Rated 10 out of 10
by Biggestsonicfanintheworld a MUST-GET game!!!!! the best game ever
I love this game because,it is basicly like an RPG,you get to choose your way of life,like you can fend for yourself by just killing zombies,or you can live the life of survival and go through story mode,and help other people.At a certain point you will get to drive cars,and I love this feature because you can run over zombies and sometimes blood and gore will splatter all over the screen! You can play by yourself or if you are having trouble killing a big zombie and need help,go to co-op mode and you will get 3 more players to help you get through the adventure.This game does NOT support local multiplayer,although it takes system link and Xbox LIVE (you can buy membership for 3 months for $25.00 price may vary at different places or 1 year for $60.00) I'd say this is a game for the person who CRAVES blood and gore (like me) and an AWESOME GAME!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Shamrockboy Surprisingly fun game
I can't say I really expected much from this game, but I was pleasantly surprised. The first night of playing this over system link with my buddies was amazing. We couldn't stop laughing all night we were enjoying ourselves so much. This is definitely a cross between L4D and Borderlands, which is very much a good thing! Killing zombies is pretty fun with a fairly good assortment of weapons to use. You also have a truck you can cruise around in (with seating for 4) and mow down the randomly walking dead scattered about the island. The RPG system is pretty standard fare with skills, weapon upgrades and character leveling. There is also a decent amount of body parts flying around which should appease a lot of gore hounds too. Overall I think this game has probably something that will appeal to just about everyone (except of course small children lol). If you are a fan of RPG's, FPS's, Zombies games, Bloody games, Open World games or even Driving games (to a tiny extent) this game is for you!
Rated 8 out of 10 by JohnD123 Great First Person RPG with Flaws...
"Dead Island" is one of those games that, when it came along, I was immediately stoked for. I love all things "zombie": Movies, games, stories. All of that. I got it Tuesday and, in the beginning, I was disappointed. I found the controls to be somewhat clunky, I thought the weapons broke too quickly, the combat was a little awkward. But as I began to play the game and get further into the story, I REALLY began to enjoy. I got used to the controls and the combat and I even found myself walking around the beautiful island, randomly picking fights with zombies, forgetting I was even doing a mission. I still have some complaints about the game: The inventory management I find to be time consuming, the controls are still "odd", the story itself is lacking, and the animations and voice acting for the characters can be rather cheap at times. But for my final comment I must say: Give yourself time to warm up to the game, and you will find countless hours of fun in "Dead Island".
Rated 8 out of 10 by CDUKSHN GRAPHICS!!!
I don't multi-play or play on line with others.
Having been one of the most redundant games I have ever played I was blown away by the graphics and smoothness of the game.
To say the graphics were amazing would be a major understatement. Even the character mentions something about the view at some point.
Having a myriad of characters to choose from is nice but seems it may have been a bit of a burden later in the game regarding weapon purchases. I was using the "blunt weapon expert" and during deals with trader characters I was finding much more bladed weapons than anything else.
I did finish this game which is saying something and the main reason was the graphics.
There are really only 2 or 3 really cool ways to destroy enemies but the gore and consistency is very impressive.
I only finished the game with one character and have absolutely no desire to play it again.
It seems this game would likely be best for on line co-op which is something I don't engage in.
Rated 8 out of 10 by OwnDaBaby Multiplayer is a must.
When I first bought the game it was quite buggy. I was never able to connect to other players lobbies and was forced to play solo. Now my main intentions for buying this game was to play with my friends who have also purchased the game. So I continued on my way playing Solo, I had reached the mid 20's and exited the game. The next day when I hop back on DI I find to my disappointment that my file had not saved, yet I waited for it to say "game saved" in the bottom left corner. I was now re-set to level 12 and had to complete all the quests that I had already done. I had lost 90% motivation to continue playing the game, but I stuck it out. Eventually the game for some reason or another began connecting to the internet, the game has saved 100% of the time and is a blast. Who doesn't like to just go around with a machete chopping off heads of the Undead? I think we all do or we wouldn't be here.
All in all I find the game quite a joy to play, but if you cannot connect to the internet I consider this game a NO-GO.
Rated 7 out of 10 by djdbo10000 Very very buggy, but still fun
Dead Island is a good game with a very large amount of bugs that hinder the awesome experience the whole way through. Some of the problems i experienced on my first play-through were sometimes not being able to pull up the inventory at all and having to quit and restart to get it back. Also this game seems to have a problem with kicking you out of the cooperative games pretty often. I played with 2 of my friends and we all experienced getting kicked out of the game for some reason. A couple of the quests messed up to the point that i had to load an old checkpoint to be able to complete the quest. And finally, the waypoint system in this game has many problems and sometimes it will be telling you to go somewhere you absolutely cannot go. All in all i enjoyed playing this game through once but am happy i rented and did not buy due to all of the bugs present. The experience of the game is good enough to outweigh the bugs for the first play, but it is obvious to me that the game was rushed, and could be a lot better.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RLMurphy87 Great Game Compared To Other Games!
I wasn't for sure how well I would like this game. The trailers that are on this website doesn't show any any game play so it's hard to say weather or not you would like it without playing it. So yesterday I went out ad bought it. I fell in love with it right away. It is a great game though so I'm not disappointed at all. The graphics are good ( when you hit a zombie in the arm or neck it breaks and they can't use it any more or they die) and if you it them in the head their head splatters. One thing I don't like is the disappearing bodies. Once you kill the zombie the body disappears. I guess I understand though the bodies would just pile up considering the never ending raid of zombies. The weapon chose is great so far. I'm still early in the game but I can only imagine what other weapons well come into play. The story line seems to be really well constructed. MY all time favorite part is the chance to get to play with others across the world in an open world format. Once im done with the game Ill update this review.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DEathXOMBIE this is no left for dead 3
if you are expecting left for dead in this game you will be sorry that you ever purchased it. this game provides an experience that the zombie genre was surely missing. this game is more like a fallout 3 with zombies. its clearly a first person role playing game and a great one at that. sure it has moments in which it isn't too great (ex. cut scenes) but thankfully i didn't purchase this game for its cut scenes. the game is addicting and hard to put down. the weapon decay factor makes players have to think on there feet and try to find new weapons whether its a boat paddle or a broomstick handle. this game provides players with the ability to level up their survivor and improve their core skills making zombie fight easier throughout the game. this game provides the wonderful experience of upgrading your weapons and adding new things to them such as nail or shock mods which add to the pleasure of you zombie slaying! overall a really fun game to play!
Rated 8 out of 10 by TACOmagic IT'S SO FUN!! BUT....
This game is VERY fun and it's so cool and unique it's not like any other zombie game it's diffrent in a good way! it's cool and fun but when you get to around 70% completion (the game is really long) the game kinda gets boring and VERY VERY VERY HARD! im stuck at 82% completion doing a mission called the evil purity or something and im with this guy "Ope" and we walk into a village and there's a thug about 6 walkers all level 27 or higher and a scavenger (i HATE scavengers) and it's FRIGGIN IMPOSSIBLE!!!! i beat all of the zombies when i was in rage mode and i had very little health left so i was grabbing apples and energy drinks and stuff and "Ope" was like 15 feet away from me and for NO REASON AT ALL HE FALLS OVER.........DEAD!!!!! and i keep trying it over and over and over but "Ope" keeps getting killed by the thug and i keep getting killed also so if you can please help me give me some tips or something it would be much appreciated! -thanks, J.T.
Rated 7 out of 10 by 50cent94 Not Amazing
I have been waiting for this game for a few months and i was hoping for allot more.
The game is good but not great.
ill name the pros and cons
-The graphics are good,allot better for the zombies than your character.
-allot of weapons
-allot of customization
-story is similar to la noire is the sense that theres allot more side mission than main missions
-you can drive cars
-story isn't long,people said 30+hours but i beat it in 8hous -the health bar is terrible,you can have full health get hit two times and your almost dead.
-the weapons break too easily and cost to much money to repair,after killing maybe 4zombies your weapon is on the brink of breaking and it cost around $800 to fix it.
-not allot of guns/ammo,iv only done one mission that involved guns,no ammo any where around the island
-very repeative,i found dead rising to be funner since you can change your clothing,customize your weapons allot better,health bar is better.