Dead Island Game of the Year Edition
Dead Island is a solid game, with it's in-game mods to weapons, solid story line and 4 player online coop. While Dead Island has some flaws. ( Some glitches and bugs and moderate graphics) it's a game where fun and destruction to zombies collide. The game of the year edition is something that includes another side of the story and includes The Arena which hold 5 arenas of varying difficulty. It is a gaem you should pick up if you have the money and enjoy slaying some zombies with your friends.
Dead island, or vacation island?
Dead island pretty has no much story. If you're looking for a more serious story turn away, but if you're a zombie killing lover varying with many different weapons, do NOT turn away. The story is pretty much made up of 4 different people you play as and theres a zombie virus, and you must escape, but some other stuff happens that could keep you on your feet. Now for the zombie lovers this isn't dead rising combat, except you can craft your own weapons out of anything and use it against your enemies, baseballs bat with nails, or a ripper and gut open your enemies. The fighting is pretty much a skyrim/oblivion/fallout type. So, if you like skyrim or fall outs combat you'll like this. The grahpics are pretty amazing, Nothing much to say other then a few glitches which is normal for a game like this, or any other game. A few annoying things dead island does as a game is try to be a little like borderlands, I'm not calling it a copy. But it has similar features. Nevermind that, if you love zombie games get this!
Very Well Done!
I ordered this game from Gamestop because my friend got it for his birthday. This game is extremely well done! One of the best parts of the game is just the concept. Zombies... tropical island... it's just never been done before. The graphics are great, the sounds are cool, and the open-world island idea makes it even better. Co-op is really fun because it make the game a lot more strategic. Making weapons out of a pile of junk is also really cool. The only downside is that the weapons degrade extremely and it can get really tedious time after time. Overall, a fantastic game.
Almost free dlc
Unlike the previous guy who never played it but felt he should review, I have played the game. Its a solid game with hours of gameplay. One of the few games to have 4 player coop as well. The used copy now costs around 30 so buying this new or used basically that you get all the dlc for free. Not a bad deal.
Great atmosphere, HUGE map, a lot of content
I wrote a review for the regular version (without the DLC) but figured I should throw out an idea or two on this version: BUY THIS ONE. The cost of buying the DLC alone costs more than picking up this version of Dead Island. The DLC is a nice addition, especially for people that get really REALLY into the game, but the main game by itself is one of the greatest games I've ever played.
The island is HUGE. I was sad because I had explored the entire map and I was worried that I was close to finishing the game.... then I hit the SECOND map. And then a third. And so on. Each map (though I am partial to the second) is large enough and beautiful enough (or at least atmospheric enough) to ignore the main and side quests for long stretches of time and just wander around and explore. There are very few games I have played that can suck you in and so fully immerse you in such a unique experience. The actual quests are very cool.... I was simply saying that random wandering can be just as fun and rewarding.
Graphics and sound are great. The gameplay is just as good. You get experience, find new weapons and weapon upgrades, weapon recipes, money..... the fighting is all melee (hand-to-hand and close-range weapons) for a large part of the game and even after you can get firearms melee weapons are still a solid way to go. As a result every encounter has a chance to go very badly at a moment's notice (especially since you are usually fighting lots of very fast-moving zombies.)
That's basically it.... this game can be rather freaky... it is VERY fun, very long, looks and sounds AMAZING... I'm sure my review for the regular edition of the game is longer if you are looking for more detail but the whole point of this review is basically: Buy this version. If you don't and end up wanting to buy the DLC you'll be out about twice the cash as simply buying this version. And how many chances do you have to play a game that has: Guns with electric bullets, electric machetes, baseball bats with nails sticking out of it...... acidic throwing knives (and that's just the tip of the iceberg). Good times.
It was okay for the first 2 hours ...
The game was seriously a huge disappointment ... for me at least. I thought the graphics looked great but aside from that it was extremely bland and slow. And don't even get me started on how often you will "Die", the sounds were really bland and I was disappointed with the clunky controls, I was playing on a brand new system and I literally only played for a day before I put it down and I haven't played it since. I wouldn't reccomend this game to anyone who wants something fast paced, and fun because my god was it such a slow build up to get to anything good. On the up side there are tons of quests, and plenty of challenges along with what seems like limitless customization which to me was really nice since that appeals to me, and they had plenty of weapons EVERYWHERE. Which did come in handy. To me this game was not what I thought or hoped it would be but if your in to Zombies and want to kill A LOT of them then here's a game for you.
a FUN zombie game!
this game is great for people who love zombie games like me. I buy any good Zombie game like left 4 dead or this game this game was fun last year but i dont know how many people still play the game. I am looking forward for the 2nd game. This game is worth your 30$. It has great graphics and sounds and gameplay. but one thing i hate about this game is, that the guns are introduced late in the game i got bored with no guns when like 30 zombies come at me and i have no guns to kill them but the weapon modfications are awesome so... i hope you enjoyed this review this is my opinion i dont suggest trading in this game if u buy it now because u would get nothing for it because they already announced the next game so you would get nothing like i only got 3$ for madden 12 ENJOY THIS GAME!
Great Survival Game
Dead Island is an awesome game! Good thing they made the sequel Dead Island Riptide. The gameplay is top quality and the story to the game makes it more appealing to play
When I first saw the trailer for Dead Island I was stunned and amazed and thought the game had so much potential but upon playing it I found it had some big flaws and ended up just being "another game". The weapon system was great with each weapon being unique and having its own stats and the perk system they had when you leveled up was awesome but the gameplay was just boring at times with there only being one boss (the very end) and it lacked difficulty considering me and my girlfriend completed every mission in the game including the side missions and misc missions in a couple of days. With all that said, its a solid game and is a pretty good slash em' up zombie game but it won't be remembered.
This is one of the best games i have ever played and it's also one of the best zombie games out there. You start off on an island where it has become overrun with zombies and there are four characters to pick from, they all have a story, they all have once wanted something and lost it, and they also want to be something again. So basically it's an RPG based game with a large island to explore. You can create weapons and drive vehicles. One bad thing though is that you can only level to 60.