I'm not exactly sure who awarded Dead Island with Game of the Year, but I guess as long as one site does that allows you to release a GOTY edition. The game failed to deliver on that phenomenal trailer that promised so much; what we got was a game where you hit zombies with easily broken pointy sticks. The first-person melee combat isn't for everyone, but the game is packed with missions and this edition has the Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White DLC too. If you enjoy online co-op titles like Borderlands you'll get more out of the game as it works much better with friends.
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