Dead Island 2 removed from Steam

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    After a rocky and confused development, the unreleased game Dead Island 2 no longer appears on the Steam Store. Last year, the game was delayed significantly, and Deep Silver dropped its previous developer. This is certainly not a good sign for anyone hopeful about the future of the game as all signs point to its cancellation, though Deep Silver has not yet said anything officially about the status of the game.

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  1. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

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    Dead Island was shit and I am glad they canned this one.
    Yes, I am still salty over the first trailer.
     
  2. KingVamp

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    Didn't know this was delayed. Seem like a trend.
     
  3. EarlAB

    EarlAB hon hon titty croissants

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    Well fudge. They better not cancel it...
     
  4. TheGlow

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    I loved played #1 but for all the wrong reasons.
    Take a car, ram a Thug, knock it over, break its legs and just punch it until you max out on levels.
    There was something fun about hitting lvl 50 in the prologue.
    At least on stage 1. After that the game seemed to turn to trash.
     
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  5. Hells Malice

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    "This is certainly not a good sign for anyone hopeful about the future of the game"

    Thankfully there is no one hopeful since that would require playing the first game, and it was utter trash.
     
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    Shits gonna get canceled.
     
  7. starbits

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    I could have sworn Dead Island 2 was already released. Then again, zombie games are a dime a dozen nowadays.
     
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  8. yuyuyup

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    I beat Dead Island 1, thought it was pretty good, underrated
     
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  9. Lilith Valentine

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    It wasn't the worst game that I've ever played, but it wasn't the game they made it out to be.
    It wasn't the emotional zombie horror game, it was just an ok FPSRPG with zombies. Then the spin-off just took the shit they made and added cel shaded coating of shit to it.
     
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  10. Aether Lion

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    I'm actually one of the few people that had a LITTLE fun with Dead Island. :P
    However I think if they made a second one it'd be shit.
     
  11. Joe88

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    Was probably gonna end up being another steaming pile of poo anyway.
    If there any dead island fans here I suggest to go play dying light (and the expansion) instead, it is superior in every way to dead island and its the game dead island wished it could be.
     
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  12. Aether Lion

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    A game being bad and there being a game that is better are two totally different things.
     
  13. EarlAB

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    Don't even fucking compare Dying Light to Dead Island, Dead Island is clearly the superior game.
    In fact, Dying Light had worse graphics than Dead Island.
    Fuck you.
     
  14. Joe88

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    What are you on about?
    dead island is a bad game, dying light is a good game made by the same exact developer of dead island but 4 years later
     
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  15. Aether Lion

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    I believe Dead Island was decent, it had some unique mechanics with graphics that were pretty A+ for it's time, and to top it off a copy of Dead Island for the 360 only costs $4 dollars right now as compared to Dying Light which is $40 - $60. Just sayin'. :P
     
  16. GuyInDogSuit

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    I got the first one along with Riptide in a bundle. Never played them.
     
  17. LittleFlame

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    Calm down dude I enjoyed Dead Island with friends but let's be honest from a technological standpoint and well almost any other standpoint the game is pretty shit and that doesn't mean you can't like it
     
  18. azoreseuropa

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    I played it once on PS3 and I decided to discard this game. I got bored immediately from this game right away.
     
  19. FAST6191

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    Unique mechanics? Weapon creation had been done even in Zombie games before then and I am not recalling anything else really. I enjoyed it well enough as a throwaway game/game that was not trying terribly hard but still worked enough to be half amusing but what was unique in it?

    Never played riptide but I will stand by what I said about the Escape Dead Island game ( http://gbatemp.net/review/escape-dead-island.238/ ) -- genuinely had a good time there.

    Would be upset to see Dead Island 2 not happen though. I kind of liked the footage we saw of it, though that was before the developer was canned.
     
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