Submitted by Neckbear 1299d ago | review

EDGE Review: Dead Island

Something's rotten in Techland's open-world zombie survival FPS. (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 3/10

Philoctetes  +   1299d ago
3/10? Ouch. That's harsh, even for Edge.
itani  +   1299d ago
Very stupid rating.
jdfoster  +   1299d ago
Not really considering the amount of bugs into it. It's more buggy than Fallout New Vegas! Now that's something! Audio is all messed up. Keeps freezing all the time. Just crashes every few minutes... Falling through the world into some weird place... glitches etc etc
GamerEuphoria  +   1299d ago
Iv had a audio bug...and that's it, if it's so buggy then feel free to post some proof of these bugs you have pointed out, after over ten hours with the game only bug i came into contact with is audio based.
StanLee  +   1299d ago
The game looked like rubbish from day 1. I did not get the hype at all.
evrfighter  +   1298d ago
Thank you edge. This was a piss poor launch and this should be made an example of

Have it on pc
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Anon1974  +   1298d ago
I never know if Edge's ratings are genuine are they're just rating games low for hits. I know in the past they've put out some downright questionable reviews that have left me asking "What game did you play?" or reviews that actually don't sound bad, but then they lowball the score.

I haven't trusted a word Edge has said for some time now.
snipes101  +   1298d ago
Well I haven't played it yet, but this is the lowest review I've seen thus far, so I'm still pumped. Can't say some of the points he makes don't make me a little concerned though :\
xkarxfreddy  +   1299d ago
Think dat review might b slightly harsh! dont really care still picking this game up on friday 4 some zombie slaying! :D
itani  +   1299d ago
Mines already shipped from Shopto will be coming tomorrow. Really looking forward to it and looks like my sort of game.
Daver  +   1299d ago
loll at those idiots.. How can they be credible after reviews like that..
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bumnut  +   1299d ago
Ill decide how credible they are after I play the game myself on Friday.

I hope they are wrong!
Kushan  +   1298d ago
To be honest, I appreciate EDGE's harsh review process. There's too many good games out there that get missed because so many mediocre ones make it through (Enslaved, anyone? That game should have done a lot better). Sure, perhaps 3/10 is "harsh", but the game is VERY buggy, the Steam launch in particular was disgraceful and we really shouldn't stand for that in this day and age. Bugs and glitches ruined Oblivion and Fallout for me.

This game should have been a AAA masterpiece, it has a fantastic premise and I remember being excited about it when I first heard about it in 2007, but it looks to be a major disappointment.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1299d ago
Edge shouldn't even be allowed to review video games. They obviously don't like them very much.
Why o why  +   1299d ago
unless its halo or anything else made by uk devs or under MS's umbrella. The stats proves its i tells you!

lmao @ Knushwood Butt below.....nailed it
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callahan09  +   1299d ago
Also incoming: A 6 for Resistance 3 and a 7 for Disgaea 4. A 5 for Space Marine.
blackmamba707  +   1299d ago
that sums it up nicely

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Sizzon  +   1299d ago
Really Edge? pff.
dooge  +   1299d ago
Bummer...but I guess don't knock it till you've tried it.
Miiikeyyy  +   1299d ago
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Bodster  +   1299d ago
Little worried about picking this up on Friday now, a lot of unhappy reviewers which is pretty dissapointing...

Any Americans picked this up yet and can reassure me? haha
xPhearR3dx  +   1299d ago
Put it this way. Dead Island is the Fallout 3 of Zombie games. Amazing game, but has quite a few bugs. Bethesda got a free pass, Techland didn't. I've had the game for quite a few days and put 30 hours into it and I'm still not done with my first playthough and I can't get enough of it. Your money won't be wasted.
Bodster  +   1299d ago
Thanks haha, did think the reviewers have been a bit harsh, buying it mainly for co-op with friends so im sure any bug we find will just be turned into fun anyways :)
Eiffel  +   1299d ago
My gamestop opened up early today so I've gotten around two hours in, it's pretty good a little buggy and some screen tearing here and there but overall if you're looking for a game that scares and gives you jumps, it's a keeper. My first hour in I was walking through the tropic and heard a distant roar across from where I was, didn't even figure it was meant for me, but next thing I found myself getting rushed. The game really sets the perfect atmosphere for zombies.

The minor issues can be patched, nothing to really worry about.
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Why o why  +   1299d ago
you hooked up to surround system? Adds a greater level of immersion...cant do without surround nowadays especially for games like this where sound is important
Eiffel  +   1299d ago
I have a surround system, sadly it's not set up currently. Which is a bummer...moving into an apartment with the girlfriend so it's all bare minimal in this shack I call home right now.
pijinio212  +   1299d ago
The pc steam version got dupped its a bug fest a thon i suspect an xbox 360 debug version.. I payed for a full working release and got a debug version...lol...
Fishy Fingers  +   1299d ago
The Steam version is a dev version, if you have a physical copy (PC, 360, PS3), it will be the final version, not the one found on Steam (which should get sorted quickly).
Nitrowolf2  +   1299d ago
knew edge would b the lowest. I expect them to do the same for resistance 3. 3/10 is way to low. its far better then any 3/10 game i played
Fishy Fingers  +   1299d ago
I can't even remember the last game I saw, let alone, played a 3/10.

Largely because an "out of 10" scales seems to be more like a "6-10" scale now.
lodossrage  +   1299d ago
I don't see why any of you put faith in reviews anyway. Who cares if THEY don't like the game. Rent it or play it at a friend's place and see if YOU like the game.

As long as you like/ dislike it is what matters, not paid for opinions
duger  +   1299d ago
I just played the game for 4+ hours, and i'm really suprised to see this score. Dead Island is a straight 8 for me (played SP mode only). i can understand diffrence of opinion. even a 5 or 6.. but 3/10 ?!?!? whats the scale? where do they put really crappy games? -5/10 ??
Neckbear  +   1299d ago
"whats the scale? where do they put really crappy games?"

They put the really crappy games, or the ones they may be harsh against, into a 4 or lower.

They slap mediocre ones with a 5 as a score.

And, for good ones, it's 6 and above.

...Y'know, how review scores should be handled.


I can't talk about the game itself, as I haven't done much other than watched a few gameplay videos, and I don't really plan on getting the game itself, either, but this review in particular (and others, to lesser extents) make the game seem really, really mediocre.

Or good, rather, but plagued with so many issues it drags the game itself down.
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unknownhero1123  +   1299d ago
dead island is far from mediocore. it's an 8 game by far.
LightofDarkness  +   1299d ago
It's a pretty well-reasoned review, and by the sounds of it, a 3/10 may well be justified. Consider that at the heart of this is the Chrome engine, the arhythmically beating heart another recent catastrophe in Call Of Juarez: The Cartel. By all accounts this game is a technical mess; as a software developer myself, I find these problems to be the most irksome in many cases.

Those with more lenient standards may find this to be acceptable and be able to look past the technical and situational inconsistencies; I, however, would likely be driven mad.
duger  +   1299d ago
Unreal Engine is powering Bioshock as well as some crappy XBLa games.
I saw The Cartel on friends ps3 once - made me piss my pants a little. Its total crap (3/10 is the right score for it). Believe me, Dead Island is nothing like it.
Knushwood Butt  +   1299d ago
3/10 ?

I never realised Dead Island was a PS3 exclusive title.
ZidaneNL  +   1299d ago
Anything coming from EDGE is about as trustworthy as my own ass after a night of Mexican food. In other words, I'm going to buy Dead Island, just for the sheer fun you can have in co-op. It scores well for a new IP.
plmkoh  +   1299d ago
Here we go, trust EDGE to give harsh scores so when they give 10/10 for certain titles (yes you know which games I'm talking about) they will look more credible.

When will they learn that reviews don't work that way...actually I guess they don't have to, people still read and buy their stuff.
duger  +   1299d ago
so, what you propose is simply 'crap or 10/10'?
Publicglutton  +   1299d ago
There will be a release day patch that will address most of the "Technical" issues that are being represented in a few ridiculously low score reviews, no way this game deserves a 3/10....haha Edge you have NO credibility.
KillerPwned  +   1299d ago
I think a certain reviewer is being bias today....
LightofDarkness  +   1299d ago
I believe you mean "biased," but "biased" towards what exactly?
turgore  +   1299d ago
They are rating whores. They generate controversy to get hits.
The game is good, but not polished enough.
JeffGUNZ  +   1298d ago
Maybe that's their point. In a day and age like this, where games like Gears 3, UC3, and BF3 will be released as competition, you can't release a game with so many flaws and so many bugs.
gustave154  +   1299d ago
its Edge damn elitist pricks
CaptainPunch  +   1299d ago
Edge needs to get off their high horse!
wirapuru  +   1298d ago
Can be harsh and maybe tendentious (since it's EDGE) but they put pretty solid points there. I'm not agreeing with the rating (I don't even played it yet) but if those things written on the review are true then only shows what the news about Dead Island were predicting: rushed, pretentious and maybe a bit too much work for the studio.

When that trailer way back gave us hope on a true survival game filled with innovative gameplay which would bring back (or for a first time?) some feelings to a zombie-apocalypse game and delivers something even close (if EDGE happens to be exaggerating) to what was described I really don't want to play this game anymore. I'm tired of shooting zombies only to finish a pointless game.
Psychotica  +   1298d ago
They complained because the women have porn star like bodies?. Why is that a problem?
IronFrogMan  +   1298d ago
I personally love this game, saving is kinda weird though I'm always worried it hasn't saved recently. I have experienced no bugs so far aside from pop ins, which I was well aware of before I bought it so I'm happy with it.

From roughly 4 hours and 13% main plot.
hadouken007  +   1298d ago
damn this game is glitching on me from the start
wirapuru  +   1298d ago
I don't know why people are so concerned about bugs, they're fixable and don't ruin a game if the dev knows how to handle them (Bethesda games anyone?).

Bad implemented features aren't fixable, and that what this [negative] review is about.
JeffGUNZ  +   1298d ago
Yeah, but when you buy a game and spend the $60 USD, you expect it to work. I don't buy a car, pull it off the lot and have all four tires blow out, the transmission drop, and the AC to break. Sure, these are fixable and the dealer will cover them, but I spent the money on a product that is expected to work day 1.
Hollowmancr  +   1298d ago
EDGE is the definition of an attention whore, trying to show uniqueness by saying something stupid.
Megaton  +   1298d ago
Couple friends on Steam say it's good. I never saw what they saw in it leading up to launch. I figured it would be a mixed flop of Brink-like proportions.

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