Dead Rising 2 is the sequel to the incredibly popular Dead Rising by Capcom. In this installment of the zombie-smashing hit, you play as Chuck
Greene, a former motocross star, five years after the first Dead Rising. Caught in Fortune City when another outbreak occurs, Chuck must find out the truth behind the outbreak, and keep his daughter alive. Throughout the game world Chuck will find various items that can be combined at workbenches found in maintenance rooms. To unlock the special abilities of these items however, "Combo Cards" must be unlocked via leveling up, or completing certain tasks. Some of these combo cards can be very tricky to find.
In this article you'll find a complete Dead Rising 2 combo card list, including how to obtain each one. This is necessary for anyone trying to unlock all of the achievements in Dead Rising 2.
We’ll Start with the Basics
This is the only Dead Rising 2 combo card that is given at the start of the game, simply for completing the intro.
Spiked Bat (Baseball Bat + Box of Nails) – Obtained in the first maintenance room you enter.
Cards Gained Via Leveling
Most of the combo cards in the game are given randomly when you level up. There is no set level when you will get any of these cards, so leveling up as much as possible is the easiest way to obtain these. To get every card faster, you should level up as quickly as possible.
Air Horn – Traffic Cone + Can of Spray Paint
Auger – Pitchfork + Hand Drill
Beer Hat – Hard Hat + Beer
Blitzkrieg – Electric Wheelchair + Mercenary Assault Rifle OR Light Machine Gun
Boomstick – Pitchfork + Shotgun
Defiler – Axe + Sledgehammer
Drill Bucket – Bucket + Drill
Driller – Spear + Drill
Dynameat – Hunk of Meat + Dynamite
Electric Rake – Leaf Rake + Battery
Electric Wheelchair – Wheel Chair + Battery
Fire Spitter – Toy Spitball Gun + Tiki Torch
Flaming Gloves – Boxing Gloves + Motor Oil
Fountain Lizard – Lizard Head Mask + Fountain Fireworks
Freeze Bomb – Fire Extinguisher + Dynamite
Gem Blower – Gems + Leaf Blower
Hacker – Computer Case + Flashlight
Hail Mary – Football + Grenade
Handy Chipper – Wheelchair + Lawnmower
Heliblade – Toy Helicopter + Machete
Infernal Arms – Training Sword + Motor Oil
Knife Gloves – Bowie Knife + Boxing Gloves
Molotov – Whiskey + Newspaper
Parablower – Leaf Blower + Parasol
Pole Weapon – Broom + Machete
Porta-Mower – Lawn Mower + 2×4
Ripper – Cement Saw + Saw Blade
Roaring Thunder – Battery + Goblin Mask
Spear Launcher – Leaf Blower + Spear
Sticky Bomb – Dynamite + Lawn Dart
Super BFG – Blast Frequency Gun + Amp
Super Slicer – Lawnmower + Servbot Mask
Tesla Ball – Bingo-Ball Cage + Battery
Many combo card locations can be found simply by saving the people caught in the outbreak. The following list is obtained through saving survivors who need your help. For assistance in finding all of the survivors, there is a Dead Rising 2 guide that lists every survivor in depth.
IED (Propane Tank + Box of Nails) – Outside of the safe house in the Royal Flush Plaza, save LaShawndra Dawkins.
Power Guitar (Electric Guitar + Amplifier) – When completing the case "Rock Heroes" on day 2, at 4 A.M. , save the members of Angel Lust
Plate Launcher (Cement Saw + Plates) – On day 3 at 6 A.M., go to the Palisades Mall. In KokoNutz Sports Town, complete the "Tape it or DIE" mission. You must bring them a cement saw and plates.
Blazing Aces (Tennis Racquet + Tiki Torch) – You must have completed the first "Tape it or DIE" mission. You will reciev
e a call to return to KokoNutz Sports Town on day 4, at 9:15 A.M. to save them.
Exsanguinator (Vacuum Cleaner + Saw Blade) – You must have completed the first "Tape it or DIE" mission. You will receive a call to return to KokoNutz Sports Town on day 4, at 9:15 A.M. to save them. This is the same event as the Blazing Aces combo card.
These combo cards are obtained through defeating various psychopaths throughout the game world. This Dead Rising 2 guide on psychopaths has tips and tricks on how to beat each and every psycho. This can be useful for some of the more difficult psychopaths you have to fight through the course of the game.
Flamethrower (Water Gun + Gas Can) – Complete the mission "Everyone Knows Slappy" on day 2 at 12 P.M.
Rocket Launcher ( Lead Pipe + Fireworks) – Complete the mission "World's Most Dangerous Trick" on day 4 at 12 A.M.
Did you know you know you can find combo card by examining movie posters? Explore the walls of Fortune City to find the following:
Blambow (Bow and Arrow + Dynamite) – On the south side of Cucina Donnacci in the Food Court, look at the "Revenginator 7" movie poster.
Burning Skull (Bull Skull + Motor Oil) – Go to the fortune teller machine located outside of One Little Duck Bingo on the Silver Strip and spend $1,200,000.
Freedom Bear (Robot Bear + Light Machine Gun) – Go outside of the Yucatan Casino men's bathroom and look at the "Stop or My Bear Will Shoot!" poster.
Holy Arms (Training Sword + Box of Nails) – Near the entrance to Fortune Park in the Atlantica Casino, look at the "Pit Viking" poster.
Laser Sword (Gems + Flashlight) – Go to the back of Paradise Platinum Screens on the Platinum Strip. Look at the "Laser Knight" movie poster.
Paddlesaw (Paddle + Chainsaw) – While on the Silver Strip, go to the entrance of the Slot Ranch Casino and look at the "Paddle Party Massacre" movie poster.
Snowball Cannon (Fire Extinguisher + Water Gun) – On the second floor of the Palisades Mall, go outside of Ned's Knicknackery and look at the "Dr. Brainfreeze" poster.
Tenderizers (MMA Gloves + Box of Nails) – While in the Royal Flush Plaza, go to the entrance of the Americana Casino and look at the "Blood Round 4" poster.
Secret Combo Card
This combo card location is not really a location. It is earned simply by creating this secret weapon.
Wingman (Queen + Nectar) – Combine two orange juices in a blender to create nectar, which attracts queens. Queens come from zombies who are clutching at their necks. Use the nectar to attract a queen, and then create this combo weapon to obtain the Wingman combo card.
For a more in-depth look, go to this Dead Rising 2 guide on the Wingman