The countdown continues! Yesterday, we took a look at six upcoming (and a few that are already out) zombie games that you should definitely be excited about, and today, I have even more. If you ever needed proof that the zombie isn’t just alive, but thriving, this should do the trick. Looking back, this year was actually pretty incredible for horror fans, with Amy, four episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and three Resident Evils (Revelations, Raccoon City, RE6) — but I think there’s a very good chance that things will only be getting better over the coming year. More after the jump. READ MORE
If you enjoyed yesterday’s batch of memorable horror game weapons then you’re going to love this. Horror games may not be known for their excess of badass weapons, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few games that have brought us some excellent tools with which to beat down the undead hordes, alien intruders, demons, demon worshippers, and other abominations that are unfortunate enough to get in our way when we’re in the mood to kick some ugly monster ass. Here’s the second half of our list of the best weapons of the horror genre. READ MORE
This brand new trailer for Dead Island: Riptide doesn’t pack the emotional punch to the gut the first game’s trailer did, but it’s still pretty great as far as trailers go. I enjoyed the original game a lot, despite its numerous flaws. Obviously, it didn’t quite live up to the bar set by that amazing trailer, so I can only hope Riptide doesn’t meet the same fate. We won’t know for sure until next year, so until then, I suggest immersing yourself in yet another dark trailer, courtesy of the Dead Island franchise. READ MORE
It looks like a Techland programmer’s experiments with Dead Island’s code might soon become its own game. If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering what Dead Island would be like if the zombies, scavenged weapons, and tropical island setting were replaced by hellspawn demons, medieval weapons, and creepy swamps and castles, Project Hell might soon offer an answer. The project’s still very early in development, but what we know about it so far, outside of some gorgeous concept art that you can check out here, is it will be a dark fantasy game seen through the first person perspective. READ MORE
Techland, the developer behind last year’s bloody good zombie survival game Dead Island could be working on a mobile installment in the successful franchise. The studio recently filed a trademark for Dead Stop, describing it as “an online game via an application for mobile phones and other electronic apparatus.” There’s a chance this could be another game in the popular series, or it could be related to the mysterious Dead Island: Riptide that was teased at E3. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was an app that supports Riptide in some way, similar to the map app that released alongside Dead Island. With this, Riptide, and the equally as intriguing Dead World trademark that was filed last year, it sounds like we could be getting a lot more Dead Island in the future. In any case, we might learn more soon when Riptide is officially revealed hopefully very soon. READ MORE
As a whole, I really wasn’t that impressed with E3 this year. I expected a lack of any real jaw-dropping announcements and outside of incredible showings from Watch Dogs, Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us, my fears mostly came true. I did however, have hopes that horror games would have a bigger showing at the event, and other than the intriguing ZombiU, this year’s selection wasn’t all that satisfying. Here are the 13 horror games I really wanted to hear something from this year. READ MORE
Deep Silver has just unveiled the next entry in their popular post-apocalyptic zombie franchise and it’s called Dead Island: Riptide. Techland will again be handling development of the game, which will release on consoles and PC. Not much else was revealed other than a tease of a more extensive reveal that will come later this summer. Check out the full press release after the jump and let me know what you’d like to see from this sequel. READ MORE
I like Game of the Year editions, even though Game of the Year seems to have lost its meaning over the years. It’s since been changed to something along the lines of “all-in-one edition,” since nowadays pretty much any game can bundle all its DLC and slap on a GotY label. If you’re patient enough, this edition always offers the best bang for you buck, as it brings with it the game and its DLC, and for a budget price. I have Fallout 3 and Borderlands GotY editions sitting at home right now, patiently waiting for me to come home and neglect them again in favor of more Minecraft. In case you missed Dead Island when it released back in September, now’s the time to get your hands on it–that is, unless you don’t have it yet because you don’t want it, in that case, please carry on. More info after the break. READ MORE
Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Deep Silver was planning on handing over development of the all but confirmed Dead Island 2 to a new studio. The first game was developed by Techland, and while they certainly did an admirable job, Dead Island didn’t quite live up to the expectations set by its fantastic debut trailer. The game still sold remarkably well, shipping over 3 million units so far, but much of that undoubtedly came from all the buzz that trailer received. With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver could be taking the same approach Konami and Capcom use with their Silent Hill and Resident Evil franchises respectively, by giving the game to another studio. Head past the jump for more! READ MORE
Dead Island might be lacking in the post-release DLC, but if a listing on the British ratings board is any indication, that won’t stop Deep Silver from giving us a Game of the Year edition. It would probably include the Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White expansions, though really, neither of them added much value to the game. Not everyone shared my love for Dead Island and all its electrified machete co-op action and the DLC was pretty disappointing, but if you’ve managed to hold off on getting yourself a copy this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. That is, if you haven’t nabbed a copy because you have no interest in the game. In that case, there’s a hilarious Christopher Walkenthrough video below this post that might tickle your fancy. READ MORE
You remember that beautifully made Dead Island announcement trailer? Well, if you don’t you can head past the break to check it out. You should check it out regardless because it’s incredible and bone chilling. Well, Deep Silver has won the award for Outstanding Promotional Trailer at the Game Marketing Awards this year. They also won the award for Best Use of Social Media at this years MCV Awards. I’m just curious if they will be able to top the trailer for their next game. I’m excited to see what they come up with.
It took a while, but Dead Island will finally be getting it’s first dose of story DLC with Ryder White. In it you play as the game’s main baddie, colonel Ryder White, who I will always remember as one of the most frustrating boss fights I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing in a video game. Seriously, that entire rooftop sequence sucked rotting zombie balls. In fact, when I get the DLC, I think I’ll let Ryder White die a couple dozen times over, as revenge for being a part of that fight. Yeah, that sounds fun.
Ryder White releases on February 1st for xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It’ll charge 800 MSP, or $10 in real money for “several hours” of gameplay, some plot twists, and the chance to watch Ryder White get his ugly face bashed in by curb-stomp happy infected. Head past the jump for the DLC trailer. READ MORE
Everyone’s favorite horror RPG is getting a second dose of DLC with a single-player expansion dubbed ‘Ryder White’. Fans might recognize this name as it belongs to the colonel who goes all William Birkin on you at the end of the game (belated spoiler!). I am all for an expansion on the story, especially one that brings with it several hours of gameplay, new weapon blueprints, and the chance to be evil.
Ryder White will be available in just a few short weeks, or January 31 on PSN and February 1 for XBLA and Steam. It’ll cost you $9.99, or 800 Microsoft Screaming Ponies. Is this something you’re interested in? READ MORE
Remember when I asked you to tell me what your favorite (and least favorite) horror games of 2011 were? I realize that was way back in 2011 so it might be a little hazy, but it happened, and now I have the results. After slaving away over a hot computer, picking through thousands of votes across 13 categories, I now have your winners.
The biggest surprise came from how many times Dead Space 2 and Dead Island butted heads, fighting for first place; apparently you all love those two games (and for good reason). So without further ado, let’s see who the winners are! READ MORE
Back when the trailer for Dead Island made its premiere a couple months ago, a lot of people were literally calling it “the best trailer ever”. I sort of disagree. For one, it’s basically just that one Coldplay video, only with zombies. And two, it had nothing to really do with the game itself.
However, even with my reservations against it, I have to admit it was a stirring piece of promotion. And I certainly can’t fault anyone for liking it. In fact, Lionsgate likes it so much that it seems their Dead Island movie will be primarily based on the game’s trailer rather than the game itself.
“Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film ‘Dead Island’ will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling. ‘Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck… This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love. It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.’”
Dead Island’s release is RIGHT around the corner, and I could not be having more of a shit fit about it if I tried. Check out the release trailer below, get 3 of your friends ready for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 release of the game on September 6th.
Now that Dead Island is less than a month away I’m about to burst. Seriously, I’m going to burst and cover these walls with little Adam giblets. So while I’m trying to contain myself you should definitely check out these songs, because they’re pretty easy on the ears, kind of like how easy I am on the eyes. And the bosom. And the [CENSORED]. The song below is the main theme song, and I’m definitely a fan. I wouldn’t mind slaying zombies with a few friends while this played in the background. Would you?
The other two songs, “Surrounded By Zombies” and “Zombie Uprising” can be found after the jump. Just make sure your ears are limbered up first, they’re pretty thick. READ MORE
It’s official, Dead Island has gone gold. That means every feature’s in there, it’s been tested to get the bugs out, and the game’s officially shipped to a manufacturer for mass production. That’s good news. If you had lingering fears that something would happen that would keep you away from the game your fears have officially been squashed. Nay, they’ve been sliced into fried little giblets by an electric machete. Because that’s how they do it, son. In related news, here’s a new trailer!
A tropical paradise infested by zombies? Check. Lots of weapons? Check. A couple of badass survivors to choose from so you can beat zombie ass with your friends? Check and check. I am so looking forward to this game, it really can’t come out soon enough. READ MORE
You know, I hate being the bringer of bad news. It’s just not fun, no sir, not fun at all. So it’s good that there isn’t any bad news to dish out today, in fact, all I have is sunshine and sensual velvety love for everyone! Can you believe it? Dead Island, a game that was unveiled so long ago is only a short month away from gifting us with the kickass cooperative zombie mayhem I’ve wanted since I was a baby. Seriously, I’ve wanted this game since I was a baby. My first words were ‘electric machete’ and my third and fourth were ‘tasty entrails.’ (I grew up in a troubled household).
So obviously, Dead Island is my type of game, and it should be yours as well. I mean, if you like joining your friends so you can mow down hordes of zombies with hand-crafted weapons and a mean ‘tude, then this is pretty much the game of your dreams. If you’d like another look at this mind-blowingly cool looking game, I suggest heading past the break for a new batch of screens. READ MORE
Fancy yourself a cheevo (that’s hipster lingo for achievement) or two every now and then? Have you been known to go out of your way to nab a couple every once in a while? Do you have a victory dance that you break into every time you unlock all of a game’s cheevos? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions then the following news might make your nether regions come to life a little bit, because Dead Island’s cheevo list has just been… unlocked. Yeah, that just happened.
The game looks to have a nice selection of cheevos that you’ll get over time and some you’ll have to work for, like setting ten zombies on fire at once or killing five zombies with a single blow. I’m especially interested in the Steam Punk cheevo where you have to “create weapons to rival the gods of fire and thunder,” could the latter be referring to the electric machete we’ve seen before in screenshots? Head past the break for the full list! READ MORE
GAMESRADAR is releasing self made episodes of Dead Island: Origins every week on Tuesday. This weeks episode the guys arrive on Dead Island, and they are a little too excited about it. Check it out below!
Those of you Playstation 3ers who still play around with Playstation Home will be excited to know Dead Island is making its way Home sometime before the games release. The zombies will make their way into home and turn the place on its head.
But that isn’t all, you and 3 friends will get to play zombie mini games together. Up to 10 different zombie mini games. If you complete all 10 mini games you will get an exclusive in game weapon. Exploding meat. I don’t know what it does, but I take my exploding meat rare. Dead Island fans should keep up on the mini games, as every week they will be releasing challenges where the player can win items for use in the actual game. More past the break. READ MORE
The wondrous and majestic video games website known as GAMESRADAR is releasing exclusive Dead Island: Secret Origins and original web series. The 1st episode is out and you can check it out below. I don’t want to spoil it, so check it out!
Ah how it must be nice to work in an office rather than from my bedroom where my girlfriend plays some wacked out cooking game from the Apple App Store because the Lion OSX is SOOOO cool. The next video in the series will be out Tuesday, so expect to see it! GamesRadar is also giving one lucky winner a five-night island getaway for two in the Bahamas! You can enter to win HERE!READ MORE
First announced back in 2007, Dead Island’s unique take on the all too familiar scenario of us versus hordes zombie made it instantly stand out. Then, suddenly, the game went quiet, and we didn’t hear from it again for a couple of years. It even made our list of the most anticipated horror games that needed to see the light of day. On a side note, from the 17 games on that list, Dead Island is the only game that’s since shown up, if you don’t count a third Resident Evil: Outbreak game (Operation Raccoon City sort of counts).
Now that we know a lot about the game it’s time we take a look at it and decide whether or not this game is going to be the mind-blowing open-world zombie game it’s jaw-dropping trailer made it out to be. How will Dead Island perform during our premature evaluation? Let’s find out. READ MORE