Long-awaited Dead Island 2 Arrives this Week


Dead Island 2

By: Jason Siu


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Dead Island 2 launch trailer

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Originally announced nearly a decade ago in 2014, it’s almost hard to believe that Dead Island 2 has an actual launch trailer. Releasing April 21, Dead Island 2 is developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver, and it might be a pleasant surprise, all things considered. After our disappointment with Dying Light 2, we hope Dead Island 2 will at least be fun and entertaining to play.

The sequel to Dead Island has players taking on the role of one of these six survivors: Amy, Bruno, Dani, Ryan, Carla, and Jacob. You discover you’re immune to the zombie virus, which means the fate of humanity is in your hands — a rather generic, zombie apocalypse story premise. But hey, you’ll be joined by the original Dead Island’s Sam B and some new friends as you try to escape HELL-A before the rest of the world falls victim to the plague.

While it’s easy to believe Dead Island 2 is going to be a disaster because of its shaky development, everything we’ve seen of the game looks fairly positive so far. We believe the game could be a surprisingly enjoyable experience.

Dead Island 2 box art

Buy Dead Island 2

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Release date: April 21, 2023

Dead Island 2 Launch Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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