Dead Island

published by Techland / Deep Silver in 2011-09-09, developed by Techland, running on Windows
type: action/reflex
genre: Horror, Loot 'em up, Survival horror
series: Dead Island
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
game engine: Chrome Engine
languages: eng
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Personal review

An open sandbox zombie survival game with crafting (talking about fresh ideas) that brings both brute gory fun and great atmosphere.

-Simple crafting-upgrade system.
-Stamina-reliant combat and movement.
-IA (specially for beings that hunt down brains)
-Drowning zombies.
-Leveling up with RPG-like characters and trees (Borderlands anyone?)

-No animals.
-No use of extra weapons for repairing or carftfing.
-No swimming.
-Right seat wheel car.

6 of 10

# 2015-09-19 15:53:17

Official description

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 four players in co-op mode.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for self-defense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

In addition to satisfying even the most bloodthirsty action fan’s fantasy, Dead Island also features role-playing elements which allow the player to develop one of the game’s unique character classes according to their preferences, all the while learning new skills and fresh tactics during their journey through the perilous environments of the island. What’s more, anytime during a game up to four players can seamlessly join together and experience the intense combat and immersive story with cooperative gameplay.

With the all-new Chrome Engine 5 powering Dead Island, the game will use the latest installment of Techland’s acclaimed proprietary game engine, allowing the player to experience the tropical island paradise in graphical splendor with diverse environments like lush forests and detailed city environments.

Key Features
* First-person melee combat
* 4-player coop
* Weapon customization
* Set on an gorgeous open world tropical island
* RPG elements for character development
* Hordes of gruesome zombies
# 2011-02-25 05:50:55 - official description

Technical specs

display: textured polygons

Editor note

Note that Dead Island does not strictly match Zombie Apocalypse genre as the zombie outbreak is limited to the island of Banoi with an excessive military quarantine making sure nothing goes in or out of there, thus the outbreak is sufficiently contained. However, none of the events in the game take place outside the containment area, giving it the overall appearance of zombie apocalypse without actually being it.
# 2011-09-17 00:12:42

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