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Monday, 12 September 2011 08:05

Dead Island sold out?

Written by David Stellmack

Initial shipments apparently sold out
According to two retail sources that we spoke with, the initial shipment of the just released Dead Island is apparently sold out for the moment. The Techland-developed action horror title has sold much better than expected, which led to much higher demand and the title being sold out.

While we hear that there is a copy here and there that are floating around and maybe even a copy of the limited edition release of Dead Island, if you didn’t happen to snag one by now you are going to be waiting at least a couple of weeks till more copies hit retailer shelves again.  In a spot check, we found it back ordered on Game Stop’s web site but a copy available here and there at retail units. Our check of our independent friends found a much different story, with all of them we spoke with out of stock and not expecting any copies for a week or two.

The news that the title is selling well has to be exciting for Deep Silver and Techland, but it is unknown if gamers will still be thinking about Dead Island when it comes back in stock in about two weeks. It is possible Deep Silver and Techland might have missed the golden window, but we will have to see how this turns out.

The other point of note is that the reviews for Dead Island seem to be all over the place, with some reviews liking the game while others finding it not living up to the pre-sales hype.

Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2011 13:16
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+2 #1 Kryojenix 2011-09-12 09:56
ho hum ... so bored with the ongoing obsession with zombies! I find them so boring and they don't suspend my disbelief (exceptions: contextual zombies, such as in Half Life 2 or Skyrim)
+2 #2 Regenweald 2011-09-12 10:02
Sold out based on a trailer.....hope the game lives up to it ;-)
0 #3 thematrix606 2011-09-12 10:23
Quoting Regenweald:
Sold out based on a trailer.....hope the game lives up to it ;-)

Yeah I just ordered my copy, it looks like a follow up to L4D(2) with an open environment and some customizing weapons + skills. I can only wish L4D3 would do all of those plus more (even though knowing Valve, they'll release a beta product, and try to finish up a year afterwards).

@ Kryojenix they are STILL better than all that Vampire bs on tv these days... New zombies have to be fast, fierce and dumb.
+1 #4 Xero 2011-09-12 11:27
Deep Silver is the PUBLISHER! The developer is Techland, a Polish company.
0 #5 Th3pwn3r 2011-09-12 16:31
I just finished the game last night in single player on PC and umm...while it did offer a lot in terms of gameplay the gameplay wasn't the greatest. It's very repetitive and the "story" tries too hard to be cool through the use of profanity, it gets old quick. Anyhow, after 30hours of solo play I'd say I got my money's worth but I wouldn't recommend others to buy it. The game is HORRIBLY glitchy, I've had weapons disappear for no reason and zombies have attacked through walls(like no clipping), one quest in the sewers I was killed and when I was respawned the game respawned me outside of a LOCKED room and I spent forever trying to find a way back in when there wasn't one. I'd give this game a 6 out of 10, once you make it through the first 3-5hrs it gets better so hang in there.
0 #6 Kryojenix 2011-09-13 15:07
Quoting thematrix606:
they are STILL better than all that Vampire bs on tv these days...
What vampires on TV? I know of no vampires on TV these days! :P Happily living in my own world 8)
You have fun, though! ;-)
0 #7 Pirate3969 2011-09-16 08:53
I had a go on dead island, personally i thought it sucked balls. It's just so repetitive and there's nothing that hasn't been done already. If you're easily pleased then it's the game for you, it's just not my cup of tea. But hey i'm an old 42 year old gamer from the days of the C64, WTF do i know? Pac-man anyone?

0 #8 thematrix606 2011-09-16 12:35
Quoting Pirate3969:
I had a go on dead island, personally i thought it sucked balls. 42 year old game

Lots of ball sucking going on for a 42 year old? HMm... salty.

Personally, I've been playing games for 16 years now or so, I though it gave a view NO other game has had over zombies, survival and open world.

And I can't agree the quests are repetitive, they might be in the beginning, where you are still learning how to play, but def not later on... how long have you been playing for so far?

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