The zombie action game that fans have been waiting for years has been tested on the newest consoles, and the results are surprising.
Dead Island 2 was one of the most anticipated games of the past years, but its development was not smooth. The sequel, which was announced in 2014, changed studios several times and many people thought that it would never be finished. Now, however, the zombie action game has finally been released, allowing players to slash through some bloody zombie action.
The first Dead Island was a huge success, so the Dambuster Studios had a big task to meet the high expectations. The performance of the game might surprise many people, as Dead Island 2 runs very well on the latest generation consoles.
A comparison video from Digital Foundry shows how Dead Island 2 runs on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and even on previous generation consoles. Many new games run better on one console than on the other, but the performance of the zombie action game is very close on all consoles. On PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, all three consoles run the game at an impressive stable 60 FPS. There is a slight drop in frame rate on Xbox Series X/S sometimes, but it is very minimal. The only major difference between the consoles is that the Series S has less image detail at some points than the Series X and PS5.
Even on previous generation consoles, Dead Island 2 runs very well in terms of frame rate, but there are small image details and animations that are missing and that could make the game world more lively.
Dead Island 2 had a hard development, but it seems that the wait and perseverance paid off for both the fans and the developers. The game is not perfect, but it is refreshing to see a new release that runs so smoothly and consistently on multiple consoles.
Dead Island 2 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: Game Rant