Dead Island Review (PlayStation 3)

Dead Island review
This is the zombie apocalypse experience of a lifetime. Caught in the midst of an epic zombie outbreak on the tropical island of Banoi, your only thought is: Survive! This is the game that had one of the best game trailers in years does the game live up to the hype? Find out as we go into our Dead Island review on PlayStation 3.

Dead Island Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Big open-world areas in various locations.
  • Action RPG survival gameplay.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • you can drive a pickup truck around!
  • The resort level is lush to look at and a joy to explore.
  • Varied weapons to be scavenged/found.
  • Great tense atmosphere, You never feel safe.
  • Great fun in 4 player co-op.
  • Drop-in and out co-op.
  • Long campaign with many many optional side quests.
  • Ability to upgrade weapons.
  • Has the whole “loot” mentality.
  • Weapons have durability.
  • The combat is very hack and slash all though you can find ranged weapons.
  • So many things to loot from cupboards to suitcases to beds and cars.
  • tense atmosphere throughout.
  • Play how you want.
  • Can block, Attack, and throw weapons.
  • Enviromental hazards are aplenty like exploding cars, barrels, and the like.
  • Door smashing mini-game where you time your hits.
  • Zombies react to noise.
  • Characters will do call-outs as needed.
  • Fast travel unlocks overtime.
  • Impressive on-screen zombie count.
  • Clear easy to read hud and UI.
  • Combat is easy to master.
  • Four Characters to choose from, Each with their own unique talents and playstyle.

Dead Island review

Dead Island Review Cons:

  • Combat can get a bit samey and tired after a while.
  • Autosaves can sometimes not work despite telling you it has worked.
  • Finding the rarer items is a grind and purely based on luck.
  • All zombies are the same throughout the game.
  • The slowdown in places.
  • The story is very cheesy and predictable.
  • Not a lot of incentive to go back through the campaign.
Dead Island review
Dead Island:
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Deep Silver
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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


This game is a true marmite game, You either love it or hate it. It is a solid 40 hour plus game that does reward your hard work. Best enjoyed in co-op with a few of your buddies. But overall the template laid out here is a solid one. Dead Island boasts an impressive loot system combined with a good hack and slashes combat system but the real gem is the atmosphere and location, They absolutely nail the B movie level of horror and tension but present it on nice colorful holiday resorts and built-up suburban towns. It really is a fun game to get your loot on and with so many ways to play Dead Island is a game you should definitely check out or at the very least keep an eye on.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!