Holiday of the dead
Developer Techland is beginning to make a name for itself as a progressive, forward-thinking studio with some lofty ideas but not enough resources to realise them. Dead Island does not buck the developer's burgeoning trend. Part Borderlands, part Fallout, part Diablo, Dead Island is an inventive first person survival horror with...
Who would have thought that one trailer could make such a difference? Dead Island, the janky co-operative zombie slayer from Deep Silver, has officially surpassed 5 million sales since its release in 2011, which is nothing short of a small miracle considering how broken the game was at launch. The publisher – which now owns the...
Shuffling into stores
Whether or not Dead Island deserves its “Game of the Year” moniker, the open-world zombie title is definitely getting a re-release this summer. Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed the repackaged version of the undead adventure in a press release this afternoon, and it’s set to launch on 26th June in North America. Those...
Ratings board reveals re-release
We don’t mean to be snarky, but did Dead Island actually win any game of the year awards? Sure, the Techland title had some great ideas, but the execution was far too sloppy to grant it any gongs in our eyes. Still, that’s not stopped British ratings board, the BBFC, from listing a "Game of the Year"...
Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam.
A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.
Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to 4 players in co-op mode.
First-person melee combat
Set on an gorgeous open world tropical island
RPG elements for character development
Hordes of gruesome zombies