If you’re anticipating a dead weekend, you might as well embrace it. From now and until July 28th, Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and all the bits and pieces of zombie-slaying DLC are 75 percent off on Steam.
Dead Island: Epidemic, Stunlock Studios’ MOBA spin-off - which is in Early Access right now - is also free for the entirety of the sale. Our Matt’s played around with it, so you should check out his Dead Island: Epidemic Early Access review.
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Matt seemed to like it, but advised folk to wait.
“The main Dead Island games are much like their core concepts; bolted together, plagued and rotting. Epidemic is nothing like them. Even in its beta form it’s nicely polished and practically bug free. Little touches like a day/night cycle make it feel like a game that was produced with care. It’s completely unexpected that the best Dead Island game would come from such a cynical-sounding pitch. Epidemic is entirely worth your time, but that time can wait just a little longer.”
But since it’s free for the weekend, you might as well dip in and take a look. I took it for a spin a wee while ago, and it seemed alright. Though as some of you might already know, I’m getting a bit tired of the deluge of MOBAs, and think they should take a break.
Anyway, that’s something you can do this weekend. It’s probably better than slowly roasting outside as the sun quickly consumes all life on Earth. God, I hate the summer.