Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 Achievements

Life Saver

Collect all survivor combo cards.    
  • Plate Launcher – Obtained by doing the non-messaged side mission ‘Tape it or Die’
  • Blazing aces – Obtained by rescuing the survivors from side mission ‘Tape it or Die’
  • Exsanguinator – Obtained by rescuing the survivors from side mission ‘Tape it or Die’
  • Power Guitar - Obtained by rescuing the survivors from side mission 'The Rock Show'

For the 'Tape it or Die' survivors, see 'Hero of Fortune City'. You will have to do a side mission for them, but it won't be until much later in the game that you actually rescue them. There's not enough time to rescue them on a non-storyline playthrough, so make sure you do it while solving cases.

Note: Some people have reported that the door to 'Tape it or Die' doesn't open when it's supposed to. This is possibly related to the fact that you can only have 8 survivors active at any one time in the game (safe house excluded). The poker team in Atlantica Casino appear around the same time, make sure to rescue/kill them first.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by theempororj
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 02:50:51 PM

I am having trouble getting into to complete tape it or die side mission to find the four survivors and complete this achievement, I'v stood at the door from 6am to 12pm on day 3 trying to get in and it stayed locked the only time i left it was to give katie zombrex is there something I'm missing here? How dod you get in this door??

Comment #2 by ChuckGreene97
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:39:52 PM

I tried the same thing man, It just doesn't work, maybe it is 12 am to 6pm, i got bored then died trying to go fight the crazy groom with the chainsaw, i forgot to save. My friend did it though he didn't tell me what time it was, hes stupid.

Comment #3 by beefman8
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 07:35:24 AM

Can you get the tape it or die mission if you fail the cases?

Comment #4 by avengers124
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 03:10:56 PM

From what I have seen, you need to do the cases. I got it the first try and I
was doing the cases.

Comment #5 by Dante Felix
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 06:14:44 AM

the door is open for tape it or die between 6am and 12pm on the 3rd day.

If you cant get in to to its coz youve got to many missions lined up or something so just go and either rescue or kill the survivors and try enter it again.

Theres a dude in there that will ask for a cement saw and some plates, get the before you go in, if you use the under ground passage at the top of plaisades mall and got to the maitenence room there is a cement saw and there are plates out side.

Once you have given them to him he wil make you a plate launcher and youll get the combo card.

Then wait till around 9amish on the 4th day after the shitty attempt of a millitary rescue, and you'll get a case in palisades mall called tape it or di, go save them and take them back to the safe house and you will

Comment #6 by Dante Felix
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 06:17:01 AM

** get two combo cards, burning aces and Exsanguinator. hope this helped =]

Comment #7 by GunbladeXIII2
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:09:42 PM

You r gona have to save or kill the poker players in Atlantica casino to get Tape it or die 1. Considering they only give u $1,000,000 to get em to the safe house, ur probably better off spending the nailbat to kill em. A cement saw and plates r in the nearby underground entrance in Palisades mall. Add me on XBOX live if u still need help. Gunblade XIII 2.

Comment #8 by NotWithoutAsh
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:39:26 AM

Did this yesterday, 1st card from the rockers, - man i love them haha.
Other 3 (Tape it or Die) My friends have had trouble, so after helping them,
though i'd help others, apart from case mission n zombrex, clear everything
else, i quickly ran to other msgs n killed suriviors hehe, once all was clear,
the door unlocked.

Comment #9 by scruffy wiesel
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 08:18:40 PM

hey i need help with this mission im having troubles if anyone would please help me it would be appriciated i will return the favor if you need help with anything else. my gamertag is scruffy wiesel im 17 and i have a mic so it should be easy to go through ohhh and im a lvl 50 so that should help to.

Comment #10 by veronikacp
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 07:16:30 PM

Ok everybody, so the trick is.. There CANNOT be more than 8 survivors OR psychopaths on the map all together. So if you have for example the rock band of three active AND the three girls in the pool in the palisades mall the Tape it or Die WON`T show up. Go take care of them or kill them first. REMEMBER there is FOUR people in this quest so you CANNOT have more than four survivors or/and psychopaths anywhere in the game. Not even with you.
That is the only way. It doesn`t matter what time you come between 8am and noon. You just have to get rid of everybody else.

P.S. I do believe that the people from "Ante Up" do not count as they are already saved. Have fun and good luck!!


Comment #11 by TommyD758
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 08:19:00 PM

This is stupid. I got their cement saw and plates and brought them back into the safe house but I didn't get any combo cards.

Comment #12 by Darkforce412
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 01:06:34 PM

between 8am? for me it was always on the 3rd day at 6am to 12pm.

Comment #13 by Lyco
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 01:13:49 AM

Hit your head TommyD758? Because surely you actually READ what was written? You don't just take the cement saw and plates to the safe house. You have to make sure that you have no more than 4 survivors/psychopaths with you or waiting to be saved/killed then between 6AM and 12PM on the third day (Sept 27th) you go into KokoNutz Sports Town in the Palisades Mall, on the ground floor straight ahead of the door is another door that should now be open. There will be 4 survivors inside, one of which will ask you for a cement saw and some plates, give them to him and he will reward you with the combo card for the plate launcher. Then at 9.15AM on the 4th day (28th) you will get a normal mission, where you have to escort the people from the room to the safe house. Do so and they'll reward you with

Comment #14 by Lyco
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 02:38:42 AM

^^ the combo cards for the Blazing Aces and the Exsanguinator.

Be aware that without the shortcut you get from the Wilted Flower mission it's almost impossible to get them to safety before the military arrive. It makes more sense to just follow the story to make sure your left with enough time to get them back to the safe room.

Comment #15 by Wildcats 418
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 01:49:42 AM

To reduce some of the confusion about the time line of the tape it die mission and the hold em poker game. the poker game unlocked for me between case 4 and zombrex 3. tape it or die unlocked imediately after zombex 3, i made it to their hideout by 8am. i did not have to kill anybody to get this mission to unlock so if you are good at time management you can get this on your first play through if you are following a guide. if your are struggling to find the time to do everything, it is acceptable to kill the poker pros, zombrex, then tape it or die.

Comment #16 by nicknmm09
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 11:15:02 PM

i know this is late however just in case there is anyone reading this i would like to give you advice on the tape it or die crew you should have a queen zombait and quick step for the second part of the mission if attempting to do it before the military arrives

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Game Info


US September 28, 2010
Europe September 24, 2010
Japan September 30, 2010

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