Dead Island Video Preview

Our vacation comes to an abrupt halt when the zombies come knocking! This is our video preview for Dead Island.

Discussion

110 comments
strikezone311
strikezone311

sep 6 release? im trying not to get my hopes up, but i want the BX to carry this title SOOOOOO bad. been following it avidly ever since the cinematic trailer came out. its as if Borderlands + Oblivion had an undead baby :)

xXDeviiLXx
xXDeviiLXx

No idea what everybody's talking about with Left 4 Dead being a "bad" game. L4D has one of the most competitive gaming communities I've ever seen and it still does to this day (easily rivaling Black Ops and Reach), I can't count how many hours me and friends have spent playing multiplayer, and in my opinion, has the best replay value I've seen in a video game (Left 4 Dead 2 is another story...). Back on topic, it looks like a good game, but too slow paced for my taste. I do hope the reviews prove me wrong though, but until then its not worth my 60.

Barycade
Barycade

Will there be night action too right???Cuz if u fight all the time in the sunlight it'aint gonna be much of fun after 5 to 6 hours of gameplay : /

ToastInSpace
ToastInSpace

I can wait to get my hands on this game and play some co-op with a friend and go exploring seeing what secrets, easter eggs and just funny encounters we can find

shihuandgi
shihuandgi

where is the guts and the gore? i mean, first screenshots i saw from this game (way back in 2006 i thought) was really gory and you could see the extreme dismemberment like knife through the flesh against the bones itself, and stuff like that, nevertheless i love good zombie games (especially co op l4d) so this would be a insta buy, but i just want more gore (like guinea pig series in games)

mcclainjay
mcclainjay

on the other hand, theres alot of people thinkin this is just a L4d knock off and maybe it will be but i am still willing to give it a shot. i do have to give this game its props for at least trin to be different.

mcclainjay
mcclainjay

LOL, thats funny phobb0s. dead rising 2 was fun but it was just too crazy and wild for me. i mean... i cant picture any grown man runnin around in a damn dress killin zombies with a light savor made from a flash light and jeawlry. dead island looks like its gonna be alot different then anything i've seen and when you add the sandbox and rpg elements we may just have pretty interesting game on our hands.

thrinaxodon
thrinaxodon

Techland only got one good game and that's bound in blood. And Deep Silver is a B-publisher, not that it matters, because square enix had some crappy titles the last few years and suddenly Deus Ex rocks my world, but Eidos is ofcourse more experienced. I don't know about dead island, first i thought, repetitive, now i just like the lvl up system and the way everything works as a rpg and a sandbox title.

Ph0bb0s
Ph0bb0s

Hey!!!! I can stop play Dead Rising 2 finally!!! Hip Hip Hooray....

unlern5
unlern5

This seems as open world as the Fable series. It just seems like paths restricted by trees or buildings. Has anyone seen otherwise so far?

mothboy
mothboy

cant wait for this, it was either this or maddel nfl 12, definatly getting this instead of madden 12

fremis
fremis

the free roam kinda reminds me of red dead redemption and farcry 2

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Trinitarian thats like me saying L4D was a REO rip off reo stands for resident evil outbreak since most kids out that seem to think L4D was the first to start the co/op zombie stuff sorry it wasint

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

not trying to be an ass but i still wont buy it till i see a rev after all iv seen meny games that look n sound good just to make you wast 60$

FNE9551
FNE9551

Cool, im liking the skill trees and stamina system. I might actually get this! :D

DuquetteRoxx
DuquetteRoxx

I agree with everyone. Left For Dead was horrible. Both of them. So this will be the first actual good alternative.

Trinitarian
Trinitarian

the is a wanna be L4D meets a wanna be RPG borderlands. And sense when can you throw a crow bar at a propane tank and make it explode. No thx, L4D is were i get my zombie fix. This is just a rip off zombie game. Seems their creators have no creativity. Besides, the only zombie game im looking forward next is that MMO for the 360. Get Some.

analkebab
analkebab

@ripse3 Guessing this'll be more of an "Adrenaline scare" where they wear you down. Plus, a game is alot different in playing as in watching, might turn out to be rather scary.

ripse3
ripse3

what is this creepy..?? notttt...

Cheap_Medicine
Cheap_Medicine

L4D was horrible. I agree. Open world with zombies? Who cares even if you're doing the same crap, as long it isn't L4D and it's brainless 1 way corridoor.

meke186
meke186

it looks like an AMAZING l4d, and l4d was horrible. So techinically a whole different game, that takes zombies to a new and unique level, not just some repetitive horrible zombie game we usually see

kaem79
kaem79

All games but the PC exclusives have bad graphics today. This game looks interesting anyway. This game will probably be a buy for me if they don't ruin it with coc or bloatware drm.

voodoodoll
voodoodoll

Wow! I hate to judemental, but this game looks terrible. I hope we are not looking at the finished product. This game looks as if it was made 10 years ago. There are too many games coming out this fall that look as if they will be leaps and bounds better than this. I'll wait to see reviews.

Born_Lucky
Born_Lucky

They had me at "blade wielding hotel employee" They lost me at "former rap star" I'll pass.

BoneyHead95
BoneyHead95

@defan88 It well have bad things but not as bad as Duke Nukem. It would be fun to play with friends know. :D It going to be a long ride know! :D

defan88
defan88

@BoneyHead95 Not sure, but a bad b-movie is a bad b-movie. Best case scenario, this game will be forgettable. Worst case: Another Duke Nukem style bomb. Either way, it doesn't look promising. I hope I'm wrong though.

BoneyHead95
BoneyHead95

Why are you piss off with this game. If you don't like it then go away back to your Cod games. I want this game because I've played more then 3000 hours on both Left 4 Dead and there too many noobs. It make a change to get this game. (This game nothing like L4D so don't say it) @defan88 Yes it's going to be a B-movie. But is that the point of it?

fourkillsStrong
fourkillsStrong

just pre-ordered it today so i can get the blood bath arena dlc 'woot' but yeah this is just what i need to add to my collection of loved zombie games

defan88
defan88

This looks so stupid. Yeah that's what I want to do, swing a club and throw knives most of the game. Is everybody on this island tattooed bad-asses? By the look of the characters, I can assume the dialogue is going to be awful. It looks like a bad zombie b-movie turned into a game. So disappointed.

TheTenth10
TheTenth10

hmm so most of the dialogue will be gangsta language dubbed by uninspired caricatural amateurs? killed some of the inspiration I had for this game

skipper847
skipper847

Carnt believe its next month seems agaes since i first saw and said im not keeping an eye on that cos it will never come out. And by the way im talking a very long time ago when it first apeard.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Mmm. This might be the PS3 version? Looks nothing like the screen shots.

ErickQE
ErickQE

PC PC PC!!! Xbox 360 and PS3 are old. PC is Forever.

fremis
fremis

the enviornments are kinda remind me of farcry 2 and i love the fighting cause the way u fight is very realistic for killing zombies plus pre ordered

used_pillow
used_pillow

Something new to the Zombie First Person View genre, Left for Dead series had excessive use of firearms explosives and what not, but I really like the idea of close combat contact and bonking a zombie on the head with a boat paddle, gives the audience of zombie mayhem a new view.

Reyveign
Reyveign

@Kingjames11 THANK YOU Finally someone who can see past the hype & see the game for what it really is. There's a lot of things in the gameplay videos that make me pull a "Hrmm..." and absolutely everybody else is just all giggly and gitty.

snugglebear
snugglebear

The more I see, the more I'm intrigued. Kind of kills the old zombie apocalypse notion of finding a quiet island somewhere and being safe.

ztg360
ztg360

this game will be a love/hate type of game a small percentage will absolutely adore it (because it is a legitimate zombie survival game) and teh rest will hate it (you know the lovers of dead rising and l4d which are both good games but the whole survival aspect gets dumbed down in favor of the action)

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

I played so much L4D that Im kinda sick of zombies, BUT this game....

norman69
norman69

Typical. You try and get away from it all and the island resort gets hit with a zombie outbreak. Oh well - *reaches for shotgun*

Morrdecai
Morrdecai

Looks pretty good. Might consider picking it up when it comes out.