Escape Dead Island Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Assume the role of Cliff Calo, the offspring of a media mogul, who is in search of the truth behind the events of Banoi. Unlike other Dead Island characters you may have taken control of, Cliff is not immune to the virus. You must approach zombies more strategically if you want to navigateAssume the role of Cliff Calo, the offspring of a media mogul, who is in search of the truth behind the events of Banoi. Unlike other Dead Island characters you may have taken control of, Cliff is not immune to the virus. You must approach zombies more strategically if you want to navigate the island of Narapela and uncover the mysteries behind the virus. Or, as they say, get your ass handed to you. If fighting zombies without immunity wasn’t difficult enough, Cliff is also fighting to keep his sanity. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    75
    An interesting side-story twist on Deep Silver’s first-person horror franchise, Escape Dead Island takes the franchise’s mythos in some unique new directions, resulting in an entertaining adventure that can be enjoyed by both fans and newcomers alike.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    65
    Apart from that absolutely baffling meat grinder at the end, I'd still recommend Escape to fans of the mid-list. 98% of it was an enjoyable spiral into insanity, and the project could certainly stand on its own even without being attached to the Dead Island franchise -- just be ready to slog through that final bit to see how it all wraps up.
  3. Dec 1, 2014
    55
    The concept actually works. The change of perspective as well as the new art direction build a solid foundation. But under the surface nothing really comes together.
  4. Nov 17, 2014
    20
    While playing through Escape Dead Island, I was continually offended that anyone would be asked to pay for this experience. Any number of developmental issues could have caused this train wreck, from budgetary problems or creative crises, and we'll likely never know the whole truth. But as it stands, Escape Dead Island is worth nobody's time.
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    20
    You really shouldn’t play Escape Dead Island. It isn’t fun, and the only real redeeming feature is that it is technically playable.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Feb 15, 2015
    20
    A poor entry into a solid series that doesn't try to improve the experience or come up with any new ideas. Stick with the past and wait for the future. [Issue#119, p.85]
  7. Edge Magazine
    Jan 9, 2015
    20
    Escape's one resounding achievement, it seems, is that it has somehow managed to be an even poorer game than Dead Island: Riptide. [Jan 2014, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jan 12, 2015
    10
    Much better than the review make it look. I expected playing some crap and quitting after 15min based on reviews, but ended up completing itMuch better than the review make it look. I expected playing some crap and quitting after 15min based on reviews, but ended up completing it and having a blast doing so. Story is interesting, there's no dead moments, it always keep going and adding new stuff and fckeup events. I would even say presentation of the story is better than the Dead Island game. Gameplay is fast and shooting action is tight. Level design are great.

    Not worth a 10, but I'm balancing for these whining kids who don't know what's good and what's not.
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  2. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    Fun game. Something different and somewhat original. Old school graphics, stealth and action gameplay, nice story. Would recommend. Good buyFun game. Something different and somewhat original. Old school graphics, stealth and action gameplay, nice story. Would recommend. Good buy for the price. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    Just beat escape from dead island. It's INSANE. And a total **** The gameplay was pretty good for a budget title as were the cell shadedJust beat escape from dead island. It's INSANE. And a total **** The gameplay was pretty good for a budget title as were the cell shaded graphics. Isn't like other dead island games and is more linear but the main star of the game is insanity. The protagonist cliff's mind cracks and shatters by the end of the game. So much crazy **** will happen he will see things, hallucinate to the point where his environment changes, and more. The sanity sections are the best part of the game and again it's a budget title and the gameplay can be mediocre at times but I really enjoyed it. The insanity based story atleast deserves a rent to be experienced because cliff is absolutely crazy! 8/10 not a must buy and most ppl aren't gonna mess with it but the story and insanity moments could suprise you like they did me Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2015
    4
    When i bought Escape Dead Island after playing Dead Island i tought that Escape Dead Island will be an amazing game just like Dead Island, butWhen i bought Escape Dead Island after playing Dead Island i tought that Escape Dead Island will be an amazing game just like Dead Island, but no its not.
    After playing 2 hours of the game i felt really dumb that i bought this piece of crap for 20 euro...
    The story was a stupid as it could get, the game play was very unimpressive and i just couldn't get interested in the characters, the soundtrack was ok. I sold the game 2 weeks after buying it.
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  5. Nov 22, 2014
    3
    There's good and then there is bad. Escape Dead Island has an okay story and good scenery and that is the good. The bad, semi-respondingThere's good and then there is bad. Escape Dead Island has an okay story and good scenery and that is the good. The bad, semi-responding controls and and no skip cinematic feature. The play style is alright when trying to fight of a small swarm of zombies. Cliff (the main character) has an blunt( ax-ish) object to fend of zombies if spotted, a screwdriver for stealth kills, a pistol and shotgun for range. When fighting, the controls are sloppy and unresponsive when trying to fend off a zombie(s) with an melee,(ax) and sometime when selecting a weapon, the game doesn't even give you the desired weapon and gives you something different. Cinematic scenes were the worst, a cinematic scene would occur before a difficult level or a boss battle. I would die, resurrect, and watch the scene three or four times until beating the level. i don't recommend buying it or even renting it or even looking at it. It was a waste of time, money, and a little bit of dignity. Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2015
    1
    this is garbage but seriously what happened to this franchise ....... The only reason why it's getting a 1 is because I like the comic bookthis is garbage but seriously what happened to this franchise ....... The only reason why it's getting a 1 is because I like the comic book style. this is boring, glitchy: get stuck in a bunch of places, and it has nothing to do with franchise we have no idea what happened to the main floor after sailing to riptide ending and it's a virus. But it seems to be BEFORE the event of this is boring, glitchy: get stuck in a bunch of places, and it has nothing to do with franchise we have no idea what happened to the main floor after sailing to riptide ending in the survivors are with. But it seems to be BEFORE the event of the first game... I don't know if they are just trying to fill in time before dead island two comes out but like I said this game is garbage . Expand
  7. May 11, 2015
    0
    For the first 10 minutes i thought this is some kind of flashback or something. But then, i understood this is the game... The worst game iFor the first 10 minutes i thought this is some kind of flashback or something. But then, i understood this is the game... The worst game i ever saw. With the worst graphic, soundtrack and gameplay. Expand

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