Live-Action DEAD ISLAND Backwards Trailer

When Techland first released Dead Island in 2011, it gained pretty good reviews from critics, obtaining exceptional scores across the board on Metacritic. For a new IP, such praise is a hard task to accomplish. But before the game was released, Techland showed us probably the most compelling teaser trailer of all time in video games. The teaser, which utilized the backwards form of storytelling, garnered over 2.5 million views in the first five days, and it caught the attention, as well as universal praise, of gaming and mainstream media outlets.

Dead Island live-action trailer pic

Today Machinima and director BJ McDonnell released a shot-for-shot live action short of that same teaser trailer, music and all. It’s just as brilliant as when we first saw it two years ago. Get ready for the tear-jerking. This is a sad one.

Warning: This video is graphic and may not be suitable for all ages, or for the faint of heart.

About the game:

Dead Island is a horror survival/action RPG where the player must do everything possible to survive the sudden zombie outbreak on a small island once filled with tourists. Dead Island features an open world environment that is filled with various missions and challenges. Gameplay has a heavy emphasis on melee combat, since bullets and guns are pretty scarce.

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