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First Dead Island Gameplay Footage Released

Killing some time.

I can understand your trepidation with regard to Dead Island.

Sure, that first trailer looked snazzy, but we’ve had plenty of zombie games (and films, and TV series, and books, and children’s toys) over the past couple of years. “Maybe it’s time to let the whole zombie thing rest for a bit,” I hear you cry. Sure, we could do that. But then we’d miss out on Dead Island which, from the first gameplay footage released today, looks to be totally awesome.

The ten-minute-plus video, posted on GameTrailers, shows zombies being shot at, zombies being run over, and zombies being blown up with makeshift sticky bombs, as well as plenty of pretty island scenery. Listen out for the commentary by Vincent Kummer, brand manager at the game’s publisher Deep Silver, for some worrying holiday preferences, talk of the game’s four-player co-op, and the first time I’ve ever heard the word ‘bungalow’ in a dev diary.

Source: GameTrailers

 

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38 Comments
  1. Jaffa-the-Cake
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    He sounds like Bruno.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:07.
  2. MegaBonez
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    That really looks impressive! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:11.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I think I watched a different video to you. ;)

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:13.
    • bigdon23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      I agree this really looks good, its a close as any games got to realism in the zombie genre. (if zombies and realism can be used in the same sentence)

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 20:24.
  3. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Okay, that loses momentum from the awesome trailer, doesn’t it.

    The bit where you meet people to speak to was terrible. They stood there, utterly lifeless with mouths that resembled a ventriloquist’s dummy! :-\

    Bugger.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:13.
    • djdustb
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      I thought that too.

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:22.
      • aphex187
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Yip do not like the characters look and movement but the surrounding areas look quite pretty for a console game.

        Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 12:23.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Spot on, are people watching a different video. It looks uninspiring. Slow, lacks any tense atmosphere. Just meh all round.

      And sorry, why does every zombie only stand up when the player is near them. Are they all sunbathing? Seems rediculous, and highly disappointing.

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:50.
  4. Aquastyle
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Looks quite awesome, yeah. The CG-trailer was nice and impressive alright, but obviously one can’t sense much of the quality of the game just by looking at it, so it is great to see they are indeed backing up the trailer with some splendid gameplay.

    Will keep an eye on.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:21.
  5. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    that looks fantastic :D

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:24.
  6. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Really excited for this! :D

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:26.
  7. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    A lot of good stuff in there, but for me personally, the actual combat looked a little uninspired and wonky… Hopefully it’ll be improved upon, because I’m actually quite excited about this one.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:26.
  8. DeathlyCrane
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    We’ve had a lot of zombie games the past years,your joking right? we’ve hardly any zombie games compared to the stacking FPS games i love zombie games and wish there were more.

    Can’t get enough of survival games and with zombie thats a win in my book =D

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:27.
    • Sympozium, cyclone tornado AGAIN!
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Well there was Left 4 Dead and a few Zombie games on the PSN/online… but yeah not as bad as all the modern FPS’s.

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:35.
      • JoshHood
        Small briefcase w*nker
        Since: Forever

        I’m a film student – once you’ve seen as many zombie student films as I have, you begin to resent anything to do with them.

        I can think of a dozen zombie games in the past two or three years.

        Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 12:06.
    • djhsecondnature
      Since: Forever

      Blood Drive, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Dead Nation, Burn Zombie Burn, Undead Knights, Zombie Apocalypse, Dead Space, Dead Space 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, The Last Guy, Blops Zombie, World at War Zombies, Dead Rising 2, Borderlands Dr. Ned DLC, Shellshock 2.

      All from last three years and I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch.

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 12:49.
      • MaD dOctoR 79
        Member
        Since: Dec 2010

        Dead Space 1 and 2 aren’t about zombies by the way…

        Comment posted on 24/05/2011 at 12:13.
  9. Peter Rushton
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    This looks a lot like FarCry 2 and that’s a good thing!
    I cannot wait for this!

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:29.
    • scavenga
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      +1, that’s what it was, thanks!

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:48.
    • JoshHood
      Small briefcase w*nker
      Since: Forever

      Also a little bit of Bulletstorm in the colour grading, I feel?

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 12:06.
    • rht992
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      very far cry. hopefully the story will be better. . .

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 15:04.
    • Pookinator
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      That’s what I thought! :P

      Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 19:32.
  10. Sympozium, cyclone tornado AGAIN!
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Looks okay, better waiting for the reviews… oh and I’ll be deeply disapponited if you can’t turn into a zombie. I’m afraid some zombies simualators have been too lazy in that.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2011 at 11:33.

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