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Dead Island PC video

Dead Island PC video

One can't say that the release of the PC version of Dead Island went unnoticed this week. For some odd reason, it seems a dev version was accidentally released and it took a few days for the game to be patched. It did not prevent players from complaining about the fact that it was merely just a console port, with no standard options like V-sync, anti-aliasing, etc. Using your Nvidia or ATI pannel can help fix such details, editing the game's video file but that's not particularly user friendly. Despite all this, the game is still a lot of fun and it is full of content. My biggest grudge is with the pop-up issues that feel completely outdated. Other than that, the game is clearly worth it to anyone who likes the survival horror genre. Here is a 1080p video in 60 fps (minus a few hiccups due to Fraps) to give you an idea of what to expect.

PC gameplay - 1080p 60 fps

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Commented on 2011-09-11 11:03:06
V-sync is no problem via driver or D3Doverider.
There are no anti-aliasing options, but when you select best quality in settings, there is no need for it, as aliasing is pretty non-existent.
The pop-up is a little bit annoying. Anyhow: the graphics look great on PC at max settings, and it runs smooth as butter for me.

Edit: I love the game. It's fallout 3 lite with zombies and great graphics.
Commented on 2011-09-11 11:06:44 In reply to droezelke
Well, even at max setting, I still find the antialiasing a bit annoying at times. As for V-sync, you're right (like I said in the news) but I still think it's not normal it can't be done directly in the game's menu. :)

I really like the game too and I also think it looks great.
Commented on 2011-09-11 11:50:09
It's weird when you engage a 3rd party V-sync, the game seems to slow down a lot even though I'm getting 60 frames. Still to me it's better than the screen tearing if I don't have V-sync.
Commented on 2011-09-11 12:07:26 In reply to Driftwood
I'll pay attention to the aliasing, because I never noticed it as annoying.
V-sync should have been in the game. I agree.
Commented on 2011-09-11 12:14:09 In reply to plmko
Posted by plmko
It's weird when you engage a 3rd party V-sync, the game seems to slow down a lot even though I'm getting 60 frames. Still to me it's better than the screen tearing if I don't have V-sync.
nah, a steady frame-rate is crucial... i can live with some image rip now and then.
Commented on 2011-09-11 12:33:32 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I'll pay attention to the aliasing, because I never noticed it as annoying.
V-sync should have been in the game. I agree.
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit then. :)
Commented on 2011-09-11 14:30:30
This game has been a pleasant surprise for me, i got it because i wanted some braindead game that i could play in short bursts when feeling bored, but now im completely hooked by the co-op mode.
The perfect way to describe it is a mix between left 4 dead and borderland, once you get into it its deeper than it sounds.
It is a pretty rough game with some jarring technical issues, the plot is forgettable and the voice acting is cringeworthy, but all of these problems are more than compensated by the excellent gameplay and the fun quest structure.
Commented on 2011-09-11 18:28:58
This game is amazing. So much fun. I really enjoy the analog combat mode. Makes the combat a bit more interesting. Seems like you just can't join to Co-op games with dudes that are further in the campaign mode? Kinda lame.

Oh and game runs really nicely.
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:03:43
Driver forced AA isn't as efficient as one set up inside the game. The Game won't be GOTY candidate but is still a bit of fun.
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:48:26
BTW I tried some co-op today and every time other player talked to quest dudes, game skipped the voice overs after couple words. Also I didn't have time to read texts :S Does this happen to others? It's annoying me. I know voice overs and stuff isn't that hot but I want to know whats happening :P
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:58:23
been playing the game none stop since released, have to say it is one the best zombie games been made, have it maxed out on pc, havent come across any issue bar the fast running zombies some times swamping me, other than that the game runs flawless and looks great, have not touched co-op yet though, so cant wait try it
Commented on 2011-09-11 20:10:43 In reply to Kostchtchie
Posted by Kostchtchie
been playing the game none stop since released, have to say it is one the best zombie games been made, have it maxed out on pc, havent come across any issue bar the fast running zombies some times swamping me, other than that the game runs flawless and looks great, have not touched co-op yet though, so cant wait try it
Glad to know it's as strong in singleplayer, unlike Borderlands which was really boring alone.
Commented on 2011-09-11 21:22:50
Loving the game, felt i was getting a bit of frame slow down on various part's of the map until Fraps put paid to that showing i was running at a constant 60.

Overall it's a great game from what i have played of it.
Commented on 2011-09-11 22:08:15 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
BTW I tried some co-op today and every time other player talked to quest dudes, game skipped the voice overs after couple words. Also I didn't have time to read texts :S Does this happen to others? It's annoying me. I know voice overs and stuff isn't that hot but I want to know whats happening :P
thats because the other players were skipping them, thats why i play alone now
Commented on 2011-09-11 22:37:18 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
thats because the other players were skipping them, thats why i play alone now
A co-op between mates the best option then? Was thinking of getting this for something to do between now and Rage but if its not got a strong co-op I don't know if I will.
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:02:58 In reply to Isomac
Lol, i was skipping their voices, i read fast :P (need to slow down :D)

Having loads fun with the game. Loving it! Great fun in co-op.

Glad i decided to buy it :)
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:08:46
I see. Damn Uruk you are always rushing around: http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/5597935352982598...
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:10:39 In reply to Isomac
Uruk > Doors!
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:12:19
Nah its the quest giver you slammed with the door. All your fault dude. No wonder the dude can't talk more than couple words!
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:14:06 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
Nah its the quest giver you slammed with the door. All your fault dude. No wonder the dude can't talk more than couple words!
Haha!

Here's a funny Dead Island video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE&feature...
Commented on 2011-09-12 00:19:52
wow this game loox fn amazing!! how will my hd 2600 xt fare guys?!
Commented on 2011-09-12 02:38:05
I caved in and picked this up. Amazon had it for $10 dollars off. I've put a few hours into it and I'm having a great time in this would-be paradise. It, so far, gives a decent illusion of being open. I love kicking the zombies off high ledges or across tables or into swimming pools. I'm playing as the Asian chick, she has a mean jump kick. The game has some major pop-in issues I hope they patch.
Commented on 2011-09-12 06:08:59 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
A co-op between mates the best option then? Was thinking of getting this for something to do between now and Rage but if its not got a strong co-op I don't know if I will.
IMO play with people you know that wont be assholes and skip the scenes, so you dont lose out on the story.
Commented on 2011-09-12 08:16:32 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
IMO play with people you know that wont be assholes and skip the scenes, so you dont lose out on the story.
exactly, i really had a much more enjoyable time with people I knew instead of strangers who would get to every quest/side quest NPC before me (since they all rushed) and skip through the dialog. strangers give you no time to explore the game, as there seems to be some unspoken agreement that both players are suppose to keep up with each other. thats not what this game is about, and if you decide to play with strangers you're going to miss out on a lot of the best parts of this game.
Commented on 2011-09-12 11:29:46
Just started playing it yesterday, amazing game so far, highly entertaining and realistic, with great graphics. Recommend to every fan of open world (well, somewhat, it's pretty big) zombie games.
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