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Sledge Hammer (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Sledge Hammer
Type Melee
Uses 35
Strength Good/Great
Location Fortune City
Still Creek
Phenotrans Facility

The Sledge Hammer is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is commonly used for demolition purposes and nailing rail spikes into the ground. It can be combined with a fire axe to make a Defiler (or with a battery to make an Electric Crusher in Off the Record).

A "Test-of-Strength" carnival game can be found at The Man's Sport in Royal Flush Plaza. If you have a sledge hammer equipped, you can ring the bell and earn a 5,000-PP bonus.


  • Primary: Tap the 360 X button/Square button to perform two horizontal strikes - bottom-right to top-left, and then top-left to bottom-right. These attacks kill normal zombies in one hit.
  • Secondary: Hold down the 360 X button/Square button to swing the sledge hammer downward. This attack awards the player 10 PP per kill.
  • Thrown: Hold the Ltrigger/L2 trigger to go into aim mode, then tap the 360 X button/Square button to throw the sledge hammer.


Dead Rising 2Edit

Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordEdit


  • Unlike its Dead Rising counterpart, the head is black, not red. However, its head turns red with blood after it is used to kill zombies.
  • The attacks are reversed from its Dead Rising counterpart.
  • The sledge hammer, because of its availability and destructiveness, is an excellent weapon to give to survivors.

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