Escape Dead Island is a Survival-Mystery game set on the enigmatic island of Narapela after the events of the zombie outbreak of the original Dead Island. The story lets players unravel the origins of the zombie virus through the eyes of the would-be documentary journalist Cliff Calo. There are no superpowers to keep Cliff alive, just a few makeshift weapons against hordes of infected zombies. It will be integral to choosing wisely between stealth and combat at certain moments in the game.
Cliff Calo, son of wealthy media mogul Tom Calo, led a care-free life with little regard for the family business. However, when his father decides to hand over the company to his younger sister Heather, Cliff feels insulted and excluded. Knowing that his father desperately seeks an insight on the unexplained events on Banoi for his broadcasting channels, Cliff and his friends set sail to land the story that will prove his worth.
Being a top graduate and highly skilled in martial arts, Xian Mei was the first female recruit to join the People’s Liberation Army as part of their domestic crime squadron. She was sent undercover to the Royal Palms Resort on the Island of Banoi as part of a secret mission. Then the zombie outbreak happened and soon after she was spotted at neighbouring island Narapela…
The Island of Narapela is part of the Banoi Archipelago and located only a few miles from Banoi. Narapela is both a place and an adversary that jealously guards its secrets. As Cliff ventures deeper into the island, his adventure begins to become more and more distorted and unpredictable. Tear through a world that reacts to your every move and collect every clue you can: somewhere amid the madness lies the truth behind Dead Island’s apocalyptic outbreak.
Unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak
Experience an immersive, story-driven Survival-Mystery adventure
Find and use specific tools to your advantage to enter new areas of the island
Fight off zombies and kill them in unique ways with a vast array of weapons
Discover the secrets of the Dead Island universe
The missing link between previous Dead Island games and the upcoming Dead Island 2
© and published 2014 by Koch Media GmbH, Gewerbegebiet 1, 6604 Höfen, Austria. Deep Silver is a division of Koch Media GmbH. Deep Silver, Dead Island, Escape Dead Island and their respective logos are trademarks of Koch Media GmbH. Developed by Fatshark AB. Fatshark AB and its associated logo are trademarks of Fatshark AB. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
I love Zombie games, and although I have DI and DI:R in my library, I decided to give this one a shot before the others. Yes, I've read the negative reviews, and decided check it out myself. It has often been noted (negatively) that this is not an Open World game, and for that reason, it's a bad game. Well, Resident Evil and Silent Hill weren't Open World, either. A lot of backtracking was involved with those games. Did those excellent titles suddenly become bad games? No, I don't think so. Yes, EDA is quite linear whereas RE and SH were quite complex. But you know what - I enjoyed it nonetheless. There's a lot to be discovered if you leave the designated path. I'm still struggling with two achievements. Another criticism that has been noted is that there's no multiplayer option. Folks, this is an action adventure with a fixed storyline. It's 100% focused on telling a background story, just like good old adventure titles. Could you imagine a multiplayer Monkey Island? This story is Cliff-centric. Introducing other playable characters just wouldn't make sense. As I said, I haven't played the other titles yet (but I will) and as such don't know how the game blends in with the series, but as a standalone, linear, Metroidvania-style action adventure, it is good entertainment. Maybe I'm biased because I paid 5 bucks when it was on sale. Anyway, I enjoyed it!
Story felt very cliche in the beginning, but it gripped my attention and I wanted to find out more what was next to come. Ultimately, it went nowhere which was the biggest disappointment. The characters weren't very interesting either. Combat was very basic and the game had strange difficulty spikes which at times made it frustrating. Graphics look fine and pretty awesome at times. The game is very average and worth the playthrough if your expectations are set low.
I liked Dead Island and Riptide, so I bought this game. What a mistake. This game is downright terrible and nothing at all like the previous games. I don't mind cel shaded graphics, but this game is absolutely ugly. It has rough edges, textures are blocky, and characters/enemies are ugly. The game is extremely glitchy, it's not very fun, and the difficulty is all over the place. It goes from easy to hard to easy to hard over and over again. The stealth segments are really bad because the controls are not very good and the enemies are unpredictable. Sometimes they can spot you with their back turned, but other times, you can get right up in their face and they stand still while you kill them. It's like nobody play tested this game. The game is pretty linear with a lot of back tracking. You can occasionally go off in other directions, but the paths become a dead end. I would not recommend this game at all. Buy the other Dead Island games or wait for Dead Island 2 if they ever make it. This game, like the short lived Dead Island Epidemic, is not worth your time or money.
While Dead Island franchise was and is, pretty good, this game... It has it's moments. It can be fun, it looks good, controls are proper, it feels like it was, at least, partly, made by professionals. Where it lacks then... Well, it has some bugs, at least had when I last played it, namely textures were prone to go black... What else? You have just three attacks... Gameplay is very linear, don't expect to roam the island free. And voice acting... I must honestly say it is terrible... Could be just plain text on the screen, I wouldn't mind. But there are pros: Story, a bit of mystery to it - very likable. Stealth mechanics, I love some sneaking in games, and Escape Dead Island gave me that opportunity. Also weapon upgrades, and graphics, if you enjoy cell shading. Well, I can't recommend this game with clear conscience. I'm sorry. Some people would probably find it good. I find it good at times, it has it's moments. But I can't give it more than 60/100 points, and that's only because I like Dead Island franchise.
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