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The World's First ZOMBA! Dead Island: Epidemic is a fast-paced action game where players will duke it out over supply points, using an arsenal of crafted weaponry, a bevy of devastating powers, and good old-fashioned teamwork.
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Welcome to Dead Island: Epidemic!

The game is currently in closed beta and fully-functional. You’ll find that we're already offering a polished & solid experience that's a ton of fun, however due to the nature of it being in beta please be aware that there may still be some bugs (help us catch 'em all!) and unfinished features. FYI: The zombie A.I is not a bug though, they're supposed to be a bit brainless - it's in their nature.
There is no better way to gain valuable feedback and concrete suggestions than by allowing you guys to actually jump in and have at it so we decided that Steam Early Access is the best way for us to achieve this - just jump in, tear those zombies a new one (or two!) and we'll take care of the rest - or better yet, drop us a line and give us your feedback, we'd really appreciate it!
The Early Access Starter packs that we are currently offering are intended for those who want to get into the zombie bashing early and to help us shape the future of the game. They also of course offer players a great starting kit and will grant a few nice exclusive perks - both right away, and when the game hits official open beta and later again at the full launch.
We're continually working on adding new features & content and we’ll be constantly working on balancing and of course improving gameplay based on your feedback - along the way we’ll be intently listening to your suggestions, criticisms and as always: ideas for EVEN MOAR INSANE WEAPONS!
We’re super glad if you decide to join us at this stage and we'll be happy to welcome you to the island!”
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Packages that include this game

Buy Dead Island: Epidemic - Patient Zero Pack

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Buy Dead Island: Epidemic - DEADicated Pack

Includes 2 items: Dead Island: Epidemic, Dead Island: Epidemic - DEADicated Pack

Buy Dead Island: Epidemic - Contagion Pack

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The Dead Island: Epidemic Early Access has begun!

May 19th, 2014

The Dead Island: Epidemic Early Access has begun!

The Early Access Starter Packs are intended for those who want to get into the closed beta zombie bashing early and shape the future of the game with us*.
Support our game and jumpstart the outbreak! Get instant access to all Survivor characters, ingame currency, ingame resources, boosters, and a load of weapons!

*You can of course sign up with a chance to get access to the closed beta on our website: http://www.deadislandepidemic.com/

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Patch 0.3

May 9th, 2014

Patch 0.3 has arrived! Reap better rewards with our new reward system and try out the new Scavenger Hunt: We have implemented a new day-night cycle and a confrontational end game mechanic for the new version! With this update the scavengers have also moved to a new Crib! Bright, airy and with a million dollar view. It's a great place to relax, re-arm between supply runs, and a place even ​Fuse can't resist. He is joining our pack of scavengers and the Stache is here to stay! Unlock him in the shop section. Find the complete list of our patch notes on our website:
http://www.deadislandepidemic.com/en_US/news/latest-patch-notes/

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About the Game

World’s First ZOMBA
Dead Island: Epidemic is a fast-paced action game where players will duke it out over supply points, using an arsenal of crafted weaponry, a bevy of devastating powers, and good old-fashioned teamwork.

Key Features




You have direct control over your hero. No Last Hitting, mouse-click-to-move nonsense here - it’s you, good ol’ WASD, and your trigger finger, making it easy to hop in, no muss, no fuss.
No idea what any of that means? No problem. All you need to know is that you need to point your crosshairs towards anyone and anything not on your team!



Team up with 3 other survivors and take on the zombie menace together in PvE co-op horde mode, or take the fight to other players in the unique three-team "PvPvPvE" Scavenger mode where you'll battle it out in a competition to grab supplies, hold key points, outsmart the competition and blast through hordes of zombies.



Featuring a constantly expanding and varied roster of unlikely heroes with unique skills, Dead Island Epidemic offers you a host of play styles whether you like your action up close and personal, at range or through supporting your teammates. Each character has an array of skills with which to wreak havoc - use these strategically in order to inflict maximum punishment on both the undead and those you want to be dead.



Fan favourite Weapon Crafting is here from Dead Island, helping you get the edge (pun intended) on the competition and build an arsenal from hundreds of insane weapons to suit your playstyle! Featuring progressively more powerful and insane weapons in multiple tiers: From crudely crafted Spikey Planks to Electrified Double Spinning Sawblade Swords and literally everything in between: what’s better than a chainsaw for dispatching the undead horde? Well, how about a FLAMING CHAINSAW? Everyone knows machetes are cool, but DOUBLE FLAMING MACHETE GLOVES are better!
Whatever your chosen character, style of play and mental disposition - there’s a weapon for every occasion.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or Radeon HD 3870
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Provisional - subject to changes. 1024x764 minimum display resolution is required.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Provisional - subject to changes. 1024x764 minimum display resolution is required.
Helpful customer reviews
530 of 679 people (78%) found this review helpful
163 products in account
1 review
38.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I did enjoy the game, untill the developers decided to put Premium Membership Benefits (see Deadicated and Contagious packs) that will hit in the open beta. They turned this good game of "Dota 2 with Zombies" into another pay 2 win game: if you don't pay, then you'll have to grind for many hours and you can't access an exclusive character.

GG Stunlock, it was a good concept.

Update (June 27, 2014):
Being pay 2 win or not, the giant advantage for premium members is still there: they get 40k GP weekly without even playing the game amongst other advantages. Without the premium advantage, you have to play for at least 10 hours aproximately (and depending on skill) to get that amount of GP.

Matchmaking in Scavenger mode is not balanced as some people have commented: there's nothing for the game to measure how good the player is and with who should be paired (not like in Chess or Dota 2).
There's no matchmaking mode for the lone wolfs (aka single players without a party) and people that abandon matches in Scavenger are not punished as far as I know - it says that the player left and that's it.
You can't ask for a substitute in any of the modes in the middle of the game, only the players that have left can rejoin.
Posted: May 19th, 2014
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437 of 661 people (66%) found this review helpful
1,503 products in account
81 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Dead Island: Epidemic is a MOBA which takes elements from the Dead Island franchise, like the crafting system.
However, it does not stick to the standard PvP formula of two teams, there are three teams of four players scrabbling for the control points and resources on the maps.
The regular zombies will not cause anyone much trouble, but when the super-bosses show up, like the Ram, you and your team have a choice. You can either buddy up with the competing teams and work together to defeat this big enemy, or you can stab each-other in the back, right in the middle of the fight.
There is also a PvE mode where you race against the clock to kill an endless horde of zombies to reach a boss at the end of the map.
If you finish the map your are able to collect weapon schematics, item upgrades, expertise points, as well as other stuff.
Before you start a game, you can customise your character, there are currently 4 different types available. Each type with their associated special skills.
Dead Island Epidemic is not the sequel to the franchise’s main titles that most people want, but that does not mean it is not worth a look. There is enough in the gameplay formula which will make it feel fresh and different.

Sounds 7/10
Graphics 6/10
Gameplay 6/10
Atmosphere 7/10
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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222 of 376 people (59%) found this review helpful
811 products in account
12 reviews
33.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
WASD! Responsive controls, good action, smooth animations.

PvP features a 4v4v4 layout with a few different maps that change node layouts to cap flags / gather resources on. Interesting concept that leaves your team learning when exactly to give and take.

2 PvE modes including Horde Mode and Scout Missions with multiple locations / reward tiers / boss battles that offer good replayability. Gotta beat that clock!

Classic infected characters from the Dead Island series that we all love, including the Butcher and Ram.

4 characters currently now with ultimate abilities and individual persistent leveling. Characters feel unique and BALANCED, but would like to see more variety similar to the ones in alpha.

Account leveling / workbench leveling now implemented to let you craft higher tiered weapons and increase character strength. Workbench also now lets you use gold to easily craft weapon blueprints you have without having all of the required materials.

F2P! As of this post nothing in the shop that breaks gameplay so that is a huge plus.

Game is constantly being updated and some core features have changed drastically since then so my review may differ.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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380 of 659 people (58%) found this review helpful
315 products in account
2 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I liked the part where i uninstalled the game.
Posted: May 3rd, 2014
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353 of 615 people (57%) found this review helpful
325 products in account
2 reviews
883.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is unique, i havent seen other games like this and no this isnt like LoL or Dota2, i dont like MOBA games, but this one i like. And yes its different game than Dead Island, but its still has Dead Island feeling.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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