Gamespot - Dead Island Hands-On Preview - To Kill a Zombie

Maxwell McGee writes: Dead Island, the upcoming zombie-themed action game, is the latest example of how the zombie apocalypse is already upon us. Day by day, more books, movies, television shows, and video games are joining the ranks of the undead, and their numbers only continue to grow. But this new game from developer Techland (creator of Call of Juarez) will try to evoke some of the tragedy and emotion you might expect from a getaway-vacation-turned-zombie -nightmare. We recently got a brief, hands-on demonstration of the game to see how the zombie slaying stacks up.

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Jake_Butler4787d ago

WTF why don't they have a video with their "Hands-On Preview". Jesus How the hell do you have a hands on anything and only provide screenshots.

RedDead4787d ago (Edited 4787d ago )

Must be restricted, I would say they want to wait till E3 before public get to view. Atleast it ain't as bad as S-E with the closed Mega theaters...we don't even get screenshots outta them.

Jake_Butler4787d ago

Whelp that makes sense and I feel like a pecker! Thanks RedDeadDestroyer and you get bubbles.

Jake_Butler4787d ago

I'm just dying to play this game and for Walking with the dead to come back on t.v... There's never enough zombie games...

newhumanbreed4787d ago

So is this going to be like Left 4 Dead but will have to scavenge for weapons with limited? If so, this is game is going to be intense. Will make you worry about finding a weapon when all your stuff breaks or ammo runs out. :)

MasterD9194787d ago

Zombies are a pain in the ass without bullets to defend yourself...Sure a monkey wrench might do against a few but bullets defeat hordes.

Sign me up for some ammo searching.


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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Duke19466d 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

CrimsonWing69465d 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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Exvalos877d ago

Also the most misleading of all time

SDuck877d 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)

aconnellan877d 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_JC877d 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.

Fntastic877d ago (Edited 877d 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.

BioShockGX876d ago

I still remember this misleading controversy

RickRoland877d 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.

brewin876d 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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EmperorDalek877d ago

I'm gonna heavily disagree with that.

CrimsonWing69877d ago

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

TricksterArrow877d 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...