Dead Island

Who doesn’t love zombies? Especially in computer games. In the past we’ve had Resident Evil, Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead. We’ve even had Plants vs. Zombies. Now we have a new player in town, and it’s set in paradise. A paradise for THE UNDEAD.

Dead Island is uniquely set in an open world tropical island, where players (you!) embark on a variety of different missions through the holiday resort… and have to do so whilst fighting off a horde of ravenous zombies. With firearms and ammunition being scarce you’ll have to rely on discovering and utilising melee weapons to beat the carnivorous undead to death with. A huge range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

Check out the awesome trailer HERE

Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customisation of a vast array of weapons.

All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies, with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode, which is awesome.

The good people at Lunch PR have chucked us some superb images, which you’ll see are delightful and bloody exciting. It’s great to see another contender in the zombie computer game fight, and only time will tell if it can blow the others out the water.

Dead Island isn’t just a game though. There’s also a novelisation coming out (see image above), some mobile phone apps, and you can even download the theme from iTunes! They’re not messing around – Dead Island is a heavy hitter.

If it’s as classy as Resident Evil, as furious as Left 4 Dead, as intricate as Dead Rising and as addictive as Plants vs. Zombies, then Dead Island will be the best game ever made. Love zombies? Love computer games? Get Dead Island.

Dead Island will be released on SEPTEMBER 9TH (one month today!) for the PlayStation 3,  the Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Sounds like my idea of paradise. But I am a lunatic.

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