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A tropical island resort becomes a place of nightmares after a mysterious epidemic turns the majority of inhabitants into bloodthirsty zombies. As one of four playable charact...Read more
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Dead Island sparked the interest of gamers worldwide with a beautifully artistic trailer set to an emotional piano track. The game play videos promised a new and more realisti...Read more
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Amazingly fun zombie slaying game! Worth my money by far!
Great new zombie game
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- Leveling up with Skill Tree to upgrade stats
- Loads of weapons to pick from
- Crafting your weapons to make 'em better
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A tropical island resort becomes a place of nightmares after a mysterious epidemic turns the majority of inhabitants into bloodthirsty zombies. As one of four playable characters, your goal is to complete missions necessary for your survival, which means battling throngs of the undead with a variety of customizable weapons and finding a way off the fictitious island of Banoi.

Dead Island features an open-world environment in a campaign that supports up to four players for drop-in, drop-out cooperative action. The two male and two female characters have different strengths and weaknesses, which can be offset to a degree by leveling up. Experience points earned in combat can be used to improve a character's attributes and fighting skills.

When firearms and ammo are in limited supply, you'll be able to engage enemies in hand-to-hand combat with axes, machetes, knives, clubs, and similar edged or bludgeoning weapons that will degrade over time. Explore the island's urban areas, forests, mountain highlands, caves, beaches, and other locales from a first-person perspective, or utilize an over-the-shoulder view for melee combat.


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GameDead Island
MPN895678002483
UPC799007758600, 895678002483

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PlatformXbox 360

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ESRB DescriptorBlood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong language, Use of Alcohol
Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
Number of Players1-4
Release Year2011
Game Special Features
  • Features four playable characters

  • Customize your weapons to do more damage

  • Includes cooperative action for up to four players


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    Awesome

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 07/03/12
    Dead Island sparked the interest of gamers worldwide with a beautifully artistic trailer set to an emotional piano track. The game play videos promised a new and more realistic way to fight that would require the player to think more strategically about their attacks or die in a zombie swarm.

    As an open world, zombie apocalypse first person perspective, melee fighter with multiplayer Dead Island provides a very unique combination of many game play elements, used in other games, but it looks like Techland may have bit off more than they could chew with this huge undertaking – as an abundance of bugs ruin a very fun, and visually stunning zombie killing game.

    After choosing from one of the four stereotypical characters, who each specialize in a certain type of weapon, the player will find themselves waking up in the middle of the zombie apocalypse at an island resort. Each of the characters has their own customizable skill trees and ”Fury” abilities – which are improved as experience is gained by completing missions and killing enemies. The easily avoidable and boring plot involves the group of four survivors attempting to find a cure, escape the island, and help as many survivors as they can on their way.

    The mission structure is pretty basic. Groups of survivors that have holed-up for safety on the island assign the player (or players) tasks such as gathering items, travelling to certain locations, or escorting a NPC to safety. The mediocre voice acting isn’t helped by the lack of depth in the story. Despite competent character designs, animations are jarringly robotic and flat out ugly at times. That said, the very large, open world of the island is gorgeous with beautiful landscapes and realistic road and building layouts.

    Right from the start players are introduced to the post-apocalyptic necessity of scrounging for items and money in luggage and closets. Every day tools like hammers, paddles and bats are utilized as weapons while other found items can be appended to weaponry to change their properties and add damage, for example: a bat with nails or electrified machete. Weapon modifications require a work bench, money, a recipe (which can be found or earned by completing missions) and the necessary ingredients (i.e. items) – which can be found scattered around the island inside trash bins, computers and other nooks and crannies.



    It’s similar to the weapon system in Dead Rising but lends to the feeling of realism as the player is desperate for anything to fight with – rather than grounded in a mall with a humorous selection of weaponry. Throughout the game the weapons and the modifications become more interesting which makes the effort put in to find money and items rewarding. That said, the speed at which weapons degrade is believably fast and, of course, requires money to repair. The game fails to introduce the player to the weapon degradation system and an uninformed player may fight with dulled blade or a broken bat for a long time before realizing that they need to change weapons. It’s a good thing that the inventory size allowed is large and switching weapons is fairly simple.

    Dismembering zombies with home made weapons is extremely satisfying in Dead Island. The first person perspective, which requires targeting specific body parts, can feel awkward at first – but swinging a customized axe and removing a limb from an oncoming zombie is beautifully gory and so enjoyable th
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    Amazingly fun zombie slaying game! Worth my money by far!

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 28/09/11
    Great new zombie game
    Pros;
    - Leveling up with Skill Tree to upgrade stats
    - Loads of weapons to pick from
    - Crafting your weapons to make 'em better
    - Free roam so you can explore
    - Game is humungous
    - Good graphics for a zombie game
    - Nice and good flow in the gameplay
    - Realistic fighting (cutting off limbs or breaking bones)
    - Various missions with many different objectives
    - Co-op missions that you can join anytime
    Cons;
    - Running around takes a while (although you get vehicles at times, but now always..)
    - Bit of glitches
    - Most weapons are melee, still has ranged weapons but what I've seen mostly melee
    - Lip syncing on the people is off at times
    - Multiple texture glitches
    - Dying only loses money, should have a higher penalty, also you spawn very close to were you last were
    - Game at times is extremely easy, or super hard


    Overall is my favorite zombie game I've played yet, alot of my cons could be fixed with an update so we will see. It seems like you would either love or hate this game so I'd recommend renting it first. But definitely love the gameplay the most out of everything, slaying zombie hordes is just pure hilarity and fun. It does have a complex storyline that has yet for me to lose interest in and still following it and now just walking around and killing zombies.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    This game is pretty fun. Too bad Gears of War 3 is coming out soon.

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 14/09/11
    Did you like Borderlands? This game has a similar weapon and skill tree set up to B-lands.

    If you like killing zombies, this might be right up your alley.

    Do you like making custom weapons, like an electrified machete, or a baseball bat covered in broken glass? This might be your game.

    The beginning of the game is mostly melee, you don't really get any guns until act two. There's drop in drop out multiplayer, similar to Borderlands. No friendly fire that i could tell, so swing and fire away. 4 player co-op is fun. Single player is like a survival horror. I'd assume the game is pretty fast if you only play the main campaign. You can spend a bunch of time working on side missions.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    Horrifyingly overrated

     | No, I would not recommend this product.
    Created: 03/10/12
    I recently played this game from start to finish and I'm astonished at how Dead Island gets such positive word of mouth free from any criticism. Its an extremely flawed game and I will share the worst of them.

    For me, my experience with Dead Island soured when I hit act 2. In act 2, you wind up in the city and there are zombies everywhere. The result is a lot of cheap deaths that will likely drive you nuts.

    Here you will face big groups of zombies. Typically you'll swing your weapon 4-5 times, run out of stamina, and die since you can't fight back. Other times you'll engage a managable group only to have zombies magically spawn right behind you and punch you to death. Its hard not to notice how wimpy your character is. There's also no mechanism for defense. What winds up happening this early in the game is you get overwhelmed and die a lot. Usually because of the lame stamina system and how it runs out on you.

    After dying a ton, I decided on avoiding all conflict sprinting everywhere stopping to jump on a car as I ran out of stamina. This came with a new problem: clumsy physics. Somehow jumping on a car's hood is a challenge without running and jumping straight at it. Somehow its really easy to slip off and get killed by the horde following you around.

    Cheap deaths like this make Dead Island very not fun. And this is despite the fact you usually respawn right where you die the only penalty being losing money.

    My next major issue deals with Dead Island's bugs. This game has been given its final patch and there are tons of them STILL. The most obvious is the inventory system which ought to anger everyone. I've had weapons I just modded vanish on me. There is also a bug that makes you drop guns if you mod more ammo than you can hold. I lost 2 myself. I've had inventory spaces wasted from carrying 2 groups of molis or med kits the game was too stupid to add together. I had a lot of problems with my equipped weapon where it would switch to another for no reason. Usually it switches to fists. In the middle of a fight. Its absurd to know these bugs are still there. Its even more insulting to know the game originally shipped with worse bugs and had a $60 price tag.

    My third major issue with Dead Island is the on-line. The game's default lets anyone join your game. I hope you have friends, because the on-line community (on the 360 at least) sucks. Its rare to have someone to actually cooperate with you. Most of the people I encountered were either young children or griefers who would intentionally kill you or try to corrupt your game. The co-op is also buggy in that it can mess up your in game story progress.

    These are my major grievances with Dead Island. If I had more space, I'd comment more on the flimsy RPG aspect. About how crude and tacked on the RPG elements are. How cliched it is (most quests are fetch quests). About how lame and cliched the story is and how the characters are mostly racist stereotypes (the black guy is a thug gangsta whose specialty is blunt weapons. HAHA! GET IT? BLUNT? HE CRITS FOR 420 DAMAGE). Lots more stuff, but covering the broken stuff took up all my review space.

    Dead Island is painfully average at its very best, but very amateur overall. The game has poor design choices that work against it. Then there's the horrid programming. It honestly confuses me how the internet keeps insisting Dead Island is good when its extremely mediocre and weak. Its undeserving of the crazy praise it gets.
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    Excellent game!! Definitely worth every penny!!

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 11/10/11
    I bought this game because I love zombie everything and I had been waiting a long time for the release. I like everything about the game. I love that their are four characters to choose from, each with their own special fighting style and abilities. There are so many different types of zombies and the scenery keeps changing. There is also the bonus of being able to drive and create your own weapons, such as adding shock to a machete or fire to a baseball bat; the possibilities are almost endless. There is so much to the game that it never gets boring. I'm a huge fan of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, however I have not played either one since Dead Island was released. Definitely 5 stars!! Best zombie game I've ever played!!
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