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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Quest “Rats In the Lab” - Rescue Frank

Cannot proceed with above quest so therefore cannot proceed with main quest line. It's part of the quest chain in the Laboratory for Act 3, that you have do for Dr West. I'm standing by some doors ...
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Is there a way to get the ammo from a gun without picking it up?

Ammo is hard to find and having to pick up a gun to get the ammo and then having to drop it again is very annoying. Is there a way I can get the ammo but leave the gun on the ground?
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Does the repeated turn in of water/food/champagne (etc.) result in anything significant?

You can turn in food and water (and I guess alcohol/champagne too, but I haven't turned in a lot of these) but there doesn't seem to be any end to how much you can turn in. So far the reward has just ...
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Where is the voice recording #4 in Dead Island?

I just came across #5, but the last one I found was #3. I looked through most of the quest locations in the city already, but I can't find it. Where is recording #4?
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Is there a way to turn off the camera 'wobble' on attack?

I've already altered the FOV in Dead Island, but I'm noticing that the constant "wobble" of the screen when making attacks is getting a bit disorienting and distracting. I'm OK with the camera shaking ...
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What are the different rarity colors in Dead Island?

So far in Dead Island I've noticed white, green, blue, and purple items. These seem to indicate different rarities, similar to the classification system used in Borderlands, but I don't know what ...
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What is the best way to kill thugs as Xian?

I am playing as Xian. Is there a way to kill thugs without being hit by it? It seems to take 10-15 weapon throws to kill the thug as Xian. Is there a better way to kill it?
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What do the weapon prefixes mean in Dead Island?

I noticed that the weapons in Dead Island have prefixes on their names. The ones I've seen so far are: Damaging Feeble Tiring Weak Flimsy Spiteful Disabling In examining the items, it seems that ...
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Are there “one-shot” collectables in Dead Island?

In Dead Island, are there any collectables which I can only get in one particular situation and then never again? Like, are there any areas with collectables which I only enter once in the story and ...
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Do containers respawn?

Do any of the containers (specifically the locked ones) in dead island respawn? Is it possible to farm a level 3 locked chest over and over again in hopes of good stuff?
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How many total skill points does a character get in Dead Island?

Considering there is no respec mechanism in Dead Island, I'm trying to plan out my character build a little in advance. In examining the skill tree I see there are: 21 possible points in Fury 39 ...
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Where can I find the teddy bear?

I have a quest to find a lost teddy bear for a girl who has trouble sleeping (possibly due to all the zombies walking), but I can't seem to find it. Can someone post a map pointing to the location of ...
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Where are all the collectibles located?

I just found my first collectible ingame. I noticed that there are various achievements associated with finding all of the collectibles. Is there a list with the locations of all the collectibles? So ...
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What determines whether or not I get experience with each blow I land on a zombie?

For want of a weapon, I have been roaming around the island beating zombies to death (well, more death) with my bare fists. I've noticed while doing this that sometimes when I attack a certain zombie, ...
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Are Dead Island's achievements counted across playthroughs and play modes?

I want to know if the achievements can be acquired across multiplayer playthroughs/characters and through singleplayer and co-op. I'm mostly wondering because the achievement Busy, busy, busy says ...
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Can I respec my Dead Island character?

After finally getting the game set up how I want it to run, I've started playing with Xian as my main character. I've now earned enough XP to level up, but I'm wondering if I will have the ability to ...
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How does breaking zombies work?

As far as I can tell, a zombie has both a yellow health bar and a red health bar. The yellow health bar indicates the amount of stamina a zombie has left; once exhausted by taking damage it collapses. ...
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Are there any benefits to getting drunk?

When wandering around the Dead Island, I discovered a bottle of alcohol. Thinking that it was a normal item that I would store away for later use, like Soap or Rags, I picked it up. However, when I ...
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What's the difference between a public and a private slot?

When I set up an internet-connected game of Dead Island, I'm allowed to specify how many public and private slots I want to have available. What distinguishes them? Ideally, I want only my Steam ...
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Is it possible to change the Field of View (FOV) in Dead Island?

The default Field of View in Dead Island is quite cramped, and even though I'm not prone to motion sickness, I tend to get a headache when I play the game as a result. I went through the options, but ...
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How do I turn on VSync and other advanced settings in Dead Island?

I can't stand screen tearing and I'm wondering how I can turn on vertical sync. There doesn't seem to be on option to turn it on through the game itself. Where can I find the file to turn it on? Are ...
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Will you find more weapons suited to your character?

Right now my character is the sharp-bladed weapon expert, and I'm halfway through Act 2 and I have not found a single firearm (but many knives, etc). If I choose the firearms expert, will I be able ...
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Where is the downed jumbo jet?

In one of the cut scenes early on, it showed a jumbo jet coming in for an emergency landing on the island, where did it land?
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When do the merchants change their inventory?

So as I go around doing quests, I notice that the merchants change their inventory since I last looked, what triggers this?
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Dead Island Character Differences

I started playing Dead Island yesterday evening, though I didn't play very much. The game seemed impressive. But I've been wondering if the different characters have any unique traits that the others ...