Dead Island is an action role-playing, survival horror video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is centered on the challenge of surviving a zombie-infested open world island with a major emphasis on melee combat. It was originally announced at E3 2006, but was pushed back to 2011. It was released on 6 September 2011 in North America, 9 September 2011 in the PAL regions and 20 October 2011 in Japan. A stand-alone expansion, Dead Island: Riptide, was released in 2013. A sequel, Dead Island 2, is set to be released in 2015. A spin-off, Escape Dead Island, is set to be released in fall of 2014.
Dead Island features an apparent open world roaming, divided by relatively large areas, and played from a first-person perspective.