It is a bit rough around the edges, but Dead Island still manages to succeed in fully immersing you within its world. No matter how powerful you feel, your heart will still beat fast when things get a little hairy. Wondering around dark and dingy environments, an electrifying mace in one hand and a flash light in the other, really gets the adrenaline going. When you add co-op to the mix, it just makes the package even more enticing.
It’s not the most ground breaking game, but being released just before the busy end of year period, Dead Island is the perfect time filler and maybe even a bit more. If you enjoy bashing zombie brains, then this well rounded hack and slash RPG is well worth a look. 8/10