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Dead Island Review

Dead Island

A new take on the zombie apocalypse.

After some 5 years in development, Polish developer Techland's ambitious Dead Island is now available in stores. It's a familiar tale at first; four strangers are thrust smack dab in the middle of an area being overrun by zombies, tasked with somehow finding a way to escape. This time around, the action all goes down on the fictitious tropical paradise of Banoi, an island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Following a brief introductory cutscene, players are given the choice between four characters: Xian, a blades expert, Sam B, a blunt objects specialist, Logan, who specializes in throwing weapons, and Purna, a firearms expert.

Dead Island

Dead Island's core gameplay mechanic, unlike most other zombie themed titles, is stylistically closer to the Fallout series, than, say, Left 4 Dead. As such, while there certainly are plenty of undead minions to dispatch, there are also a number of RPG elements here. Not only do characters accumulate experience points (and thus level up), but gameplay itself is broken up into quests. Ranging from something as simple as item retrieval, to something as complex as retrofitting an armored car into a tank, quests are varied, and often lengthy to complete. Especially in later chapters, many of them will seem a little too difficult for a single player to complete - and while this may come off to some as a possible design flaw, this difficulty level is intentional; certain quests are clearly designed with co-op in mind.

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Dead Island Launch Trailer

Dead Island

The upcoming zombie themed action/rpg Dead Island hits stores in six days! To mark the occasion, Deep Silver has released a launch trailer. Featuring a mix of in-game cinematics and gameplay, with the tropical island paradise of Banoi serving as the backdrop. For your viewing pleasure, the new trailer follows below:



Dead Island goes on sale next Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for the Playstation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 platforms.
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Dead Island: Avatar Gear and New Preorder Bonus Announced

Dead Island

Dead Island, the upcoming open world Action/RPG from Deep Silver and Developer TechLand, has launched a selection of avatar items available in the Xbox Live Marketplace. Ranging from a Dead Island branded beach ball, to avatar t-shirts, to full outfits of the 4 playable characters in the game, there is something for everyone. A full list of the items available, and their respective prices, follows below:


* Dead Island Towel, Price: 160 Microsoft Points
* Dead Island Baseball Cap Price: 80 Microsoft Points
* Dead Island Paddle Price: 240 Microsoft Points
* Floating "Dead Island" Price: 240 Microsoft Points
* Dead Island Beach Ball Price: 160 Microsoft Points
* Dead Island Hawaiian Shirt Price: 80 Microsoft Points
* Sam B Costume Price: 240 Microsoft Points
* Logan Costume Price: 160 Microsoft Points
* Dead Island T-Shirt Price: 80 Microsoft Points
* Purna Costume Price: 160 Microsoft Points

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Dead Island Goes Gold, Celebrates With New Co-Op Trailer

Dead Island

Deep Silver's upcoming zombie themed open world action RPG, Dead Island has now been released to manufacturing. To celebrate, a new co-op trailer has been posted. Highlighting the game's signature teamwork based dynamic, watch as the four protagonists cut, shoot, and burn their way through the zombie infested tropical paradise of Banoi.



Dead Island will be available on September 6, 2011 for the Playstation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 platforms.
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Dead Island Logo Censored by ESRB

Dead Island Logo (Censored)

The ESRB seems to have quite a bit of power to be able to censor the logos of games. They did it with Left 4 Dead 2, and now they've done it to Dead Island's logo. The 'I' in Island for the original logo was the silhouette of a man hanging from a palm tree. This has been changed for the North American version to be a zombie standing next to a tree. Thbe European version will feature the original logo.

There has not yet been any confirmation as to exactly why the ESRB is forcing the change, but it may stem from the fact that the man hanging may or may not be a zombie. Interestingly the ESRB said nothing about the haunting trailer for the game. As long as the ESRB can't touch the gameplay, Techland, the devloper of this zombie sandbox game, may just have a gem in the making.

Check out the original and censored Dead Island logos after the jump.

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