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As Frank levels up in Dead Rising, he'll learn new moves to help dispatch the zombie hordes. The order in which he learns them is not necessarily the order they appear in this list; to a certain extent, they're learned at random.

Jump Kick[edit]

This skill allows you to kick during jumps. It is useful in clearing a path through crowds of zombies.

Press X button in mid-jump.

Zombie Ride[edit]

This skill allows you to climb on unsuspecting zombies. You can even walk along the top of zombie crowds.

Press A button while pushing Neutral lstick toward nearby standing zombies.

Kick Back[edit]

Skill used for evading zombies.

When grabbed by a zombie, repeatedly push Neutral lstick in the direction Frank is facing to deliver a kick to the attacker.

Flying Dodge[edit]

Ultimate Evasion Skill.

Push Neutral lstick in the same direction twice in rapid succession to throw yourself in that direction.

You are invincible at the beginning of this move, but the end will leave you open for a moment.

Power Push[edit]

Avoid Zombie attacks with this skill.

When grabbed by a zombie, repeatedly push Right lstick or Left lstick to repel the attacker and escape danger.

Football Tackle[edit]

Make use of Frank's burly physique with this fierce tackle skill.

Press A button while clicking L button.

Judo Throw[edit]

This powerful skill calls on the art of Judo and takes out a zombie with style.

When grabbed by a zombie, push Neutral lstick away from the attacker repeatedly to toss them over your shoulder. You will score a 100 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Double Lariat[edit]

Utilize Frank's upper body strength by extending both arms and spinning in place rapidly to knock down surrounding enemies with this skill. Frank will lose his grip on any equipped weapon or item as the Double Lariat is finishing, so it's best to have your hands empty while performing it.

Press X button while clicking L button. You will score a 50 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Roundhouse Kick[edit]

Unleash a powerful kick just as you land with this skill.

Press X button at the exact moment you contact the ground following a jump or drop from a higher plane. You will score a 100 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill. If you hold down on the Neutral lstick while landing and then press X button , you'll do a sweep kick, giving a 300 PP bonus for each zombie you kill.

Lift Up[edit]

Lift Up

Lift a zombie and give them a toss with this skill.

While facing a zombie, simultaneously press X button and A button without pushing Neutral lstick. Then, press X button again to throw the zombie forward.

You will score a 10 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Knee Drop[edit]

Make zombies eat dirt by bringing your knee crashing down on them with incredible force.

During a jump, press X button while pushing Down lstick.

You will score a 10 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

You can also use this skill to survive a high fall.

Suplex[edit]

Grab your opponent and send them flying.

Facing a standing enemy's back, simultaneously press X button and A button without pushing Neutral lstick.

Wall Kick[edit]

Use your momentum from kicking off a wall to deliver a punishing kick to zombies with this skill.

Press X button while pushing Neutral lstick in the opposite direction of the wall at the moment you make contact with it.

Hammer Throw[edit]

This skill allows you to grab a zombie and give them a good shove.

Press X button and A button simultaneously while standing at a zombie's side. Choose a direction to push with Neutral lstick and shove using X button.

Neck Twist[edit]

This skill allows you to grab a zombie's head and give it a brutal twist.

Stand near the head of a fallen zombie and press X button and A button simultaneously.

Giant Swing[edit]

Grab a zombie by its rotten ankles and take it for a spin with this over the top skill.

Stand near a fallen zombie's feet and press X button and A button simultaneously.

Face Crusher[edit]

This skill allows you to grab a zombie by the scruf of the neck and smash its face into the ground.

Press X button and A button simultaneously while pushing Neutral lstick toward a zombie from behind.

You will score a 300 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Disembowel[edit]

This skill allows you to quickly thrust a hand inside a zombie's body and yank out their putrid organs.

Push Neutral lstick toward a zombie from the front while simultaneously pressing X button and A button.

You will score a 300 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Somersault Kick[edit]

This skill allows you to unleash a kick so powerful that it can decapitate a zombie in one hit.

Press A button to jump, then immediately press X button.

You will score a 10 PP bonus for each zombie killed with this skill.

Karate Chop[edit]

A properly trained fist is more powerful than any blade. This incredible skill demonstrates the ancient art of karate at its most brutal.

Press X button to unleash the attack on zombies behind Frank.

Zombie Walk[edit]

Only those who have observed and mastered the art of zombie movement can utilize this skill. Blend in with the crowd with the ultimate deception and keep their attacks at bay.

Continuously hold X button