Dead Island Game of the Year Edition - £16.85  @ Shopto [PS3 / 360]
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Dead Island Game of the Year Edition - £16.85 @ Shopto [PS3 / 360]

SuperEd 34
SuperEd
Found 23rd May 2012
360 in first link - Pre Order.

Great game and well worth all the content

Includes:
- Dead Island (Game)
- Bloodbath Arena
- Ryder White
- The Ripper (Weapon Blueprint)


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.

Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. All of these gameplay features are presented in a dark story inspired by classic zombie movies with a gritty and engrossing campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode.
Set in an open world tropical island, hordes of different festering zombies await players around every corner while they embark on a variety of thrilling missions through the holiday resort. With firearms and ammunition being scarce the player must rely on utilizing found items as weapons for self-defense and fight off zombie hordes in intense melee combat. A diverse range of items can be collected and will later serve to transform the player's ordinary makeshift weapons into serious instruments of destruction.
In addition to satisfying even the most bloodthirsty action fan's fantasy, Dead Island also features role-playing elements which allow the player to develop one of the game's unique character classes according to their preferences, all the while learning new skills and fresh tactics during their journey through the perilous environments of the island. What's more, anytime during a game up to four players can seamlessly join together and experience the intense combat and immersive story with cooperative gameplay.
With the all-new Chrome Engine 5 powering Dead Island, the game will use the latest installment of Techland's acclaimed proprietary game engine, allowing the player to experience the tropical island paradise in graphical splendor with diverse environments like lush forests and detailed city environments.

First-person melee combat
4-player co-op
Weapon customization
Set on an gorgeous open world tropical island
RPG elements for character development
Hordes of gruesome zombies

34 Comments

Original Poster SuperEd

Brilliant game (one of my top 5 xbox 360 games ever) but, awful DLC!

Heat for price

I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to write it on the box ? Don't think this was that great a game to be worthy of this title.

akkennan

I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to … I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to write it on the box ? Don't think this was that great a game to be worthy of this title.



GOTY has become a generalisation to mean "updated re-release with added content", stopped meaning an actual GOTY in terms of quality a while ago now.

I'm not buying it if it comes with that horrible ShopTo.net logo across the spine!

akkennan

I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to … I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to write it on the box ? Don't think this was that great a game to be worthy of this title.



Nope; just one.

[ gamecritics.com/bra…011 ]

Also see:

[ gameinformer.com/blo…spx ]

"Does One Award Warrant a Game of the Year Edition for Dead Island?" (1up{dot}com)

PS. A "Feedback" thread has been created for the problem with the (1up dot com) address:

[ hotukdeals.com/fee…064 ]
Edited by: "fanpages" 10th Jul 2012

Great game whats the dlc like?

brill price just sold my normal version for £19 on fleabay to pay for this

Despite all the bugs, this was a great game, i enjoyed every minute of it and going back to earn the full 1000g on the xbox. Just sold my normal version for £13 on eBay, so this is a great price and im tempted to buy it back

Game of the year edition ?

Doesn't this have to be a game of the year to be called such ?

Why not call it The Complete Edition ?

Heat Added, but terrible dlc

Wasn't a huge fan of this game, got bored long before the end but at this price it's definitely worth a punt. Heat added.

DestinyCalls815

Game of the year edition ?Doesn't this have to be a game of the year to … Game of the year edition ?Doesn't this have to be a game of the year to be called such ? Why not call it The Complete Edition ?Heat Added, but terrible dlc



See comment #6 (four above your original).

Great for co-op, that's where it shines really

really underated game ive always been a resident evil fan but enjoyed this a lot better

does anyone know if you have to start a brand new game to use the ripper etc or can i carry on from my original game save ?

Meh

Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.


In other words it's pants.

Enjoyed the game overall, but the city section just drags & drags, putting a lot of people off.
Perosnally I dont think the game ever gets as good as it is in the first Resort area after you leave.

But, wil be trading in my Regular towards this edition. Do shopto take the money right away or do they wait?

Dammit! I just bought this game earlier this month for £20 + 1600 MSP for the DLC. I did hear about the GOTY release but I expected it to come around August.

*rage*

ValueForMoney

Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In … Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In other words it's pants.



You sir - are crazy.

Borderlands, possibly 2nd in favourite game of last year. Borderlands 2 - easily #1 in most anticipated game of this year for me.

This game is a gem.

*BUT* I agree DLC is a joke. People got Bloodbath and Ripper with release copies of this game - so the GOTY edition is Ryder White.

Great.

But - its cheaper than buying the original preowned at Gamestation (£24.99) or CEX (£25.00)

tr0r

Enjoyed the game overall, but the city section just drags & drags, … Enjoyed the game overall, but the city section just drags & drags, putting a lot of people off.Perosnally I dont think the game ever gets as good as it is in the first Resort area after you leave.



Bang on. The resort is built up in the videos - i.e Banoi, but when you get to the slums - its just a little bit repetitive..

But the indoor stuff (like the shopping mall) is quite tidy.

PS Does "PreOrder" need to go in the title?

hmm if only there was better DLC, already have completed the game dont see a reason why to purchase it again.

keithstruthers

Great game whats the dlc like?



7 out of ten in my opinion took a while to figure out how to access through game we have the downloaded version not sure if different

hmmm wonder if the extra content will be use once codes, OR if it will be a separate install disk?


if its the latter maybe 1 copy can share among my mates with vanilla game like fallout/oblivion/forza3 etc

bigmike20vt

hmmm wonder if the extra content will be use once codes, OR if it will be … hmmm wonder if the extra content will be use once codes, OR if it will be a separate install disk?if its the latter maybe 1 copy can share among my mates with vanilla game like fallout/oblivion/forza3 etc



I'd assume it'll all be on the single disc.
The DLC really doesn't add up to much.

Silhouette

You sir - are crazy.Borderlands, possibly 2nd in favourite game of last … You sir - are crazy.Borderlands, possibly 2nd in favourite game of last year. Borderlands 2 - easily #1 in most anticipated game of this year for me.This game is a gem.



You have poor taste in games.

Banned

ValueForMoney

Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In … Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In other words it's pants.



If its like Borderlands and you dont like Borderlands then it wasnt really likely you would like this was it. Stupid comment

I like this game. Not sure if that's a recommendation or not though X)

not even like Borderlands




ValueForMoney

Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In … Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In other words it's pants.

ValueForMoney

Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like … Borderlands with zombies. But worse. And I don't even like Borderlands.In other words it's pants.

good

fanpages

Nope; just one.[ … Nope; just one.[ http://www.gamecritics.com/brad-gallaway/game-of-the-year-2011 ]Also see:[ http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/editors/b/gireiner_blog/archive/2011/09/05/why-dead-island-is-one-of-my-games-of-the-year.aspx ]"Does One Award Warrant a Game of the Year Edition for Dead Island?" (IGN.com)



so from now on all a developer has to do is pay off a single site to give it GOTY and next year they are entitled to release a GOTY edition.
I dont think they would though because it would be embarassing, especially when they are self proclaiming the GOTY title against games like uncharted and batman.

It's a very good game, but the DLC is nigh on worthless. A pointless purchase if you've already played through it imo.

akkennan

I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to … I thought several Mags or Review sites must award you GOTY for you to write it on the box ? Don't think this was that great a game to be worthy of this title.

fanpages

Nope; just one.[ … Nope; just one.[ http://www.gamecritics.com/brad-gallaway/game-of-the-year-2011 ]Also see:[ http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/editors/b/gireiner_blog/archive/2011/09/05/why-dead-island-is-one-of-my-games-of-the-year.aspx ]"Does One Award Warrant a Game of the Year Edition for Dead Island?" (IGN.com)

fps_d0minat0r

so from now on all a developer has to do is pay off a single site to give … so from now on all a developer has to do is pay off a single site to give it GOTY and next year they are entitled to release a GOTY edition.I dont think they would though because it would be embarassing, especially when they are self proclaiming the GOTY title against games like uncharted and batman.



It gets worse!

Look at the financial incentive to obtain a high percentage at a certain "game ranking" site in this contract:

[ hotukdeals.com/mis…730 ]

getting closer to the £10 magic number.

fps_d0minat0r

so from now on all a developer has to do is pay off a single site to give … so from now on all a developer has to do is pay off a single site to give it GOTY and next year they are entitled to release a GOTY edition.I dont think they would though because it would be embarassing, especially when they are self proclaiming the GOTY title against games like uncharted and batman.



Game of the Year is a completely unofficial, non trade-marked title. Any company can use it on any game release, regardless of meta score or if any critic actually liked it. No bribary involved.
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