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    Dead Island

    Game » consists of 23 releases. Released Sep 06, 2011

    After a zombie virus sweeps across a beautiful island resort, survivors must fight their way to freedom while trying to find out exactly what went down in this open-world first-person action game.

    pc or xbox?

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    #1  Edited By spyder335

    just wondering what one you went for im leaning towards pc mainly because it is nearly half the price of xbox but i would rather pay a bit more and get a better gameplay experience if it is better on xbox

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    #2  Edited By Yanngc33

    @spyder335 said:

    just wondering what one you went for im leaning towards pc mainly because it is nearly half the price of xbox but i would rather pay a bit more and get a better gameplay experience if it is better on xbox

    I'd have to say xbox since that seems like the superior version

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    #3  Edited By project343

    Probably runs smoother on PC. And you have 360 controller support. Despite the game being plagued with bugs at launch, the Steam version has been updated to near-perfection. With the latest patch, I haven't had a single issue, and the game runs like a dream. Expect quicker, and better patch support on Steam than through Microsoft's ridiculous certification process.

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    #4  Edited By SlasherMan

    I guess it depends on whether the money you're saving on the PC version would be worth any potential issues you may encounter. Of course, you should probably take everything on the Steam forums with a grain of salt, it might not be as bad as people make it out to be, but then it's possible that it is. 
     
    Another thing to take into account is which platform your friends would be playing on if you want to co-op.
     
    As far as I'm concerned, I can get the game for as low as $15 for PC and I'm getting it along with a couple of my friends, so I'm gonna get it for that. Not expecting it to be perfect, but for that price, even if it was a bad port I ain't gonna complain.

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    #5  Edited By Jams

    @spyder335:

    @project343 said:

    Probably runs smoother on PC. And you have 360 controller support. Despite the game being plagued with bugs at launch, the Steam version has been updated to near-perfection. With the latest patch, I haven't had a single issue, and the game runs like a dream. Expect quicker, and better patch support on Steam than through Microsoft's ridiculous certification process.

    I second this for the most part. But the game does feel like a controller is a requirement. Which sucks if you like Kb/M like I do. If you're okay with a controller then it seems to run and play fine on PC. Although I don't know how multiplayer is working.

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    #6  Edited By Detrian

    Don't really know why you would buy it on consoles if you have a PC that can run it. It did have launch issues but it looks better, people are already doing some modding and you can just use a gamepad if you want t keep the console feel anyway.

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    #7  Edited By spyder335

    might give it a few days see how it pans out, the market is kinda flush with top notch stuff at the moment im sure i can pass the time

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    #8  Edited By ninjakiller

    Pc with a 360 controller, problems solved.

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    #9  Edited By plasticstars

    Get it on the PC and use a 360 controller.

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    #10  Edited By NissanSkyline

    Playing this on pc, doesn't seem to be much better than console version, the only difference is 1080p and 150 fps. I wish it was more like dead rising 2 on pc and consoles.

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    #11  Edited By benpicko

    I'd go PC, but with 360 controller.

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    #12  Edited By Spark

    I found it for $33 on PC so I got that version. The 360 controller is implemented well, I haven't run into any bugs yet and it seems very stable. The visuals looked much sharper than the Quick Look of the 360 version (I edited some .ini settings to stop pop-in and up-res the shadows, makes a world of difference). Multiplayer is working last I check (a few hours ago). Factoring in everything I'd recommend that version.

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    #13  Edited By sirdesmond

    Not sure about the PC version, but I've been playing it on Xbox and I have only encountered a single, very small glitch in that type.

    I would just say to be sure and play with a controller, using analog combat, regardless of the platform you choose.

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    #14  Edited By WoodenPlatypus

    Xbox.
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    #15  Edited By GuyIncognito
    @NissanSkyline said:
    Playing this on pc, doesn't seem to be much better than console version, the only difference is 1080p and 150 fps. I wish it was more like dead rising 2 on pc and consoles.
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    #16  Edited By Danteveli
    @Plasticstars said:
    Get it on the PC and use a 360 controller.
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    #17  Edited By BrainSpecialist

    @spyder335: Whichever version isn't totally broken.

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    #18  Edited By Three0neFive
    @Danteveli said:
    @Plasticstars said:
    Get it on the PC and use a 360 controller.
    This.
     
    I still prefer using kb/m, but in all honesty the game isn't optimized for those controls at all. The menus have the same problem as Borderlands (as well as the sensitivity in them not scaling), you're forced to use the frankly inferior digital aiming mode, etc.
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    #19  Edited By Justin258

    OK, one quick thing which many people haven't said. If you watch the quick look, they mention something called an "analog" control scheme in which you have control over the direction and power of your weapon. So instead of just madly hammering the R button like you do with the melee weapons on Left 4 Dead, you can actually control your swings. This doesn't sound like much and it actually sounds confusing at first, but the person playing in the Quick Look - I believe it was Brad - said that he couldn't think of playing the game any other way after he got used to it. Unfortunately, though, he also said he couldn't find this option in the PC version. 
     
    I suggest giving the Quick Look a glance to see if you'd like to play that way. He did recommend the 360 version over PC anyway. I just wanted to give you a heads-up on that feature that isn't in the PC version. 
     
    EDIT: That other control scheme is in the PC version, it just comes up when a 360 controller is connected. Sorry if I confused anybody.

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    #20  Edited By Spark

    @believer258:

    It is in the PC version, you just need to connect a 360 controller to it (everything is mapped automatically). The PC version has been cleaned up since the QL, it's very stable at the moment (at least for me) and comes with the usual benefits of a multiplatform PC game (AA, AF, screen and shadow resolution etc)

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    #21  Edited By Justin258
    @Spark said:

    @believer258:

    It is in the PC version, you just need to connect a 360 controller to it (everything is mapped automatically). The PC version has been cleaned up since the QL, it's very stable at the moment (at least for me) and comes with the usual benefits of a multiplatform PC game (AA, AF, screen and shadow resolution etc)

    Ah... well, thanks. I was just giving him a forewarning. Editing post now.
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    #22  Edited By Castiel

    PS3

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    #23  Edited By Rhaknar
    @Yanngc33 said:

    @spyder335 said:

    just wondering what one you went for im leaning towards pc mainly because it is nearly half the price of xbox but i would rather pay a bit more and get a better gameplay experience if it is better on xbox

    I'd have to say xbox since that seems like the superior version

    oh my... i have it on PC, runs perfectly at 60fps with everything maxed (and even for those that were having problems it seems the patches fixed most of it)... so yeah, the 360 is indeed the superior version >_> 
     
    Great game btw, i agree with everything Brad said. Also, analog is the only way to play, tried mouse and keyboard for 2 secs, couldnt stand it. My only issue with the game? Fucking Xian's reach with blades is too short, those thugs are a pain :(
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    #24  Edited By project343

    @Castiel said:

    PS3

    According to reviews, the PS3 version is the worst version to go with. I denounce this point wholly. I believe screen tearing and framerate were among the larger issues.

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    #25  Edited By Chrisjp

    How bad is it compared to the 360 version?

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