Dead Rising Cheats and Secrets - Xbox 360

Cheats, secrets and hints for Dead Rising on the Xbox 360

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The following game play modes can be unlocked in Dead Rising on the Xbox 360. Simply achieve the required task to unlock the indicated mode:

Infinity Mode

This is unlocked by obtaining the true ending. There are seven endings to Dead Rising, this is Ending A listed below.

Overtime Mode

When you finish the first 72 hours of Frank's stay in the mall and return to the helipad by noon on the 22nd.

    Dead Rising Endings

    There are seven endings to the video game Dead Rising in 72 hour mode, completing, or not completing certain tasks will determine which ending you receive:

    Ending A
    Solve all cases and return to the teleport at 12 am on the 22nd.

    Ending B
    Solve all cases and resue a certain number of survivors.

    Ending C
    Don't get to the heliport on time and solve all cases.

    Ending D
    Be a prisoner of the special forces at 12 am on the 22nd.

    Ending E
    Don't be at the heliport and don't solve all cases.

    Ending F
    Fail to collect all of Carlitos bombs on act 7-2.

      Dead Rising Unlockables

      The following items can be unlocked in Dead Rising. They are unlocked at the same time you unlock certain achivements. The unlockables are listed below along with the achievements that will unlock them. All of the unlockables become available inside shopping bags behind the air ducts in the security room.

      White Hat
      Census Taker

      Ammo Belt
      Perfect Gunner

      Arthur's Boxers
      7 Day Survivor

      Hockey Mask
      PP Collector

      Laser Sword
      5 Day Survivor

      Mall Employee Uniform
      Transmissionary

      Mega Man Boots
      Unbreakable

      Mega Man Tights
      Punisher

      Prisoner Garb
      Carjacker

      Pro Wrestling Boots
      Item Smasher

      Pro Wrestling Briefs
      Karate Chop

      Real Mega Buster
      Zombie Genocide

      Special Forces Boots
      Legendary Soldier

      Special Forces Uniform
      Hella Copter

        Gaining PP Easily

        In Dead Rising, PP is like experience points in other popular RPG titles. The key however, is that when you start another game after dying you can continue with any accumilated PP from previous game, thus beginning at a higher level with more special moves and abilities unlocked.

        Here are some ways to get easy PP in Dead Rising.

        Saving Natalie and Jeff on the Roof
        At the beginning of the game when you enter the rooftop, Natalie is to your left and Jeff is to your right, by the elevator. Speak to Jeff to have him join you, then have him follow you to Natalie, and speak to her as well. Be ready with your camera and snap a shot as they hug each other for a good amount of PP.

        In the Helicopter
        As the game begins you are in the helicopter. Be sure to snap a shot of the gas station while it blows up. Another good shot to take is of the woman being tackled off of the roof, try getting a shot of her while she is in the air.

        The Frying Pan
        Go to a food area of the mall and locate a frying pan, then examine the stove. Simply examining the stove will earn you 2000 PP. When you kill zombies with the hot frying pan, you can hold X to earn extra PP while burning their faces.

        In the Gym
        You can earn easy PP in the gym. Knock down all of the punching bags, and hit the treadmills until they are destroyed. When all is said and done you will have earned over 10000 PP.

        Run Over Zombies
        When the game first start and you can get outside, do so and run to the parking lot. You'll need to go through a couple of alley ways to get there.

        Once there, you will see a motorcycle and a car. Avoid the zombies until you can get in the car. Then use the car to mow down as many zombies as you can before the car is destroyed.

        Toy Shop
        While you are in the toy shop hit the giant serve both until the swirly eyes are lined up with the sad face. You'll gain 10000 PP doing this.

        About Books in Dead Rising

        Books are scattered about the game, generally in the book stores and are indicated by a purple marker. Each of these books gives a different affect:

        Weekly Photo Magazine: Skill+
        Get a visual cue to indicate prime photo timing.

        Sports: Item+
        Hold onto sporting goods three times as long as usual.

        Camera 1: PP+
        Get a 25% boost to PP resulting from photos.

        Hobby: Item+
        Hold onto toys three times as long as usual.

        Engineering: Item+
        Hold onto tools and construction related items three times as long as usual.

        Horror Novel 2: PP+
        Get a 25% boost to PP resulting from defeating zombies.

        Entertainment: Item+
        Hold onto entertainment related goods three times as long as usual.

        Interior Designing: Item+
        Hold onto interior designing goods three times as long as usual.

        Dead Rising Save System

        Our Xbox Guide Eric Qualls has a good explanation of the save system in Dead Rising, so if you aren't too clear on it, I recommend you give this article a read.

        Dead Rising Cheats

        Dead Rising cheats and secrets are listed on the previous pages.

        Dead Rising Achievements

        The following achievements can be unlocked by playing Dead Rising on the Xbox 360.

        Zombie Hunter - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 1,000 zombies.

        Zombie Killer - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 10,000 zombies.

        Zombie Genocider - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 53,594 zombies.

        Self Defense - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 1 psychopath.

        Peace Keeper - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 5 psychopaths.

        Punisher - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 10 psychopaths.

        Legendary Soldier- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: ????

        Hella Copter - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: ????

        Tour Guide- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Escort 8 survivors at once.

        Frank the Pimp - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Simultaneously escort 8 female survivors.

        Full Set - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Collect all portraits in the NOTEBOOK.

        Humanist - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get at least 10 survivors out of the mall.

        Life Saver- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get at least 20 survivors out of the mall.

        Saint - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get at least 50 survivors out of the mall.

        Strike!- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Send at least 10 zombies flying with bowling balls.

        Costume Party - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Place novelty masks on at least 10 zombies.

        Raining Zombies - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Knock at least 30 zombies aside with a parasol.

        Gourmet - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Eat all types of food available in the mall.

        Item Smasher - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Break at least 100 items.

        Bullet Point - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Fire at least 1,000 bullets.

        Perfect Gunner - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Don't miss with a machine gun.

        Photojournalist - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Score at least 1,500 PP from a single photo.

        The Artiste - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Score at least 3,000 PP from a single photo.

        Group Photo - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get 50 Target Markers with the camera.

        Portraiture - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Photograph at least 10 survivors.

        Census Taker - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Photograph at least 50 survivors.

        Psycho Photo - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Photograph at least 4 psychopaths.

        Psycho Collector - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Photograph at least 10 psychopaths.

        PP Collector - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Photograph all PP Stickers.

        Snuff Shot B - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: ????

        Snuff Shot J - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: ????

        Transmissionary - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Answer all calls from Otis.

        Indoorsman - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Spend at least 24 hours indoors.

        Outdoorsman - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Spend at least 24 hours outdoors.

        Freefall - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Drop from a height of at least 16 feet (5 meters).

        Marathon Runner - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Cover a distance of 26.2 miles (42.195 km).

        Carjacker- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Steal the convicts' vehicle.

        Stunt Driver - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Jump a car at least 33 feet (10 meters).

        Stunt Rider - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Jump a motorcycle at least 33 feet (10 meters).

        Zombie Road- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Walk over 33 feet (10 meters) on the backs of zombies using the Zombie Ride.

        Karate Champ - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Defeat at least 1,000 zombies barehanded.

        Sharp Dresser - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Change into at least 20 different costumes.

        Clothes Horse - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Change into all costumes available in the mall.

        Level Max - 20 points.
        TYPE: Total REQ: Reach Lv. 50.

        Unbreakable - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get the ture ending without being knocked out.

        Overtime Mode- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Unveil all CASES and be at the heliport at noon.

        ? Mode - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Get the true ending.

        3 Day Survivor - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Survive for at least 72 hours.

        5 Day Survivor- 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Survive for at least 5 days.

        7 Day Survivor - 20 points.
        TYPE: 1 Play REQ: Survive for at least 7 days.

          Dead Rising achievements submitted by Dave G.