Rated 9 out of 10 by Blink64 If Borderlands and Left for Dead had a baby
The reviews for this game have been all over the place. The fact is that this is a great game that has a heavy emphasis on melee combat. The game physics are crazy. If you hit a zombie in the knee the chances are you'll either break their knee or knock them over, making a head shot all that much easier. Not to mention that each character plays way different than their counterparts. The skill trees are very detailed and each character has three different tiers. Then their is fury mode. Each mode is different depending on the character your playing as. Its a great ability to use in a pinch. The weapons themselves have stats that effect everything from damage to how much stamina it will take to swing it. The level of detail is astounding the zombies move fluidly in their environment and the world itself is gorgeous. Not to mention that the co op is fantastic. It is by far more fun jumping in with friends. All in all its a great game that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to destroy some zombies.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CrabApples Who doesn't love getting drunk with Zombies??
This is fallout 3 + elder scrolls + farcry2 + zombies... this game is amazing and every character has different specialties so you can play through it multiple times and still have fun! Yes it might start a little slow if you mess up and try to just explore everything before starting the main quest.. but don't be impatient. Follow the main story line quest until you unlock the Lifeguard station and finish the "car parts" quest .. cause once you have a car you can explore more areas faster and then use the fast travel (shown on your map) to get around and walk for a bit.. plus who doesn't like having HUNDREDS of different fatalities at their disposal? ?? So if you get bored or don't like it... then it's only because you were expecting a left 4 dead feel and not an open world zombie bashing story and action driven game.. and no. A million unstoppable zombies don't run out from no where and eat you like in left 4 dead (which is still a great game.. just this one is better) it's a must own.. even in a recession.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Rate The good and bad
Dead island is a awesome zombie game with interesting stuff and some bad stuff. The good:You can create weapons and partner up with friends. There's tons of zombies to kill, but can be really tricky to survive. You can get guns and customize the guns as well. Each character as there own skill tree and specialized ability. Also each character has there own RAGE which can be very useful to moe down zombies. The game also has a lot of side quest and each one different and has its own difficultly. Which get you money and mods.the story is alright. There's also a fast travel to get you to places and there's cars you can get in to RUN OVER THE SUCKERS. Finally there's a new game plus. The Bad: when the game get done loading the game has to take a little bit to get the graphics fixed. When you want to join some else who is farther in the game then you can't join them. There also glitches in the game not to bad of glitches but can be annoying. The game may cause you into rage because sometimes zombies can be overwhelming.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jbn1992 Spectacular
At first I thought this game was going to be boring and that you be stuck on the same island until I played all 18-20 chapters not sure though. The only problem I find in the game is that I cannot play with two of my friends and I can only play 1. I thought this was patched up, but guess its not sadly. Also I reccomend not sitting in the back of the truck when you co-op with a friend becuase your game can freeze like mine did. I like how you can upgrade weapons and mod them up and make cool weapons like the flaming baseball bat and short-circuit wakazishi I think it was and that one katana (forgot the name) and make it poisonous with the deathstalker mod! You can also use handguns or magnums, shotguns and assualt rifle which are sweet. Plenty of sidequests which I did more than 75 of them and plenty main story missions that can be pretty fun for hours. Overall, the game is awesome, but the multiplayer, not so much. Hope I can play with two of my friends soon.
Rated 6 out of 10 by genisisx Decent.....
This game is as I expected it to be.....Average. Now hear me out, this was a decent game. There were graphical issues, but they were about the same degree as Fallout NV when it first launched. There are plenty of side quests, although some of them got lost in glitches somehow, and the world as a whole is just huge. Now combat takes some getting used to, but it gets addicting, and I like the weapons mod customization and skill tree. They really bring in the RPG elements. With that being said, there are just too many issues/bugs in this game right now, and the graphics just left me very unimpressed. The characters are shallow and leave no sense of story immersion, and most of the quest you will follow will be escort or fetch missions. Co-op was fun when it worked, but it's one of those things that fall into the bug category. Overall, this is a B-movie type game, and is worth checking out by means of renting or burrowing, but I wouldn't recommend a buy until the bugs get fixed or checking it out at least to see if you like it. :)
Rated 7 out of 10 by straightlurkin Solid game with alot of potential
I too was caught in the hype of this game. An open world zombie game set in a paradise island? I'm in. But once you get into the game its not really as advertised. You can explore all you want but the zombies regenerate and there isn't really much of an incentive to start exploring the world.
People throw around the world 'great game' loosely and I wouldn't classify it as that. Its a good game, and the environment was beautiful, I just feel like it was missing something. The storyline was pretty dull and personally I thought the combat could have been a little better (for instance, there is no block button, just kick). The potential is there it just needs to take that next step.
Overall though a really fun game that could have been much much better. I recommend this to any zombie fan or rpg player. Its one of those games you beat once and trade it in/sell it. For a first try it wasn't bad, lets hope they make another one and get it right.
Rated 5 out of 10 by SMG1992 I was hoping it would be better...
At first I was thinking,yes finally a good zombie game.I was wrong.At first it was cool,at the beginniing you get hit by one of the zombies,and find out you have bite marks but not showing any signs of infection.As I progressed through the game I found out that all you do is thousands of quests,hack and slack zombies,and you pretty much do everything by yourself unless you do co-op.It reminds me of Oblivion.Not to dog Oblivion,but all you do is run around and do quests.I also found out that if you pick the firearms expert,your fury is a handgun,but you go through the whole game with pipes,knives,and paddles.That doesnt make since.I understand Deep Silver with the whole surviving on a island with whatever you have pretty much,but if you make a character whose special power is a gun,but you cant play the rest of the game without it is stupid.I think it would've been better if it had guns,less glitchy online,and same stupid zombies who you have to hit 15 times or more to even kill even if all hits are headshots!!!Doesnt make sense!!!
Rated 3 out of 10 by baxterbear Doesnt save, deletes my files, sound/ graphics bad
The rpg leveling / skill system, zombies, open world envirnment, mulitplayer and with a bunch of side quests, I love the concept of the game, the idea is amazing and they just almost had it. They released it with to many bugs first off the sound is way off and glitchy which is okay but might as well have the sound off. The graphics are nice but hey! whats the point of having nice graphics if you cant enjoy it!! it freezes, glitchs & lag its hard to play! lastly this is the big concern cus i can get past the other stuff buttt!!!!! the auto-save feature ( the only way to save your progress ) doesnt work! i have put hours and hours into the game over and over replaying what i have already done because the game fails to save it or deletes my save files.... overall wait to buy the game until it drops in price or republishes because right now its not worth it unless you wanna play it through in one sitting. other than that the game is amazing.
Rated 9 out of 10 by NoobMaster Exceptional Game!
I got this game first day of release, and i haven't been able to put it down since, the gameplay is very addictive, its a combination of Fallout+Left4Dead+DeadRising+Bioshock, with very deep RPG elements, the open world is huge and offers a fast travel system. Combat is mainly based on melee but there are also guns, riffles(single and auto), shotguns in alot of variety, each item have unique stats, there are common, rare, unique and legendary, depending on the rarity the colors vary from white, green, blue, purple and yellow, 4 player coop is a blast of fun, there were some saving issues wich are already fixed with patch. Graphics are amazing, the sound is very sharp and vivid. Be warned this game has ALOT of GORE! your heart will be pounding its way out of your chest in many situations. Only reason i didn''t give it a perfect 10 is because some minor glitches that affect quests but overall you should definetely buy this game NOW!
Rated 2 out of 10 by OldSkoolGGamer Nothing like Fallout 3 or Borderlands!
I purchased this game based on all the reviews that said this game has alot in common with Fallout 3 and Borderlands...and this has only 1 thing in common that it's an RPG a poor one at best. The story is a typical boring one, the graphics are really bad...I noticed there is no change in weather or time which is a shame. The melee system is clunky, all the quests are uninteresting and boring. I remember one I had to get a lady her teddy bear...are you serious you couldn't come up with something better. The quests are all go and get me this and that and you feel powerless and you can't choose what you want to be (evil or good) I got about 12 hours in the game...I gave it a fair shot and feel I would be better off trading it in. I have no interest in beating the game and it is way too boring to continue. Just a bad game all together. I found Dead Rising 2 better than this and I really didn't like that either, but I still beat it