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Dead Island 2

4.2 out of 5
63 User Ratings
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A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, turning its inhabitants into zombies. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, uncover the truth behind the outbreak.
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About Dead Island 2

About this game

For customers in Germany - Once zombies are defeated, players can no longer deal damage to or further dismember zombie corpses. USK players can play co-op sessions with international players through friend invites and joining friends. For public matchmaking, USK players can only play with other USK players.

Developed by Deep Silver & Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver

The highly-anticipated sequel to Dead Island is here now with Dead Island 2! Jump straight into HELL-A and survive the horrors as one of the few people that are resistant to the pathogen. You, and only a handful of survivors left, are what's left of the City of Angels.

Bash Some Brains In!

Los Angeles has been turned into a gory, bloody mess. Survive the apocalypse in this new take on the iconic City of Angels! With various landscapes and iconic locations, immerse yourself in the apocalyptic setting of one of the best cities in the world.

Brutal Melee Sandbox

Grab your bat, machete, hammer, and more, and bash some brains in. Dead Island 2's unrivalled first-person combat features visceral, gory visuals to tear, smash, slice, and rip apart your foes. Fight for your life, and fight hard.

Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer

Take control of six Slayers and jump into HELL-A to survive the apocalypse. Build your Slayer as you wish, experiment with the game's brand-new skill system, and re-spec instantly to try out new and whackier builds. How will you choose to defeat the zombie threat?

Zombie Infestation

Survive against some of Dead Island's fiercest zombies yet with HELL-A's inhabitants. Deal with various zombie types, all of which have unique mutations, attacks, and visual variants. Use your weaponry to defeat some of the harshest zombies to date, dismember them, and turn the City of Angels into your personal playground.

A Cinematic Co-op Adventure

 

Survive alone or take up to three other friends and enjoy all of the twists and turns of the narrative with a partner or squad! Set out into the world and bash heads together as you embark on LA's goriest tale yet. 

Game Details

Release Date:
April 22, 2024
Developer:
Dambuster Studios
Publisher:
Deep Silver
Rating:
ACB rating of 18
ESRB rating of 18
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Dead Island
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-9590 / Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon R9 390X (8192 VRAM) / GeForce GTX 1060 (6144 VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 5600X / Intel Core i9-9900k
  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX 6800 XT (16384 VRAM) / GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8192 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB GB available space

Dead Island 2 Editions

Critic Reviews

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Cultured Vultures

75 / 100
"Refreshingly brainless and made with a lot of heart, Dead Island 2's repetitive quest design and disappointing conclusion don't stop it from being a whale of a time."

GameGrin

80 / 100
"A fun but not relaxing trip to the fancy parts of L.A, Dead Island 2 is a major improvement over the previous franchise entries, with accurate goriness for the player's...

GamersRD

86 / 100
"This game has everything to be the best in its genre and it does it well with an excellent narrative, graphics and impressive details. It runs a bit heavy for some players on...
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Relax & enjoy! 76.19%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Dead Island 2 User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 63 ratings
81% of users would recommend this.
4.2

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Recommended

SG
Verified purchase
First off, if you are stuck at the slayer picking screen, you have to install the Windows Media Feature Pack, dunno why, took me a few hours to figure it out accidentally and get the game running. The game is good, great visuals, altough mirrors have no reflections, not even fake ones, that's weird for 2023. Gunplay, melee weapons feel good, the damage models are great, the story is a lot more engaging (but not serious at all) compared to the first game which was really dry and dull. I think 40-something bucks for 10-20 hours of mindless zombie slaying fun is a good deal. Not a memorable game but a nice fun ride after work for a couple of weeks.
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Recommended

MarLee
Verified purchase
It's a big disappointment compared to the original and Riptide, they were so much more fun. It's not open-world like the originals, and you can't drive around in a vehicle like the originals. Graphics are nice - stunning in places, but the zombies respawn too quickly in areas that you've just cleared. But at least killing them is visually impressive, even if the control system is a bit weak. It's a once-through for me on this game, that's if I feel like completing it. I'd recommend it if you like zombies, but not so much if you loved the freedom of the original.
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Good times and zombie brains

PapaJon_Games
Verified purchase
Dead Island 2 is just pure, brainless fun. Combat is satisfying and the locations you go to are varied and fun to explore. It feels more generic and leaner due to the change in the level up system but the game is really hard to put down. Also runs great on the Steam deck!
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Recommended

George juro
Verified purchase
I like the game a lot but the story was kind of short i can say...
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Recommended

Cody
Verified purchase
Great game. Co-op sadly limited to 60 FPS, since anything above that will horribly desync players. It's the first time I played a game where my personal FPS affected network stability, but it is what it is. Game looks great and combat is fun. Game was, however, very easy, which is a shame.
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A gore fun romp that isn't quite fault.

Mylochek
Verified purchase
The game definitely doesn't shy away on the gore factor. It is a lighter story than the last Dead Island and Riptide but it does give you a fun and wild romp through zombie infested areas. My only complaint are the few bugs I've encountered and the crashes. Been working through them and still having a fun time.
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Recommended

Great game
Verified purchase
Little tricky but great 👍🏻 Controls are not best for steam deck but it works under windows on steam deck
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Great Game, but the Story was a bit short

Gold
Verified purchase
Great Game, though i wouldn't recommend it If you're looking for a Story Game. It was Fun playing DI2 in co-op and just smashing through Zombies.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 editions. They are Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Gold Edition
Deluxe Edition contains:
  • Full Game
  • Golden Weapons Pack
  • Jacob & Amy Character Packs
Gold Edition contains:
  • Full Game
  • Golden Weapons Pack
  • Jacob & Amy Character Packs
  • Pulp Weapons Pack
  • Haus DLC & Sola DLC
Available DLCs for Dead Island 2 include Haus, Character Pack Jungle Fantasy Ryan, Memories of Banoi Pack, and Character Pack 2 Cyber Slayer Amy
Somewhere in the middle. 76% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 19% of GameFAQs users said Dead Island 2 is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Dead Island 2 is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Dead Island 2 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-9590 / Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon R9 390X (8192 VRAM) / GeForce GTX 1060 (6144 VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 5600X / Intel Core i9-9900k
  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX 6800 XT (16384 VRAM) / GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8192 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 25 hours. 100% of users played Dead Island 2 for over 12 hours.
68% of critics on Metacritic recommend Dead Island 2. The Metascore is 75 out of 100.
81% of Fanatical users recommend Dead Island 2. The average review score is 4.2/5
Dead Island 2 was released on April 22, 2024
Dead Island 2 is published by Deep Silver
Dead Island 2 was developed by Dambuster Studios
Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as Action, Crafting, Survival Horror, and RPG
Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as Zombies, Violent, Horror, and Female Protagonist
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as having Co-op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as having Online Co-Op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as having Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as Crafting
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Island 2 as Survival Horror

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