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  • Blog Post: The Five Worst Games Of 2014

    Everyone wants to talk about the best the year had to offer, but maybe that's just a coping mechanism. Maybe all the positivity is just an attempt to forget the fact that we also spent hours playing some complete garbage, too. Like last year , we collected some videos and review excerpts from the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Escape Dead Island

    Developer Fatshark's Escape Dead Island is one of the worst games I've reviewed . Despite my protests, my coworkers dragged me into the recording studio for another look at this cel-shaded stealth mess. Kyle Hilliard, Andrew Reiner, intern Jason Dafnis, and I sit down for a look at the game taking... More
  • Blog Post: The Goofiest Video Game Lyrics

    Since the dawn of the CD-based video game, creators have treated us to some unforgettable, studio-quality songs , ditties that appear during our playing experience that are rewards unto themselves. Sadly, we’ve also seen our fair share of clunkers, songs that fall so flat we would feel a pang of... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Lengths We Go To Finish Our Games

    We want to play every video game that looks cool, but some things get in the way of us having a good time. Over the years, the Game Informer crew has collected a few anecdotes in our ongoing quest to finish our games in the face of adversity. Whether it’s battling minimum PC requirements or navigating... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Island Devs On Surviving Minecraft, DayZ, And Zombie Fatigue

    The developers behind Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide have been thinking about zombies on a daily basis for years. Resident Game Informer zombie expert Tim Turi can't stop pouring zombie and survival fiction into his mind. We thought it would be a good idea to get them all together in a casual... More
  • Blog Post: How Dead Island: Riptide Improves The Zombie Formula

    Dead Island was one of the sleeper hits of 2011, and the developers surprised fans again with the June announcement of Dead Island: Riptide. As the fully-featured successor to the first Dead Island, the new game boasts a new environment, playable character, and more. Watch the video interview below with... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Island Riptide Wish List

    Deep Silver hasn't revealed anything about Dead Island Riptide beyond a title and a logo, but we already have a list of things we'd like to see in the game. Developed by Techland, Dead Island shook up the survival horror genre with its open-world structure, RPG-esque leveling and loot systems... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Island's Ryder White DLC Packs Punch, Lacks Polish

    Dead Island greeted gamers with an unexpected surprise months before the flood of holiday releases overcame us. You may still be struggling for breath amidst last holiday’s games, but Deep Silver has gone ahead and released a DLC add-on for Dead Island in an attempt to rekindle those good times... More
  • Blog Post: It’s The Little Things: My Favorite Gaming Bits From 2011

    I’m an optimist at heart, in spite of my carefully constructed prickly exterior. I try to find the bright side of things whenever possible, even if I don’t necessarily share my findings. I also play a lot of games. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve played a game that was... More
  • Blog Post: The Good, The Not So Good, And The Ugly Of Today's New IPs

    New intellectual properties are a dangerous business. A lot of time and work could lead to massive success and assured future prospects in the world of video games. Alternatively, it could lead to catastrophic failure and a scramble to make up for lost time. New IPs aren’t necessarily rare. They... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Dead Island

    Dead Island has been a somewhat divisive game, but most of GI's editors (including reviewer Tim Turi ) have been enjoying the hell out of it. On this episode of Reiner and Phil, Reiner sweeps me away for a romantic tropical vacation that is quickly interrupted by hordes of zombies and a whole bunch... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Island Cinematic Designer Responds To Mixed Trailer Reactions

    After falling off the radar for several years, Techland's Dead Island made a splash last week with a heartwrenching announcement trailer that followed a family and their fight for survival against a bloodthirsty zombie horde. The video was created by Glasgow-based animation house Axis that worked... More
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