Head Trauma achievement in Dead Rising 2

Head Trauma

Use every type of melee weapon on a zombie.

Head Trauma0
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How to unlock the Head Trauma achievement

  • Batman5273Batman5273294,484
    16 Oct 2010 19 Oct 2010
    114 5 18
    Guide credit to lifeexpectancy of xbox360achievements.org

    Safehouse – Plywood & Spotlight (take elevator to roof), Scissors (in security room), Leaf Rake, Shower Head (restroom), Fireaxe, Pallet, Steel Shelving, 2 x 4, Coffee Pot, Metal Garbage can, Brick (down some stairs)

    Safehouse hallway – Power Drill/Garbage Bag/Pushbroom (just outside SH exit to left corner), Large Wrench (straight from SH exit in corner on right), Broom Handle (break push broom), Baseball Bat, Sledgehammer, Lead Pipe (near a wall in hallway), Folding Chair, Carboard Box, Garbage Can/Square Sign/Large Planter (right near SH hallway exit)

    Royal Flush Plaza
    Cashual Gals – Cash Register, Shopping Boxes, Hanger, Handbag
    Dark Bean Café – Ad Board, Patio Table, Highback Oak Chair, Barstool, Serving Tray
    Astonishing Illusions – Gift Shop Lamp
    Three Club Monte – Round Potted Plant
    Universe of Optics – Rotating Display
    Hat Racks – Computer Case, Lcd Monitor, Keyboard
    The Chieftan’s Hut – Tomahawk
    Yesterday Today and Tomorrow – Bowie Knife (on top), Newspaper Box
    The Man’s Sport – Boxing Gloves, MMA Gloves, Dumbbell, Medicine Ball (window)
    The Shoehorn – Large Fern Tree, Stool, Flower Pot
    Tune Makers – Bass Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Amp/Drum/Wheelchair, Battery (in M.R.)
    Wave of Style – Water Cooler
    Giant craps table – Nightstick (zombie has it)
    Sporttrance 1f - Male Mannequin, Female Mannequin
    The Sturdy Package – Suitcase, Crowbar, Small Suitcase
    Marriage Makers – Padded Blue Chair, Large Vase, Fancy Bench (walkway
    nearby), Large Potted Plant (near benches)
    M.R. Hallway near Marriage Makers – Spear, Plastic Bin
    Modern Businessman – Centurion Bust
    Roy’s Mart – Small Potted Plant, Utility Cart
    2f Kathy’s – Shopping Valuables
    2f Antoine’s – Chef Knife, Cooking Oil, Cooking Pot, Pan, Lamp, Small Fern Tree
    2f Albert’s Apparel – Machete (on floor to right of register as you enter)
    2f Sporttrance – Bowling Ball
    2f Children’s Castle – Sandwich Board & Indoor Garbage Can (2f walkway en route), Gumball Machine

    Slot Ranch Casino – Fancy Tall Chair & Fancy Small Chair (by slots as u enter), Training Sword/Flashlight/Motor Oil (backstage maintenance room), Croupier Stick (card tables), Stand & Velvet Bar (by cashier booth), Keg & Newspaper (bar to right of foodcourt pathway)

    Foodcourt – (clockwise from entrance from slot ranch)
    Wild West Grill - Large Barrel, Mining Pick, Pitchfork, Bull Skull, Tiki Torch, Meat Cleaver
    Cucina Donnacci – Parasol, Plastic Garbage Can & Patio Chair
    *Climb up vending machines onto Lombardi's awinging, look left for Drill Motor, and to right further along for Step Ladder/Paint Can*
    Rojo Diablo Mexican - Donkey Lamp, Cactus Plant
    Information Booth - Moose Head (on top)
    Near Yucatan Exit - Dolly

    Yucatan Casino – Cushioned Tall Chair, Drink Cart, Roulette Wheel, Stone Statue, Yellow Tall Chair (near slots), Table Lamp & Vacuum Cleaner (security room & counter), Katana (nightclub case 4-1 day 2 11pm)

    Palisades Mall –
    2F Kokonutz Sports Town - Hockey Stick
    2F Cleroux Collection – Peace Art
    2F Under Seas Travels – Paddle, Swordfish
    2F Ned’s Knicknackery - Battleaxe, Broadsword, Small Vase, Spear, Lance

    Atlantica Casino – Magician Sword (World’s Most Dangerous Trick day 4 12:01am), Money Case (kill Janus outside Atlantica day 2 8:40pm)

    Silver Strip –
    Swept Away - Giant Pink Chain Saw (Here Comes Groom day 2 5pm)
    Near wall by trailer - Mailbox
    One Little Duck Bingo - Bingo Ball Cage, Speaker
    Rock stage - Chain Saw (on rafters), Mic Stand, Metal Barricade
    Hot Excitorama - Comedy Trophy (Two’s Company day 3 11pm)

    Fortune park – Bench (all over), Lawn Mower (M.R. by center restroom)

    Fortune City Hotel/Southern Plaza – Long Stick (hotel lobby), Construction hat (1st room on right), Cement Saw (2nd room on left), Military Case (by elevators during Case 5-2, use it on a zombie before going up)

    Arena area on ground – Foam Hand, Protestor Sign

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    IUHoosiers323Never really got an answer if this could be done in multiple play throughs, but it popped for me after the stupid comedy trophy.
    Posted by IUHoosiers323 on 10 Oct 14 at 20:16
    GodLike499Thanx for the guide; couldn't've done it without it; however, I would recommend removing most of the items that you have for the safehouse, and list alternate locations for them, since it's kinda time consuming to run back and forth from the safe house to where the zombies are, especially for the larger items that you can't store in your inventory
    Posted by GodLike499 on 23 Jan 16 at 21:31
    Moozipan CheeseUsed the list and didn't get it :(

    EDIT: Went through the Dead Rising wiki's article on this achievement and sure enough, I missed the bloody mannequins, which are listed here! So the text list is indeed complete, even if it could have been a lot clearer at times.
    Posted by Moozipan Cheese on 21 Oct 16 at 00:14
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  • IWillSmokeYou69IWillSmokeYou69250,350
    12 Oct 2010 11 Oct 2010 19 Nov 2013
    119 49 79
    You must get to at least Day 4 at about 12AM to get all Melee Weapons

    This takes about 3 hours from start to finish if you've already made the progress in the game

    Note: If you follow this guide exactly, you should be able to obtain this achievement by making one lap around the entire Fortune City Map
    This guide is meant to make this long list of weapons not seem as dreadful. Weapons are set up in order by Location and Store. This makes it easier because you are only making one lap of each Location.
    Also I would like to note that most of these items are found in other locations (some sooner than others) but please bare with me as I put a lot of time into this guide and as I found weapons; I listed them where I was. There's no need for me to go looking around to see if it's in a closer spot since you'll be headed to these locations anyways.
    I'm giving half of the credit to blrogrl808 for helping me locate weapons and make this guide as amazing as it is

    This can also be done in multiple playthroughs as long as any file you've used weapons on you have made a save file for (dying after using a weapon erases that progress)

    Also note that any missions you are waiting on or any random survivors WILL NOT spawn if you are in that area. Meaning that you have to go through a load screen and wait in a different area until a certain time or until your mission pops up.

    And if you mess up with any item or are playing Co-op (which is recommended just because it's nice to have company) just exit the area by going into another area (when you get a load screen) then just turn around and go back to where you just left. The reason for this is because sometimes there are only one of each item which you can usually make use of for both seeing is how you DON'T have to kill a zombie, you ONLY have to USE that weapon on a zombie. (Note that this will not work for weapons that are mission specific, so for those you have to just make sure you use it once on a ZOMBIE and then drop it with DOWN on the D-Pad so your partner can use it [if you're playing Co-op, if not; then have a ball])

    Last note is to SAVE, save, save, save.. after you've cleared an area, before you go into a Psychopath/Boss fight. (If you die without saving you lose all the progress you made with any weapons you've used, so make sure you save because you really don't want to have to go and repeat the same weapons over, do you?) Also, carry food at all times.. Multiple Orange Juices are a must (Found in the Saferoom and in Roy's Mart) always keep yourself above half health to be safe

    *Items that can be found laying around the Safe Room
    **Items that can only be collected by making progress in the game


    Royal Flush Plaza:

    (1st Floor)

    *Steel Shelving - In the Safe Room, right outside of the Bathroom to the left before the stairs
    *Fire Axe - In the Safe Room, two right around the room where Katey is (outside the door and another one right around the corner)
    *Garbage Bag - Right outside of the safe room, on the left of the stairs (before going up the flight of stairs to go into the mall)
    *Brick - There are a bunch downstairs in the safe house. Just go past the room with Katey and down the stairs
    *Shower Head - Can be found in the Bathroom at the Safe House
    Baseball Bat - Maintenance room right outside of the safe house
    Sledge Hammer - Walking out of the Safe Room into the mall on your right next to a Cardboard Box
    *Cardboard Box - Walking out of the Safe Room into the mall on your right next to the Sledge Hammer
    Hanger - On the wall inside Casual Gals
    Sandwich Board - Can be found right outside of Stylin' Toddlers
    Gift Shop Lamp - Can be found at Astonishing Illusions
    Round Potted Plant - On the counter inside Three Club Monte
    Large Potted Plant - Outside and all around The Dark Bean
    Patio Table - In The Dark Bean
    Barstool - Can be found inside The Dark Bean
    Newspaper - On the counter inside The Dark Bean
    Small Painting - Inside the Chieftain's Hut
    Fancy Painting - Inside the Chieftain's Hut
    Leaf Rake - Right outside of the Chieftain's Hut, the little billboard in the middle of the mall across from the Bathroom, it's in the grass there
    Tomahawk - Can be found at The Chieftain’s Hut
    Bowling Ball - Can be found at SporTrance (second floor)
    Mannequin Female - Can be found at SporTrance (first and second floor)
    Mannequin Male - Can be found at SporTrance (first and second floor)
    Suitcase - Can be found at The Sturdy Package (and in Bagged! in the Palisades Mall)
    Small Suitcase - Can be found at The Sturdy Package (and in Bagged! in the Palisades Mall)
    Handbag - On the shelves inside The Sturdy Package
    Centurion Bust - Inside Modern Businessman
    Rotating Display - Can be found by Roy's Mart
    Small Potted Plant - Can be found inside Roy's Mart on the counter
    Fancy Bench - Right outside of Marriage Makers
    *Scissors - Can be found in Wave of Style
    Acoustic Guitar - Can be found around Tunemakers
    Amplifier - Can be found around Tunemakers
    Bass Guitar - Can be found around Tunemakers
    Drum - Can be found around Tunemakers (and the Silver Strip stage area)
    Electric Guitar - Can be found around Tunemakers
    Battery - In the Maintenance Room in the back of Tunemakers
    Large Fern Tree - Inside The Shoehorn
    Large Planter - To the left and right sides of the hallway into the Bathrooms
    Boxing Gloves - Can be found at The Man's Sport (and Palisades Mall in Flexin')
    Dumbbell - Can be found at The Man's Sport (and Palisades Mall in Flexin')
    MMA Gloves - Can be found at The Man's Sport
    Newspaper Box - Outside of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Kiosk
    Speaker - Can be found inside In The Closet

    (2nd Floor)

    Chef Knife - Can be found in Antoine's
    Cooking Pot - Can be found in Antoine's
    Gumball Machine - Can be found at Children's Castle
    Shopping Boxes - Can be found in Kathy's Space
    Shopping Valuables - Can be found in Kathy's Space
    Small Fern Tree - At Rush Wireless Kiosk


    Slot Ranch Casino:

    Drink Cart - Can be found in any of the casinos on the main floor (Usually seen being pushed by zombies)
    Training Sword - Behind the stage in the Casino
    Motor Oil - Inside the Maintenance Hall behind the stage
    Spot Light - Can be found behind the stage, up the stairs
    Fancy Tall Chair - Can be found in front of most of the slot machines inside the Casino
    Keg - Can be found behind the bar in the Casino


    Food Court:

    Bull Skull - Can be found at the Wild West Grill house
    Large Barrel - Can be found outside the Wild West Grill (and Baron Von Brathaus in the Yucatan Casino)
    Mining Pick - Can be found at the Wild West Grill house
    Pitchfork - Can be found at the Wild West Grill house in the Food Court
    Parasol - Can be found right outside of Cucina Donnacci
    Donkey Lamp - Can be found at Rojo Diablo Mexican Restaurant
    Cactus Plant - Can be found at Rojo Diablo Mexican Restaurant
    Plastic Garbage Can - Can be found inside Hungry Joe's Pizzeria
    Coffee Pot - Can be found inside Speedy Expresso on the counter
    Patio Chair - Can be found inside Speedy Expresso
    Moosehead - Found on top of the information booth in the Food Court (and another one can be found in Palisades Mall at the High Noon Shooting Gallery)
    Stone Statue - Can be found to the right of the entrance to the Yucatan from the Food Court


    Yucatan Casino:

    **Katana Sword - Defeat the psychopaths during Case 4-1 (In the Shoal Nightclub) (Day 2 at 11PM)
    Tiki Torch - Can be found on top of the rock next to the Maintenance Hall (Where you fight Snowflake)
    Croupier Stick - Can be found around any of the table games in the casinos (Right side of the Yucatan, towards the entrance to the Palisades Mall)
    Table lamp - On the counter in the Registration area


    Palisades Mall:

    (1st Floor)
    Meat Cleaver - Can be found in Shank's
    Broadsword - Can be found at Ned's Knicknackery and Shank's, also can be found hanging on the walls in the Americana Casino
    Flower Pot - Can be found at The Venus Touch
    Hockey Stick - Can be found at KokoNutz Sports Town
    Medicine Ball - Can be found in Flexin'

    (2nd Floor)
    Battleaxe - Can be found at Ned's Knicknackery
    Lance - Can be found at Ned's Knicknackery (and Hamburger Fiefdom in the Food Court)
    Large Vase - Can be found at Cleroux Collection and Ned's Knicknackery
    Small Vase - Can be found at Cleroux Collection and Ned's Knicknackery
    Spear - Can be found at Ned's Knicknackery
    Lamp - Can be found inside Ned's Knicknackery
    Paddle - Can be found in the Under the Seas Travels (and Luaii Wauwii in the Silver Strip)


    Atlantica Casino:

    Fancy Small Chair - Can be found around Sipparellos in front of the slot machines
    Padded Blue Chair - Can be found around the magic stage
    Step Ladder - On the left side of the Casino (towards the entrance to Fortune Park and next to the Card Tables)
    **Magician Sword - Obtained after defeating the psychopaths Reed and Roger in the side mission World's Most Dangerous Trick (Day 4 at 12am)
    **Money Case: Carried by Janus on day 2 (Not a side mission, just a random survivor that doesn't show up until 7pm on day 2)


    Fortune City Hotel:

    **Military Case - Fortune City Hotel rooftop (and during Case 3-1)
    Velvet Bar - Can be found in the lobby of the Fortune City Hotel
    Long Stick - Can be found in the lobby of the Fortune City Hotel


    South Plaza:

    *Plastic Bin - Right outside of the Bathrooms
    *Push Broom - Right next to the Plastic Bin right outside of the Bathrooms
    Broom Handle - Obtained by breaking a Push Broom (Melee a zombie until the Push Broom breaks and then pick up the handle)
    Construction Hat - Outside of the Bathroom right in front of you (there's a Statue in construction right in front of you)
    *Pallet - The first "store" on your left after walking out of the Bathroom
    Cement Saw - Cut through the door to the left from the previous weapon (Pallet), right on floor
    **Gasoline Canister - Same room as the Cement Saw (press X to use melee)
    *Power Drill - Also in the same room with the previous two weapons (Cement Saw and Gasoline Canister)
    *Same as the last three weapons
    Paint Can - The room to the left of the previous weapons on the table
    Drill Motor - Maintenance Room to the left of the Bathrooms
    Lead Pipe - On the walkway outside of the Maintenance Room (outside of the "Store" also)
    *Crowbar - On the walkway outside of the Maintenance Room (outside of the "Store" also)
    Large Wrench - In the long hall way leading to the Maintenance Room (the one closest to Fortune Park)
    *Vacuum Cleaner - Inside the Maintenance Room (the one closest to Fortune Park)
    Cash Register - Inside the "store" across from the Bathrooms (the "store" that's furthest to the right next to the entrance to Fortune City Hotel) (also found in mostly any store)
    *Folding Chair - Inside the "store" across from the Bathrooms (the "store" that's furthest to the right next to the entrance to Fortune City Hotel)
    *Dolly - Inside the "store" across from the Bathrooms (the "store" on the left)


    Fortune City Arena:

    Foam Hand - Inside Terror Togs
    Garbage Can - Stepping into the Arena from the South Plaza entrance, look in the corner to the left as soon as you walk in
    Stool - Inside Hostile Zone
    Water Cooler - In the hallway outside of the Maintenance Room
    Water Bottle - Throw the Water Cooler (after using it to melee a zombie) and the Water Bottle will fall off of it
    Indoor Garbage Can - In the hallway outside of the Maintenance Room
    Utility Cart - In the hallway outside of the Maintenance Room
    Machete - Inside the Maintenance Room
    Nightstick - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room
    LCD Monitor - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room
    Keyboard - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room
    Computer Case - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room
    Flashlight - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room
    Highback Oak Chair - Can be found in the Security Office next to the Maintenance Room


    Americana Casino:

    Square Sign - Walking into the Casino from the Arena entrance, right past the "People Movers" in between the two
    Wheelchair - In front of the Maintenance Room
    Ad Board - Outside the BBQ Shack, to the left of the door
    Serving Tray - Can be found in the BBQ Shack in front of the Registers
    Bowie Knife - Can be found in the BBQ Shack on the counter next to the Registers
    Pan - Can be found on the stove in the BBQ Shack
    Cooking Oil - Can be found behind the stove in the BBQ Shack on the floor
    Metal Garbage Can - Inside the BBQ Shack next to the booths
    Cushioned Tall Chair - Can be found in front of most of the slot machines in the Casino
    Yellow Tall Chair - Can be found in front of most of the slot machines in the Casino
    *Stand - Can be found right in front of the Cashier in the middle of the Casino
    Roulette Wheel - Can be found on the gaming tables in the Casino


    Platinum Strip:

    Protestor Sign - Can be found on the Platinum Strip (mostly carried by zombies, just hit the zombie to knock it out of its hands) or on the ground where the Kiosks are just before the entrance to the Arena
    Mailbox - Can be found right outside of the Maintenance Room next to Moe’s Maginations
    Plywood - Can be found on the Cinema Rooftop (ladder behind Juggz Bar & Grill)


    Fortune Park:

    *2 x 4 - Maintenance room across from the bathroom.
    Lawn Mower - Right in front of the bathroom and maintenance room
    Bench - Can be found along to the right of the entrance to the Atlantica Casino


    Silver Strip:

    Bingo Ball Cage - Can be found in the One Little Duck Bingo (The only one in the game, but if you lose/break it before you or your co-op partner uses it; just go into the Yucaton Casino and then go back to the Silver Strip and it will reload in the same place)
    **Giant Pink Chain Saw - Defeat the psychopath Randy in the side mission Here Comes the Groom (Day 2 - 5pm) (if you forget to grab it, or lost it somehow just go back into where you fought him, it's called Swept Away and the Chainsaw will be there again)
    **Comedy Trophy - Can only be found at the Hot Excitorama during the side mission Two's Company (Day 3 - 11pm)
    Mic Stand - Can be found on the stage area (and the Magic stage in Atlantica Casino)
    Swordfish - Can be found in the Hawaiian place
    Chain Saw - Maintenance hall across from the entrance to the Slot Ranch Casino
    Metal Barricade - Left and Right sides of the Stage
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    Legal IntegrityYour message at the end of the guide is rude. You should not use profanity for the sake of any children that may be using this site. Your guide is good, but you have poor judgment and shouldn't write anymore unless you can control yourself.
    Posted by Legal Integrity on 19 Nov 13 at 13:45
    Mobius EvalonI was losing my mind trying to figure out what I missed. Turns out it was the small potted plant.

    Keep track of your plants, folks. I marked it completed by accident somehow because there's like eight other plants.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 13 Nov 15 at 07:31
    Crazie IrishDoes anyone know after all these years whether multiple playthroughs count?
    Posted by Crazie Irish on 16 Dec 19 at 20:34
  • Arak TaiRothArak TaiRoth512,701
    01 Sep 2013 02 Sep 2013
    17 3 6
    This is not really a solution. However, I wrote an interactive checklist that can be used to check everything off as you get it. It can be found at http://testing.solderpoint.com/deadrising2

    Edit: Apparently when you add a period to the end of a link in TA, it includes the period as part of the link, thus giving a bad link. This has now been fixed.
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    Arak TaiRothThose 3 items have now been added, thanks for the heads up.
    Posted by Arak TaiRoth on 02 Nov 13 at 06:30
    FFX BrotherhoodThis was amazingly helpful, thank you very much toast
    Posted by FFX Brotherhood on 11 Feb 14 at 15:48
    KanchanaburiExactly what I was looking for! Thank you! clap
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 30 Oct 14 at 20:32
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