Dead Island finally arrived after months of waiting for what we all knew would be a survival horror game similar to that of Left 4 Dead but with more quests and a better story. Dead Island is a first person survival horror game as is Left 4 Dead and its available for the PC and PS3 as well as the Xbox 360. This is yet another horror game that involves zombies and its becoming a regular thing and I absolutely love zombie games. The games publishers are Deep Silver and the developers are Techland who have barely made a game worth mentioning except Call Of Juarez until now. Dead Island features a main quest which can be followed really well but there are side quests which in turn lead to different parts of the story to the game.
You get the choice of four characters at the start of the game. The game is also set on a fictional island by the name of Banoi which is located just off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Your character who you pick at the start wakes up in the Palms Resorts hotel to find the hotel has been overrun by endless zombies. Upon exiting the hotel you find its not just the hotel and it is in fact the entire island that has been overtaken by these flesh eating zombies. You character is immune from being turned into one of these and now your character must explore the entire island in search of remaining living survivors and help them whilst you also look for a way off the island.
Dead Island is a really enjoyable game to play but there is only one game mode available which is story mode but its not at all disappointing because its fairly long compared to some story modes in other survival horror games such as the Left 4 Dead series or the Dead Rising series. There are 4 average looking characters to choose from who barely look the part. Each character is good at certain things for example one of the characters will have advantages to using firearms whilst another character will have advantages at using blunt weapons. This doesn't mean you have to just use those weapons for those characters because any character can use any weapon what so ever. Whilst on the subject of weapons I have to mention that there are absolutely hundreds of different weapons available scattered throughout the island in which you can pick up and use against the hordes of zombies. You can use weapons such as paddles, wrenches, daggers, axes, scythes, hammers, guns, even your fists and there are a lot more. You can also find mods scattered through the island which enable you to create special weapons. For an example you can create a machete and add electricity to it to fry zombies. To create weapons you also need the parts which can be hard to find. Your weapons can only withstand so much usage and will get damaged. Damaged weapons wont do as much damage either. You can repair weapons at workstations that are also all over the island usually in safe places. You have to search everywhere on the island for items. There are also many other items scattered through the island which include things like med packs, food and snacks which heal a certain amount of lost health and you can also find different files all over the island.