For a game that, when it wasn't paying big bucks for moody trailers wasn't afraid to use rotting chicks in bikinis to sell it, this Dead Island concept art is surprisingly free of buxom walking corpses. Sorry.

What it does have, though, is a glimpse at a far more ambitious title, one that looks more Just Cause 4 Dead than the more (relatively) claustrophobic game we ended up with.


I'm not saying that as a knock against the developers. Plenty of games change tack between an artist's pen, a designer's notepad and the finished product.

But this is the zombie game I wanted when I first heard about Dead Island, and it's still the zombie game I'm hanging out for. Sweeping vistas, enormous, empty landscapes, and the threat of a zombie lurking somewhere, hidden, around every corner.

These great environment shots were done by Artur Sadlos, whose personal site you can check out here.


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