Overall Dead Island is an absolutely huge and very ambitious game that appears to have suffered due to its long delays. Despite the many issues, if you're a fan of survival horror or zombies then Dead Island is an essential purchase. It's the best zombie game around and it's destined for cult status. The sheer amount of things to do coupled with the non-linear gameplay and the addictive combat present you with at least 30 hours of immensely fun gaming. If you have some friends to play with then you'll enjoy the game even more. It's also worth noting that there's a lot of replay value in Dead Island with the different characters, size of the island, number of collectibles, new weapon customisations to discover, some fantastic achievements and a new game plus option. While it may not be to everyones taste Dead Island is already a strong contender for game of the year. Highly recommended.