VGBlogger writes, "With sandbox play, more combo weapons, and the return of Frank and his trusty camera, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is Dead Rising 2 the way it should have been in the first place. Like the two previous installments, this game is chock full of mindless zombie slashing, disturbing imagery, dark humor, bad jokes, cheesy dialogue, annoying control inadequacies and frustrating time restraints — and did I mention it is also really damn fun? Well it is! Dead Rising doesn’t take itself too seriously, and neither should you. Just play it and enjoy it. Now with more Frank."