Submitted by ashbc 1276d ago | review

ButtonCombo: Dead Island Review

So I’ve finally got my hands on Dead Island. I would be lying if I said that the awesome trailer back at the start of the year didn’t get me salivating for Deep Silver’s island bound zombie-fest, however whilst unboxing the game I couldn’t help but question whether it could live up to the hype. (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 8.5/10

vglulz  +   1276d ago
People complain about the over-saturated zombie game market, but I can't get enough of them.
Etseix  +   1276d ago
agree agree
thephillup  +   1276d ago
I really wanted a zombie game which had a strong storytelling aspect driving the character forward. Probably just because that trailer didn't pertain to be true is why I won't give Dead Island a play.
Pozzle  +   1276d ago
Same here. I plan on buying Dead Island because I can't get enough of the zombie genre, but I'm a bit disappointed that it won't be the character driven how-would-real-people-respond- to-the-horrors-of-a-zombie-apoc alypse story that was originally advertized.
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battyschlaps122  +   1276d ago
Everything about Dead Island looks sub-par at best. Excuse me while I sit in the corner and wait for Gears of War 3.

The Schlaps has spoken.
Revolver_X_  +   1276d ago
Ahhh... trolling at its best. Its extremely funny when Dead Islands highest review thus far has come from an Xbox only website... The irony of being a troll.
ashbc  +   1276d ago
If you're referring to ButtonCombo, it's multiplatform.
vglulz  +   1276d ago

Do you even know what irony means? Your point is irrelevant. So what if the highest score comes from an Xbox only website? It's not like that is going to be a factor in determining the review score.

Arse wipe.
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Revolver_X_  +   1276d ago
review score? You mean Metacritic? Who cares? How about practicing a little bit of situational awareness. The irony is that so far Xbox fanboys are the ones trashing this game. "I'll save my money for GOW3." This isnt the first time that comment has been made. Thats a comment a troll makes. What is he even commenting for? Then you jump to a trolls defense, therefore I must assume you, yourself is a troll. So, do you know the meaning of irony? Troll?
One-X  +   1276d ago
This is a one of a game kind, for a zombie game anyway.
Mash up Fallout 3, Borderlands, Dead Rising 2, and Left 4 Dead, and you have this beauty ;D

Have to say though, I took a miss on all previous zombie games because of the hacking and slashing aspect. However a huge open world RPG zombie game? Too good to be true.
ashbc  +   1276d ago
I highly recommend you give it a fair go. It surprised me in a great way :)
BootHammer  +   1276d ago
Day one buy here. Great review ButtonCombo, I agree with a lot of your thoughts on this one. The DI trailer was simply one of the most impressive game trailers ever created IMO.

I do wish they could have spun the game as you were saying more towards the direction of what the trailer proposed but regardless, it still has a lot to offer and shouldn't be missed! This should definitely hold me off till Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, is released =)

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