L.G.C. |Reviews| — Dead Island

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Game: Dead Is-Land
Webzone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/91310/
Devel: Techland
Engine: Chrome Engine 5
Price: (GOTY) 19.99

Wazzat: Terror. Violence. Madness. Bedlam. A holiday paradise gone mad. A tropical island turns into total chaos after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.


CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Makes with the working


  • ………………………………………………………………………….sorry, was loading my reply.
  • I can’t get a straight answer from the hu-mans from Techland on this being ELF native.
  • Did you just change my monitor gamma in windowed mode Brad? Yes you did!
  • Performance is hella off the charts.


  • The game runs stupidly well.


  • On the Calculator
    • Main campaign crashes immediately after I choose a character or attempt to load my old save.
    • Ryder Campaign works… for some reason.
  • On the new PC, everything sort of works, tune into the Shiny and Sounds for moar.
  • Saying this game loads from middle earth is like saying snails are fast creatures.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Nothing to mail bomb home about but it look alright.
  • In all fairness i’m not exactly the expert on prancing around in the daylight.
  • Voice acting was not horrid and most of the weapons deliver a satisfying THWACK


  • So much Steve Blum


  • The shader compilation at anything higher than the random ass gamma value the game needs, fails
  • You get random artifacting and really odd colors splattered around.
  • I like them Australian accents and the voice actors did a really bang job on the bogan, there.




  • Did they just drop shite on the keyboard organ and go ‘yeah, looks good’ ??
  • Oh oh that’s how we select weapons?
  • Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupe
  • Really, my strategy is ruuuuuun *swap weapon* run back.
  • In game gerbil speed has FK ALL to do /w menu gerbil speed


  • Some of these controls make absolutely no sense
  • I get what they’re trying to do with knocking down doors, but it’s stupid
  • So are quick time events for wrestling zombies


  • I wanted to give it 1 chair so bad.
    • But, 1 chair means it’s completely and outright busted.
  • And, fact of the matter is, in-game the controls work reasonably well
  • Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to recognize PgUp and PgDn as valid keys.
  • Nor the mouse wheel and the extra mouse buttons.




  • I really want to give it 1 chair but i’ve played worse.
  • FK all load times
  • Shite weapon selection control thingy
  • But at the end of the day it’s an average zombie smashing game if you ignore the quest.


  • Call it borderlands burnout, but I don’t think this game is very fun
  • All the grindyness of BL2, but with shittier inventory management


  • It has all the makings of a proper game.
  • It could have even been an awesome game.
  • Unfortunately, 3 years after release, they’ve ported it to Linux and introduced EVEN MORE bugs than the game already had.
    • And it had a lot of them.





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