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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
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. 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. 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 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8