- In keeping with an atmosphere of desperation and survival by any means, Dead Island focuses on serious, first-person action game play with a close-quarter, immersive melee focus.
- Dead Island's seamless 4-player co-op multiplayer seeks to provide the most immersive multiplayer experience to date. Players can drop in and out of each other's games at any time with no loss of progress as well as the ability to continue on alone or with others.
- With thousands of weapons in game to collect, from simple wooden bats to fire-axes to heavy rifles, Dead Island is a collector's dream.
- The ability to enhance and develop your character using RPG-like elements including an XP/leveling system and un-lockable skill trees put the power in your hands to create and play a unique protagonist.