Dead Island, 11 Min Gameplay Video


In post apocalyptic paradise, accuracy and smarts is what you will need to survive the onslaught of scantily clad zombies. Dead Island attempts to set itself apart from your run of the mill zombie adventure by avoiding the super fast button mashing of a hack and slash. You will need to be precise and calculative on your attacks or prepare to be eaten alive when fatigue sets in. Guns will be sparse at times to ensure the danger is felt.

The island itself is huge so you have the option of driving a vehicle and mowing down a few unsuspecting zombies or you can fast track from the map. You also get a rage mode that allows you to ward off fatigue while you swing away at some of the tougher zombie types.

The game is shaping up to be a must have for FPS and zombie fans alike. Lets just hope we see zombie sharks!!!


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by myk26 on May 23rd, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    LOVE the atmosphere and local…wish I could say the same about the character models. Or maybe it’s the stiff animation that makes something about them look off.

  2. #2 by Tosh on May 23rd, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    I like the fact that you are forced to fight up close and personal most of the time. Looking forward to trying this out at E3!

  3. #3 by Jason on May 23rd, 2011 [ 25936 Points ]

    Thought it would look better. Guess its multiplatform :( Damn. Looks good but has that xbox look to it. Still a day 1 but damn :(

  4. #4 by Pedro on May 23rd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I was already impressed with this game. Now I’m speechless.

    This looks nearly perfect! A lot of confirmations here (such as coop and crafting) and they sound promising!

    This game just became a high priority.

    Tosh:

    I liked that too!

    But at least I’ll be prepared! Just finished Fallout New Vegas on very hard difficult and hardcore mode using only melee weapons!

  5. #5 by EdEN on May 23rd, 2011 [ 141886 Points ]

    Congrats, you’ve got my money!

  6. #6 by IvanTheGent on May 23rd, 2011 [ 380 Points ]

    I had some high hopes for this game but after watching the footage, I can tone down my expectations. Nothing really eye catching or feeling of “must have” came over me. Seems decent but the stiff controls and animation are horrible.

  7. #7 by Oly on May 23rd, 2011 [ 132235 Points ]

    It’s actually exactly what I was expecting.. 8-)
    Just Cause 2 type graphics.. Not expecting an amazing WOW factor from it, but I am expecting a very fun game.

  8. #8 by EdEN on May 23rd, 2011 [ 141886 Points ]

    @Oly: Are we expecting free games from Aubrey as well?

  9. #9 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 23rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    IvanTheGent: I had some high hopes for this game but after watching the footage, I can tone down my expectations. Nothing really eye catching or feeling of “must have” came over me. Seems decent but the stiff controls and animation are horrible.  

    I was never hype for this game, I heard about it 2 weeks ago. And well the person that told me about was hype. After watching this and seeing what you wrote I couldn’t agree more. The game needs more polish along with gameplay style.

  10. #10 by Yourgor on May 23rd, 2011 [ 940 Points ]

    #Jason and 2Fast4ux,

    This video quality sucks it looks bad, not the game it self it will look better when its out on your PS3 or PC.

  11. #11 by ceobones on May 25th, 2011 [ 95 Points ]

    wow, people are saying it looks bad, but it loks fine to me…sometimes you play the game for THE GAME not because of how it looks…LA Noire is a great game, but the graphics arent impressive, I dont hear people bagging on that game and its ALREADY OUT…who knows what tweeks this dev will do to the gameplay or graphics…dont bag on a game that isnt even out yet..

  12. #12 by myk26 on May 25th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    I can understand why some are cracking on the looks…I mean, that animation alone looks pretty rudimentary. Plus some of the textures are hit/miss…some even WAY miss.

    But I’ve still got hopes! I can power through those faults and still have a good time!

  13. #13 by Pedro on May 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Sure, maybe the game doesn’t look perfect, but who really cares?

    Games are supposed to be fun and entertaining, this certainly looks like it. Just remember the time when you had fun with crappy looking games (compared to today standards) and you’ll be in for a great experience.

    By the way, the games looks great, not the best ever, but great.


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