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8.4 out of 10

Dead Island

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Overall 8
8.0

Dead Island – Review (360, PS3, PC)

mature-gaming.com
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The first thing I have to say is that I am not madly in love with zombies, I am not a follower of all things zombie but I quite like the zombie concept. When “that” trailer blew everybody away a few months back I think I can safely say that everybody’s ears pricked up, their eyes widened and Dead Island had cemented itself as one of the most anticipated releases of the year so far.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island (PC)

PC Magazine
6 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Dead Island serves up some choice zombie-thrashing thrills in a gorgeous environment, but a weak story, tedious fetch quests, pacing issues, and some multiplayer issues keep it from greatness.
  • Pros: Gorgeous environments. Hard-hitting combat. Excellent sound.
  • Cons: Multiplayer combat isn’t as smooth as single player. Sparse story. Too many fetch quests.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island Review

PlayStation Universe
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Ambition can only take a game so far. The inconsistent experience in Dead Island is testament to that, with a selection of surprisingly good gameplay mechanics somewhat overshadowed by technical issues and a bad story.
  • Pros: Deep and enjoyable Crafting System, Fun with friends, Quests don't get repetitive
  • Cons: Pervasive technical issues, Weak story with offensively racist characters, Boss fights are rare and uninspired
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island Review

PlayStation Universe
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Ambition can only take a game so far. The inconsistent experience in Dead Island is testament to that, with a selection of surprisingly good gameplay mechanics somewhat overshadowed by technical issues and a bad story.
  • Pros: Deep and enjoyable Crafting System, Fun with friends, Quests don't get repetitive
  • Cons: Pervasive technical issues, Weak story with offensively racist characters, Boss fights are rare and uninspired
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC-Hq.Com
9 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This was a fun game. I know you''''re probably thinking "What''''s so fun about another zombie FPS?" Well truth is, it''''s not your average FPS. You actually level your weapons, upgrade your weapons, and even create your own weapons. With the right supplies and weapon parts of coarse. Take on side quests as you venture through the island paradise. And besides, how often do you get the chance to run over a zombie with a car or bash it''''s head in with a boat oar?
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island Review

thinkdigit.com
8 November 2011
  • Summary: Dead Island is a surprisingly good game. It borrows a lot of elements from games like Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising, but it manages to provide a unique experience in its own right. A few glaring flaws really bring down the experience, however, the first time you get punched in the face by a level 7 thug and go flying into the air to land sprawled on your back, all will be forgiven as you pick yourself from the dirt, grab a nearby shovel, and proceed to demonstrate to the...
  • Pros: No-nonsense zombie action, Vehicular segments are a blast, Interesting weapons system
  • Cons: Bugs and glitches galore, Character development is shallow, Degrading weapons
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Overall 8
7.5

Isle of zombies (and they love me)

Game Debate
29 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Imagine you’re on holiday with your family. It’s a gorgeous beach resort, you’re staying in a villa with a sweet pool, a short walk from the beach bar or the hiking trails inland. Your family are all sat in the sun, reading or splashing around in the pool. Everyone is completely at peace.
  • Pros: Open world, Co op fun, Inventive weapons
  • Cons: Too much maintenance, Lukewarm story
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Overall 8
8.2

Dead Island review

PCGamer Online
19 September 2011
  • Conclusion: A sluggish interface, weak guns and a few dull sewers can’t slow this game down. Dead Island is huge, bloody and beautiful.
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Overall 7
6.8

Dead Island

ActionTrip
15 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Dead Island's saving grace is its open-world approach, cool custom weapons and fun coop. Nonetheless, Techland created a perfect foundation for a cool, RPG-flavored survival horror game, but forgot to polish it, in addition to providing a dull narrative. You'll probably keep coming back to the game for its online coop and generally rewarding gameplay that hurls you into a world of quests and hidden items.
  • Pros: An addictive coop survival horror experience that may keep you and your friends up to your necks in zombie blood for hours and hours, vast areas to explore, detailed weapon customization;
  • Cons: No local coop (wtf?), some bugs remain even after applying the patch, single-player lacks more interesting story and characters.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
12 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Technical blemishes aside, you might be surprised how well loot-driven open-world questing and a tropical zombie apocalypse go together.
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