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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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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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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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 legendary firearms spawn?

In Dead Island, there are named legendary weapons which are an upper class of orange rarity, la crème da la crème. Wikis document named legendary firearms, but I have never seen one spawn nor have I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I play Dead Island over a LAN?

Tomorrow I'm going to go to visit my friend, I will bring my laptop. He has Dead Island, and If there is any way we can play on LAN, I will also buy it. Does it have LAN?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...