Dead Island

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action Adventure / Release: Sep 6, 2011 / ESRB: M

Xbox Games with Gold giving Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War in February

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2014 10:00am PST

Microsoft has revealed the pair of games coming free to Xbox Live Gold members in February, namely action-tower defense Toy Soldiers: Cold War and Techland's FPS action-RPG Dead Island. They're a fair enough pair of games, but, well, February's PlayStation Plus lineup includ...


Dead Island reaches 5 million sales

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 3:15pm PST

Dead Island has sold five million copies, according to publisher Deep Silver.


Dead Island Riptide announced, is a mystery

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 5:30am PDT

Dead Island Riptide, a sequel to the undead shooter-RPG, has been announced for PC and consoles, but that's about we know for now.


Dead Island gets inexplicable Game of the Year edition

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2012 11:30am PDT

Deep Silver has mastered the craft of deceiving customers with Dead Island, a game that played nothing like its debut trailer. So, of course it makes sense that the publisher would release a "Game of the Year" edition.


Dead Island DLC tells Ryder White's tale

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2012 8:30am PST

If you enjoyed Dead Island but wish you could've heard more of the dodgy Australian accent of antagonist Ryder White, you're in luck. The naughty Colonel will be playable in a new downloadable content campaign with "several hours of story content."


Dead Island publisher boasts 3 million copies shipped

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 21, 2011 7:30pm PST

Publisher Deep Silver has announced that 3 million copies of Techland's open-world zombie kill-fest, Dead Island have shipped.


Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC dated

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2011 7:45am PST

After many months of waiting, Dead Island's 'Bloodbath Arena' downloadable content is due to finally launch on November 22. It was originally slated to launch in September, but ended up delayed due to "further polishing of the main game."


Dead Island PC patch targets corrupt saves

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2011 6:30am PDT

Fixes for weapon duping, offline mode, corrupt saves, offline mode and more have arrived in a new patch for the PC edition of Dead Island via Steam.


Dead Island DLC delay due to 'polishing of the main game'

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 03, 2011 8:00am PDT

Dead Island's wave survival mode DLC 'Bloodbath Arena' has missed its planned September launch due to the time spent working on the base game post-launch, it's been explained.


Dead Island review

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2011 2:30pm PDT

After getting a late copy of the game, Shacknews tackles the infected island of Banoi to find out whether or not you should book your trip to Dead Island, from developer Techland.


Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC coming later this month

By Steve Watts, Sep 09, 2011 11:45am PDT

Dead Island will be getting its first piece of DLC in late September.


Dead Island dev build accidentally released on Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 06, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Techland's Dead Island hasn't got off to the most auspicious of starts. Steam received a wonky build when the open-world zombie shooter launched today, which was apparently intended for developers, not players, and suffers a few... quirks.


Steam gets Dead Island bundle, pre-order exclusive

By Xav de Matos, Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Potential Dead Island Steam purchasers will get an exclusive weapon for the upcoming zombie-apocalypse title if they pre-order before the game's September 6 release, publisher Deep Silver revealed.


Daily Filter: July 19, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Today's Filter features new video for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, an unboxing video for Catherine, a launch video for Call of Juarez: The Cartel, and a teaser trailer for Dead Island: Secret Origins.


E3 2011: Dead Island

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 10, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Those crazy zombies are at it again, this time causing trouble in Dead Island. We go hands-on with the game once again for our E3 2011 demo.