Dead Island is an action role-playing survival horror video game series published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There are currently three installments in the series, with a fourth one scheduled for 2016. It is centered on the challenge of surviving a zombie-infested open world island with a major emphasis on melee combat.
Dead Island was originally announced at E3 2006, but was pushed back to 2011. It was released on 6 September 2011 in North America, 9 September 2011 in the PAL regions and 20 October 2011 in Japan. A stand-alone expansion, Dead Island: Riptide, was released in 2013. A sequel, Dead Island 2, is set to be released in 2016. A spin-off, Escape Dead Island was released in 2014.
A MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game based on the Dead Island series called Dead Island: Epidemic was cancelled during the open beta phase in 2015.