Dead Island for PlayStation 3

Dead Island

Sep 6, 2011
471st of 1268

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Techland
Content Rating: Mature


The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere.

Critic Reviews

16 Reviews
Brad ShoemakerSep 12, 2011
Trying to keep a mental catalogue of the things that are wrong with Dead Island, at least in its current state, is kind of exhausting. The good news is, the sum total of those issues still isn't damning enough that I would dissuade you from playing it. If you list open worlds, questing, co-op, loot, and zombies on your list of video game interests, this game has an awful lot to offer, warts and all.
Robert ZwetslootNov 16, 2011
In the end, it’s something that should really be applauded for its depth and ambition. Behind the scenes, the game seems to work remarkably well most of the time. There’s also plenty to do in it, so you’re definitely getting value for money if that’s a concern. Apparently, I played 20 hours into it on one playthrough with friends. It’s definitely not for everyone, even if it tries to be, but it is definitely a curiosity and a serviceable co-op game.
Emily GeraSep 09, 2011
Still, the game's ambition can't be overstated. The developers are clearly students of everything from Borderlands to FarCry, Dead Rising to Oblivion, and Dead Island feels like a notepad featuring the basic gist of ideas from each title. Basic crafting, unlockable abilities, exploration, and shootouts with looters all provide some structural complexities. But unfortunately, still hidden underneath that crust is an astonishingly boring apocalypse.

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