A 2011 zombie horror game by Techland, focusing on first-person melee combat, set on a tropical island overrun by the walking dead.

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Dead Island saves are gone

My saves are gone. Is there any way to recover them? I got it on Steam, and after launcnhing it today the Continue options is greyed out. I played the game till almost level 10.
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Display Drivers Crashing

I am running windows 8.1 with a nvidia 660. When I play Dead Island or Arkham City, after a short amount of time, my display drivers crash, and the game stops responding. Both games have worked fine ...
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Dying in Dead Island

If you die in Dead Island is there a way for you to get out of the mission you are playing and return to free play without having to quit to the main menu?
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When to get Zed's Demise?

What level should I get Zeds demise? Right now I am level 27 in Act 3 laboratory I just need to collect the blood from the tribe people. So what's a good level to get Zeds demise?
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What are the differences from Dead Island to Dead Island Riptide?

Much of Dead Island's game engine appears unchanged in Dead Island Riptide. What changes have been made to the game in the jump from Dead Island to Dead Island Riptide?
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How do quest XP rewards scale, mathematically?

You can see in this video that the quest XP reward scales at each level: ...
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What's the fastest way to earn XP?

In Dead Island, I want to hit the level cap as fast as possible to get as many skills as possible, to get more money whereas constituent parts remain the same price, to get weapons that I won't be ...
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How much money do I lose when I die?

In Dead Island, it notifies you that you lost a certain amount of money when you die. How much is lost exactly?
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Which shotgun is better for safe distance dismemberment?

In Dead Island, there are two types of shotguns: shotguns and short shotguns. In comparison to the latter, the former holds two more shells, is more accurate, shoots fewer pellets, and seems to reload ...
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Can legendary firearms spawn?

In Dead Island, there are named legendary weapons, la crème da la crème, which are an upper class of orange rarity (non-named legendaries). Wikis document named legendary firearms, but I have never ...
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Does Jackpot actually work?

In Dead Island, the character Purna has a Survival skill called Jackpot (just before the bottom) which "increases your chance to find rare items among loot." I was wondering how effective this is, ...
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Does Second Chance work in car?

In Dead Island, Purna has a Survival skill called Second Chance (bottom left) which has a chance of instantly reviving Purna upon death. When a player dies in a car, unlike outside of cars, the player ...
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Is there an optimal repair point?

In Dead Island, is there a cheaper time to repair a weapon, relative to its condition, or does each usage-by-hit cost the same to repair?
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How much time for an orange weapon?

In Dead Island, orange-rarity items spawn in loot drops (e.g., weapon chest) at a high, if not 100% chance (outside of vendors) after a certain amount of time. This information was largely propagated ...
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Why did my character data get corrupted?

One time that I log into Dead Island, hit PLAY at the title menu to look at my character data, and look at characters data, one of my character data is corrupted. Instead of the facial icon for the ...
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How do I drop my fury weapon?

I've seen weapons with weird names like "furyfists" and "furyknife". I think that they're the unique weapons each character class wields when they activate their fury. How do you get them outside of ...
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What changes occur in New Game+?

In the "Dead Island" (DI) video-game, what changes occur in New Game+ (NG+), in comparison to non-new-game-plus? Acceptable: In particular, I want to know how prices are affected. Someone asserted ...
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“side-by-side configuration is incorrect” error when launching Dead Island

My friend and I both bought the Dead Island game. I set up my copy and it works flawlessly but for my friend it responds with this message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side ...
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What's with the gas?

Some zombies appear to emit a greenish cloud of gas. When I'm in this cloud my screen changes color to show that something is happening to me. What is the gas doing to me?
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What are skulls for?

I found a Blue Skull! It looks special! Whats it for? Are there others? In what Acts can I find each of any of the others? Do not tell me where the skulls are beyond the Acts they are located in ...
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Is there a purpose for the cinderblocks?

So far everything I have found in this game has had SOME purpose to it. Every item has a use, albeit sometimes it's hard to immediatly recognize. In ACT 2 (the village) I keep finding large ...
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Can I restore a save file from PSN+ thats a couple of days old?

I'm having problems with Dead Island with some trophies and DLC's and I was wondering if there was a way to restore an OLD PSN+ save file?.. It already updated my last save file :/ Does it mean it ...
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Prologue: Rise and Shine Game Breaking Glitch

I just got Dead Island working on my machine (a small miracle, considering how many bugs are in the game itself.) I played through the first part where you wake up, walk around, fall down the ...
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Is Dead Island meant to be played with friends?

I just started the game, and by default it looked as if it were pressing me to play co-op right out of the gate. Is the game supposed to be played co-op? Will I be missing anything if I play through ...
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Stop auto equipping alcohol!

I am playing Dead Island on the PC. Many NPCs want alcohol for various purposes, so I want to collect it when I see them laying around. But when I do this, the game seems to switch my current weapon ...
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3D Vision doesn't work with dead island

I have a 3D Vision problem with Dead Island. See this video, at first 3d vision is deactivated, then activated via hotkey then deactivated again. ...
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Getting stuck trying to get back to the prison on the second runthrough

I have completed the game once, and I'm towards the end of my second run through the game, but I seem to be stuck. There are no missions available, and no way for me to get back to the prison to ...
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How powerful are guns in Dead Island?

I just got Dead Island on Steam last night as part of the summer sale (my favorite time of year). A friend and I plan on playing the whole game co-op, and I kind of want to play the Firearms ...
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Can I join a game in the middle of a 1st playthrough if I'm just starting a 2nd playthrough?

Some of my friends are playing Dead Island, but they are hopelessly behind me in terms of story progression. Will I be able to still join their game if I'm in an earlier chapter of a 2nd playthrough ...
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When can I access the DLC content?

I Got the 2 DLC(Ryder White and Bloodbath Arena) for dead island,but when are they available for me to play? Do I have to complete the game or get to a specific locations?
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Can you leave the Prison?

I'm getting pretty close to the part of the game where you have to go to the Prison Island. I've played a lot of games where the last level is the last level, and you can't leave it to return ...
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What's a good way for me to find a Katana, aside from Zed's Demise?

So I'm level 41 and I just got to the Jungle, but I haven't seen a Katana since level 30. I found a Frail Katana on the beach of the first area at around level 30 inside of a metal chest. Since then, ...
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I'm having problems with the storage girl in act 2 in Dead Island

I can give her my weapons easily but when I try to take them back and click on them they disappear and are gone for good. Is this a glitch, has anyone had the same problem? Thanks for your answers in ...
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How do you complete the challenge “Can't have enough Ram”?

I have no idea how to ram enemies. How do I do this?
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How do I complete One is All I Need?

I'm trying to get the 'One is All I Need' achievement but I'm having trouble. Sometimes get the progress window to pop up, and other times I kill a zombie with one hit and nothing happens. Any hints ...
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What's the best way to kill a floater in Dead Island?

I'm having mega trouble killing them: I've tried bombs, shotguns, etc. but they're still a nuisance! Are there any tips or tricks to taking them out?
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Do miscellaneous items take up inventory space?

I was just wondering if all the items you collect over time take up space in your inventory making it so you can't have as many weapons, med kits and items of importance? I just sold a lot of my ...
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Is it possible to uncorrupt a Dead Island save on the PS3?

I have played this game twice, both times making it to about 80 percent through the main game. Both times that I turned the game off (making sure especially the second game not to do so when it was ...
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How do I save survivor Jose?

I came across a survivor in the south bunker on the first resort map. I think his name is Jose. I can't seem to get him to talk to me once I kill the zombies outside the fence that are trying to get ...
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How do I complete the “Rescue Frank” mission in Dead Island?

I am on the mission where you are in the lab and someone named Frank is surrounded by zombies and you have to save him. I started it but I died so I went to do another mission. Now when I try to ...
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Green coloured items menu items in Dead Island, sell or keep?

In Dead Island, the items you pick up in the game like flares that are green-coloured in your item menu, are they just high-end items to sell or are they used for anything special?
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Who is the guy in the opening movie of Dead Island?

From whose perspective is the opening movie in Dead Island? You meet the four playable characters through the course of the drunken shenanigans, so who is this guy?
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What do I do with diamonds?

After finishing the quests that take me through the hotel to get to the parking lot, I accumulated a fair number of champagne bottles, which I dutifully turned in for diamonds. Now I've got 8 ...
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How do I install PS3 Game Utility for Dead Island

I haven't played Dead Island for a few days so I missed the release of the new patch over the last weekend. So when I tried to play with my buddies I obviously couldn't because of version differences. ...
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Where can I find more diamonds or champagne?

I need a bunch of diamonds to make a mod, and the only way I know of is to turn in champagne as exchange, but so far I've only found one bottle (I forgot where). Where can I get more champagne and ...
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What's the maximum level in Dead Island?

What's the maximum level in Dead Island that you can reach and does it make in sort that you can have max-out skills ?
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Is there a technique to knocking down doors?

In Dead Island, there is an achievement called Knock, Knock which is completed by breaching a locked door on the first attempt. The meter in the game is incomprehensible to me and I've never been ...
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How are money and experience divided in Dead Island's co-op mode?

Are money and experience divided evenly when you play co-op? I'm playing with two friends of mine, and we'd like to try to stay within roughly the same level of each other. So far, it looks like you ...
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How do I disable always on voice chat in Dead Island?

I decided to try out Dead Island's co-op mode. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to turn off voicechat and I can't find any push to talk option. I don't want to just unplug my microphone because ...
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How do I save my Dead Island game on PS3?

Apparently the developers forgot to include a save command in the ps3 version, and as a result the game saves only when it feels like it. This results in lots of potential for lost data (indeed the ...