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Your tropical vacation turns deadly in this first person action title as you try to survive and escape.

We have gathered together the best information currently available for Dead Island including , an article detailing all of it's main features, reviews written by readers just like you, screenshots to show you exactly what Dead Island looks like, cheats for Dead Island and gameplay tips too.

Dead Island is a Sony PlayStation 3 Action game, written by Deep Silver.

Guide to Dead Island on the PlayStation 3

Zombies have become far too common in the video game, movies, and even television industry. It seems as though the plot is tired and there are minor changes to the same old story. What with games like Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising invading the video game scene; however, video gamers just can't seem to get enough of these games that the PS3 will have another game with similar panache in Dead Island. If you have any doubt if this one could compete with other similar games in the market, wait till you see (and play) what Techland developers had been able to cook up for gamers.

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Techland worked together to deliver what is dubbed as one of the must-play games in this year 2011. The game was first announced in 2007 but the developers took a while to find a publisher that would be attached to this game. Thus, Techland decided to put it off for some time as they worked on other projects until Deep Silver decided to be on board and now the 2011 release for the game is set.

In this game, the player will be playing as a guest to a posh hotel for a vacation. The name of the hotel is the Royal Palms Resort, which is set in Papua New Guinea. This tropical paradise is a dream vacation for anyone looking to unwind, which is also why your character has decided to choose this location. Little did he know what kind of adventure is waiting up ahead for him. He, along with other guests in the hotel, were the only ones spared from a zombie outbreak, leaving the rest of the city infected and harmful to survivors.

Dead Island is a first-person zombie/slasher and action RPG title. This is the best way to describe what kind of action is waiting up the bend. Thus, you can expect it to be a story-based experience wherein you will find yourself uncovering secrets and finishing missions along the way. However, there is also a co-operative play that you can learn more of in a bit.

The concept behind Dead Island for the PS3 is striking. After all, a tropical paradise is the least likely location for a zombie outbreak. And yet, gamers will encounter all shapes, sizes, and abilities of zombies in the game, for some challenge. This is not your typical zombie experience though wherein characters will run around trying to evade a zombie maze. However, it requires more logical thinking, quick wit, and some resourcefulness if you want your character to survive this zombie infestation. You must scavenge around the hotel in search for scraps and other objects that you can use as weapons. If you are lucky, you might also stumble upon weapons and make sure to pick it up so you can kill your undead foes in an instant. But because there is limited ammo in the area, your weapons will be useless at some point and you will have to turn back to scraping to find objects that you can use to beating zombies. Majority of the combat experience in Dead Island is therefore intimate and in melee format. There is indeed a melee twist to this survival horror, which is something that you haven't tried before or something that is explored in more depth.

You won't be spending much of your time in the game at the hotel. At some point, you will have to explore the jungle in your surroundings to find a safe haven from your undead foes. There are also lots of foliage in the jungle wherein the zombies can hide from. Thus, it adds for more suspense to the action at Dead Island. Gamers are therefore advised to always be vigilant because you'll never know when or where a zombie might show up.

Turning back to the co-operative play in Dead Island, up to four gamers can join in on the fun. Gamers can also drop in and out of the co-op play whenever they want. But you can always follow the story mode if you wish to play this game alone. As you progress deeper into the game, you can unlock new abilities and animations. Deep Silver has also confirmed that there will be a leveling system featured in this game along with a skill tree. Those are new concepts that you will surely have fun exploring once the game hits retail shelves.

There are several questions that critics and curious gamers would like to know about Dead Island when it hits the PS3. Will the hand-to-hand combat wear thin over time? Is the storyline going to make up enough difference to the playing experience? Or is just like any other zombie games with nothing new to offer? Make sure to pick it up when it hits stores this September to find out the answer.

Dead Island Game Features

In keeping with an atmosphere of desperation and survival by any means, Dead Island focuses on serious, first-person action gameplay with a close-quarter, immersive melee focus.
Dead Island's seamless 4 player co-op multiplayer seeks to provide the most immersive multiplayer experience to date. Players can drop in and out of each other's games at any time with no loss of progress as well as the ability to continue on alone or with others.
With thousands of weapons in-game to collect, from simple wooden bats to fire-axes to heavy rifles, Dead Island is a collector's dream. This in combination with Dead Island's weapon customization system will enable the player to craft the ultimate weapon to ensure their survival.
The ability to enhance and develop your character using RPG-like elements including an XP/ leveling system and un-lockable skill trees put the power in your hands to create and play a unique protagonist.
Dead Island's damage system gives an unprecedented visual detail of the effects of each attack on enemies pushing the boundaries of visualized gore.
With an open-world setting, Banoi is filled to the brim with things to do and objectives to tackle, allowing a fresh way to advance both the characters and story at the same time and providing for endless replay value.

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