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GF Rating
7.3

16718 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

BUY but wait for patches.

posted by Shadowkarm (KILLEEN, TX) Sep 6, 2011

Member since Aug 2010

94 out of 111 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

You can choose from 4 different hero's: Throwing expert, Firearm expert, Edge weapon expert, or B weapon expert. You get stuck on a paradise island where the zombie apocalypse has occurred. You run into interesting characters while you try to find a way off the island.

THE GOOD:
- Numerous quests to drain hours out of you life.
- Graphics are good
- 4 player co-op
- Voice acting is good
- dead rising type customization of weapons
- tons of different weapons
- fairly realistic characters
- once you die you are revived about 10 feet from where you died (can be bad at times)
- tons of exploring to do
- and who does not like killing zombies?

THE BAD:
- Fair bit of bugs
- Matchmaking is buggy as of right now
- textures take a while to load
- weapons break after a few hits
- some quests have no indicators of where to go

VERDICT: Wait till some patches are put out to fix the bugs in game. None of them are game breaking but can get annoying. Has great replay-ability

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good... Bloody... Fun

posted by rEmEtAJeRk (HORSEHEADS, NY) Sep 7, 2011

Member since Dec 2007

45 out of 53 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

Dead Island has taken the best elements of Borderlands and Dead Rising and squashed them together in a bloody good first-person killing spree. The drop-in, drop-out campaign is wonderful (minus those creepy kids who jump in, take great weapons and run away) and the missions are really fun (even with all the coughing, crying, whining people that remind me so much of those in Dead Rising). The world is huge and running around, kicking and smashing the undead is brilliant! The game is a bit glitchy right now, and i hope that will be patched soon. Other than a few out of the box flaws, the game is great fun and has hours of replay value.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Second Attempt....I was wrong the first time

posted by RogueWRX (LONE TREE, CO) Jan 18, 2013

Member since Jan 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I rented this game when it first came out, and I completely hated it my first go around. But, my friend just picked it up for me for $10, so I figured I would give it the benefit of the doubt and give it another shot, and I have to admit, I am glad that I did, because now I am loving it.
I will warn you right off the bat, if you are looking or a Left 4 Dead type experience, this game is not for you. That is the problem I had when I first tried it, but going in not expecting that amount of action, it is a lot like Dead Rising meets Fallout.

The Good:
- The visuals are absolutely amazing
- Taking on zombies with a massive arsenal of customizable weapons is just a lot of fun
- Beautifully crafted open world gives you the freedom to do pretty much whatever you want
- Using a bit of strategy to take on multiple zombies (since weapons wear down) makes things interesting
- Online multiplayer lets strangers drop into your game where you are in the story and vice versa

The Meh:
- Driving is a bit awkward
- Weapons wear down and need repairing quite often, not bad, just takes getting used to

The Bad:
- The only thing I don't really like is if you are playing with someone online, and back out, it will set you back a little bit

Long Story Short:
Don't expect constant action like you get in other zombie games, this is a different take on the zombie apocalypse. Like I said, think Dead Rising meets Fallout, and that is more like what you should expect. If at first you don't like it, as I didn't, make a point to give yourself some extra time, you might end up loving it like I do.

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