IGN - Dead Island Is Bloody Fun

IGN writes: A few months ago, we all got swept up in an avalanche of Dead Island. Within days we went from knowing nothing about the game to having a "so serious it hurt" trailer that was everywhere on the Internet to seeing it in action and finding a goofy zombie slasher with racial stereotypes. In the whirlwind, it was hard to get an accurate read on if people liked the game or were just cranky it wasn't the piano-driven backwards video so many fell in love with.

The dust has settled and I just put down the Dead Island controller. I do like open-world, 4-player cooperative zombie killer so far. It's still rough around the edges and a bit clunky (especially when driving), but when I lop off a zombie's head with a machete and blood explodes across the screen in slow motion, it's hard not to fall in love.

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InLaLaLand4524d ago

A few months later they will probably change their tune.

Beast_Master4524d ago

Clicked on link. read the first paragraph.. Thought to myself: "Hey did a five year old write this preview?" sure enough looked over and Greg Miller was the author..

the_best_player4524d ago (Edited 4524d ago )

I'll be getting the best version (PC)
The PC will mostly likey get FREE custom maps made by the pubic.

S_C4524d ago

I can see this being a better version of cod zombies which is great, the amount of fun cod zombies is with mates is top notch and a full game dedicated to co-op zombies is going to be top draw

newhumanbreed4524d ago

Another great game to look forward to. E3 is just around the corner.


Dead Island 2 devs believe a Dead Island remake would be a “mistake”

We might be in the age of remasters, but it doesn't look like the Dead Island 2 devs believe remaking the original game is the right move for the series.

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Duke19203d ago

but remakes require far less effort for these companies and they can still charge $70 for them!

Feel like everyone makes fun of Skyrim re-releasing like 18 times yet applaud these remasters elsewhere. Would much prefer NEW games

CrimsonWing69202d ago

Making sequels really is the way to go. Otherwise we'll be stuck playing only the first entry, forever!!!


Dead Island's 2011 reveal is still the best game trailer of all time

Josiah Motley of KnowTechie writes: "I love video game trailers. While I don’t believe they are an integral part of a game’s success (especially these days), there’s something about a well-produced trailer that really just reminds me why I like video games."

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Exvalos614d ago

Also the most misleading of all time

SDuck614d ago

How so? Because it focused on a family that you see dying? (innocent question, haven't gotten a chance to play any Dead Island game yet)

aconnellan614d ago

More the tone of it - the tone of the trailer suggested something personal and dramatic, but the game was very much reminiscent of Left 4 Dead in that you were just there to kill zombies and nothing more

Ashby_JC613d ago

You play as a singular character there is no family involved at all in the game. Still a stand out trailer that I remember clearly from years ago.

Fntastic614d ago (Edited 614d ago )

Did you not like the game?

I remember going in expecting a L4D style of game, but the excessive camera swaying honestly made me feel ill, and it's rare for a game to do that to me, still don't understand why the need for anything other than maybe a subtle slight camera movement when doing melee attacks etc. Other than that i didn't really find the game that good. In all honesty i had more enjoyment out of DNF, and i know many people crap on that game.

BioShockGX613d ago

I still remember this misleading controversy

RickRoland614d ago

It’s the music. It’s perfect. I agree with this for sure, it is well choreographed….unfortunately the game didn’t live up to the trailer.

brewin613d ago

Maybe not, but it was still a good game. I liked how they expanded things with Dying Light, but Dead Island was a great first attempt! I really liked all the Easter eggs and homages to other horror franchises sprinkled throughout. Sure it was a little cheesy and over there top, but it was a good happy medium between Far Cry and Fallout with zombies.

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EmperorDalek614d ago

I'm gonna heavily disagree with that.

CrimsonWing69614d ago

Have you ever seen any of the MGS 3 or MGS 4 trailers? Those blow this out of the water for me.

TricksterArrow614d ago

They require prior knowledge of the franchise, tho. You show this trailer to anyone, and I mean ANYONE, and they can understand what's going on and relate to the family dynamic almost immediately. No need to know who is Snake, or Fox Hound, or Raiden, or Metal Gear...