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Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2

1:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Steven Hansen

Features Editor

First gameplay trailer

This game is a bloody messy. In a good way. I've never been too keen on Dead Island, but maybe with Spec Ops developer Yager on Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), this will make for a good time. Maybe some white phosphorus, eh?

We should have some hands-on from gamescom, where Dead Island 2 is playable, later this week with, hopefully, a good sense of how different this is from the original.

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Having only seen Dead Island 2 and not played it yet, I'm in agreement with Max here. It does look like a decent-enough zombie game, and a much better take on the property than Riptide .. but it's still Dead Island. There comes a point at which you've simply had enough. The southern California setting and warm tones are lovely, though. Big fan of those.
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