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GF Rating
7.3

16692 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Fun but unpolished

posted by denzo45 (ASHTABULA, OH) Nov 4, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

This is a fun game, but lacks some polish. The quests are fun and similar to questing systems in Borderlands and Fallout. The plot is interesting considering it is on an island. The skill trees are similar to Borderlands, as is the leveling system. It is quite a fun game aside from the weapons breaking unbelievably fast and the controls are wonky. You can get a weapon, kill 4 or 5 zombies, and need to repair it. It is fairly expensive to repair weapons as well. It's a fun game if you're into the whole Borderlands/Fallout questing and leveling, and there is a ton to explore.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Good Gameplay in a Broken Game

posted by lax3131 (ORLANDO, FL) Nov 4, 2011

Member since Jan 2009

Dead Island is a very fun game and I really enjoyed it....until it broke on me.

Like I say in the title, the gameplay is solid and enjoyable. You get about ten to twelve hours of side quests, hitting zombies with some interesting weapons, and leveling up. To be honest, leveling up kinda feels pointless as the zombies, even in beginning areas, level up with you so the game's difficulty never really changes. If you want a challenge, you have to join a higher level's game, or if you want to dominate, you have to join a lower level's game.

However the huge flaw with this game is its tendency to break, i.e, make your game unload-able typically toward the end of the game. Friends of mine have had their saves rendered useless at various points at about 70-80% game completion. This happened to me and plenty of other people on the internet. It doesn't happen to everyone but it does happen to enough to make a serious problem.

So, in a nutshell, very fun, very buggy game.
Would earn an 8 of 10 from me if it would actually allow me to finish the game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

GREATEST GAME

posted by minimen95 (COCONUT CREEK, FL) Nov 4, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

this game takes some time to get used to but once you get good its amazing. its definitely the most epic game ever. ever match of rush its like black hawk down with the battle each team has. if you have alot of friends that play this game get it. and the campaign is sick also. 10/10

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