Dead Rising 2 - Case 7-2: The Only Lead Off the Record - Case 8-2: The Only Lead 

Case 7-2: The Only Lead
Dead rising Case 7-2 The Only Lead
Goal Find evidence to clear Chuck's name.
Destination Underground Lab
Previous Case Case 7-1: Bad to Worse
Next Case Case 7-3: What Lies Beneath
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Find evidence to clear Chuck's name.
For the Dead Rising case, see Case 7-2: Bomb Collector.

Case 7-2: The Only Lead is a case in Dead Rising 2.

The Off the Record case file equivalent is Case 8-2: The Only Lead.


Chuck Greene travels down into the underground tunnels to investigate the source of the mutagen gas blanketing the city. After fighting past mutated gas zombies and a group of mercenaries, Chuck reaches the entrance to a secret laboratory, where he witnesses a strange device which emits a sonic frequency that causes the heads of a group of nearby zombies to explode. Several Queens fly out of the bodies, and are sucked up into a large vacuum tube in the ceiling.

Chuck enters the lab and encounters two scientists, Mark Bradson and Pearce Stephens, who attack him. Chuck kills both men, then accesses their laptop computer. Though he is unable to stop the flow of gas to the surface, Chuck does find some disturbing information: the scientists were working for Phenotrans, the company that manufactures Zombrex. Realizing that the company must be the ones truly responsible for the outbreak, Chuck takes the laptop and heads back to the safehouse, eager to clear his name and give Rebecca Chang the story of a lifetime.

Cutscene TextEdit

Chuck discovers the secret lab
Dead rising mark (Dead Rising 2)
Mark: These queens are fully mature. We are exceeding estimates.

Pearce: You should call the doctor and let him know that we're going to start preparing the harvest for shipping.

Mark: Yeah, things are going just as predicted. Absorption of the compound is at 80% of ideal, and maturation rates are 10 times normal. The harvest is going according to -

Chuck: Hey, poindexters!

Mark: Who the hell are you? You're not supposed to be in here!


Dead rising case 7-2 lab key aquired
  • Chuck only receives the Lab Key Card after killing Mark and Pearce, but no prestige points for killing the two lab psychopaths.[1]
  • In the PC files missions.txt:
    • cMissionDefinition Case7-2 is the zombies attempting to walk into the lab, which includes the cutscenes 057a_enter_the_sewers and 059_queens_exit
    • cMissionDefinition Case7-3LabFight is the fight with Pierce and Mark, it includes the cutscene 058b_queens_b.




  1. Dead Rising 2 - Perfect Walkthrough - Part 62: Case 7-2 & Last 2 People on Notebook, youtube.