the Sniper Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
James Ramsey Dead rising james A survivor that tried to negotiate with Cletus in order to obtain guns so he could survive. Cletus refused to listen, and warned James not to get any closer, but James continued to negotiate, and was ultimately shot in the chest with a shotgun. He must have been infected prior to his death, as he rose as a zombie and killed Cletus. Huntin' Shack in North Plaza The Gun Shop Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Janet Star Dead rising janet A red-haired woman with glasses, held hostage by the psychotic police officer, Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. Upon Jo's death, Janet is freed and willing to be brought to safety.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Lovely Fashion House in Wonderland Plaza Above the Law Day 2, Sept. 20, 12 pm
Jeff Meyer Dead rising jeff A large man who became separated from his wife when the pair reached the roof of Paradise Plaza via the warehouse elevator. He asked Frank to help him find his wife before agreeing to be brought to safety.
Join bonus 5,000 Rescue bonus 10,000
Rooftop of Willamette Parkview Mall Love Lasts a Lifetime Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Jennifer Gorman Dead rising jennifer A woman held hostage by the True Eye cult. She was forced into a bloody crate and was about to be killed and sacrificed by the crazed cult leader, Sean Keanan, until he noticed Frank in their presence. He ordered the twenty cult members to attack. After the cultists were killed, Jennifer was able to be freed.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Paradise Plaza near Jill's Sandwiches The Cult Day 2, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Jessie McCarney Dead rising jessie An attractive, blonde Department of Homeland Security agent sent to Willamette with fellow agent Brad Garrison to investigate the zombie outbreak. She was secretive at first, not trusting the other survivors. But as events progressed, she opens up. She took care of Isabela and Dr. Barnaby when they were rescued. When Barnaby turned into a zombie, she was bitten and became infected and ultimately became a zombie herself. She kills two Special Forces soldiers when they come for the clean-up operation, and is killed by Frank soon after. Security Room Case 1-1: A Dangerous Encounter
Jo Slade Dead rising jo A corrupt police officer who had captured several female survivors throughout the mall and town and tied them up in a clothing store. She was very violent and rude towards the captive women, calling them "whores" and "skanks", accusing them of crimes that they did not commit. It is believed that she is jealous of the pretty women and just wants to get some revenge. She will kill a woman every hour or two unless she is killed herself.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Lovely Fashion House in Wonderland Plaza Above the Law Day 2, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Jolie Wu Dead rising jolie A woman found crying in a children's clothing store in the Entrance Plaza. She was separated from her friend, Rachel Decker, when the zombies swarmed them. She begged Frank to bring her to Rachel and escort them both to safety.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Gramma's Kids in Entrance Plaza The Woman Who Didn't Make It Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Jonathan Picardsen Dead rising jonathan A gun-toting survivor with a shaved head and camouflage clothing, who took over the gun store with two other survivors. He was initially distrustful and required photographic proof of a safe house before agreeing to follow Frank.
Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Huntin' Shack in North Plaza Gun Shop Standoff Day 3, Sept. 21, 1 am
Josh Manning Dead rising josh A man with glasses who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked into an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, he was reluctant when he was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Empty store beside Crislip's Home Saloon in North Plaza The Hatchet Man Day 2, Sept. 20, 8 am
Kathy Peterson Dead rising kathy An injured middle-aged woman who found refuge in the Entrance Plaza with her husband and others. She was arguing with her husband, Alan, threatening to divorce him for cheating on her. The two quickly resolved their fight as the zombies broke in. Unfortunately, she and her husband were both killed. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Kay Nelson Dead rising kay An attractive young woman in pink held hostage by the psychopath Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. She agreed to accompany Frank to the security room after he killed Jo.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Lovely Fashion House in Wonderland Plaza Above the Law Day 2, Sept. 20, 12 pm
Kelly Carpenter Dead rising kelly A young woman dressed in green, held hostage by the psychotic police officer, Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. Upon Jo's death, Kelly is freed and willing to be brought to safety.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Lovely Fashion House in Wonderland Plaza Above the Law Day 2, Sept. 20, 12 pm
Kent Swanson Dead rising kent bust A selfish young photographer who boasted about his skills and the quality of his pictures. He had been going all over the mall taking pictures of survivors and zombies, trying to capture the moments of the outbreak so he could become famous when he released them to the public. However, on the third day, after engaging in a not-so-friendly photo contest with Frank, he seized a man named Tad, tied him up, and prepared to unleash a larva infected with the virus in order to photograph him turning into a zombie.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Paradise Plaza Cut From the Same Cloth, Photo Challenge, Photographer's Pride Day 1, Sept. 19, 2 pm
Kindell Johnson Dead rising kindell A tough man armed with a shotgun, found shooting away zombies in the North Plaza seeking survivors. Not truly believing the helicopter is coming on September 22, he plans on making a run for it with other survivors unless Frank talks him down.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
North Plaza Dressed for Action Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Larry Chiang Dead rising larry A demented butcher who runs his shop beneath the mall. He believes zombies are "spoiled meat" and humans are "fresh meat". He captured Carlito and was planning on grinding him up. Meat Processing Area in the Maintenance Tunnels Case 8-4: The Butcher Day 3, Sept. 21, immediately after Case 8-3: Jessie's Discovery
Leah Stein Dead rising leah A mother who lost her baby, Grace, when the two were fleeing from the zombies to the mall. Sometime on route, the pair were ambushed and Leah was bitten on the leg as her baby was eaten. Witnessing her baby's death had led Leah to a breakdown. This hysterical woman was holed up in a jewelry shop, crying for her lost baby.
Join bonus 10,000 Rescue bonus 20,000
Riverfield Jewelry in Al Fresca Plaza A Mother's Lament Day 1, Sept. 19, 5 pm
Leroy McKenna Dead rising leroy An injured man found hiding in a cosmetics shop. He had an injury on his neck, which appeared to be a bite wound.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics in Wonderland Plaza A Sick Man Day 3, Sept. 21, 8 am
Lilly Deacon Dead rising lilly A young black haired woman dressed in purple, held hostage by the psychotic police officer, Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. Upon Jo's death, Lilly is freed and willing to be brought to safety.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Lovely Fashion House in Wonderland Plaza Above the Law Day 2, Sept. 20, 12 pm
Lindsay Harris Dead rising lindsay An elderly woman who fled to the mall, but lost her dog, Madonna, on the way. Found panicking and looking for her dog in the Entrance Plaza with other survivors. She dismantles the barricade the others were setting up in an effort to save her dog, and was eaten alive as zombies swarmed into the mall. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Mark Quemada Dead rising mark A man in a green shirt found walking around in the Entrance Plaza armed with a baseball bat. He was able to defend himself for a short time before being overrun by the zombies and killed. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Michelle Feltz Dead rising michelle A young woman in purple found tied up in a seat in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Michelle's freedom and safety.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Miguel Sanchez Dead rising miguel An escaped convict from the state prison just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Sam and Reginald, and drove to the Leisure Park, riding shotgun. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.

Defeat reward: 3,000 PP

Leisure Park Prisoners Day 1, Sept. 19, 6 pm
Mindy Baker Dead rising mindy A young woman dressed in a blue shirt and work boots. She was found in the closet of a store with another woman, both being terrorized by a psychotic maniac. He claimed that Mindy and Debbie were making fun of him and he was going to kill the pair with a Molotov cocktail.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Casual Gals in Wonderland Plaza Long Haired Punk Day 3, Sept. 21, 4 am
Natalie Meyer Dead rising natalie A large woman who became separated from her husband when the pair reached the roof of Paradise Plaza via the warehouse elevator. She asked Frank to help her find her husband before agreeing to be brought to safety.
Join bonus 5,000 Rescue bonus 10,000
Rooftop of Willamette Parkview Mall Love Lasts a Lifetime Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Nathan Crabbe Dead rising nathan A big man in a green sweater found tied up in a seat in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. He was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. He, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Nathan's freedom and safety.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Nick Evans Dead rising nick A Ratman fan who was found dangling from a giant inflatable balloon above a group of zombies, along with Sally Mills. He is rescued when Frank kills the zombies and knocks him off balloon so he could be escorted to safety.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Wonderland Plaza Hanging by a Thread Day 2, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Otis Washington Dead rising otis An elderly janitor who worked at the Willamette Parkview Mall. He was one of the few initial survivors near the Entrance Plaza to make it to the security room, along with Brad, Jessica and Frank. He watched over the security cameras and let Frank know if he saw any other survivors or suspicious activity throughout the mall. When the Special Forces arrived at the mall, Otis managed to steal one of their helicopters and fly all of the other rescued survivors to safety. Security Room
Pamela Tompkins Dead rising pamela A young woman who was attacked by zombies outside a toy store while her twin sister, Heather, hid inside, too frightened to help. After Frank rescued her, both twins agreed to be escorted to safety.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Outside of Child's Play in Paradise Plaza Twin Sisters Day 2, Sept. 20, 9 am
Paul Carson Dead rising paul A pyromaniac teenager found terrorizing two women hiding in a closet in a clothing store. He claimed the women were making fun of him and teasing him, something he suffered from the majority of his life. After Paul was defeated in a battle involving Molotov cocktails, he had a change of heart, apologizing for his actions and agreeing to come to the security room.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Join bonus 30,000 Rescue bonus 60,000
Casual Gals in Wonderland Plaza Long Haired Punk Day 3, Sept. 21, 4 am
Rachel Decker Dead rising rachel A woman holed up in a clothing shop, refusing to leave the store without her friend Jolie Wu. She was separated from her friend when the zombies overwhelmed the pair while they sought safety. Until she is reunited with Jolie, she will be aggressive and will not leave.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Gramma's Kids in Entrance Plaza The Woman Who Didn't Make It Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Ray Mathison Dead rising ray A skinny man in a green shirt and shorts found tied up in a seat in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. He was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. He, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Ray's freedom and safety.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Reginald Jenkins Dead rising reginald An escaped convict from the state prison just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Sam and Miguel, and drove to the Leisure Park, manning the heaving machine gun on the back of the vehicle. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.

Defeat reward: 3,000 PP

Leisure Park Prisoners Day 1, Sept. 19, 6 pm
Rich Atkins Dead rising rich A man in a blue shirt who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked into an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, he was reluctant when he was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Empty store beside Crislip's Home Saloon in North Plaza The Hatchet Man Day 2, Sept. 20, 8 am
Roger Hall Dead rising roger The father of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Roger and his two sons terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. The group spots Frank and decided to kill him before they finish off Wayne, despite the fact that the two men are alive and not zombies.

Defeat reward: 15,000 PP

Entrance Plaza Mark of the Sniper Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Ronald Shiner Dead rising ronald An overweight man in a flannel shirt and jeans found barricaded in a restaurant, he refused to leave the shop unless given food (he already ate everything in the store). Later on, he threatened to take a group of survivors back into the mall to search for food because he didn't like the rations that Brad has brought in for the survivors.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Jill's Sandwiches in Paradise Plaza Restaurant Man Day 2, Sept. 20, 11 am
Ross Folk Dead rising ross A man shot by Officer Jo Slade while trying to protect his girlfriend, Tonya Waters . Tonya patched him up the best she could and together they hid in a shoe store. He is very weak and cannot feel much below the waist, requiring someone to carry him to the security room. He initially asks for a handgun, which he intends to use to commit suicide. If allowed to kill himself, Tonya will become hysterical and refuse to leave Ross' body, eventually allowing zombies to kill her later in the day.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Run Like the Wind in Wonderland Plaza Lovers Day 2, Sept. 20, 7 am
Russell Barnaby Dead rising russell An old man crucial to the DHS agents' investigation. This old man was brought to the mall by Carlito so he could get his revenge on this scientist for he was responsible for the outbreak in Carlito's home village. Barnaby was saved from the zombies and brought back to the control room for questioning. If certain events were to happen, Dr. Barnaby turns into a zombie and attacks Jessie before being killed. Everyone Luvs Books in Entrance Plaza Case 1-3: An Odd Old Man, Case 2-2: Rescue the Professor, Case 3-1: The Professor's Past Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Ryan LaRosa Dead rising ryan A survivor found in the Entrance Plaza erecting a barricade with Freddie May and Chris Hines. He acted as the group's leader, ordering other survivors to find items and furniture to add to the barricade. He was killed when Lindsay Harris broke down the barricade to rescue her dog, allowing a horde of zombies to enter the mall. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Sally Mills Dead rising sally A Ratman fan who was found dangling from a giant inflatable balloon above a group of zombies along with Nick Evans. She was rescued when Frank killed the zombies and knocked her off the balloon so she could be escorted to safety.
Join bonus 20,000 Rescue bonus 40,000
Wonderland Plaza Hanging by a Thread Day 2, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Sam Franklin Dead rising sam An escaped convict from the state prison located just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Miguel and Reginald, and drove to Leisure Park. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.

Defeat reward: 3,000 PP

Leisure Park Prisoners Day 1, Sept. 19, 6 pm
Sean Keanan Dead rising sean The 62-year old leader of the True Eye Cult who is bent on sacrificing the living in order to stop the zombies. Sean and his cult took up residence at Colby's Movieland at the beginning of the outbreak. This "religious" man and his several dozen followers captured at least six people and held them hostage at the movie theater until Frank West killed Sean and the rest of the cult.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Colby's Movieland, Cinema 4 A Strange Group Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 am
Shinji Kitano Dead rising shinji A Japanese tourist who was visiting Willamette at the time of the outbreak. He and Yuu Tanaka fled to a bookstore in the middle of the night and would not come out, but they were convinced to by Frank, who managed to speak to them by using a Japanese language book.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Sir Book-a-lot in Wonderland Plaza Japanese Tourists Day 1, Sept. 19, 10 pm
Sid Carmack Dead rising sid A bald man who was killed in Leisure Park while trying to run away from a trio of murderous convicts with his girlfriend, Sophie Richards. He died instantly when one of the convicts hit him in the head with a baseball bat, though his girlfriend was able to escape with her life. Leisure Park Prisoners Day 1, Sept. 19, 6 pm
Simone Ravendark Dead rising simone A teenage girl found hiding in a music store, injured with a bite wound. She initially refused to go anywhere, having become despondent after witnessing her family and boyfriend being killed by the zombies. She only agrees to go to the security room if Isabela, a medical technician, has been rescued.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Players in Paradise Plaza A Woman in Despair Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 pm
Sophie Richards Dead rising sophie A young woman in a skirt and blouse found in Leisure Park, seeking refuge with her boyfriend Sid, until the escaped convicts attacked them, killing Sid.
Join bonus 12,000 Rescue bonus 24,000
Leisure Park Prisoners Day 1, Sept. 19, 6 pm
Special Forces Dead rising special forces Several dozen Special Forces soldiers entered the mall, led by Brock Mason, for the government-ordered clean-up operation. Their mission was to extract the two Department of Homeland Security agents, Jessie and Brad, and put down all of the zombies, and any survivors, in the town. Ultimately, the majority of the soldiers were killed by zombies and Frank West, and the rest leave once they complete the clean-up operation.

Defeat reward: 5,000 PP each

Willamette Parkview Mall indoors Day 4, Sept. 22 (Overtime Mode)
Steven Chapman Dead rising steven bust Crazy manger of the mall's supermarket. He has injured several survivors, including Isabela Keyes and David Bailey, calling them vandals and criminals when they were just seeking medicine and food from his store in order to survive. The only way to make the supermarket accessible for others and to rescue a captive Isabela is to put the crazed grocery store manager to death.

Defeat reward: 30,000 PP

Seon's Food & Stuff Case 2-3: Medicine Run Day 2, Sept. 20, immediately after Case 2-2: Rescue the Professor
Susan Walsh Dead rising susan An elderly woman found trapped atop a playground structure, out of reach of the zombies. After Frank rescued her, she agreed to be led back to the security room, but Frank was forced to hold her hand the whole way, as she wasn't able to get around quickly by herself due to her age.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Play area in Wonderland Plaza The Woman Left Behind Day 3, Sept. 21, 8 am
Tad Hawthorne Dead rising tad Kent Swanson's hostage, this man was captured and knocked unconscious, then tied up. Kent is trying to take a picture of Tad outside of a restaurant transforming into a zombie by releasing an infected larvae near him, but Frank stops Kent and kills him, saving Tad's life. Colombian Roastmasters in Paradise Plaza Photographer's Pride Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 pm
Thomas Hall Dead rising thomas The younger son of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Thomas, his dad, and older brother terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. Unlike his father and brother, Thomas is reluctant to kill Frank or Wayne, since neither of them are zombies.

Defeat reward: 15,000 PP

Entrance Plaza Mark of the Sniper Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Todd Mendell Dead rising todd A man in a blue jacket and hat armed with a Lead Pipe, found talking with Brian Reynolds in the Entrance Plaza. Despite his efforts to defend himself, he was attacked and killed by the zombies when they broke in. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Tonya Waters Dead rising tonya A young woman holed up with her injured boyfriend, Ross Folk, in a shoe store. Her boyfriend was presumably shot by officer Jo Slade when she attempted to kidnap Tonya. She refused to go anywhere without her boyfriend, dead or alive.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Run Like The Wind in Wonderland Plaza Lovers Day 2, Sept. 20, 7 am
True Eye Dead rising true eye Several dozen people, dressed in yellow raincoats and green masks, possibly infected by the virus as they twitch and itch, inhabited the movie theater and the Leisure Park storage room. These crazed townspeople were members of the True Eye Cult, led by Sean Keanan, who believe that sacrificing the living would stop the plague. Frank saved six hostages from death and killed the leader, along with the rest of the cult.

Defeat reward: 500 PP each

Willamette Parkview Mall The Cult Day 2, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Verlene Willis Dead rising verlene A blonde woman found comforting Dana Simms in the Entrance Plaza before the zombies broke in. She attempts to flee into one of the nearby stores, but is stopped by the security gate, and the zombies kill her. Entrance Plaza Introduction Day 1, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Wayne Blackwell Dead rising wayne A large man crying and hiding behind the counters in a makeup store while a trio of psychopaths try to snipe him. He cannot be rescued until the Hall Family has been taken care of. Despite his weight, he is a fast runner and very compliant.
Join bonus 25,000 Rescue bonus 50,000
Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics in Entrance Plaza Mark of the Sniper Day 2, Sept. 20, 5 pm
Yuu Tanaka Dead rising yuu A Japanese tourist who was visiting Willamette at the time of the outbreak. He and Shinji Kitano fled to a bookstore in the middle of the night and would not come out, but they were convinced to by Frank, who managed to speak to them by using a Japanese language book.
Join bonus 15,000 Rescue bonus 30,000
Sir Book-a-lot in Wonderland Plaza Japanese Tourists Day 1, Sept. 19, 10 pm

PP awarded for saving survivors[]

As Frank progresses, the number of prestige points awarded for each survivor increases. Survivors encountered toward the end of the storyline are worth six times more prestige points than the first two survivors, Jeff and Natalie.[1]

v · d · e

Day 1 – September 19[]

Survivor Join bonus Rescue bonus Total
Dead rising jeff Jeff 5,000 10,000 15,000
Dead rising natalie Natalie 5,000 10,000 15,000
Dead rising bill Bill 10,000 20,000 30,000
Dead rising burt Burt 10,000 20,000 30,000
Dead rising aaron Aaron 10,000 20,000 30,000
Dead rising leah Leah 10,000 20,000 30,000
Dead rising sophie Sophie 12,000 24,000 36,000
Dead rising greg Greg 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising yuu Yuu 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising shinji Shinji 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising david David 15,000 30,000 45,000

Day 2 – September 20[]

Survivor Join bonus Rescue bonus Total
Dead rising tonya Tonya 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising ross Ross 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising josh Josh 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising barbara Barbara 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising rich Rich 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising heather Heather 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising pamela Pamela 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising gordon Gordon 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising ronald Ronald 15,000 30,000 45,000
Dead rising jennifer Jennifer 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising kay Kay 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising lilly Lilly 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising kelly Kelly 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising janet Janet 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising sally Sally 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising nick Nick 20,000 40,000 60,000
Dead rising wayne Wayne 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising jolie Jolie 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising rachel Rachel 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising floyd Floyd 25,000 50,000 75,000

Day 3 – September 21[]

Survivor Join bonus Rescue bonus Total
Dead rising kindell Kindell 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising ray Ray 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising nathan Nathan 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising michelle Michelle 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising beth Beth 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising cheryl Cheryl 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising gil Gil 30,000 60,000 90,000
Dead rising brett Brett 30,000 60,000 90,000
Dead rising jonathan Jonathan 30,000 60,000 90,000
Dead rising alyssa Alyssa 30,000 60,000 90,000
Dead rising paul Paul 30,000 60,000 90,000
Dead rising mindy Mindy 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising debbie Debbie 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising leroy Leroy 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising susan Susan 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising simone Simone 25,000 50,000 75,000
Dead rising tad Tad 30,000 60,000 90,000

The fate of survivors[]

Security room[]

The goal is to get the survivor(s) back to the security room. To get back to the security room, the survivor has to jump up on the ledge to go through the air duct. Often, it is very difficult to get survivors to jump up. If Frank runs to the air duct and presses Y button/Triangle button, the survivors will all get stuck at the ledge, trying to jump up all at once.

If the survivors get stuck, one way to get them up the ledge is to set a waypoint at the air duct (Right trigger/R2 + Y button/Triangle button). Then, jump down to the rooftop and push the survivors until they each jump up.[2]

If a survivor is successfully escorted back to to the Security Room, then a short scene will show one of them offering their gratitude to Frank. Afterward, they can be found in rooms located at the back. They will no longer be able to enter the mall and the notebook will list them as Safe.

Dead rising greg as zombie (2)

Zombified survivors[]

If a survivor's health is fully depleted from attacks by zombies, a death scene is triggered that shows them being killed by the zombies in a gruesome manner. If the player goes to where the survivor was killed, they will see that the survivor has risen as a zombie and behaves accordingly.

Frank's notebook will also list the survivor as Undead. This works for every survivor (and if the player is lucky enough to encounter a glitch, psychopaths).

Committing suicide[]

Dead rising aarons suicide

If a survivor is killed for any other reason, then the survivor will simply die, and be labeled as Dead in Frank's notebook. Another death cutscene may involve the survivor committing suicide by pulling out a handgun they may not have previously had.

For example, if Aaron Swoop is overrun by a zombie horde and killed, this cutscene is occasionally triggered.

Lost survivors[]

A survivor may also be listed as Lost in the notebook if a main survivor is outside the security room after failing certain cases, or if Frank fails to prevent a mutiny. In this case, the survivor will leave the security room and can no longer be found in that playthrough.

Trivia[]

  • If Frank leaves the side room doors open, sometimes survivors will wander out into the hallway and sit down.
  • Either Simone Ravendark or Dr. Barnaby can be saved depending on the progress of cases, but it is impossible to save both.
  • The fate of the major characters of Dead Rising depend on the progress of cases.
  • Paul Carson is initially a psychopath, but can be saved after he is defeated in battle.
  • Cletus Samson can be saved in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop after he is defeated in battle. He will reside in the Huntin' Shack after being saved.
  • Survivors, like zombies (but unlike Special Forces), can be affected by joke weapons such as paint cans. However, they are not affected by weapons that can make zombies slip and fall.
  • At 10:00 pm, the moment when the lights go off in the mall, many of the survivors in the security room will sit down putting their heads between their legs. They don't actually go to sleep though, as their eyes are still open. All of the survivors simultaneously stand up at 5:00 am.
  • Upon dying to the zombies and triggering the zombie death scenes, many of the survivors' sound files get mixed up. Yuu and Shinji for example swap voices, and Susan develops a young lady voice when during gameplay she has an old lady voice.
  • In Overtime Mode, survivors do not appear.
  • In Infinity Mode, there is a rare chance that a survivor will plead for Frank to stop attacking them after their health has been lowered enough. However, sparing them does nothing, as they will resume attacking in only a matter of seconds.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 118
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named s
Advertisement