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Dead Island

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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: With its debut trailer, Techland set itself the impossible goal of living up to self-generated hype on a massive scale. The video, which showed a family beset by zombies while a hauntingly beautiful refrain played, led one to believe that Dead Island would be an emotional roller coaster that touched on the human side of undead apocalypse. Well, it's not.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: What a strange, difficult to classify game Dead Island is. It’s a zombie game. It’s first-person melee-focused. It’s in a tropical setting. It’s an RPG. Wait, what? Yes, I would classify Dead Island as an RPG. A first-person melee zombie survival-horror RPG, but an RPG nonetheless. You earn XP, build up skill trees, take quests from NPCs, and can even grind zombies to level up if you want.
  • Pros: Absolutely huge in scope, Fun, unique combat, Scary and tense in unexpected ways
  • Cons: Slightly outstays its welcome, Seriously problematic bugs, Sometimes looks very ugly
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Overall 8
8.0

Dead Island “Ryder White” Review

GamerNode
2 February 2012
  • Summary: Dead Island aficionados NEED to play Ryder White; the new light shed on White is excellent. Those who didn't like Dead Island, however, won't find anything new. to change their mind.
  • Pros: Excellent story, Same fun Dead Island gameplay
  • Cons: Linear path, Important elements removed
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Overall 8
8.0

Family Vacations Usually Aren't This Bloody, Or Are They?

TotalPlayStation.com
30 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Techland's tropical open-world zombie apocalypse is a bit too ambitious for its own good, but it's also an incredibly solid and fun first game in what will hopefully mature into a much more polished video game series.
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Dead Island Xbox 360 Review

Neoseeker
28 October 2011
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 9
9.0

It's A Dead Man's Party

GIN
24 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Dead Island is the latest entry in the white-hot zombie shooter genre. Only the emphasis here is not so much on being a shooter. It's able to stand out from the pack with a deep storyline, lots of RPG elements and a unique setting. But it also has several notable flaws that might hinder otherwise enthusiastic zombie hunters. Even so, it's probably the best zombie-hunting title released to date.
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Overall 7
7.2
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 6
6.2
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 8
7.8

Dead Island Review

Cheat Code Central
17 October 2011
Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
9 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Dead Island is not what I had originally expected. Based on my considerable experience with zombie games, I was expecting something more akin to Left 4 Dead combined with Dead Rising than what it actually was. I suppose the original trailer should have tipped me off, with its clearly straight-edged seriousness and the whole kid-zombie-death thing, but no, I thought, its an open world zombie game so I just assumed it would be an arcade-y, fast-paced slasher fest.
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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 8
8.0

This Wasn't in the Brochure!

RPGamer
6 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Dead Island is a strange game, one that has an odd desire to simultaneously delight and disappoint its audience. This bizarre dichotomy existed even before the game was released, beginning with a brilliantly haunting announcement trailer and evolving into a hip hop music video . The disparity between these two trailers actually sums Dead Island up pretty well.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dead Island Review

Games Abyss
4 October 2011
  • Conclusion: While Dead Island has a lot  of fundamental problems, it doesn't keep this irresistibly fun zombie game from taking over you life.  Bring a handful of friends and go to town, this is the zombie game you have been waiting for.
  • Pros: Dead Island is all about zombie-fueled mayhem. It has a bizarrely fascinating way of taking hold of you – just make sure you bring three friends along for the ride.
  • Cons: Where do I begin: Cruddy voice-acting, no story, bugs and glitches galore. And not to mention the fact that the car controls are just plain bad.
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