Yes, yes, yes.
If you are a big fan of horror survivor games then you have to try this one, Lets start with gameplay: Their are 4 different characters types that you get to pick from the beginning each character has its own background and has its own unique abilities that differ from the other 3. The game play is pretty basic Yes same like many horror survival games but why did i give this one 9*'s? well due to the fact that you have large amount of weapons each having its own attributes but not only is there many weapons you can customize them with the right tools another plus for gameplay is that you have an attribute tree with different lvl's and abilities that help you through out the game. you can drive a truck and run over zombies all the way to electrocute your enemies or burn them up with a Molotov. Graphics are good if you take time and look at many other games this one has pretty good graphics. Lasting appeal i give it a 9 since i will be expecting a sequel to this one... Is it worth the 40$'s? well Yes if you are love horror survival games plus i forgot to mention you play this game in online CO-OP mode were as other players join you in missions. Would i recommend this game to any one? Yes!!! you dont have to wait for a price drop i would get it now.
A Fun And Intense Game...
The game has some interesting features i loved it its got a bit of scary stuff but the game overall was fun with picking up weapons to throwing them the games graphic was nice too but the game could have had better sound effects but i would recommend a guy for hunger for shooting or killing things if you like any of these games: (Half Life (1-2) Black ops Zombies...Leveling up RPG killing games and leveling up games) This game is perfect for you it has some flaws but overall great game.
As Real as the Zombie Apocalypse Gets...
I tore myself away from playing DI just long enough to write this review..
I am having so much fun playing this game that I'm completely addicted. The environment just draws you in and grips you with its flesh rotted fingers and doesn't let go for a second! Immersive gameplay really ramps up the enjoyment factor...finding/crafting new weapons, co-op gameplay (I have met some pretty cool people playing, we traded items back and forth...it was a blast!), eerie music, great quests, stellar graphics, and tough, realistic first person zombie combat. Which begs me to ask the question - Can zombies be murdered? Cuz in Dead Island I can't help but feel like a complete barbarian in a zombie war. Limbs go flying, heads get caved in, and buckets of blood get spilled when engaged in hand to hand combat with the undead. And its not only the undead you have to worry about, sometimes you find yourself in gun battles with "raskol" gangs who are capitalizing on the lawlessness of Banoi. The gun battles transfer seamlessly and it is a real thrill to fight against other uninfected humans.
I am having a great time with Dead Island but there are a few things that could be improved...
While there are different types of Undead there is NOT, as far as I have gotten, UNIQUE end level bosses. I am all about the bosses in videogames so this didn't go unnoticed. The best Dead Island has is A "Tank" who is in a straightjacket - which is very clever - but he shows up in a bunch of different places. I have not seen the "Butcher" undead yet so he may be more than I can handle...but I like specific bosses...maybe they will be in a sequel!
Minor graphical issues pop up like zombies getting stuck in walls, but I'm not complaining. It just happens and I can live with it.
I didn't even get into the RPG aspects of the game but all I can say is I will be playing again and again to level up my characters with different perks and specializations as they add alot to the game. Like my present character Logan who gains health by drinking whiskey!!! It's just one of the perks he can get!! It is way over the top but I LOVE IT!!!
Lastly, a lot of people are comparing Dead Island with other games out there so I will also. It reminds me of LEFT 4 DEAD 2 + DEMON SOULS = FANTASTIC COMBINATION!!!! BUY THIS GAME NOW!!!!
I'm off to Banoi...
Dead Rising + Fallout + Borderlands = Dead Island.
After they fixed the mess with the wrong version hitting Steam the game became enjoyable. Techland's idea of mixing Dead Rising, Fallout, and a touch of Borderlands on a open world paradise island of Banoi makes a new meaning of zombie slaying. Overall the gameplay seems familiar like i'm playing Elder Scrolls in Dead Rising world. After getting past a slight learning curve them game really opens up for some excitement. Aside from the 25-30 hour main story line there are just tons of side quests and activities. Each character seems different from one another which just adds to the replay value. The graphics are amazing due to the fact the game is so big. Co-Op game play only adds more carnage to the already bloody mess you make in single player. Overall I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys the fun of a mix of RPG elements and zombie carnage.
My Ideal Zombie RPG!!
Before you Read this Review: ::NOTE::
If You did not like FallOut 3's (Shooting Element not VAT), Borderlands Co-op/RPG System, and Elder Scrolls Oblivion first person fighting style with melee.
You will not like this game.
But If You DID?!?!?!!
Now Mix all those games elements together....
You Get Dead Island, oh yeah there are ZOMBIES TOO!
Do not start the game and Expect it to be anything like Left 4 Dead, or any other shooter. Its an RPG with 4 Different Classes to choose from, cant customize the characters in appearance but in skill there are 3 Branches from Survival-Fighting-Rage.
There is a lack of story but its not that big of a deal for this game because its a free roam game, like Fallout 3 or Oblivion. But really think of it for anything to do with zombies what else matters besides bashing there brains in and breaking there bones while there limbs swing around as they try to eat you..... no need for an Amazing Story.
Challenging Gameplay: Excellent!
Indeed a different style of game play but what better way to kill a zombie other than drop kicking them off a table, then your friend shooting it in the foot, and your other friend driving them over with a car. While your 3ed players knife has been traveling in the air towards the zombies face and it finishes him off....
Nothing to amazing, the graphics for the zombies are really cool, the island itself is alright but nothing amazing. But look at minecraft for those who played that game. Nothing amazing but that does not mean the game is not. ;-)
Trust me, you thought Left 4 Dead Zombies Sounded Scary.... Just wait. ITS AWESOME!
4 Player Drop in Drop Out, Shares Drops so you do not have to fight over them. You Can Heal/Revive your fallen friends.
XBOX Controller vs KEYBOARD/Mouse
This game was definitely focused on the Console than the PC. But it still plays well.
Very Good Game, Recommend it to all my Friends. If you like the other Three Games (FallOut3,BorderLands,Oblivion) You Will Love This Game.
very good but with a few flaws.
I got the steam copy of this game, and besides a vanishing NPC, I never ran into any bugs or glitches. Dead island is pretty much what it was marketed as: an open world zombie game. The graphics aren't mind blowing, but they don't detract from the game either. The gore effects are great, and I have no complaints about the combat, other than the guns are pretty bad, and PC users can't use anolog fighting unless they have a gaming controller. The story was pretty shallow, so don't buy this game looking for a masterpiece. It has a few touching moments that clarify the paradise in ruins. The RPG feel of this game is pretty sound, you level up fast enough so the mostly passive skills you get are rewarding. A few complaints that I have are that none of the 4 characters you can chose from are likable at all. In fact the world would be a better place if all 4 of these "heroes" were zombies themselves. Zombies are almost always in sets of 3-4 so the only time I ever was running through the cramped streets with a pack of zombies on my tail is when i ignored them because i needed to get to my quest objective. This game is fun to play with friends, but if you want a real survival feel, you pretty much have to play it alone. Overall its a gory, violent zombie game that will give you many hours of messy fun.
Game is awesome...
This game is amazing, Visuals are amazing, sound, plays really well...yes the game has bugs but thats what patches are for also keep in mind for people who downloaded this with steam got the wrong version (i did and read up on it) the company sent the copy that was in develpement and not the final version hence all the bugs, none the less they are fixing it and its still an amazing game, with the missions and story line thus far. Open world to explore is great, multiple zombies that actually grab you and bite you its really cool, Customize weapons or make weapons at a workbench is really sweet, looting aswell, its zombie apocalypes meets fallout, really great,
This is probably the best zombie game ive ever played. This game is like left 4 dead X 1000000000000000 love it soooooooooooooooooooooo much. mainly because its realistic rather than spawning in front of a table full of uzi's u must fight off of the melee weapons you find laying around, getting a gun takes effort and determination. The only gun i own on the game is a revolver with 2 bullets, its not easy. This game is the best ever i would recommend it to everyone i know.
good zombie slaying game
the first 2-3 hours of this game is complete garbage.....but it gets better the only problem i had with this game is the horrible rendering and the ocasially lag but overall this game is pretty fun. but this game isnt for everyone....for example, my mom would hate this game....she hates my whole collection of games.....
i find no problems with this game >.>
idk what people are complaining about, i havnt had a problem yet, the only thing that annoys me is the automatic equip of alcohol...especially during a fight, sudden drunkeness is real annoying, and it says its a medical item...it doesnt do anything but help you die in a fight...