Dead Island is an expansive, epic masterpiece of a zombie game. It's not perfect, but it's one heck of a gruesome, well-executed first outing for a brand new intellectual property from a relatively unknown studio. It may not be the most original story, but what zombie fiction really is? It's the characters and the smaller moments that separate good zombie fiction from bad. Dead Island has those in spades, but also great gameplay. If you like zombies, great action, and/or a very deep game with lots to explore, upgrade, and do, then Dead Island is definitely the game for you.