First Dead Island Gameplay Footage Released

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




  1. He sounds like Bruno.

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

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

    • 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)

  3. 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! :-\


    • I thought that too.

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

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. that looks fantastic :D

  6. Really excited for this! :D

  7. 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.

  8. 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

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • +1, that’s what it was, thanks!

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

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

    • That’s what I thought! :P

  10. 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.

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