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7.4 out of 10

Dead Island

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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island

Break it Down
5 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Summary [7.0 out of 10] Dead Island generated immediate buzz when its first trailer hit and news of the gameplay kept it going with what sounded like a fun and intense zombie survival experience. Playing the demo at E3 took it a step further and had us really excited for the release. The reality of the game, however, is considerably less exciting and fun than all the hype was supposing.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead Island

High-Def Digest
20 October 2011
  • Summary: It started with an announcement teaser: Deep Silver and Techland unleashed a three-minute stretch of CG-footage depicting a family being ravaged by quick-footed zombies, with stirring orchestral music and slow-motion movement emotionalizing a young girl’s transformation into one of the mindless monsters.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dead Island

True achievements
16 October 2011
  • Conclusion: This game is so much fun that those problems only make it more of a challenge which is actually refreshing in survival horrors. If you like any of those games, this game is definitely worth checking out. I promise, if you give it a chance with the lights out and the surround sound up, you won’t be disappointed.
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Overall 8
8.4

Dead Island Review

PlayDevil
26 September 2011
  • Summary: " Dead Island " is a surprisingly great genre-crossover. It has its fair share of issues- most notably a good chunk of open-world jank, but it very much works for the most part. There’s a ton of content, and whilst it would be nice if the multiplayer worked better, Dead Island is a very different, but compelling choice to most of the other, more obvious choices available this Christmas.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dead Island

gamerlimit.com
15 September 2011
  • Excerpt: You’re on Banoi, an island paradise off the coast of Papua New Guinea. You’re on the job so you can’t enjoy the beaches, the tropical climate and whatever else this pacific island promises. So you don’t want to be here, not like this, going through one loathsome motion after another. Then, like an unsuspected monsoon, a zombie outbreak quickly turns loathsome into terrifying.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Homemade Weapons and A “Dead Island” Full of Zombies Makes For An Awesome Co-Op Experience

complex.com
13 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Grab your favorite homemade weapons, headphones, and your friends, because it's time for some "Dead Island.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dead Island PC Review

AtomicGamer
10 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Sometimes, the best gaming experiences come from titles that you either didn't expect to be good, or simply didn't even know existed until a few months before release. Heading up into Dead Island 's release, this is what many of us were hoping for: a big, pleasant surprise of a zombie action-RPG where we go in with low or no expectations and come out satisfied.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.2
Multiplayer 8
8.0
Appearance 8
7.8
Singleplayer 8
8.0

Dead Island Review

New Game Network
7 September 2011
  • Summary: Though it has a fair share of issues, those who play Dead Island to its strengths will get a lot of mileage for the price
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Dead Island (360/PS3)

GamePro.com
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Dead Island probably won't redefine the survival horror genre, but its emphasis on survival, the freedom to explore, and eviscerating the undead the way you want makes it worthwhile.
  • Pros: A fresh spin on the survival-horror genre; engrossing cooperative multiplayer; ravaging the undead is a lot of fun; overall level of gruesome detail, decay, and design of zombies is superb.
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Overall 8
8.4
Playability 9
8.5

Dead Island

xboxachievements.com
5 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Dead Island surprised us by being a tightly crafted experience, full of interesting locales and intriguing missions. It can lose its way at times, but you will find yourself coming back for one more go time and time again, as crippling zombies and saving bikini clad females never gets dull. Losing yourself on Banoi will feel like the vacation from hell, but you’ll love it.
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