Had a decent plot, tons of weapons, tons of different zombies, tons of side missions. I like this game better than Resident Evil. When you die they don't put you at the beginning of the mission, the zombies keep the amount of damage you inflicted so it's not very frustrating. Great game to rent if you love running around and just killing zombies. Had cool finishing moves showing heads and appendages flying off. Def worth the rent and maybe the buy if you get a hankering for some good zombie killing fun time to time.
This game has a rushed feel given how some textures tend to pop in.. It actually looks like they kept most of the original dead island, and just redesigned it and gave it a new story... Only one new person? Seriously? A lot of the polish of the first game has been seemingly removed... But they do manage to continue the story.
Weapons have been improved upon to a degree, and you can now get weapon skill levels for the class of weapons that you actually use. There are four classes of weapon skills: bludgeon(GAMEFLY, B-L-U-N-T isn't an BAD WORD), edged, fist, and fire arms now grow as you use them.. You can import your character from the previous dead island.. There does seem to be a greater focus on guns in general, but it still seems that melee is still the dominate focus.. There are New monsters too..
Otherwise, it turns out that this game was an expansion for the last game and unfortunately it shows.. Still it isn't a bad deal for only around $14... Still, the Dead island series is better, in my opinion than resident evil, which became a generic shooter and nothing much else... Try before you buy, and see if you like it.. Then be sure to check the out the first Dead island if you haven't already done so... Not a bad series, but it could use some more work...