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GF Rating
7.0

8339 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Re-dead-ative Island

posted by JulieCrashes (MIDLAND, MI) Oct 18, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

11 out of 15 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

First it took about a week and a half to recieve the game because both games sent out got lost in the mail or something... The game starts out with excitement and wonder... then about 4 or 5 quests later it because to become quite repetative and sometimes bothersome in the way that killing zombies most of the time is a tedious and very much the same thing over and over.. it took me a day to complete but there were 3 other characters i did not play because i did not feel like playing through it again as someone with slightly different weapon preferences. As a zombie game fan however it was a very well detailed large environment with much beauty and chaos at the same time... I say it is worth a try but not worth owning. This is only my opinion though.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Loads of Glitches

posted by keiyume (MELBOURNE, FL) Sep 10, 2011

Member since Oct 2009

64 out of 100 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

I very much wanted to like this game, but I kept running across various glitches. At first they were kind of amusing like a wall of blood where the windshield should be (when the windshield was broken). Then they became annoying - sidequests that wouldn't start or end because a person would not get in or out of my vehicle. My truck once disappeared while I went inside a building to grab an item to bring back. Finally, it got to the point where my game just became unplayable. The drop points for items did not appear as expected, which prevented me from completing main quests. I restarted but it did not help and I did not care to restart the game itself. I also noticed that, even though the game claimed it saved, I was moved back to an earlier save "point". You cannot save manually so you have no choice but to trust the auto-save.

I looked many of these issues up and noticed many other players complaining of the same glitches at the same points in the game.

Until my game became problematic, I really enjoyed the gameplay. The characters were interesting and the large array of weapons made killing zombies entertaining. I like the open world environment and the scenery was gorgeous. The missions were diverse so I did not feel the gameplay was tedious. I had problems connecting to the servers so I only played single player. I did notice a few points where the game appeared to lag despite not being online.

Hopefully the developers get some patches out. I would give the game another shot if some of these problems were resolved.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

so so game

posted by mpbanks80 (TACOMA, WA) Nov 22, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I heard great reviews for the game from friends, not realizing that they were only speaking on behalf of the multi player. the game lags and is jerky when fighting off hordes of zombies, and the only good voice acting is from the zombies them selves

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