http://ps3.ign.com/articles/119/1192319p1.html Video Review: http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/09/04/dead-island-video-review?objectid=100157
"Dead Island probably won't win any game of the year awards. It's got visual bugs, the controls take a bit to feel normal, and the presentation in general isn't up to snuff. But the game gets a lot right. There is a huge world to explore, thousands of zombies to kill, and tons of side quests to take. Here on the other side of a 25-hour playthrough -- where I skipped a lot of side quests after Act 1 -- I'm anxious to get back into Dead Island, and despite the game's flaws, that's not something I say often."
7.0 Presentation The story is a bit flat. It's easy enough to upgrade your weapons and such, but there's no flair to the menus.
7.0 Graphics Environments and zombies look good, but clipping and texture loading are issues. Cutscenes are stiff.
8.0 Sound Every time I came to a new area, I'd listen for zombie action. I don't think I'll forget the cries of a zombie chasing me anytime soon. Sound cuts out every so often on PS3.
8.0 Gameplay There are tons of quests to take, you build out your version of the character, and weapon mods keep combat interesting. The melee fighting is fun but takes getting used to.
8.5 Lasting Appeal If you can get over the game's stumbles and appreciate what it does right, you have a long campaign with online options to try out.