Dead Island

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Customer notes

This game requires Steam(TM) in order to install and run and so cannot be traded or refunded.


"A schlocky, gruesomely fun action role-playing game awaits you on Dead Island. Bring three friends."

"_Even when blasting through the main quest line and ignoring the many, many side quests, it’s easy to rack up 25-30 hours, and the whole thing is playable with a friend in co-op. _"-

Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.

Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization 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.

Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for selfdefense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player’s ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.

In addition to satisfying even the most bloodthirsty action fan’s fantasy, Dead Island also features role-playing elements which allow the player to develop one of the game’s unique character classes according to their preferences, all the while learning new skills and fresh tactics during their journey through the perilous environments of the island. What’s more, anytime during a game up to four players can seamlessly join together and experience the intense combat and immersive story with cooperative gameplay.

With the all-new Chrome Engine 5 powering Dead Island, the game will use the latest instalment of Techland’s acclaimed proprietary game engine, allowing the player to experience the tropical island paradise in graphical splendour with diverse environments like lush forests and detailed city environments.


  • First-person melee combat

  • 4-player coop

  • Weapon customization

  • Set on an gorgeous open world tropical island

  • RPG elements for character development

  • Hordes of gruesome zombies

Customer reviews


Good coop game while it lasted

Cronoblade | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Cronoblade's reviews »

This game is only best to play with friends. It just a typical 1st person melee combat or shooter game. Although it is typical, it is fun.

The graphics is just moderate and sound effects is just average. The story is nothing but trying to escape from the island. It has lack of character development. Talking about the varieties of zombie, it has similarity with Left 4 Dead which are the special zombie. Playing this game alone is very boring but when you're playing with friends, it is addictive.

The game plays like very generic zombie game but i don't know why it actually makes you want to continue playing it. It has loots which is weapons, materials to make special weapons and ammo. If you have friends who is going to play with you, please get this but do not expect too much from this game. The trailer for this game is great where you actually felt for the characters but when you're playing the game, the developer failed to execute it.


Good co-op zombie survival

zipnox | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all zipnox's reviews »

Dead Island is a first person action-RPG hybrid where your goal is to survive during a virus outbreak that’s turning everyone into zombies. The game features tons of weapons and the ability to craft new stuff from scavenged items, I really liked the big arsenal of weapons but I’d prefer it if they were a bit more balanced, as some weapons just kick too much ass.

The game has suffered from various bugs since launch, most of which have been solved by now. Despite the bugs, Dead Island is a blast to play, especially co-op. The story is good and takes place on a beautiful island, previously a paradise, now with a very eerie atmosphere. The graphics are good, the sound and soundtrack is nice.

Dead Island has its issues, but not enough to keep me from having a great time with it. If you can, try to play this with three friends, the more the merrier!


Not a good experience single player but multiplayer is solid

Aesin | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Aesin's reviews »

At the start it can get a little confusing but it is easy to pick up and easy to learn. I found single player to be a little stale but when i got hold of couple friends, it was solid.


What can i say, zombies + fps + rpg says it all ^^

chakad | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all chakad's reviews »

really love this game, its light and easy to figure its how to play, a lot of fun with several options for all playing taste (melee, guns, brute force, or throw take your pick).

the graphic is good, so is the story- which is even better when played with friends!!

i only found 1 downfall - the inventory bug (which i don't know if it was fixed already but it dived me crazy) that happens when you have to much of the same item (yea...i love collecting stuff in rpgs :P)

but beside that? cool game did i said zombies already? ^^

i give it 81 just because of the bug..if your not a looter (like me) or if it fixed treat it as 91!


A Co-Op experience, but a single player ordeal.

IcemanO11 | July 16, 2013 | See all IcemanO11's reviews »

Dead Island presents a bit of a conundrum. Drawing on games such as Left 4 Dead, the zombie genre has become quite populated with entries, to which Dead Island is no stranger. What it does provide is a great experience in open world zombie mechanics in a co-op setting. What it doesn't is solid gameplay mechanics. Melee feels a bit stiff, and mechanical. Shooting with firearms is few and far between, and sometimes convoluted. This however doesn't totally diminish the fun quests and experiences that you and your buddies can have. Single player is sort of a labour of love however, as you have to slog through multiple objectives, it definitely takes you awhile. Worth your time if you have a good set of friends to enjoy it with, or you're a die hard zombie killer.