Throwing out the dour and the drab, Dead Island 2 is all about killing in style. From the beautifully rendered wastelands of HELL-A, to the equally visceral limb destruction system, there’s endless fun to be had here. With enough to do solo or with friends/strangers, not to mention the upcoming expansions, Dambuster Studios have rewritten how to enjoy oneself in the face of Armageddon.
A delightfully gory surprise, Dead Island 2 rises above its hellish development to deliver the sort of horror comedy romp that is rarely seen in the industry. It doesn't break the mould, but it does deliver pure blood-soaked campy joy from start to finish.
I have just finished the game on PS5.
In all honesty, it kept me hooked. It's fun, the story is good enough, the maps are big enough to promote exploration but not so large as to make going from A to B a tedious task or even worse, big enough to cause the game performance issues.
The mechanics are awesome, the combat is really tight.
I fully intend on continuing with the remaining side quests until I get those full bars.
TL;DR : great game, hope we get another one in the series from the same studio.
I can't understand the negative reviews that say the game is, "repetitive and boring as well as riddled with bugs." I see this in ALOT of game reviews. It's almost like saying having to drink water over and over every day makes my whole life ****. It doesn't make any sense. The game is a blast to play and I don't ever get the feeling of unsatisfaction. I mean if you think about it with repetitive and boring logic guiding your enjoyment any game that uses a hand gun would fit into this category. Well seen it boring, dumb. Hmmm you have to swing the pipe like a bat, seen it, boring and dumb. I also see people complaining that you can't drive any of the cars. I'm left wondering, walking around town how many cars are unlocked with the keys in them waiting to be driven anyway? Not to mention 80% of them are visibly broken down. All the while people are stuck on repetitive and boring completely overlooking how much fun it was to bash in said former car owners head with a metal pipe or cut it clean off with a machete. Another thing I see mentioned is that the quests are generic, well then. Fetch, kill, talk to. Are these people wanting quests where you have to perform heart surgery, then Lasix, followed up by completely overhauling and rebuilding a 1930's pickup truck? It's a zombie killing **** kill zombies. It looks gorgeous, destroying zombies is heavy and satisfying, and its not so overly complicated that everything you do invalidates the main premise. The game doesn't take itself to seriously, maybe nobody else should either, because it's a blast to play! Oh and on the topic of bugs... people must spend the energy needed to enjoy the game looking for them. I've been playing quite a while and haven't noticed any. But then again I didn't spend money on this game only to focus on revealing every single minute thing that could ever possibly happen to me in the realm of bugs. I'll admit there are games out there that are buggy but when you are 5 of 100 reviews that has such game breaking bugs that it turns the game into literal "garbage" it makes me wonder which variable is indeed glitching out. Not to mention these bugs are so prolific that people don't even bother to tell you what they are...maybe, just maybe, it's because, wait for it...there ****?
An essential revamp of the zombie gaming universe, Dead Island 2 packs blood, guts and powerful weapons into brutal gameplay. With many new mechanics and an inviting semi-open world, the game pleases for its fun, but fails to remain in the commonplace of cliches and catchphrases.
Dead Island 2 is very much so a blast from the past. It looks pretty, but it’s a phoned-in first-person action zombie adventure with oddly unpolished combat, horrendous writing, and overly linear stages that lack depth.
Dead Island 2 knows exactly what it is — and you should know it as well before buying. If you really, really love killing zombies in lots of different ways, go on, you'll have a lot of fun. If zombies are just normal enemies for you and you think a game needs more than that in order to work, don't even get close.
I thought this was a blast! 'Hell-A' is depicted in a brilliantly dark and cynical light. The graphics are gorgeous, the musical score is great. Yes the gameplay loop is somewhat monotonous, but what is does, it does very well. Slaying zombies has never felt better, with the weapons feeling weighty and satisfying. The guns could do with a little more kick to them, and maybe some aim-assistance, though. The progression system is simple but sufficient, allowing you to focus on what really matters. You can easily stick to the main story, or venture out and complete optional side missions. Everything is nicely balanced. There are six characters to choose from and each one has their own entire dialogue recorded. Skills cards allow you to customise your approach. There are a couple of annoyances, such as med-kits not replenishing when you die and restart a check-point. Enemy variety is good, and the environment provides different ways to use elemental damage to your advantage, providing a tactical and strategic component to an otherwise straightforward, brutal gore-fest. I understand that this may not 're-invent the wheel,' but I personally feel it's almost perfect in what it does, and deserves extra credit given the development hell it's been through, having changed studios during production so many times. This game could have easily not existed. But I'm so glad it does. An absolute treat. Must play.
in this time when we wait for october and november games this game make you entertained for 10 hours. you will be bored after 3 4 hours playing but never bored from killing zombies cause of the multiple weapon and good physics and colorful environment(Los angles past apocalypse)
last word play this game make you joy and happy
Eight years of waiting and seventy dollars for nothing. The story of the game is very ordinary and the killing of zombies becomes boring after a few minutes. The only positive point of the game is the top graphics.
Mediocre at best, the game offers nothing new in the zombie slaying space, while it is fun enough to play for a few hours with some buddies, there is far better out there already. Given the price point for this title I would say avoid. Great map, but very linear much like the story, enemies are fairly generic and the hack/slash mechanics and gore get boring quick, I think too much of the focus went on the gore aspect of the game and not enough focus on actually making the game fun. The story is average and predictable (To summarize the story - go here, go there, fight this, fight that, find this, find that), I wasn't expecting it to take me a month to complete but I hoped for more than what was on offer.
SummaryDead Island 2 is 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!
A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, turning inhabitants into zombies. Bitten, i...