Rated 9 out of 10
by Cass164 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.
Rated 9 out of 10
by SethDragonflame 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.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Xatrez 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.
Rated 8 out of 10 by shiftlogic not bad as people say
i dont know why people are making it out to be a bad game. i actually downloaded the steam copy and it wasnt glitchy or anything. maybe the patch came through already. as for the game, i got a pretty good graphics card and i think the graphics including ingame slowmo's are excellent. sound is great as well, really immersive. i have yet to beat the game so i dont know how long the lasting appeal is but so far so good. the only thing i dont really like is the quick change function for cycling weapons. no beuno. the game is actually pretty challenging and the open access free range map make explore great. ITS HUGE. do things when u want to do how u want to do it. not an easy game though, not a shooting free for all like left for dead. i would give it a 8.5 out of 10. enjoy
Rated 9 out of 10 by zegg 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by kman347 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,
Rated 1 out of 10 by avidzombiegamer This game is not worth it until they fix it.
Just as every otther zombie shooting enthusiast, I preordered this game on PC. I ordered mine at Gamestop because I always like a hard copy backup disc. The first night that I got it, it was so glitchy that it made playing impossible for the first 24 hours. Later a patch came out...but it didn't fix everything. You can get to the very end of the game and still lose all of your progress. It's happend twice to me so far where I was at a high level and far in the story where upon loading my saved game...it crashes to the desktop. I have several friends with similar issues. This is the best WORST game of the year. Don't waste your money until they completely fix it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by gargarjar23 Good, But Could Have Been Better
I have been a zombie fan for a while, and when Dead Island came out I bought it immediately. At first I was very impressed with the game. The graphics were good, the classes were cool, and killing zombies was enjoyable. After a while though I found myself getting angry at the bugs and the fact that my weapons would break after a few kills. What made up for its negatives was the multiplayer. Being able to play with friends at anytime was helpful because it was not a hassle to have to set up a game lobby like other games. Overall this game is enjoyable minus the few negatives. Definitely a good buy.
Rated 4 out of 10 by pikachu62 suckish graphics no good story line game =fail
the game starts off bad. the graphics arent great the controlls are HORRIBLE! the story line starts off okay but then it ends up getting stupid and boring. and really repetitive and there are parts of the game that are ridiculously hard like so hard theres no way to survive the games horrible i would not recommend it to a friend. me being the hard core gamer i am asked some of my friends how they liked it. they didnt. this game is only good for people who have just started gaming
Rated 10 out of 10 by gingshingbam Epicness
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.