Dead Island 2

21 Apr 2023

PlayStation 4 Xbox Series X|S PlayStation 5 Xbox One PC (Microsoft Windows)
7.4 rating
2707 want
1127 played
269 playing
76 reviews
Developer
Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
Publisher
Deep Silver

Tags

Single player Multiplayer Co-operative First person 🔫 Shooter 🧙 RPG ⚔️ Slasher 🏹 Adventure 💥 Action 👻 Horror 🏕️ Survival 🤡 Comedy 🌍 Open world
Summary

The much-loved zombie saga is back with a unique formula of horror, dark humor and over the top zombie-slaying, spanning an epic pulp adventure. Dead Island 2 is thrilling First-Person Action RPG, stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection. Explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer!

I recently completed the game, tackling all the side quests along the way. Overall, it's a decent game. The combat system truly shines, surpassing its predecessor by leaps. While it doesn't boast a fully open-world environment, it incorporates some open-world elements effectively. Personally, I lean towards a skill tree system, but I understand the developer's choice to employ a deck mechanic to ramp up the game's difficulty. The variety of weapon mods adds depth, allowing players to tailor their weapons and playstyles to their liking.

However, there are a few downsides, in my humble opinion:

• The game's lack of a fully open-world setting is disappointing. While the game world is expansive, fully exploring every nook and cranny requires considerable time and effort. I can't help but wish it had retained the open-world feel of its predecessor.

• The absence of human enemies such as bandits and the inclusion of outposts would have added diversity to the gameplay.

• A traditional skill tree system might have offered more nuanced character progression compared to the card deck approach.

• The original Dead Island had a somber, melancholic atmosphere that suited the genre well. While I appreciate the humor injected into Dead Island 2, at times, it felt a bit overdone.

• Personally, I longed for the tropical island setting of the original game. I believe the ideal setting for a Dead Island game would be a beautiful yet eerie island in Africa, South America, or Southeast Asia.

Nevertheless, I must commend Dumbester Studios for developing the game and keeping the flame alive for its fans. Despite its flaws, the game offers plenty of enjoyment and is worth investing time in. I remain hopeful for a Dead Island 3 in the future, with a return to the tropical island atmosphere and the expansiveness of an open world.
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10 Feb 2024
My favourite Zombie game right now !! Much better with friends though !!
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22 Feb 2024
Big improvements from the first chapter with a top-notch dismemberment system.
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20 Dec 2023
Dead Island 2 or Dying Light 2....I went with DEAD ISLAND 2. Killing Zombies seems a little taxing but never not fun. THE GRAPHICS 👏 👏 made it that more enjoyable. I should do this all day.
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27 Nov 2023
Who do you Voodoo ***!!

Really fun zombie game but it was driving my nuts seeing so many locked doors or locked boxes while playing, because you have to find someone's darn key to open it.

Umm here's a suggestion developers:
I have a HUGE Sledgehammer named, "Emma's Wrath."
Let me just bust it open instead. Remember... It's a video game after all.

Regardless of my grips, the game was a ton of fun.
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04 Nov 2023
It's a great improvement from the first game, with funny dialogues and characters that can be as interesting as forgettable, the story aint all that but it's a nice game to have a good time maiming zombies with many weapons and have a good laughs while you're at it!
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18 Jun 2023
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