Tobuscus has made a LITERAL Trailer for this game and its sequel Dead Island: Riptide.
Dead Island is a first-person shooter that put Toby on an island full of zombies. Set on the island of Banoi which is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end, as the resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere.
Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island. The game also features a seamless 4 player co-op multiplayer, where players can drop in and out of each other's game at any time with no loss of progress as well as the ability to continue alone or with new players. There are thousands of weapons of which to fend off the zombie infestation. You can even customize your weapon to create the ultimate weapon. The game also features an RPG-like system of xp/leveling and un-lockable skill trees to customize your character even further.