Search for zombie-slaying video games and you are likely to find over a dozen franchises, all of which present the gore-fest in a similar manner that tries to fulfil our twisted fantasies. In the midst of popular titles like Resident Evil and The Last of Us, lies the Dead Island franchise. After being dormant for almost a decade, we are finally getting the highly-anticipated sequel to Dead Island, and if the early Twitter reviews are anything to go by, it promises to offer the same zombie slash fest that its predecessor excelled in, with an extra dose of dark humour. Basically, Dead Island 2 is bringing back an over-the-top zombie hunting experience with a modern take on the RPG format and we are here for it.

Developed by Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios, Dead Island 2 will be coming out on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and the Xbox Series X|S. If you are planning to dive deep into this zombie gore fest this summer, here is everything you need to know about it.

‘Dead Island 2’ stands out for its interesting story

Dead Island 2
Image Source: Courtesy Deep Silver / Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 is set 10 years after the events of Dead Island. The United States government and the US Military have forced a quarantine on Hell-A – a zombie-infested iteration of Los Angeles – after a new zombie breakout. As the player, you get on board the last flight leaving the city when somehow, the infection spreads onboard and well, the usual follows. The plane crashes, you regroup with the other slayers in a movie star’s mansion, and head on for a rampant and fun zombie-slaying fest.

While each of the slayers has unique abilities and weaknesses, the primary goal is to use all the (violent!) means to destroy the undead and reach your checkpoint. Returning players from the original Dead Island will find some familiar gameplay mechanics.

Early reviews of Dead Island 2 are mixed, with many praising the action and the gameplay style, but being disappointed with the narrative.

‘Dead Island 2’: Check out the early Twitter reviews

Here’s what Twitter has to say about the sequel to Dead Island 

(Hero and feature image credit: Courtesy Deep Silver / Dambuster Studios)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will Dead Island 2 launch on PS4?

Answer: Dead Island 2 releases on PS4 as well as the PS5 on April 21, 2023.

Question: How much does Dead Island 2 cost?

Answer: Dead Island 2 will cost you HKD 549 on the PlayStation consoles for the standard edition, HKD 705 for the Gold Edition and HKD 588 for the Deluxe Edition.

Question: How many players does Dead Island 2 support in co-op?

Answer: You can add up to three friends in the multiplayer co-op mode in Dead Island 2.

Question: What is the highest level in Dead Island 2?

Answer: The highest level in Dead Island 2 is level 30 but players can only reach level 22 if they complete the main story mode. For level 30, players will need to complete all the side quests as well.

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Amritanshu Mukherjee

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‘Dead Island 2′: What The Twitter Reviews Are Saying About The Highly-Anticipated Sequel