Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero Now Available Free for Games With Gold

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Richard Walker

Capcom's 2010 zombie slayer Dead Rising 2 and its accompanying prequel story/demo Dead Rising 2: Case Zero are both now available to download for free as part of the Games With Gold promotion.

Dead Rising 2 normally retails for $29.99 from Games on Demand on Xbox Live, while Case Zero usually costs 400 Microsoft Points. You can download both for free from today until August 31st.

There'll be another two free games heading to the Games With Gold promo on September 1st and another on September 16th for XBL Gold subs. These have yet to be announced. You can add Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero to your download queue by hitting the links.

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  • Awesome but what happened to Halo 3? didn't they announce they would make it free?
  • Excellent, I shall be wearing a dress whilst putting cones onto peoples heads again! Then i'll do it in the game!
  • Maybe they realized it's only £3 and are gonna be generous? :P
  • This is excellent, I haven't been able to buy these yet, so I'm glad they are free. Now I'll be able to catch up with the series ready for Dead Rising 3. I'm one of the people that benefits from the Games with Gold program, I've missed out on some good games over the years, and now I will be able to play the games.
  • Oh really???? I can find DR2 for 2 euros only! Now you can put these games in *** MS!!! PS PLUS all the way!
  • @5 Source?
  • Well you cant find it because Im from Greece.
  • @5 In what universe is 2 euros better than completely free?
  • #8 if you are so cheap! you problem,not mine!
  • @5 just go to ps3trophies and leave us be. OT good for me, because I haven't played either of these games. Will download them later today.
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  • If PS plus didn't exist everyone would be happy with these 'deals'. However in comparison to PSN these freebies are poor, really poor. But free is free and this is the first deal where i don't own the game.
  • if xbox live freebies didnt exist woulnt make me angry with MS.
  • If I have to read 'PS PLUS 4 LYF!' One more time on these articles... Yes PS plus is a great service and you get a tonne of good content, but let us not forget Microsoft have been charging us for xbox live since day one. They didn't have to decide to give us any games for free at all, they have millions upon millions of xbox live gold users and were under no pressure what so ever to give these games to us. I have always been satisfied with paying my £35 a year for gold and just see all these games as a bonus. PS+ is different as it isn't essential to play online (like gold is). Sony are under pressure to keep their customers satisfied as their users do no need PS+ if they want online, we on the other hand do. The fee we pay is so we can have a stable inline experience (which for the most part we do) PS+ users lay solely for things like these games. Just quit winning and be thankful microsoft decided to give us free games at all, the make billions of $'s and didn't need to. *Rant Over*
  • @14 Xbox live is a service that make you pay only for online only! so why I should pay again and again for online only and giving me these poor freebies,I wonder
  • Not sure people really understand PSPlus, these games M$ are giving away are FREE, things on PSPlus require that you keep your account active as if you close your PSPlus account you lose your priveliges. Do I lose access to my PlayStation Plus games if my subscription expires? You can keep any content you pay for on top of your sunscription fee, such as a game downloaded at a special offer price, and you can keep using all games downloaded at no extra cost as long as you remain subscribed to PlayStation Plus. Will I get access to my PlayStation Plus games if I renew my subscription after it has lapsed? Yes, upon renewal of your subscription you will get access to your PlayStation Plus games. We recommend you take advantage of automatic renewal to ensure you don't miss out. http://uk.playstation.com/psn/support/ps3/detail/linked285071/item285066/PlayStation-Plus-frequently-asked-questions/
  • Gonna get me Dead Rising 2 when I get home. Expected this tomorrow, but can't complain. Wonder what next two games are going to be.
  • @Error1ess Brother I suggest you don't call me out, I will tear you to pieces.
  • @16 Who is that so stupid to do not keep his ps plus mebership on going? and this thing you pointed that you can keep these poor games for ever its not an advantage because these games do not have a value anymore!
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  • @16 You... Broke the comments section... I hope your proud of yourself.
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  • @20 Tell me, the fact your name has an error in it and the fact every comment you write is full of errors... Is that supposed to be comical irony or are you just an idiot who can barely speak English?
  • Code Veronica is free in Japan because, for some strange reason, we don't have Dead Rising 2 on GonD?!?
  • @24 Maybe it failed to get rated? Germany had the same issue with crackdown.
  • @23 I cant speak English because Im from another country obviously and my name Error1ess because this it my gamertag so now you can shut the fuck up little kid!
  • @19 xbox gold is a communications fee unlimited talk to anyone anywhere anytime with a party of up to 8 sumting the playstation knows nothing about with its broken chat system educate yourself punk the fact their throwing free games out now which you own once downloaded forevere unlike platstation lending it to u for the month is why im on xbox
  • @17 Lol, Im gonna jump on the complaint bandwagon here and say "probably another game I paid $60 for 5 years ago!" These free games are awesome- if you havent had an xbox for the last 5 years. The only game I hadnt already purchased was one that I didnt know existed.... MS, the fans that deserve these free games are your long standing customers, which means we have already supported these titles. Not to mention that MS is self serving with these give aways...Meaning they are pretty much giving away games with alot of DLC, hoping to gain sales that way, because the sales of that game itself have slowed or even stopped.
  • agree with #11,,this site's community is a site full of kids,,prefer TA.com community
  • @26 English is a second language to me, you shouldn't have wasted you time attempting to learn it. From what I've read nothing good has come of it, go home child.
  • @27 LOL PS giving you the games until your membership ends but for me it doesnt end coz I upgrading it every time! and you are on xbox for the party chat??? oh really that too g**!
  • @30 A little kiddo calling a mature a kid! LOLOLOLOL and I dont give two shits about your English
  • How good are the games? I'll sacrifice another 6-7 gig if it's good
  • @29 Thank you and the same!
  • @25, game was definitely released here... Just never added to the marketplace as a download bizarrely. Same thing happened with crackdown (we got Shadowrun instead so a better deal for once IMO)
  • @33 DR2 is good but lots of frustrating because the missions of it are timed and if you dont do them in time you lose the whole game,so you have to restart it again! and the save system of this game is garbage because you have to all over the world of the game to find a toilet to save your game!
  • Here come the Sony fanboys, always with something on the matter to say. Because they really know better don't they? It's not like they own a crap console with an even crapper network and are over compensating.
  • @33 to travel all of the game's world
  • @33 Download case zero to get an idea. Case zero is a 2-6 hour demo for dead rising 2 really. Personally i love them both and bought them full price when they were released. I'm re-downloading dead rising 2 to play co-op with friends.
  • @37 crap network??? did you even tried it?
  • @40, no, didnt want to get my account hacked!
  • @40 Never our accounts got hacked! so STFU only the service got hacked once but it was good that we got and getting RETAIL and GROUNDBREAKING games! I feel so sorry for you!
  • @42 You just replied to yourself, genius.
  • @40 Yes, crap network. PS3's network was taking down by specific individuals. So obviously there's shitty security.
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  • yeah 40 you dumbsh!t got hacked once and millions of users data stolen and service was down 3 months!!! awesome service!
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  • @46 I feel sorry for you dipshit! By the way nice story bro!
  • @7 you can't find it in Greece because until you pay me back the trillions I've lent you you dont deserve anything free
  • So since Error1ess has been blocked a few weeks back, and his/her brother is about to be, presumably some other relative will join up soon? OT - not played either of this so looking forward to it.
  • @49 lol rude lol
  • @48 why don't you just fuck off? I'm tired of going to an article and trying to read some valid comments of the community and so far 39% of the comments for this article are you trying to big up PS+ (who gives a shit) and dissing MS for giving out FREE games. Just leave us in bloody peace already.
  • I have played Dead Rising 2 before, but would love to get back on it again, and mop up some achievements I missed... As for Case Zero, I'll add it to my account, but I've already finished the achievements for it...Kinda wish it was Case West, seeing as that is the game I never bought...but, free is free, not going to complain.
  • @52 Well said. Did you do the math on that? Just wondering.... lol
  • This comment thread could be a case study into why the Internet is really just a joke...
  • Why are people still moaning at FREE games, if you don't want the game shut up and don't get it. Personally i think giving older game out is better more people will be online playing it making it fun to play a game you might already have played before
  • Sweet deal. I played Dead Rising 1 ages ago and got tired of it really quickly so i never bothered with 2. But i heard it's a lot better and now that i don't have to pay for it i will definitely give it a shot. Sick of everyone complaining about Games for Gold though.. Yes, it's not as good as PS Plus i think everyone knows that, but at least Microsoft are trying. I'll take free games any day of the week and i'm glad that Microsoft is finally making Gold a bit more worth it.
  • @39 it should NOT take you 6 hours to finish dead rising case zero
  • I wish I haven't already played every "free" game to death, not exactly long till it ends, clearly need a life.
  • I personally love the games they've so far offered, don't get me wrong I've completed AC2 100% but it was such an amazing game that I'll happily replay it, considering I don't own my copy now. And I've never played Crackdown or DR2/CaseZero so that's two (and a half) free games I can now play. Will Sony fanboys please just shut up, most of us understand that yes, it is a good service with a wide selection of rather new games, but no one cares. If they did care then they'd go buy a PS3 and join PSPlus. See the logic?
  • This 'free games for gold' deal is pretty sweet! Glad to get back into DR2!
  • @10 No there's a place for people like him. It's called IGN
  • Pretty sure you can buy it for $5 in store, but I never did, so here is my chance=D Put in queue and maybe some day I will play it. Already bought both DLC's when on sale though and beat them long time ago. Speaking of which Case West to expensive to make it free as well=P?
  • @52 I think Im most upset that there hasnt been a free game, that I didnt already pay for. So its seems to me that the people that show up late to the party are being rewarded, meanwhile us die hard, 10 year members are being offered 6 year old games that we paid $60 for, 6 years ago. Its like overpaying for lunch and then being offered free pizza. Sure its good, you just dont have a need for it.
  • Lost planet 2 in germany , GUTTED !
  • maybe they could do 'DR2:Off The Record' and 'DR:Case West' (can you guess which two games i have and the two games i don't have?)
  • F*ck you Germany, I get Lost Planet 2 -.-
  • lol at all the butthurt microsoft fanboi's in here. no frank west no care. also this game isnt free ya fucks or is your mommy paying for xbox live? stupid fucks. if no one complains about these shit ass games then that's what you'll continue to get, no one seems to mind though. insects are satisfied with crumbs i guess...
  • Es tut uns leid Dieses Angebot ist in Ihrer Region nicht gültig. Fick dich, Deutschland!
  • @54 yes I did, slow day ;) @64 I think it's just luck if you've played the games or not. I've had my 360 for about 6 years and the only games I've played from all the free ones were AC2 & Crackdown. Still downloaded crackdown be because MP is fun and I still have to collect some damn orbs!! Hopefully the next game will be one you haven't played :)
  • Ok so you can download Dead Rising 2 in Germany but not Case Zero for free or Case West for half price. Ooooooookay.
  • It seems to me this free games for gold members was nothing more than a PR stunt, Microsoft really can and should do better than this.
  • I downloaded DR2 to try and play it again. Never emjoyed the timed missions, but hey...its free. I also try Case Zero.
  • I have no idea why people are complaining about these free games! My biggest complaint is that I have to keep transfering stuff onto usb sticks as I only have a 60GB hard drive. I'm doing well so far, the only game that's been on free that I'd already got was AC2, all the rest are new for me! Get in!
  • Okay I will say this. I'm extremely happy that MS is giving away FREE games. Very good. I'm kind of tired of seeing people who are obviously Sony fans, complaining about this service. I also have the PS Plus and it's a great service. No one in the MS camp denies that, except for rabid MS fanboys. However, this site is for the fans of the 360/One...not PlayStation. There's no need to keep going back and forth about what service is better. Please stop! You're threatening the morale of the Xbox community with your bias posts. Just give MS credit when it's due. Right now, they deserve some credit.
  • forgot i actually bought case zero ages ago until i just queued it up and it said i had already purchased it, might actually play it now and i must admit that i still have a sealed zombrex edition of 2 that i never got round to playing so this will at least let me keep the value in that by not having to open it :)
  • Not a bad choice, Dead Rising 2 and Case zero are great offers considering the limitations of the service. It's no win for sure, but it's a step in the right direction :) You have earned a few claps Microsoft.
  • @74 because it's pathetic what Microsoft are offering when you compare it to the games that PS + offers. It's not like Microsoft don't have the means or resources to compete with them.
  • Free is free. I probably won't get around to it, but I'll sure as hell download it in case.
  • I have very very happy with this games with gold deal. I just really hope they continue on past 2013, and why not really with Xbox one getting all the attention it really cant be that big of a loss for microsoft
  • I already bought these games on release day
  • This months deals, unfortunately, make me wish I lived in Germany.
  • The zombie horde shall feel my undying wrath!
  • I already have DR 2 but I'll download it anyway and trade in my copy of DR2. At least when I stop my gold service ill still have it.
  • Already got DR2, but I'll not argue with a free digital copy, given I have to bray my 360 to get it to read discs.
  • Everyone who doesn't have these games already: play "Case Zero" first, then play "DR2". Your character carries over from C0 to DR2.
  • All ps fanboys go enjoy your PS+ y u cry about it
  • I only had to read the first 5 comments to see what the other 80 would be. It's a free game, get it, play it. That's that.
  • Lol I got more then 10 thumbs down on asking a question and the only guy that answerd got thumb down too. What a patethic community.
  • My DR2 disc is broken, so I'll grab this. Case Zero is nice as well. Wonder why they didn't add Case West too. Oh well.
  • Not interested in DR2 But i will still download it because i might suprise myself free is friend and gold does not pay for free games gold pays for multiplayer and better security than ps3 Dotw and free for gold is a nice bonus
  • Nothing wrong with a free game (or in this case 2). On a separate note, the maturity level of some people is stunning. Calling someone a kid does not make you mature. In fact maturity is glaringly obvious by how you address people.
  • OMG BLACK OPS 2 is free next month read it hear http://msnews.org/775ghshjyye-black-ops-IIfreegamrsondemnad
  • These comments are proof that the internet will bitch about anything. Shut up and enjoy your free games. If you like PS+ more, fuck off and go there. You're not entitled to free games, so stop acting spoiled.
  • Played both but I still welcome the freebies. As for these PS Plus fellas, how fun was it when Playstation Network got hacked and you couldn't play games online for over a month? Was that awesome?
  • @49 Oh that irony look at him hes so bad bad bad! LOL you made my day you jerk!
  • @93 dead link and there's no possible way those money bleeding franchise milkers would ever make a Call of Duty game free. Especially not the most recent one, let's be smart here.
  • Wow, people complaining about free stuff -__- WTF?
  • @93 you wish... hahahahahha
  • @98 because this free stuff costs only 2 euros
  • Can ever one stop feeding the "error1ess troll"! Maybe then the Sony fanboy will go home.
  • @ #60, nicely said; I have to agree with you on that one. Cheers
  • Its official: I really hate the comments on this site now.
  • Yeah, they could give newer games, but PS+ only lends you them. You do get better games with it in general, but you lose access to them if your subscription expires. The games MS give us are at least ours. Each scheme has its pros and cons.
  • Well i didnt expect that much entertainment when i opened this comments section! There does appear to be a few obvious dickheads knocking around. OT, i dont have either of these so yet again am pleased with the Free Games deal
  • @98 so that's what its like to have no friends,you sit on here just to hear yourself talk! Loser.Greece you mean broke ass country...soon you'll be paying PSN in bottle caps!!!!!!!!! 2 more games I own
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  • Why why not off the record i already have 2 im not fussed though as now i dont have to get off my ass and get the game cheers anyway :-)
  • PS+ is ok, I had fun playing a few free games with my months free trial but I wouldn't buy it. It's basically just a £40 a year rental service.
  • this site is getting babyish i would expect this from a playstation site... o wait they come here haha
  • So glad this happened, never got to play DR2, fun game.
  • Regarding the PSfanboy: Yea they really need to find a way to make this site for Xbox players only and the Ps site for Ps players. I personally love both, but this is getting annoying. Regarding DR2: Definitely a great deal, this game as allot of replay value and surprisingly still fun when it comes to killing zombies, although i wish they discounted "Off The Record" since i haven't played that one yet and have already beaten DR2 a couple of times. Guess i will grab that one from the used game bin. Can't wait for next months free games!
  • Thanks for the free game. It would be rude not to say it. Even though its worth pennies and is very old. Keep nailing that coffin Microsoft. Odd isn't it. Both Apple and Microsoft. Both american companies. Both previously innovators now producing not quite that good, disappointing products, ripping people off and surviving on fan adulation. Shame.
  • @111 Besides being slightly less challenging than the first one, i found DR2 to have more of a lasing appeal since their are allot of dynamics added to the game that everyone wanted in the first game. Kind of like how Saints Row 1 was challenging but Saints Row 2 was the best for the amount of stuff that everyone wanted in the game. Not sure if i am buying an Xbox One yet, but i hope the third one keeps the style of DR2 instead of trying to make it more realistic. I can't think of any other game that allowed me to equip chainsaws to a paddle while wearing a one piece bathing suit and a hockey mask :)
  • @113 has hard as it was to hear that, i can not argue with you. Microsoft should of done something like this awhile ago. Have a feeling that things are going to get rough once Xbox One comes out and they have to split their focus between those two consoles. Probably wind up being a console civil war with One and 360.
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  • @116 there was absolutely nothing about 106s post that was racist - I suggest you look up the word and try to apply it correctly OT Free games are always good - just a pity it was this instead of DR:OTR. The sandbox mode makes all the difference
  • Am I the only one who doesn't care how old is the game or how much monetary value it has? They are giving good games for free. Also, don't dismiss the service just because you can find the game for cheap in YOUR area. My local gaming store only has new copies and the game still sells for like 40 USD. So far, GwG have been a very good deal for me.
  • This game blows.... WAste of 6 gigs on my HDD
  • #119 I agree even for free this game is shit really fucking crap how the fuck can people love this shit hell id rather buy dead fucking island
  • @119 120 so glad im not the only one that feels the same way. They have way better games than this and its how they reward us? I'm glad they had ac2 for free. This month sucks
  • @ Error1ess brother You know your an unemployed bottom feeder living in your parents basement when you have the entire day to troll a gaming website for a console you don't own. I'm not crazy about the PS3 but you don't see me trolling around their website like a 5 year with a broken toy.
  • I own both an Xbox 360 and PS3 and I can honestly say that the Xbox 360 has a better online service. Sure you have to pay, and the dashboard is riddled with adverts, but the Marketplace doesn't lag, in my opinion it has a richer variety or games and the online service is always top notch. The Playstation 3 is excellent, but seriously it just feels unfinished and bulky in comparison. I don't like that fact that you have to install 90% of the games and the Playstation Store is lagged and choppy all the time. But in all fairness, there are a few great titles on the PS3 and it's great that the online multiplayer is free. I just feel more connected with my Xbox than my Playstation. I mean the online time I really play it is when my girlfriend wants to play COD online or if I'm watching a DVD.
  • Was at GameStop the other day pre-ordering Disney infinity for the kids....had dead rising 1 in my hand put it down for dead island......guess ill get it tomorrow when I pick up infinity....I'm weird I like to play the series in order....still downloaded it for when I'm done with the first
  • As much as I'm glad of the freebies....So far the only game I didn't already own is defence grid. I'm not expecting brand new titles...but something a bit more obscure might be a nice treat.
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  • My gold sub ran out on the 15th damn i realy wanted dr2.
  • Gonna piss all over that PS troll and throw his ass out of a car NYC style as for this game just fuckin insane where else can you run around dressed in woman's clothes with a dildo and beatin on zombies than kill a fat physcho in S&M gear and take his huge chainsaw,too much fun thank you for makin this game for truly twisted perverted minds like mine I'm hungry anyone want sushi?
  • @basque21212 only respectful guy on this comment section LOL
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