Dan Landis writes: Dead Island is not perfect, but it’s a lot better than most people thought it would be after its development issues. That’s something it might actually have going for it — the makings of a sleeper hit. I’m actually surprised by how much I like it. There are tons of zombie games these days, but I can’t think of one I like more than Dead Island. Better than Resident Evil 5? Yes. Better than Dead Rising 2? Yes. Dead Island went well above my expectations, and being able to play it with my friends is keeping it in my disc tray while Deus Ex waits on the sidelines.