CapsuleComputers: "Player death is something that will actually happen quite often as facing down the undead is something that is not an easy task in Dead Island. A lone shuffling zombie may not pose much of a threat but a group of three or more can quickly become a dangerous situation. Though falling to the zombie threat isn’t too horrible of an experience as you will usually only lose a chunk of your money and a re-spawn nearby.
The spawn system is a bit poor however; there were a number of times that I was spawned right next to the zombie mob that just ended my life. Other times it was 30 meters away in a different direction."