Dead Island 2 is an open-world survival horror action role-playing video game. Players must fight their way through hordes of zombies as they attempt to survive in beautiful California; featuring cities like Venice and Hollywood to name a few. The game also features crafting and customization, allowing players to create their own weapons as they explore. With its intense zombie-killing action, exciting gameplay mechanics, and engaging crafting system, Dead Island 2 offers a thrilling gaming experience for zombie fans everywhere!

A screenshot from Dead Island 2

Gameplay and Crafting

The gameplay is fun. There are 6 playable heroes that you can pick from each with their own unique set of skills and perks. The new entry to the series is their new system of Slayer Cards that modify your attacks, kicks, and fury mode. Dead Island 2 is a blast to play, especially with friends. The thrill that comes with walking down Venice Beach with a machete equipped with a blow torch is unmatched. I played the game with a friend and I will say playing with more people makes the game a super fun experience. There are more zombies to fight and more chaos to navigate through.

The crafting system in Dead Island 2 is simple yet effective, allowing for the quick and easy creation of new weapons and items. Players can scavenge components from around the island such as scrap metal, wood, and electronics, then combine them with other materials to create new items. There are various mods that you can upgrade your weapons with like explosions with each critical hit or leaving a pool of fire when you maim a zombie.

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The Story

The Story takes place about 15 years after the events of Dead Island. There are 6 survivors that you can choose from that all have different perks and play a little bit differently from each other. You have to trek through LA as zombies have overtaken what seems like the whole state of California. You quickly meet Sam B. from the first Dead Island and you find out you are immune to the infection. Through the game you find out about your immunity to the virus and why you are so important.

Should You Play Dead Island 2?

Dead Island 2 has engaging gameplay that seems like a never-ending ride in the best ways. Dead Island 2 went through development hell for half a decade and I will say Deep Silver made a sequel to remember. The graphics are beautiful and the physics work. When you aim to cut off a zombie’s arm it will come off. Where this game really shines is its coop. Grab a few friends and go slay some zombies on Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox 1, Xbox series X and S, and Epic Store.

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