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Dead Island is a first person shooter with horror theme. The game is situated in a very beautiful island where a lot of rich people go and pay a lot. Unfortunately, you will find yourself in a horror island where a lot of zombies will try to eat you. The game starts in a hotel room, with a lot of zombies eating people, but at least you survive for miracle. This does not mean that the story ends here, in fact it just started.
Talking about graphics, the game has nice blur, not bad textures and good lightning. There are some dark places though where you will find a lot of dark textures which might seem really awful. This might happen with AMD cards, but I am not completely sure, since I don't own an Nvidia card. The dark effect might be removed if you lower any graphics or video settings. I always opt in putting the highest graphics available when playing the game, even with the video gameplays.
The game has a lot of weapons which can be used and can be upgraded for money. You find a lot of money during your journey, so be sure to spend a lot. In order to fix weapons you need to find workbenches and you will need to pay the money for the fix. You will only be able to fix the weapon completely, not partially, which means you will have to pay all the money. Upgrading the weapon is not instant, meaning that you will have to upgrade it several times before it gets its final upgrade. You can even throw your weapons to the enemies body, or better saying to the zombies body.
During your trip, you will have a lot of missions to complete, don't think that it will be an easy task. After a lot of time, you will find yourself with the need of a transport, where you will use a car to move from one place to another. One thing we noticed, which might be cool or not because it is like cheating, is that when you press Y in your keyboard, you will find yourself in a mode known as 'God Mode'. You can move very fast, pass through the walls and no enemies will appear, basically you are invincible. The game gets boring though, so you might choose not to use it.
You will need a lot of life, because zombies can normally kill you, even instantly. Based on the level the zombies have, the more damage they will do to you. You will earn experience and unlock new skills, adding yourself some extra life. Drinking cola will regenerate your health, you can also buy cokes for 5$. Depending on your level, you might become tougher to kill, making you more powerful and having your health more difficult to be lowered.
Missions are a very important part of the game. First of all, people will pay you based on the difficulty of the missions and you will earn experience points the more you complete. You can find rare items and weapons after completing a certain mission, so you won't always benefit the same thing from different missions. Each weapon has its own life and powers, but they get stronger if you upgrade the weapon. If the life of a weapon goes to zero, you will have to fix it, otherwise your attack will become very low and you'd better use your hands against the zombies. Killing the zombies will throw up a lot of blood, so if you don't like too much blood and horror games, this game is not for you. I would recommend this game only to people who really enjoy getting afraid and killing zombies during the night.
The game's island is wonderful. You get a lot of great sites, feel like being there and every single detail, like in real life, is already made. The more you play, the more you might become addicted, since you get a lot of stuff and a lot of missions and it seems like never ending, depending on the time you spend on the game. Overall the game is quite good, even though the graphics are not very great with the dark places you get to see from time to time. Using the 'God Mode' is not really great, because you cheat the game and might even get lost with some bad optimization for trespassing places you shouldn't.
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