Parents' Guide to

Escape Dead Island

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, bloody zombie adventure feels stale and linear.

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

16 and up

Third part of famous franchise "Dead Island" but less gory than previous parts and less sexualized than Dead Island: Riptide. Intense Violence Bad Language(f--k,sh-t,hell,damn)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Escape Dead Island looks better than it plays. Unfortunately, the comic book-like graphics (including some awesome cut-scene sequences) and the variety of indoor and outdoor environments aren't enough to save it. The game suffers from repetitive gameplay, technical bugs, and other issues, including linearity. Despite the fact that the world looks huge and free to roam in, a lot of "invisible walls" restrict your progress.

In all fairness, the action can be fun at times, such as when you open fire on enemies or create a makeshift weapon, and the stealthy elements are often intense. But after a few minutes of play, you can't help but feel like there's something missing. Speaking of missing, there's no multiplayer here. It's too bad the game disappoints, because the first Dead Island was very enjoyable. Overall, Escape Dead Island is only a so-so sequel for zombie fans and action gamers.

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