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Dead Island: Enemy Zombies

Updated on September 29, 2011

Dead Island is a zombie game available for the Xbox 360, Ps3, and PC. It takes place on a beautiful tropical island called Banoi. The island is infected with zombies and you are one of the few who are immune (you choose between 1 of 4 characters). The game is a 4 player cooperative free roaming game, meaning you can explore the land as you see fit. You do, however, need to unlock certain areas by doing main quest missions. There are many side quests that will reward you with cash, weapon mods, and rare weapons. Dead Island has a lot of role playing elements like the ability to level up and upgrade various skills. These skills include rage, combat, and survival.

Dead Island Enemy Zombie Types

WALKER - These are the most common types of zombies found on Dead Island. They are very slow and are more dangerous in large groups. Some of them will be more aggressive than others, but for the most part, they are slow moving zombies.

You can usually run past walkers unless they stand in your way. There are so many walker zombies on Dead Island, don't try and take out every single one, as there will always be more.

INFECTED - These zombies are very aggressive! They are much more agile and fast than walker zombies. They will hunt you down and will not give up until they catch up to you. They can jump to some types ledges to pursue you. It's best to take on infected zombies one on one, or from a distance with guns. Infected give out loud screams. If you hear this, that means they are nearby.

Try and time your melee attacks because they will claw at you very fast! Infected zombies can damage your health very well, but are generally weaker than walkers. It should only take a few blows to take them out.

Dead Island Enemy Zombie Types

THUGS - These zombies are basically a variation of the walker zombie, but are very strong and have a lot of health! If they hit you, you will fly backwards and fall on the ground. Avoid there attacks or you can be killed easily. Thugs are quite slow though. In fact, they are some of the slowest zombies in the game. Thugs give off a loud roar (arghhh!).

SUICIDER - These are horribly disfigured zombies that will explode if you get close to them. Guns are the best way to kill them. Or you can simply run up to them, run away quickly, and they will kill themselves.

These zombies are fairly rare and are also very slow. They are most dangerous in close quarters environments because you have less room to run away from their explosion. Their explosion can kill other zombies.

FLOATERS - These are fat bloated disfigured zombies. Their bodies are decomposed a bit. They vomit a slime that can blind you and hurt you. The tissue on their bodies can absorb a lot of damage, which means they will be more difficult to kill.

The best way to kill them is either from a far distance with guns, or constantly hit them with melee weapons. They seem to be unable to attack you if you constantly hit them with melee weapons or kick them. You can also kill them easier by shooting propane tanks near them.

BUTCHERS - These are very strong versions of the infected zombies. They will attack you with their destroyed limbs. Butchers are fast and powerful. They are difficult to kill with melee attacks. It's best to use guns to take them out.

RAMS - These are the strongest types of zombies you will face. They will charge at you or will kick you when you get close. Rams are in a straight jacket, but are still tough. The best way to defeat them is to attack them from behind or shoot them from a distance.


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      6 years ago

      dead island iz awsum and how did u get da chain saw?

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      6 years ago

      i m in tde lvl called purest evil & i cant kill all th zombies there. can u help me how to defeat all ov thm?

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      6 years ago

      sniper rifle?? where did u get that..??

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      6 years ago

      dead island is great you can drive trucks the suicider best strategie is to run over it kill it with a sniper rifle

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      aleksa topalovic 

      6 years ago

      igru imam na kompu al je izgleda ne mogu preci jel izgleda nemoguce al je igra ekstra jel je snimjena po filmu.EXTRA

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      6 years ago

      i have played this game and enjoyed it a lot but it seems alot like a copy of left 4 dead

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      6 years ago

      anyone know how & where exactly to find a stalker? i dont need a sure fire spot i just need to find one

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      7 years ago

      possible rarest enemy, called a stalker, it hides and peeks at you from a distance, worth alot of money.

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      David 470 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      I agree that the game does have many glitches. It seems that many free roaming games have glitches, like fallout 3, new vegas, and saints row to name a few.

      What I like about Dead Island is how much freedom you have. You can repair, upgrade, and add mods to your weapons.

      The graphics are really good, but I noticed some loading glitches.

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      7 years ago from middletown, ct

      Good hub man! I've been playing dead island at work recently but I think the game ins't the best. Too many glitches that seem to have been from the makers pushing it out too fast. If you notice the gameplay in general is very un natural and choppy. You aim for a zombies leg and the head comes off sometimes. Little things like thar kind of ruin it for me. Other then that the idea of it is really good and the free roam is pretty good.


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