Zombie fans, your day has come! Finally a game that does the zombie genre justice…..my friends I am talking about Dead Island developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver.
This game has everything a zombie bashing lover could ever hope for. A rich story line that takes you into the heart of a once beautiful paradise turned into the zombie apocalypse. Unlike other games of the genre, Dead Island takes it to the next level. Its like they took the best parts of GTA , Dead Rising and Left for Dead and created something entirely unique and VERY satisfying.
You can choose one of 4 characters to play, each with their own specialties and strengths.
– First person melee combat
– 4 player co op
– Weapon customization
– Set on a large tropical Island
– Rich story line and RPG elements for character development
– A TON of endless hoards of the undead wanting nothing more than to make a snack out of you
I have to say, this is one of those games that I could never get board with. Completing missions is good and all but the pure mayhem of using your nail bat or electrified machete to bash and hack your way through the island is just pure fun. It can also be pretty freaky. Playing with the lights down and the sound up, you get a definite adrenalin rush when you suddenly hear the gargley screams of the infected running at you at full tilt out of nowhere. Now one was bad enough, wait until you have six of these bad boys chasing you down.
I also like the fact that as you level, so do the zombies which keeps the game challenging throughout the entire story line. Plus there are multiple types of zombies each with their own unique scary / “Oh shit, I’m screwed” factor. There were many points in the game where I literally jumped out of my seat screaming and almost soiling myself.
Another fun part of the game I really enjoyed was getting into a car and mowing them down……a definite strategy when trying to complete a hard mission.
Now this isn’t a game where you can just go running in and shooting everything up…..in fact because it focuses on melee combat, you have to move carefully and strategically or risk getting swamped. You also have to keep your weapons in good shape using a workbench to either repair, upgrade or create new weapons otherwise you will be left without anything at a crucial moment……which happened to me at the beginning of the game. But don’t fret, there are a lot of things you can use as a weapon lying around.
All in all, in my opinion, this is hands down the BEST zombie game ever made to date and if you are a true fan of the genre, this game is a MUST have for your collection!!
Game Play: 10/10
Story : 10/10
Fun Factor: 11/10
You can purchase Dead Island from Amazon below: