The night after a party on the island of Banoi, four people wake up to a nightmare. The majority of the island's population has been infected with a disease that causes them to become crazy flesh-eating creatures. Players must take on the role of one of four people to find out the reasons behind the disease and bust a few zombie heads along the way. The four main characters are Sam B (rapper), Xian Mei (Chinese government spy), Purna (ex-police officer) and Logan Carter (former football star).

Dead Island is a first-person action role-playing horror game developed by Techland. Players will explore the open-world of Banoi and fight against some very aggressive undead and gain plenty of items to build their own weapons. The main combat emphasis is on melee combat and Dead Island has many melee weapons to choose from and you can build your own uber zombie-killing stick, bat, sledgesaw or what have you. Players gain experience by killing enemies and performing main story and side story tasks in order to unlock a multitude of character-specific skills from a skill tree.

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Dead Island free for Xbox LIVE Gold members starting February 1, then Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Two co-op experiences free through Games with Gold

Jan 31, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
May these Dead Island "cards" make your Valentine's Day all the more romantic

Not sure if your significant other would like these, but...

Feb 14, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
Dead Island sells over 5 million copies worldwide since 2011, which should mean good things for sequel

And publisher Deep Silver is damn proud of this achievement

Feb 05, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
July 2012 NPD Number Crunch: Retail industry sinks 20 percent

Comic book superheroes still impress on software sales chart amidst another month of decline

Aug 09, 2012, by Leo Chan | 2 comments
Dead Stop trademarked by Dead Island studio

Zombie game being created for mobile devices

Jul 29, 2012, by Zak Islam | 0 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 24, 2014 (Linux)
    • Apr 4, 2014 (Mac)
    • Sep 6, 2011 (PC)
  • Japan: Oct 20, 2011
  • Europe: Sep 9, 2011
  • Australia: Sep 9, 2011
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