Dead Island 2 Launches Tomorrow; Review Roundup Here

Dead Island 2 has been officially re-revealed, and is set to launch on consoles and PC on February 3, 2023.
Dead Island 2 has been officially re-revealed, and is set to launch on consoles and PC on February 3, 2023. Deep Silver

Dead Island 2 is finally hitting shelves tomorrow and fans can’t be more excited. The much-anticipated title is an action-packed first-person zombie game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players will fill the shoes of different memorable survivors, each with their own distinct personality. Your mission is to fight your way through hordes of undead to complete different quests.

The First Game

The original game was released in 2011 and was an instant hit for fans of the zombie genre. The game offered open-world gameplay and co-op multiplayer features. The sequel was announced back in 2014, but unfortunately, the game had a hellish development cycle and it suffered from several delays and changes in developers. However, after almost a decade of waiting, the game is finally ready to welcome fans.

About the Game

Dead Island 2 promises to deliver an even more exciting experience than its predecessor. With a new setting, the game takes you to sunny California. Players can expect an entirely new environment to explore and experience new features like improved graphics, more dynamic animations, and six playable characters, providing a fresh take on the franchise.

Review Round-Up

Several critics already scored Dead Island 2 and this is what they think of the title:

  • GameSpot – 7
  • IGN – 7/10
  • PC Gamer – 55/100
  • Push Square – 7/10
  • VGC – 4/5
  • Game Informer – 7.75/10
  • The Gamer – 3.5/5
  • GamesRadar – 3.5/5

Many critics praised the visuals and gore, though quests, storylines, and gameplay received some criticism. The title may not have received universal acclaim but it still looks solid, which fans of the first game will enjoy. After all, not every game needs a Last of Us-like story. Dead Island 2 currently has 75 Critic Metascore, which isn’t too bad for a game that went through development hell.

Dead Island 2 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. PC players can only purchase the game via Epic Games Store as the title isn’t available on Steam. They should also check our previous article, detailing the official system requirements and game features.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about Dead Island 2? Have you played the first game in the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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