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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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 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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...