Every once in a while a trailer comes along and surprises the hell out of the gaming community, as was the case with the recent Dead Island Trailer. The trailer depicts a small family’s last moments alive at the very start of a zombie outbreak.
Zombies have always resonated with audiences, at one time or another they were sons, daughters, fathers, and wives… the idea that they are now soulless monsters out for your blood is hard for some people to grasp. The visuals of a little girl being bitten and then turning on her own family are haunting, especially when combined with the chilling theme composed by Giles Lamb.
Response to this trailer has been mixed, some falling on the “This is outrageous!” bandwagon, while a great many are calling it a stunning work of art.
For me? This is without doubt one of the best game trailers I have ever seen.