Survivors are human characters (there is a tiger that can be a survivor as well in Dead Rising 2) who have survived the zombie outbreak and are still alive when encountered. They require assistance to get to a safe hideout in order to await rescue. Most survivors are found in scoops in Dead Rising or missions in Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising, and are not associated with the cases. Survivors can be recruited and escorted to a safe location for PP bonuses, as well as other rewards.
Many of the survivors require rescue from the zombies and may be burdened by injuries acquired during the outbreak. Some can only be recruited after certain conditions are met, for instance, fulfilling a task or bringing along another survivor. After survivors are recruited, they can be given weapons and food and can be directed to particular locations. Under some conditions, survivors may defect and refuse to be escorted any more. Once escorted to a safe location, the survivors will remain there.
At the end of each playthrough, when the respective rescue arrives, the number of survivors rescued will be tallied and will account for an additional PP bonus.
The Willamette survivors are characters who are still alive when encountered during the Willamette incident. Many of them are residents of Willamette, and have been caught up in the zombie outbreak. They are found at various locations around the Willamette Parkview Mall. Once rescued and brought back to the Security Room, they await rescue by Ed DeLuca's helicopter.
Dead Rising 2: Case ZeroEdit
The Still Creek survivors are characters who are still alive when encountered during the Still Creek incident. Some of them are residents of Still Creek, while others are refugees from Las Vegas who have been forced into hiding. They are found at various locations around the town. Once rescued and brought back to the Brockett Gas Station, they await military rescue.
Note: Katey's notebook photo shown is from Dead Rising 2, not Dead Rising 2: Case Zero.
Dead Rising 2Edit
The Fortune City survivors are characters who are still alive when encountered during Fortune's End. Many of them are visitors or employees of Fortune City, and have been caught up in the zombie outbreak. They are found at various locations around the city. Once rescued and brought back to the Fortune City Emergency Shelter, they await military rescue.