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For the Dead Rising 2 equivalent, see Magazines.

Books are Dead Rising items which increase Frank's abilities in different ways, so long as they are in his inventory. The Willamette Parkview Mall has five bookstores, which have 24 books.[1] Most books affect the durability of a group of weapons. For example, the Engineering Book affects the sledgehammer, sickle, hedge trimmers, etc. Many of the books that have effects other than making weapons last longer are rewards for killing certain psychopaths.

EffectsEdit

Different books have different effects, books with a:

  1. PP+ symbol - give Frank a boost in Prestige Points from photography or defeating zombies.
  2. Skill + symbol allow Frank to learn skateboarding and cycling skills, or skills that can make the escorting of Survivors easier.
  3. Heal + symbol boost the restorative power of food (multiple Books can be held in tandem to further increase the bonus percentage).
  4. Item + increase durability of certain books. Like the Heal+ Books, holding multiple Books with the same effect can increase this effect.

Press X when Frank is holding the book in his hands to see the book's effects.[2]

Multiple books with the same effectEdit

In this list below is the following:

  • (x2) = the item can be effected by two books at the same time.
  • (x3) = the item can be effected by three books at the same time.
For Example

If Frank is carrying these three books, the Hedge trimmer (x3) can have simultaneously its:

  1. durability increased by the Criminal Biography Book,
  2. durability increased even more by the Engineering Book,
  3. durability increased yet even more by the Lifestyle Magazine.

As an example of a book's abilities, the hedge trimmer was tested:

  • No book: 20 hits before destroyed
  • One books: 60 hits
  • Two books: 180 hits[3]

Book ListEdit

The names below are from the Official Dead Rising strategy guide.[4]

Book Name Location/ScoopEffectItems affected
Brainwashing Tips
Dead rising Brainwashing Tips
Location icon  Colby's Movieland
A Strange Group Scoop.
Paradise Plaza
Skill +
Makes Survivors more aggressive
Camera 1
Dead rising Camera 1
Location icon  Contemporary Reading
Paradise Plaza
PP +
+25% Prestige points from photographs
Camera 2
Dead rising Camera 2
Location icon  Photographer's Pride Scoop
Paradise Plaza
PP +
Photographer's Pride +100% Prestige points from photographs
Cooking
Dead rising Cooking
Location icon  Everyone Luvs Books
Entrance Plaza
Skill +
Mixed drinks last twice as long
Criminal Biography
Dead rising Criminal Biography
Location icon  Sir Book-A-Lot
Wonderland Plaza
Item +
Edged weapons last 3 times as long
Dead rising attack icon  Battle Axe

Dead rising attack icon Chainsaw (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Small Chainsaw (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Cleaver

Dead rising attack icon Meat Cleaver

Dead rising attack icon Fire Ax

Dead rising attack icon Hedge Trimmer (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Katana

Dead rising attack icon Saw Blade (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Sickle (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Sword

Dead rising attack icon Ceremonial Sword

Cycling
Dead rising Cycling
Location icon  Everyone Luvs Books
Entrance Plaza
Skill +
Allows for bicycle tricks and hold onto bicycles three times longer than usual.[6]
Engineering
Dead rising Engineering
Location icon  Bachman's Bookporium
Paradise Plaza
Item +
Tools and construction items last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  2" x 4"

Dead rising attack icon Chainsaw (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Small Chainsaw (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Lead Pipe

Dead rising attack icon Excavator

Dead rising attack icon Hedge Trimmer (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Plywood Panel (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Saw Blade (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Shovel

Dead rising attack icon Sickle (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Sledgehammer

Entertainment Book
Dead rising Entertainment
Location icon  Bachman's Bookporium
Paradise Plaza
Item +
Entertainment weapons last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  Acoustic Guitar

Dead rising attack iconBass Guitar

Dead rising attack iconBowling Ball (x2)

Dead rising attack iconElectric Guitar

Dead rising attack iconTV (x2)

Dead rising attack iconHDTV (x2)

Dead rising attack iconSkateboard (x3)

Dead rising attack iconSmall Chainsaw (x3)

Health 1
Dead rising Health 1
Location icon  Sir Book-a-Lot
Wonderland Plaza
Heal +
+50% more health from food items
Health 2
Dead rising Health 2
Location icon  The Sinister Read
Entrance Plaza
Heal +
+50% more health from food items
Hobby
Dead rising Hobby
Location icon  Contemporary Reading
Paradise Plaza
Item +
Increase the durability of toys
Dead rising attack icon  Boomerang (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Laser Sword (Toy)

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Mask (Bear)

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Mask (Horse)

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Mask (Ghoul)

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Mask (Servbot)

Dead rising attack icon Rat Stick

Dead rising attack icon Rat Saucer (frisbee)

Dead rising attack icon Stuffed Bear

Dead rising attack icon Toy Cube

Horror Novel 1
Dead rising Horror Novel 1
Location icon  The Sinister Read
Entrance Plaza
PP+
+25% Prestige points from killing zombies
Horror Novel 2
Dead rising Horror Novel 2
Location icon  Bachman's Bookporium
Paradise Plaza
PP +
+25% Prestige points from killing zombies
Interior Design
Dead rising Interior Design
Location icon  Bachman's Bookporium
Paradise Plaza
Item +
Increase the durability of interior design items
Dead rising attack icon  Chair (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Fence

Dead rising attack icon Mannequin (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Painting

Dead rising attack icon Skylight (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Steel Rack (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Stool

Dead rising attack icon TV (x2)

Dead rising attack icon HDTV (x2).

Japanese Conversation
Dead rising Japanese Conversation
Location icon  Sir Book-a-Lot
Wonderland Plaza
N/A
Allows Frank to speak to Shinji and Yuu in the bookstore during the Japanese Tourists scoop in Sir Book-A-Lot
Lifestyle Magazine
Dead rising Lifestyle Magazine
Location icon  The Sinister Read
Entrance Plaza
Item +
3x durability on household items
Dead rising attack icon  Bucket

Dead rising attack icon Chair (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Garbage Can

Dead rising attack icon Hanger

Dead rising attack icon Hedge Trimmer (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Lawn Mower

Dead rising attack icon Mailbox

Dead rising attack icon Mannequin (x2),

Dead rising attack icon Oil Bucket

Dead rising attack icon Paint Can

Dead rising attack icon Pet Food

Dead rising attack icon Plywood Panel (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Push Broom

Dead rising attack icon Shampoo

Dead rising attack icon Shower Head

Dead rising attack icon Sickle (x3)

Dead rising attack icon Skylight (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Smokestack

Dead rising attack icon Steel Rack (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Stepladder

Dead rising attack icon Stool

Dead rising attack icon Tool Box

Skateboarding
Dead rising Skateboarding
Location icon  Sir Book-a-Lot
Wonderland Plaza
Item +
Allows for skateboard tricks and hold onto skateboards three times longer than usual.[8]
Sports
Dead rising Sports
Location icon  Contemporary Reading
Paradise Plaza
Item +
Increase the durability of sporting goods
Dead rising attack icon  Barbell

Dead rising attack icon Baseball Bat

Dead rising attack icon Boomerang (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Bowling Ball (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Dumbbell

Dead rising attack icon Pickaxe (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Skateboard (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Soccer Ball

Survival
Dead rising Survival
Location icon  Hatchet Man
North Plaza
Heal +
+100% health recovery from food items
Travel
Dead rising Travel
Location icon  Everyone Luvs Books
Entrance Plaza
Item +
Increase the durability of travel and shopping items.
Dead rising attack icon  Bench

Dead rising attack icon Handbag

Dead rising attack icon Lipstick Prop

Dead rising attack icon Parasol (umbrella)

Dead rising attack icon Perfume Prop

Dead rising attack icon Pickaxe (x2)

Dead rising attack icon Sign

Dead rising attack icon Shopping Cart

Dead rising attack icon Weapon Cart.

Wartime Photography
Dead rising Wartime Photography
Location icon  Everyone Luvs Books
Entrance Plaza
PP +
+25% Prestige points from photographs
Weekly Photo Magazine
Dead rising Weekly Photo Magazine
Location icon  Contemporary Reading
Paradise Plaza
Skill +
Display visual queue markers indicating photo type.
World News
Dead rising World News
Location icon  The Sinister Read
Entrance Plaza
PP +
+25% Prestige points from survivor rescues
Wrestling
Dead rising Wrestling
Location icon  Hatchet Man
North Plaza
Attack +
Increase the effectiveness of Frank's hand-to-hand combat skills

TriviaEdit

Dead rising survival book respawns

Like other books, the survival book respawns if Frank dropped or lost it in a different load screen area


GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 116
  2. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 42
  3. Dead Rising: Book Guide, GameFAQs.com, (August, 2006).
  4. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 117
  5. Moves and Books Lists, Cheat Happens.
  6. Moves and Books Lists, Cheat Happens.
  7. Moves and Books Lists, Cheat Happens.
  8. Moves and Books Lists, Cheat Happens.

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